Monday, January 14, 2019

Tiny White Soap Bag - FREE PATTERN

I was given some lovely handmade soaps for Christmas, so I made a small bag for one of them, the others are a little bigger so if I make another bag it wil have to be slightly larger.
a tiny white cotton soap bag
4 ply cotton, 3mm hook
chain 3, sl st into 1st ch to form loop
1. ch 2 (counts as 1st st), 11 dc into loop, sl st into 2nd chain of 1st st (12 stitches)
2. ch 2 (counts as 1st st), dc into same, 2 dc in each st around, sl st into 2nd ch of 1st st (24 stitches)
3-8. ch 3 (counts as 1st st and 1st ch ap), sk st, dc into next st (ch 1, sk st, dc into next st) around, sl st into 2nd ch of 1st st (12 chain spaces)
9. ch 2 (counts as 1st st), (dc into next ch sp, dc into next dc) repeat to end, dc into last ch sp, sl st into 2nd ch of 1st st (24 stitches)
10. ch 30, fasten off, weave length of chain in and out of stitches in round 9 to end, sl st into 1st chain to form large loop, weave in ends

Friday, December 7, 2018

Light Brown Dinosaur

This is the 3rd dinosaur from the set of patterns from Planet June. I just finished it today. I used 8ply cotton from Bendigo Wollen Mills and a 3.5mm hook. Again, my tension is not quite tight enough as there are tiny holes, but I did my best and that is good enough! I'm going to give this to my son for his 8th birthday next week. I think he'll like it!
A Triceratops, pattern from Planet June.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A Red Crochet Dinosaur

I didn't think the green dinosaur was very good, so I just gave it to my son. But he really liked it so I have made another one, this time red! Pattern from Planet June. I used 8ply cotton from Bendigo Wollen Mill and a 3.5mm hook. My tension must be not tight enough because there is still a lot of little holes throughout.
A stegosaurus in red BWM 8 ply cotton

Monday, December 3, 2018

A Wonky Crochet Dinosaur

I made this crochet dinosaur, the pattern was a paid one from PlanetJune. I'm not entirely happy with how it turned out, my tension probably wasn't the best, and I found sewing the pieces together tricky! I was thinking to give this as a gift to my son, but I'm not sure its good enough!
This is the 1st thing Ive made in 6 months, a crochet dinosaur!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Purple Produce Bag

I haven't been doing any crochet for ages, but it occurred to me to make this produce bag as I don't have any. I'm thinking of trying to walk down to the local fruit and veg to get some decent exercise and to reduce the amount of plastic we use. At the moment we're getting our fruit and veg from Colesonline and they come in plastic, even after the plastic bag ban which comes in July they will still put the fruit and veg in plastic apparently. So I needed a produce bag! Hey presto!
Crochet produce bag made with 8 ply cotton and a 4mm hook
purple produce bag layed flat

Thursday, April 5, 2018

A Shiny Red Bear

Its been over a year since I posted on this blog, so I thought I'd let you know what I've been up to. I've been playing World of Warcraft, I recently got this shiny red bear appearance for my druid. I am now maining her as a tank and its lots of fun! Also, last year I got the Loremaster achievement and title, I had most of it done, it only took a solid weekend to finish it off. Sometimes an urge to crochet comes over me, but I don't really have anyone to crochet for so I dismiss it and get back to WOW!
Uma is now a Shiny Red Bear!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Colourful Flower Garland

I had an idle holiday last week in the ward, I made this simple flower garland to leave behind. I used 8 ply acrylic and a 4mm hook, it took me a couple of hours when I was bored with nothing better to do. It now hangs in the art room at my private holiday resort :P.
a colourful flower garland made with 8 ply acrylic and a 4 mm hook

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sparkly Scarf

I just finished making this long scarf out of some sparkly yarn I found in the art room at the place I've been for the last week. Its really nice, warm and thick yarn with a thread of silver woven through, spaced out with sparkly sequins. I just made it for something to do, its the biggest project I've done since my pink bunny rugg early last year. I'm going to donate it to the charity bin, hopefully someone will get some use out of it. Goodness knows I don't need more scarves and such for my own craft box, I already have several that I will never use myself. I used 4 balls of 50g and a 4mm hook.
a large scarf made from 4 balls of sparkly yarn
close up of the sparkly yarn

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Blood Rose Solar System

My friend Kate from highschool posted this mandala today, she has so many lovely hand-made cards on her page. I've had a few wonky days the last few days, but seeing this mandala helps reassure me all is right with the world.
A beautiful mandala of balance and peace by Kate.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Angel's Dress 20th November 1995

As subtle as the imprint left by an angel's dress.
As soft and sweet as a virgin's caress.
Hints and echoes of light filter through\
Fragile and precious trees of leaves.
Leave behind the world of corners and straight walls.
Fall willingly,
Into a strange green, glittery, gittery, calming, peaceful waterworld.
Away from the race.
Setting a better pace.
Keeping my own space for a change.
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