Category Archives: Crafting

Here you’ll find my various crafty projects. I’m always making something, and also trying to post past projects that I enjoyed making too. I’ll try to add new projects as I make them, so keep checking back!

Matching Crochetted Cardigans for I + M

I’ve finally finished the second part of this so can at last publish this poor, almost finished blog post that I started 5 months ago….. My last couple of week’s summer holiday project was to try crochetting my first ‘proper’ … Continue reading

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Frankie’s Weather Taggy

[Ooops! I’ve not quite finished this page….there’s still loads of pics to add so I’ll be back to add them soon, I promise!] I’m back into crafting! I’ve been busy with other things for the last few months, but have … Continue reading

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The Jeggster: Crochetted ‘Egg in the Box’

[Project finished, but not the post yet – I’ll update + improve the descriptions and add in more pics soon – promise!] As an entry to the school egg decorating competition (the category for parents and teachers), I’m doing a … Continue reading

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Captain Vertijo and Sidekick Em climb some stairs!

In March 2009, my sister Jo and I decided to take part in Vertical Rush, a sponsored event to raise money for the charity Shelter.  In the end we beat our fundraising target and won a prize for the most … Continue reading

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Brief Bit of Fun :D

Last week I went to an evening workshop in how to make your own underwear (big thank you to DH who bought it for me for xmas!).  It was this one from The Make Lounge: Knockout Knickers Workshop. The evening … Continue reading

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Baby Frankenbook – Variations

When I first started my baby Frankenbooks, I originally planned to make 2 – one for my neice, and one for DD who is 7 weeks younger.  I made the basic structure of pages for both books at the same … Continue reading

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Mini Crochet Flower

Here’s my pattern for a simple, unsophisticated mini crochet flower, worked in 2 rounds.  I made these for my frankenbooks using a 4.5mm hook and cotton DK yarn and they ended up about 4cm across.  For the purposes of demonstration, … Continue reading

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First Crochet Projects – Toys

Here’s a brief summary and pictures of my first few crocheted toys – all are worked in the round, and I’m including links to/details of the patterns that I followed. Stuffed Duck for DD: My second ever crochet project (after … Continue reading

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Simple Drawstring Bag

Simple Drawstring Bag I’m going to make a simple but secure drawstring bag with no seam at the bottom and french seams down the sides to make sure that it holds together securely when used + abused by family life.  … Continue reading

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Baby Frankenbook – Putting it all Together

Phew!  So you’ve got some lovely patchy-pockety-buttony book pages, with covers and a toy-on-a-string.  We’re ready to put it all together into a lovely finished book!  At the end of this page I also made a quick drawstring bag for … Continue reading

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