This beautiful crochet block in called African flower, I followed the tutorial on ‘African flower: paperweight Granny’. It’s a relatively simple pattern but very effective on mass. Thanks for the clear instructions :)
After finding a tree down across an electric fence (ouch), the nicely lichened branches sawed up nicely for a stick Christmas tree. It took a bit of fiddling with the nylon to get it to hang straight but made it in the end!
I was looking to make a Christmas tree decoration for this year and found this cute bird tutorial on ‘Attic 24: Birdie decoration’s’ site. Crocheted in 8ply wool, the tutorial was very easy to follow, thank you!
I knitted up this cabled number from ‘Thread and Ladle: Otto Day cardigan’ which is quite different. Looks better on than in this photo! The other three are really old 1980’s knitting patterns that look okay knitted up in more modern colours.
There’s something very nice about making cot quilts, they have fun subjects and they aren’t too big! Found lots of different shapes of owls when browsing the net and then appliqued them in bright colours. Hey presto, my take on an owl cot quilt.
Thank you Toushka Lee for the blog on ‘how to make a pirate ship.’ It was a hit with our 3 year old grandson, the tutorial was well described. The only addition was a fondant pirate (along with requisite parrot on his hat and blue teddy bear). The licorice rail was replaced with a fondant rail. Thanks again.
So many lovely people on the net sharing their tutorials, thank you! I used the ideas from two sites for this dress, Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom’s ‘Polished Pillowcase Dress Pattern’ and Doc Stoc’s ‘Basic Pillowcase Dress for Anyone.”