Wednesday, January 2, 2013


It is a brand new Year !! 2013 !!

To celebrate all things New I'm posting about these little chairs I got off the side of the road for $5.

There was two of them and although the vinyl was torn the frame was still good and the padding great... so what is a person to do, we couldn't just leave them there ...

It was an interesting process. I had no clue what to do and was learning on the job.  I used the old torn cover as a pattern and worked from there.  Two Cute New Chairs for the New Year a happy 4 year old with his own lounge chairs - life is good.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012


One Princess ordered a Quilt from Santa or rather Mrs Clause.
Fabric was chosen by said princess  and sent to the North Pole for manufacturing. Our Princess is now a young lady (13) so the choice of fabric reflects her new found love of colours other than Purple specially Neon/Lime Green - (didn't we do that colour in the 80's)
The Elves got a bit carried away with all the left over bits as our Princess received all sorts of additional gifts.

A Padded Covered Memo-board to hang on the wall.

Scatter cushions with button trim

A beautiful pillow cover

and another one

Trim added to an old curtain

Finally the double sided Quilt

This is the happy side!!
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012

Somehow a whole year has passed -  Lots of Craftyness happened  recording it became the issue. My 2012 resolution will then be to do more posting in 2013... let's see how that goes.

My Christmas Craft came with inspiration from justcraftyenough she has a template and instructions. Here is my family of Santa Gnomes there was a few more but they've gone and found themselves new homes already.

by Robert Louis Stevenson

"Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of angels,
the gladness of the shepherds,
and the worship of the wise men.
Close the door of hate and open the door of love
all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting.

Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings,
and teach us to be merry with clean hearts.
May the Christmas morning make us happy to be Thy children,
and the Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful
thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus' sake, Amen!"

Have a Crafty week!

Monday, December 19, 2011


Block number 4 is done at last.  I linked the flower petals with blanket stitch here is a drawing of the steps involved in making this stitch work.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011


 This was a pair of toddler pants. Can you see it? I
like using as many of the original pockets as possible.  

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Monday, November 14, 2011


These are the easiest baby prezzies ever.  Just cut 6 blocks roughly 12 x 12cm of some fun fabric. Sew them together so that you end up with a cube,  stuff and sew closed.  One of mine has a little bell inside so it's a bit jingly. 
The tags can be from any ribbon. I have found the greatest place to buy a super selection from. Have a look at  Craftqueen
Isn't the ribbon super?

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Saturday, October 29, 2011


My Cuddle Bunny is getting some friends.  I've made a few for various prezzie extras and quite like the new look with button eyes.                                                                                
The pattern is also evolving as I go so here is the basic one:

CUDDLE BUNNYUsing 6.5mm needles ( or any to suit your wool
 as tension is not important), cast on 1 st.
1st row: Knit into front and back of st.
2nd row: Inc in first st, K1.
3rd row: Inc in first st, knit to end.
Rep 3rd row 3 times … 7 sts.
7th row: K3, M1, knit to end … 8 sts.
Rep 7th row until there are 40 sts. (DEPENDING ON WOOL
Cast on 12 sts at beg of next 2 rows (for Paws) … 64 sts.
Knit 6 rows garter st.
Cast off 12 sts at beg of next 2 rows … 40 sts.
Dec one st at beg of every row until 28 sts rem.
Change to 4.5mm needles.
1st row: * K2tog, rep from * to end …
14 sts.
2nd row: Inc once in each st … 28 sts.
3rd row: * P1, sl 1, rep from * to end (this
is knitting the front and back of the head at
the same time).
Rep 3rd row until head measures 9cm.

1st row: P3tog, return st to left hand needle, cast on 17 sts, then P3tog, P15, [you now have 16 sts on right hand needle and 25 sts on left hand needle], turn.
2nd row: P14, P2tog, turn.
3rd row: P16, turn.
4th row: P12, turn.
5th row: P14, turn.
6th row: P16, P2tog, turn.
7th row: P18, turn.
8th row: P16, P2tog, turn.
9th row: Cast off 18 sts, P1, * sl 1, P1,
rep from * to end, turn … 20 sts.

Beg 2nd Ear:

1st row: P3tog, return st to left hand needle, cast on 17 sts, then P3tog, P15, [you now have 16 sts on right hand needle and 17 sts on left hand needle], turn. Work 2nd to 9th rows as for 1st ear … 12 sts.

Cut a 25cm length of yarn. With wool needle, thread yarn through every other st on needle, then back through rem sts. Remove knitting needle and stuff head with stuffing. Pull yarn tightly to close top of head
and secure, embroider face using black or brown yarn and straight sts. Weave in ends. Tie a knot in each paw.
I would like to credit Lincraft for the original bunny pattern as it was there that I first saw the pattern.

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