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Week 35: 28th August – 2nd September 2013

1 Sep

P1090797 smelly teds socks

Bit of a bizarre one this week – hat, scarf and boots for my sister’s teddy bear. He’s going on holiday with her and needed some clothes to keep him warm (one is apparently never too old for a teddy bear!). She sent the measurements to us. My mum knitted the scarf and hat, I crocheted his little boots for him. Double knit wool, and a nice simple project.



Week 33: 14th August – 21st August 2013

21 Aug


Latest commission – a 10″ x 8″ embellished photograph. Not my usual style – a bit too pretty pretty. But it’s what they ordered! Photo transfer on to canvas, embellished with embroidery silks, couching, goldwork techniques.


NB : you may notice there is no week 32 – unfortunately I’ve been ill, so life has been on hold!

Week 30: 24th July – 30th July 2013

28 Jul

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Crocheted yarn pot – for putting your yarn in when knitting or crocheting to stop it getting dirty or being played with by cats! This is a larger version than my previous one, and is my own pattern. You can thread the yarn out through the top (centre of the flower) or through a hole in one of the ends. This is made from a chunky acrylic yarn so that it’s washable and doesn’t felt. It’s a present for a friend who has a new kitten.

Week 21: 23rd May – 30th May 2013

10 Jun


Chunky crochet fingerless gloves made for my dad. Very simple pattern.

Pattern adapted from Funky Chunky Crochet Accessories by Jan Eaton.

NB – couple weeks behind with the posts, but not with the makes! More to be posted tomorrow πŸ™‚

Week 19: 8th May – 15th May 2013

13 May

pillowcases irish crochet lace

A few weeks back I made a couple of strips of Irish crochet lace. After various ponderings, I decided to attach them to pillowcases. Had to be hand-stitched on, due to the thinness of the heading strip on the lace, but look quite good. (So modest!). The pattern for this came from a J & P Coats publication : Irish Crochet, book no. 535. They still produce crochet cottons, patterns, and other craft materials.Β  The copyright belongs to Coats, and they will not permit a PDF of the pattern to be made available on-line, even though the booket is out of print. You can however find a similar pattern here: and here

Week 12 c: 20th March – 26th March 2013

25 Mar

crochet lace

Irish crochet lace (click on the photo to see the details). MadeΒ  using crochet cotton and 0.75 hook. Fiddly but beautiful. Might use it to edge a pillowcase.

Week 12 b: 20th March – 26th March 2013

25 Mar

yarn pot

OK, so any guesses?


Yes, that’s right. A little pot for my yarn. I crochet, and I also use nice wool that comes in skeins and has to be wound into balls. The only problem is, the little round balls roll all over the place and I spend my time chasing them across the room. Hence this creation. And it works. The balls whizz round inside, and the wool / crochet cotton comes out through the hole in the top. I’m going to have to make myself some in different sizes…