Friday 24 August 2012

Of Knights and Ninjas


I have managed to wrestle the iPad from the kid's grubby mitts for long enough to actually write a post!

[I am totally looking forward to a return to routine. Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays- but things just get a little, well, bonkers.]

Wait a sec.... What's that? I can hear the sound of marching feet...

Hey! It's the crochet Korknisse Knights, or Korknightsse, as they like to call themselves.

Hello, fellas! How are you?

What, you haven't got any weapons yet? Well, be careful, won't you?

But who's that?

Watch out, Korknightsse! Behind you...

.... it's the Korknisse NINJAs!

They're a deadly and dastardly duo..

You naughty little blighters.

Ok, so the knights and ninjas are free patterns from the lovely Lucy Ravenscar's blog. The knights were made for my nephew, who is doing something 'knight-ish' at school in Sept and the Ninjas for my son, who has demanded 'hundreds more'.

Good excuse to drink more wine, methinks.

Mwaaa haaaaa haaaaa!

Oh, and the crochet cushion cover (pattern from here) is coming along nicely...

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!



Monday 13 August 2012

Dabbling with Grannies

So, I've been crocheting for about 18 months now and decided that the time has come for a grown-up project.

Something with Granny squares, I decided.

I've admired their simplicity and their diversity.

I've been ogling lots of lovely blankets and cushion covers for ages and have bookmarked lots of amazing pictures and projects to inspire me.

And then I saw this over at Wisecraft's blog and I was smitten:

Love the pattern.

Love the colours.

Love the styling of the photo, too.

And I thought, THAT's my project.

So, after mastering the pattern (easy-peasy) I am off in a world of granny-goodness.

At the moment I am planning a cushion cover. But who knows...?

One thing is for sure, I am addicted to these little beauties, they are blissfully therapeutic to make, and I love seeing them grow into a little stack.


Wish me luck...

Oh, and one more thing, here's something else I've been enjoying making:

Handmade fabric-covered rings.

Available now in my Etsy shop.

Happy week to you all!



Monday 6 August 2012

I am LOVING...

 ...Red Clogs

Clippity Clog

Aren't they just lush?
Less than £10 from my good friend, eBay.
I must admit, it's taken me a while to pluck up the courage and the right look to wear them, but now tis done and clog-wearing is my new thang. Comfy and quirky. (And you can hear me coming a mile off)
Which colour to buy next, I wonder?

....Crochet shoes:

Oooo, much quieter

These little beauts were reduced to £2 in Primark. What's not to love here?
I thought they needed a little button to cuten them up even more.

...More bargains from le high street:

Two super-snuggly wool hats from Monsoon.
Reduced from £15 to ONE POUND each. I kid you not. It would have been criminal to leave them in the shop, methinks.

 ....And my newest addiction.

Oh dear, the housework will never be done again, I fear.

So cool.
Do come and play along! Click on the Instagram linky over there on the side bar and say hello.

Have a great week!
PS Don't forget the 10% discount code HAPPY1 for my Etsy shop....


Friday 3 August 2012

Tatsy bear does Etsy

Hello, good people of the world.

A couple of you had asked me about a pattern for my little Tatsy Bear.

So I've worked on it and practised it and written in down.

The Tatsy Bear Pattern is now for sale in my Etsy shop. Available as a PDF, which will be emailed to you.

And remember that 10% discount code? HAPPY1
It's still valid until the 9th August.
Quick, quick....!

Happy week to you all

PS am having HUGE probs posting and commenting on the iPad at the mo, so massive apologies to you all.  (Have stolen borrowed Dad's laptop to quickly get this done today!)

PPS iPad users - where do you upload your photos from? i've been using Flickr so far, but can't do it at the mo??!!! heeeeelp!

Sent from my iPad