Granny Square Christmas stocking ornament

When it comes to Christmas decorating, I love traditional colours (red and green) and a handmade touch. Each year, I make a few ornaments to add to the tree (because I never have time to make more than that!). This year, it’s a granny square Christmas stocking ornament. Granny squares are a great beginner crochet pattern, […]

Knitting a Seashell Floor Rug

Perth is a sandpit. And my kids (and dog) are determined to make our house a sandpit too. Walking barefoot in our house feels like walking along the beach some days (without the crashing waves and pretty sunset). I hate the crunchy texture of sand on my feet (when I’m not at the beach). It’s […]

How to crochet a funky ripple blanket

Two and a half years ago, crochet ripple blankets were all the rage. I love a Missoni-style pattern, and it was getting cold on the couch in the evenings. I decided to join in on the Crochet Ripple-Along, hosted by One Crafty Mumma. This was in April, 2013. Three winters later, it’s finally complete. It’s […]

35+ Fox Craft Ideas

A few weekends ago, I had a cold and needed a quick craft project to cheer me up. I pulled out a fox brooch craft kit that came with an old edition of Mollie Makes magazine. I enjoyed this cute little fox craft, that I suddenly found myself searching for more fox craft ideas. There […]

Little Girl’s Lacy Crochet Cardigan

Way back in March last year,  I shared a round up of kid’s cardigan crochet patterns at And Sew We Craft. I was determined to crochet a cardigan for my daughter for winter. In September, I showed where I was with the cardigan for WIP Wednesday, still needing trim and blocking (and winter long gone…). […]

Heart Crafts

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and while we don’t celebrate it (except for me doing something silly like leaving this card on my husband’s placemat), I do have a soft spot for all things hearts. So in this heart-filled time of year, here’s some of my favourite heart craft ideas to knit, sew and crochet: […]

Stylish Crochet Hat Patterns for Women

I’ve had short hair for a while now, but I’m still getting used to it! Some mornings my hair is just crazy and a squirt of water isn’t enough to get it under control. I’m running late for school drop-off, and don’t want to be the Mum with bed-head. I can’t just throw it in […]

22 Gorgeous Dolls to knit, sew or crochet

Christmas is right around the corner, but I’ve still got time to make a present or two. With two small nieces and a girl of my own, a handmade doll or two are sure to be a winner. There are so many cute patterns for dolls to knit, sew or crochet. Today I’m sharing the […]

Quick and Easy Knitted Vest

I’ve been thinking about teaching myself to knit for a while. I wondered if it would be faster than crochet (I am SO slow!), and I see so my cute knit patterns when looking for crochet ones. But I don’t need more scarves, I don’t have a baby and I really don’t want to start […]

35+ Disney Frozen Crafts

Disney’s Frozen has to be the best princess movie. The storyline, the songs, Olaf, the relationship between Anna and Elsa, everything about it is wonderful. It’s one of those movies that I can watch over and over again (I wish I had the time!). And of course, the movie also inspires me to craft. I […]

How to Crochet a Skinny Scarf

Well, the weather’s starting to cool down and it’s time to start thinking about some warmer clothes (actually, no – the temperatures have only dropped a few degrees and the humidity’s gone up, so summer doesn’t seem to be ending here anytime soon). Last year, I crocheted a couple of skinny scarves. They may be […]

Kid’s Crochet Cardigans Round Up

Too many things going on here this week, and not enough blogging (and not enough crafting)! I’m still not quite into the swing of a new routine with the new school year. It’s mid-March – you really think I’d be organised by now! Time to sit down and really think out how I want my […]

Crochet Rosette Hairclip

I love this crochet rosette style. So pretty and elegant in just the right shade of pink. And two little crochet leaves just finish it off perfectly. The crochet pattern for the rosette is available for free on the Lionbrand Yarns website (one of my favourite sources for free crochet patterns and how-tos). I made […]

Crochet Butterfly Hairclip

We’re a little obsessed with butterflies in this house – butterfly quilt cover, butterfly cake, butterfly foil art… Hmmm, what else can I make with butterflies? You’ve already had a peek at these with the Blossom Handbag – a Crochet Butterfly Hairclip: This was given to one of my son’s kindy friends, so unfortunately, I […]

Pearl’s Cardigan

The next project for Me Me Me Month is crochet: Pearl’s Cardigan (click here for the free pattern). This was a crochet-along on the Lionbrand blog last year. I bought my yarn mid-way through the crochet-along, but was in pregnancy nesting mode, so it wasn’t a high priority on my to-do list. I naively included […]

Crochet Bear in a Jiff

When I was pregnant with my son, I made square man and long skinny dude for him: With number 2 on the way, I was starting to feel bad that I hadn’t made any toys for her. A quick search through the Lionbrand website (I have no affiliation with this site, but it’s my go-to […]

My first crochet project – Baby Blanket

As I’ve mentioned previously, when I was pregnant with my first child, I decided to teach myself to crochet. The first project I tackled was a baby blanket from the Learn to Crochet booklet I bought at my local craft shop. Nice and simple – all single crochet in a rectangle in a baby-friendly wool, […]

Pablo the Panda

A long time ago, Masterchef was just starting, and I announced that I would crochet whilst watching. Well, the finale of Masterchef is tomorrow night, and whilst I’ve been a bit slow with the blog posts, I have actually completed a few crochet projects (including a crochet plane). The first project I completed was Pablo […]

Crochet Plane

We live not far from an airfield (thankfully only for light aircraft), and my son is obsessed with pointing out every single plane that goes near our house (whether he can see it or not). In fact, the couple of photos with his arm out in the men’s jeans to toddler pants are him pointing […]

Crochet Turtle

After the early success of Square Man and Long Skinny Dude, I decided to embark on a more ambitious crochet project. There are so many cute crochet toy patterns out there (not to mention all the Amigurami), so after much debate and internet searching, I settled on a Turtle after finding this pattern. I found […]

Square Man and Long Skinny Dude

When I found out I was pregnant with my first child, a strong desire to make things for my future child kicked in. I think it is the lucky combination of the nesting instinct and the engineer in me (Miscellaneous fact about me: I am a chemical engineer by training). I’d tried knitting as a […]