Here’s something a little different I’m adding to my shop: handy sets of blank greetings cards featuring bright ‘granny square’ motifs.
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.|
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.
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…… (more…)