Thursday, October 23, 2014

My Blogs Not Dead, it's Just Gone to Bed

For the first time in nearly a year, I feel like blogging again!

Since it's been a while, I don't expect I'll get too many hits on this post!

Why did I stop? Well, I wasn't enjoying myself, and put a lot of pressure on myself. I've missed it, and want to start again, but I've got no plans or vision at this stage :)

I'm not going to set myself up with any ambitious projects that I can't complete. I will keep all my old posts up because I am proud of them, and still get lots of traffic. I might even repost some of my old favourites, for any new readers out there!

I've just gone back and re -read some of the last few posts.. lots of excuses there, no one wants to read that! Don't worry, I'll be back in 2015 with lots of interesting crochet and craft to keep you interested!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Last Friday I participated in One Sheepish Girl's Valentine's Day Heart bomb. I've got some photos on instagram, and you can see more of the photos over on her blog (

One of my heart patterns, the granny square heart,  was picked up by Mollie Makes blog, so Hi to anyone new stopping by from there!

I've become a bit of a haphazard blogger, and still adjusting to our new year routine, Will probably have it sorted by Easter!

Friday, January 31, 2014

a Year of Amigurumi : 2014

Last year I started a very ambitious project of completing 52 amigurumi projects in a year, unfortunately  it wasn't as easy as I thought. I did complete 13 projects, which you can find using the search funtion for the blog!

I don't want to give up on the idea, so modifying it for 2014. This year I will complete one project a month. This means I can do slightly more complex projects!

I will post January's project soon, if you follow me on instagram, you may have already seen it!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hello There!

Well I don't think that it is a secret that things haven't been happening around here. In fact the last post is from October. October! How did that happen!

I made the decision not to post over the Christmas season, as I was very busy in my shop, but did not intend the break to be so long. I didn't really succeed in my amigurumi project last year, so I'm going to start fresh with that, go back to the start and finish it!

I have a new family schedule this year: new school and working another job outside the home, so not sure how things are going to go, but this is blog is something I really love working on, so it won't be going anywhere!

Thanks for reading, and be back soon!

Make a Rolled Rose: one of the earliest blog posts find it here

Friday, October 25, 2013

It's starting!

The holidays will soon be here! Just a little reminder about my Etsy shop. Don't forget to ask for gift wrapping, provided free of charge for those who ask! :) 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Year of Amigurumi wk:13

Maybe a year of amigurumi was a bad name to choose! It has been 26 (or so) weeks since I started, and only up to the 13th project!

Here is my little kawaii bunny, with a few loose ends! I really loved this pattern. You can find it free online here.

When I started this little project, I hadn't done much in the way of toy making or amigurumi. My goals of learning the technique by practicing are definitely on the way to being achieved, I'm really happy with my progress. 

If you want a recap of the previous pattern links here it is: 

(These are links to external sites. At the list of compiling, all links are correct, however over time I can not guarantee they will be accurate)

1. Apple by Planet June
2.Ice Cream Cone by Wondermommy
3.Bumblebee by Crochet Me.
4.Gumballs by The Stitch House
5. Tiny Whale by Planet June
6. The coffee cup by Virkaholic
7. Spiral Whipped Cupcake by Norma Lynn (more instructions are linked under 'judith')
8. Raspberry Macaron by Grietjekarwietje 
9. Amigurumi Elephant by Kornflake Stew for Sale on ETSY
10. Cherry Petit Four by Grietjekarwietje
11. Strawberry Spongecake by Norma Lynn
12. Alien Flower by Emma's Animal Creations on Sale on ETSY
13. Kawaii Bunny by Craftbits

And I've chosen the next few projects, which could take full 52 weeks to complete!

14. Crochet Hook Plushie by Nerdigurumi 
15. Amigurumi Clouds by Maggie Makes Stuff
16. Amigurumi Heart by Zoom Yummy for Sale on ETSY 
17. Octopus Squidoo
18. Bird by Marlo's Crochet Corner
19. Rilakkuma Bear by CarmenJorissen 
20. Fried Eggs by How to Crochet a Heart
21. Bunnies by the green dragonfly
22. Alphabet Letter
23. Squid by Pica Pau
24. Balloons by Planet June

Next up is week 14, the crochet hook! I must say I have been looking forward to this one!
The upcoming Christmas season is keeping me very busy, so I cannot make any promises as to when it will be posted :)

happy crocheting!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Buy Nothing New {September}

Last September, inspired by Patchwork Cactus, I attempted to buy nothing new for a whole month. I ended up getting a new tattoo at the end of the month, which was right at the end, but at the time I felt like I didn't complete the self appointed task.

This year I thought I would try it again, and I might even make it a regular September occurrence. The idea is to buy nothing new, except food and basic necessities, but you can buy second hand.

So far this month I did buy a bag which I needed for work, and a new bronzer, but I also bought a preloved designer top from a market, and a huge stash of wool.

 I got 4 bags of woollen yarn for $24 and estimate that is would have been close to $70 if I had bought it new. All the yarn I checked was in the same dye lot -I got three different types all up,  and I like the vintage-esque labels! I probably could have negotiated a cheaper price as I was at the markets, but I liked what I was getting. Right now I am airing it outside, because I'm not sure how long they have been bagged up, but there really wasn't smells or mustiness that concerned me.

I'm looking forward to making something fun, I just have to choose what!

Thanks for reading! 
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