A new addition to my Etsy shop this weekend – a set of three gift tags with little crocheted stars.
I think they’d be perfect gift toppers for matching bridesmaid’s gifts or wedding gifts.
Another new pattern! And this time something rather different from me.
I must admit that my most favourite projects are the practical ones. There’s a great deal of satisfaction in regularly using something you made yourself that really solves a problem or serves a purpose.
But there’s no reason something can’t be glam or pretty or quirky in the process!
It’s been a momentous week, that’s left me feeling the need for familiar, cozy things.
So I’m leaving my more demanding design work aside this afternoon and settling down to some simple crochet.
What’s been most viewed in my Etsy store this week?
People are obviously feeling very creative in May as they are all crochet patterns and kits!
|Top of the pops is my robin crochet kit.|
|Closely followed by the digital download of the same robin crochet pattern.|
|Next up is my vintage bag pattern, adapted from an elegant 1930s pattern I inherited from my Great Aunt.|
|My apple and pear crochet kit. I expect lots of people have teacher gifts in mind at this time of year.|
|And also in the top five is my very limited-edition oak leaf brooch crochet kit.|
New pattern time!
I made some little crochet amphorae! Yes I did, and now you can too! (Scroll down for the special launch offer.)
I’m so pleased to have finally got the pattern for these written up. It’s been an itch I’ve needed to scratch for ages, and its the longest and most detailed pattern I’ve written to date.
I was suddenly struck by an idea – it was just waiting there, and I hit my head on it when I woke up. A cunning plan to improve how I store the brooches I have in stock, so I can see at a glance what I’ve got.
Here’s a new design I’ve added to my range today: rainbow brooch cards.
I have no idea why it had never occurred to me to add rainbows to my range of brooch cards before, because they’re so cheerful and I think anyone would love to receive a card with one of these brooches.
“What are those?” asked E.
We’re walking through the local market on our weekly trip to the library, and passing a fruit and veg stall.
“Um… It says they are pomelos.”
“What’s a pomelo?”
I had definitely seen that coming. I briefly toy with the “it’s one of those” answer and continuing on our way. Part of me is anticipating the usual ‘kids not in school today?’ comment from someone if we stop. But I do stop and we look at them. Read More
I’ve just taught myself how to crochet an i-cord! I may be a little late to the party, I know this technique has done the rounds, but as I was looking for help online, I didn’t find exactly the information I wanted, so I thought it might be helpful to set out my version of how to make a crochet i-cord here. Read More