Doily flap on leather clutch bag

Leather & Doily Clutch

I have been working up to this project for a while.  Arguably since I was 15 and my parents bought me this awesome leather jacket.  I have literally loved it to bits! It has been soaked in the rain, thrown about, scuffed up, had acid dropped on it (chemistry class), lost its lining in most…

Shooting Stars Cowl - a Free Crochet Pattern by Make My Day Creative

Shooting Stars Cowl

This project is finally finished after having restarted it several times.  I am really happy with the result though so it was worth persevering!  The final pattern is actually very simple and quick to work up thanks to rows of broomstick lace. I am in love with this beautiful yarn which I treated myself to back…

Dollar Purses

Dollar Size Purses

If you like the metallic clutch bag I use as my profile picture, these little purses are similar.  These were made specifically to fit US dollars, gifts for my friend’s girls who recently emigrated stateside. I love how a simple flower can pretty up these items.  These purses are dead easy to make, so perfect…

Border Print Skirt

Border Print Skirt

Last week one of my best friends came to visit.  My poor husband had 4 days of not being able to get a word in edgeways! We had a lovely day on Thursday browsing round Manchester’s Northern Quarter and grabbing some lunch in Piccadilly Garden’s.  We also visited one of my favourite fabric and craft…

Earrings - not bad for a first attempt?

Matching Earrings

I made this necklace a few months ago, and I love it, but none of my existing earrings tone in with it very well.  I don’t think everything has to match perfectly but I do like it to “go”.  So, I decided to try and make a pair which would – they aren’t the most…

How to make shamballa bracelets

Bracelet Giveaway!

Win your choice of one of these five bracelets! I have been having lots of fun this last week or so making some more items for my shop.  As you may know it was one of my New Year’s resolutions to sell a few more items through my online shop, and I guess this starts…

A themed gift

Diamond Scarves

I mentioned in an earlier post about my grandparents upcoming diamond wedding celebrations.  Not being able to afford a gift of real diamonds, I’ve made diamond themed scarves instead! The heather coloured one is for my Nanny (who my shop is named after).  I used this diamond trails pattern, but made it longer and repeated…

Chilli Pepper Pendant

I don’t know about you but sometimes I find the period after the start of the new year a bit bleak. After all the celebrating and spending time with family the dreariness of January really hits home! So I decided to crochet something to make me smile (it is after all, the motto of my…

At least one person is getting a gift from me!

Multi-strand Snood

I love Christmas, but it certainly is getting in the way of my blog writing! I have been pretty busy the last few weeks with various activities (and a cold, yuck!) and now I am frantically trying to get my last lot of Christmas presents made. I can’t post most of these till they have…

Flower Corsage

I’ve got several projects on the go at the moment, and I really should be getting on with finishing some of them.  But the trouble with blogging is it can be easy to get distracted seeing what everyone else is up to!  This flower corsage by Veldagia looked cool but easy and I thought I’d give…

Waffle Knit Snood

If you have been following my blog you will have realised that I like to crochet.  I learned to knit before I learned crocheting but I have never been very good- I think the main problem with knitting is it takes longer (ok, I should probably practise more!) and I’m not  very patient person.  So…

Chevron Stripe Bracelet

I love projects which use things I already have.  This is a cool way of using up those left over bits of wool when you have finished a larger project. I saw a necklace that used this construction method (which is knitted rather than crocheted) and wondered if I could make something similar using crochet.…

Chained Scarf with Picot Edging

Sometimes when I flick through a pattern book a certain one just seems to say “make me”.  Well this shawl pattern from Cute and Easy Crochet jumped out at both me and my mum so I knew I would have to make one for her at some point! I picked up this linen-mix yarn in the…

Buttonhole Sarong Maxi Skirt

I actually made this a while ago, but I’ve had to wait for a gap in the rain to get some photos before I could post it! I bought this sarong while on holiday and I really love the colours and geometric print.  It’s actually pomegranates with a border around.  I wanted to wear it…