Multiplicity Shawl by Make My Day Creative - Why not commission a similar pattern?

Multiplicity Buttoned Shawl

I’m so excited to share this latest pattern with you all! I love it for its versatility – and possibly even more than my shooting stars cowl… It’s called multiplicity because there are so many ways to wear it.  So far I have counted about 10!  The other awesome thing is that this can easily…

Puffy Flowers - A super quick and free cute crochet pattern

Puffy Flowers

I’d anticipated getting lots done these last 2 weeks.  Last year I made this Avalon top whilst watching Wimbledon.  Well this year I seem to have just watched Wimbledon and not made anything whilst doing so… whoops! Consequently I’ve had had a bit of a making frenzy and started about 6 projects in one go. …

Pretty Bags and Purse

Pretty bags and purse set

Phew, what a busy week I have been having!  I really had to focus to finish this project in time for my sister-in-law’s birthday this week.  My house looked like a craft shop had exploded by the time I was done! I spotted this pretty fabric and couldn’t resist it.  It’s a printed cotton canvas,…

Love a matching set! :)

Easy Textured Cowl

As promised, here is the matching Cowl to my Easy Textured Fingerless Gloves, which I posted last week. Once I had decided what to do with this yarn this set worked up nice and quickly, and are keeping me lovely and warm this November.  I’m actually wearing them indoors to save putting on the heating…

Nice and warm!

Easy Textured Fingerless Gloves

I love this textured yarn!  However, it took me a while to figure out what to do with it.  I guess I have a tendency to want to try elaborate stitch patterns, but with a textured yarn fancy stitches just don’t show very well.  Added to which they were not so flattering to showing the…

Back to school drawstring backpack

Back to School PE Bag

I’ve been doing a lot of crochet recently, mostly because it’s my favourite, and also because it’s an easy travel project and we have been doing quite a bit of driving around this summer. Fortunately I have never been travel sick so I can put those hours in the car to good use!  This week…

Fabric Heart Picture Tutorial

Fabric Heart Picture

This week was my parents’ 30th wedding anniversary.  We had a big family celebration last weekend; great weather and great food!  My contribution was my chocolate mudcake, made in a heart shaped tin. I also made this picture as a gift for my parents.  30 years is pearl, but similarly to when my grandparents had…

Painted wooden buttons and carved coconut buttons

Holiday Inspiration

I’m back!  I had a lovely holiday and found lots of things to inspire me craft-wise. We went to Northumberland and stayed just outside Alnwick.  Lots of sun, walking, countryside, castles, and wildlife.  Not to mention my great family (who polished off my blueberry muffins and banana and chocolate chip slice in 2 days flat)!…

Beaded bracelet- inspired by Indian henna art

Beaded Bracelet Ring

I don’t know about you, but I really love Indian henna art.  I’ve never had it done because of how long it lasts.  The other day it just occurred to me that I could crochet a bracelet with a similar effect – and this way it is non-permanent and I can put it back on…

Advent all sewn up

This year I decided to make my nieces Christmas present- an advent calendar with pockets to hold a little gift for each day.  I’m hoping that it will get used again in future years and we can buy the gifts each year! I thought it would take a day or two but I definitely should…

Blue Owl Family - made from vintage reclaimed yarn- available in my shop

Retail Therapy

I mentioned in one of my recent posts that there is a reason for my lack of posts in October.  I have been working on making items for my new shop on etsy.  It is called Bunty’s Cottage and you can check it out here.  I have also set up another blog to go with…