Category: crochet


Congratulations to my Mum whose fabulous crochet sandwiches have been chosen for the front page of MADE IT!



I received another parcel today. This time from my Mum.

It is so fantastic, I just love it!

Hold the mayo!

She will be listing them for sale on her Made it site next week so keep a look out for it if you want to own your very own crochet sandwich! They would make a wonderful gift for a little girl to encourage imaginary play skills. I’ll put a link in next week when they are listed.

Keep crafting everyone!

Have you visited the town of Echuca lately? If you have then you might have seen that craft is alive and well in rural victoria! This has to be my favourite gorilla corchet/knitting yet!


Just in case you were wondering, I have not forgotten how to blog! I have just been enjoying my crafts so much I have not had time to share them with you all! I know, I know, how greedy can I get! In brief I must say I have had a lot of fun! I love having a regular craft group! I love screen printing and I love home made food!!!!!!


One of my stand out creations lately was a costume I made for a themed night out. I adapted two different patterns I have to create a fabulous fully line witches cape! Both the costume and the night were a hug success!

I love a good dress up night!

I did a work shop with Louise Snook. This involved drawing my own design cutting it out with a knife then screen printing it onto a tea towel that I got to keep. I was really happy with the design I cut out….but of course got completely carried away printing it as many times as I could on a tea towel! I could have worked out a better final look if I had thought about it but in the excitment of the moment, well you know how it is! It was lots and lots of fun. I might just be asking for my own for screen and inks for my birthday!

Apple anyone?

I have eaten some fabulous home made goodies, from sausage rolls to salmon on cream cheese with dill to banana caramel tarts to brownies! I fear that the craft group may well have to put together it’s own recipe book at the end of the year! The food these girls whip up is brilliant!!

Yummy! I will ask the girls for a recipe to share with you!

The other thing that has been filling a considerable amount of time is a another venture in to the world of crochet! Thanks to the mag Mollie makes I have creating apple covers! What is that I hear you ask. Well it is a crocheted cover for your apple to protect it in your bag or hand bag to stop bruising. They are too cute!!

These ones just needs buttons and the ends darned in.


I was also lucky enough to meet Toni Coward from Make it Perfect. The fabulous lady who started the QLD craft flood appeal that I took part in. What a treat! She is a real jem with a huge passion for all things good in the craft world. She really wants everyone to be able to make beautiful things with simple patterns! I love her stuff. Actually it is her cape pattern from her book that I have been making all of my capes from lately. Quite a few of my friends girls have been given a cape I made from her pattern as a present lately! Here’s my latest one!

The perfect present for a little girls 1st birthday!

Too many more things than I have time to tell you. Instead happy crafting and I look forward to reading more about what you have all been up to in your blogs!!  Also thanks for reminding me just how much I enjoy the world of craft on-line too. The best place around for inspirations!

Yeah for mum!

It’s so exciting! Another person I know now has things for sale on ‘made it’.

Yes you guessed it… Mum.

Check it out…

Crochet hats are the first to hit the shop!

Love your work!


Wow NZ has guerilla knitting. Have you ever heard or seen anything like this anywhere in Melbourne?? In NZ they even offer lessons…..

Learn to Knit Guerilla Knitting Workshop

I found this link off the Nanatech website from NZ. A bunch of crafters who are into all sorts of good things.

Crochet fingerless gloves

Yeah my finished fingerless crochet gloves!

It’s amazing what yo can do with granny squares.

Gloves to be!

Believe it or not I have jumped straight from just a granny square to crocheting some gloves…check it out.

Squares gloves?

I know, I know they look like granny squares. They are not finished yet!  I just need some help from someone who can read these pattern books a bit better than me…..Thanks Mum.

The queen of crochet!

Driving along today I had some great images in my head of how I could design a car that you could drive and knit at the same time. None of which I fear would be practical. All of which involved steering with elbows or knees and a voice over navigation/pattern system. Oh well we can all dream!

The other thing I dream of is being able to crochet like my mum. I may have made two granny squares in the last week, she made this in just a couple of days!!

My mum just loves to crochet!

Just don’t ask her for the pattern because she made it up as she went along!

Crochet square number two is finished.

Two granny squares and now????

Now the question is which lucky project will they get used in…still deciding. Actually the exact same thing can be said for this great bargain I picked up, remnant $1 funky fabric.

I love this funky fabric

So many projects, so many ideas…so little time!