Two reasons for blogging today, that come together in some snowflakes.
I was contacted last week by the HomeStart UK charity, asking if I’d give a mention to their Snowflake Appeal and make some crocheted snowflakes for their campaign.
Here is the Little Conkers Eco-Friendly Pre-Christmas Surprise Craft Coffer! (I may need to work on the name)
Surprise craft kits, delivered to your door, or to someone you love, for a sustainable, creative, crochet treat in the run-up to the festive season.
I’m delighted to announce the arrival of the Little Conkers crocheted snails! They’ve been a bit slow getting here, but then they are snails…
Scroll down for the snail crochet pattern.
Did you know the collective noun for snails can be a walk, rout or escargotoire? The collective noun for slugs is a cornucopia.
A couple of weeks ago, I was getting very, very annoyed at not being able to find a nightdress for my 5-year-old daughter.
A nightdress that she would be comfortable in, and like, and that I thought was age-appropriate and practical.
I didn’t think my requirements were that exacting – Read More
The organic cotton yarn that I use for… well, everything has been discontinued, so I’ve spent the last few weeks working out what this means for my offering.
The yarn I use is Twilley’s Freedom Sincere organic cotton DK, and it is top quality and totally reliable (thoroughly consistent dye lots, no knots, always true to gage). It gives the smooth finish perfect for the 3-D crochet I specialise in, and it comes in a very large range of colours that has allowed me to make everything from bright-red cars to pastel wash-bears via purple grapes.
Less than a week to go now until something very, very exciting for me!
A little pattern of mine is being published in a real, live magazine! Even better, it’s an extra special edition of Mollie Makes produced for Comic Relief 2015.
The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon magazine is choc full of brilliant patterns and tutorials for this season’s must-haves including knitted beards, floral moustaches, exquisite knickers, a messenger bag you can make from vintage pillowcases, wristwarmers and…… Read More
Those of you who’ve known Little Conkers for a while will recognize these little faces. But new today is that you can now use my pattern to make these simple toddler wash mitts for yourself!
I first designed and made these wash mitts for my own children when they were toddlers. Anyone with little children knows that normal flannels, sized for adults, are just too big for little hands to handle independently, and carry too much water, leading to lots of puddles on the bathroom floor. Read More
Well, it’s certainly been a while since my last blog post about the crochet blankets I am making for two of my children!
Now we’ve all felt guilty about projects that have hang about for ages because we just didn’t really like making them. This is not the case with these blankets – the reason for the extremely measured progress is Read More
Three blog posts in the space of two weeks! This is a record for Little Conkers!
Firstly I want to let you know that Little Conkers is now on Ravelry! And secondly I have a new pattern to introduce. Read More