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African Flower Crochet

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 :)

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Stick Christmas Tree

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!

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Birdie Decoration

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!

Christmas tree decoration

Christmas tree decoration

What’s been on the needles

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.

Otto Day Cardigan

Otto Day Cardigan

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Sirdar 241

Sirdar 241

Patons 1845 and Shepherd 2136 Booties

Patons 1845 and Shepherd 2136 Booties

Owl Cot Quilt

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.

owl cot quilt

mouse in disguise

mouse in disguise

owl quilt

owl quilt

owl quilt

Pirate Ship Cake

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.

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Pillowcase Dress

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.”

Pillowcase Dress size 24 months

Pillowcase Dress size 24 months

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