Sunday, 2 May 2010

Hey listen general public, for goodness sakes

My family, they go crazy for those jaffa cakes!

But I am eating well at the moment and can't have them in teh house. So I improvised!

Mmmm, you could almost eat it...maybe.

Seriously, nothing tastes as good as a fake jaffa cake feels.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Flowers flowers everywhere

I have become a bit obsessed with 5 petal flowers, really simple to make and fast, and can be used for so many things.
I went out last night for the first time in ages and decided that my bag was lacking I snapped an old VHS and unrolled the tape. Got out a big hook and some superglue and ended up with this

I made 2 flowers, one slightly smaller and glued them on top of each other onto the bag.

This morning DangerB has been needing constant cuddles as she isn't well and poor PrincessB was feelign a little neglected, so I grabbed a boring school hairclip, her favourite yarn, a hook and a needle, and 5 minutes later we had a happy girl

Super fast flower

Ch5 and join in first with ss.
Ch3, (yo, pull up loop through circle, , yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) repeat once and then yo and pull through all 3 loops, ch 3 and sc into circle.
Repeat above 4 more times, ss into base of first petal.
Use ends to fasten it to whatever you want to girl up!

Monday, 19 April 2010

Finger puppets!

I have finally managed to find a copy of Crocheted Finger Puppets by Gina Alton in the library and I think I have to buy it. It's so cool. (promised myself I wouldn't buy anymore craft books until at least my birthday, but that's next month anyway!)
Have amended some of the puppets but have made a load straight from the book including these 3, a martian, planet and rocket ship, so cute!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Troll Dolls!

I have been trying out new things to use for 'carrying around' projects and discovered this cute little troll doll pattern (and the rest of the blog is awesome too, desperately want to try out the Star Wars Ami's)
I have been experimenting with different colours, yarns and sizes and so far we have a lttle family.
Princess says they are called the Sprouts. I give up trying to figure out her mind.
We took them to the park for a day out, they seemed to have fun!

I was also very pleased to see a slightly stroppier sign about feeding bread to the ducks. Hopefully people will take notice now, although I did see 2 people read it and then pull out a bag of bread to throw to the seagulls...

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Super fast super hero eye masks.

What's that?
Oh yes, we'd love to come to 'insert name here's' birthday party. When did you say? Tomorrow? Oh, that's fine.
(panic panic panic)

Sound familiar? Well panic no longer with my super fast super hero eye mask pattern!

Here is the finished item

Cute, no?

Right, now for the pattern (gulp). This is my first ever pattern so be nice, and do let me know if it doesn't make sense...


When crocheting into the chain, crochet into the back 'bump' only. This also leaves a nice edge for the eyeholes.
Do not turn work, continue working round the outside eye mask.

Ch 25
1. DC in 2nd ch from hook and next 10 ch, 2dc in each of the next 3 ch, dc in last 10 to end. Join to first dc with ss. (27 stitches)

2. Ch 25 again. Dc in 2nd ch and next 10, 2dc in each of next 3 ch, dc in rem 10 along to centre.
ss in last dc of row 1. (27 st in each 'eye')

3. Working around the first eye (working along the top where I am helpfully pointing above) , ss, dc, htr in each of next 9, (2htr in next, htr in next) 3 times. Htr in each of next 9 st, dc, ssinto centre stitch (30 st round first eyehole)

Now join the end of the 'loose chain' with a ss as shown above, don't worry if it looks a bit gappy, you will fix this when you sew in the ends.
Now going round the second eyehole you have just made.

4.repeat Row 3 back to centre. ss and fasten off.

Attach yarn to edge of outside eye mask and chain 50 (70 for an adult with a big head!). Repeat for other side.

Sew in ends, closing up gap in the inner eye when you do this.


For best results block by pinning out with eyeholes pulled open, spraying with water and leaving overnight although it can be worn as is.

WIll add instructions for cats eyes when I have figured out how to write it down in a sensible manner!

Final stage is to chase children round the house to persuade them to pose.
Give up and decide to photo yourself

Realise you look like a pillock and so grab a handy doll and make that look vaguely sinister as well.

A Villa flower for Grandma

My mother in law is currently in hospital and her bedside needs brightening up.

She (for some bizarre unknown reason) is a massive Aston Villa fan so I got out my claret and blue yarn and had a little think.
I came up with this.

It went in the post yesterday. I hope she likes it!

Some flowers for my mummy

I know it's Mother's Day tomorrow, but these were actually supposed to be a birthday present.
Only her birthday was in January (I am such a slacker)

y, I sent these off last week and they seem to have been received well!

Pattern was from Crochet Today from last spring. At last! Proof that hoarding magazines in random piles around the house is worthwhile!

I have been meaning to make Petchy's 10 minute pants for awhile now but I knew I had to when I saw this fabric!

These were for (yet another) birthday, 2 yr old boy this time, but I modelled them on DangerB as she is about his size

I felt a bit sorry for her as she didn't want to take thme off, so I made some shorts out some scrap fabric I had lying around.

(Originally posted Sunday, 19 April 2009)

Bender bending Rodgriguez

So, I found this pattern to make a Bender Ami doll from Futurama, and as PrincessB is going through her 'robot' phase I thought I might give it a go.
MrB did his bit by putting Futurama on so she became suitably obsessed with him, and then he turned out like this!

I added poly pellets to his bum, feet and hands so he sits up.

and he can dance...

and he is being looked after properly by the Princess

(originally posted

Friday, 3 July 2009