Self drafted circle skirt by Make My Day Creative

Sort of Circle Skirt

I’m excited to have just finished my latest crochet project, but as it isn’t blocked yet the pattern will have to wait until next time.  You’ll have to make do with the Instagram teasers for now! In the meantime, I’ve been continuing sewing with this midi circle skirt that isn’t quite a circle skirt. I…

Round Elephant - free crochet pattern

Elephant Toy

You may have noticed that I don’t tend to make a lot of toys.  I think it’s mostly because I quite like to get on with a pattern without constantly checking how each row needs to be worked.  However, this little elephant kept catching my eye on Ravelry and Pinterest, and I thought he’d make…

Before and after

Chair Transformation

This chair was inherited from my Great Aunty Marjorie (I have had a lot of aunts who are great in every sense of the word). I really like the shape of it and have also found that it is very useful to have a small chair which is easy to move around the house when…

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,…

Close up of lino printed tea towels

Gifts for Grandparents

I was hoping to have my latest crochet project ready for sharing with you this week.  Unfortunately I decided I wasn’t very happy with it so I’ve pulled it all out and started over…  You can see why on my facebook page! The good news is that I have this project to share with you from…

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…

Linoprinted cards

Introduction to Linoprinting

I picked up a flyer for the Ministry of Craft a few months ago and found myself quite tempted by a linoprinting course.  As you know, I am always excited to try a new craft, and since I have dabbled with most of the other courses they offered I thought it would be good to…

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…

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…