Friday 17 August 2012


Everything is now being sold on eBay:

10 sheets of Kraft & 36 sheets of colours

STAMPIN-UP! Cardstock
86 A4 sheets & a few papers

STAMPIN-UP! Ivory Cardstock
Unopened 40 sheet packet

STAMPIN-UP! Kiwi Kiss Cardstock
Unopened 24 sheet pack 8.5x11"

STAMPIN-UP! Baby Blossoms Stamp Set

STAMPIN-UP! Adhesives & Stamp-a-jig

LYRA 24 Aquacolor Watercolour Crayons

DALER ROWNEY Watercolour Pencils

Parchment Craft Lot

Card Making Bits & Bobs

2x John Byars Stamps, Alphabet set & ink pad

Card Making Tools

Thursday 28 June 2012

Flying The Flag - Alzheimer's Charity Auction Blanket

Yes, SIBOL has done it again!
The ladies have come together to make this STUNNING blanket for the Alzheimer's Society:

It is currently being auctioned on eBay with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity.
Please feel free to mention this fantastic charity auction on your blogs and, of course, bid too if you want it!

Wednesday 1 February 2012

THINK PINK SIBOL Blanket Auction on eBay!

Occasionally, S.I.B.O.L. will make an extra special blanket that is auctioned off on eBay with the proceedings going to charity.  This time around ladies from around the world have been working hard to make a blanket for Breast Cancer Care and it's called 'Think Pink'.
Just take a look at how lovely it is:
'Think Pink' Breast Awareness Blanket.
If you would like to have the blanket for yourself, please pop over to eBay HERE and BID, BID, BID!

Please feel free to tell as many others about the auction as you can as the more more it raises for charity, the better!

Saturday 24 December 2011

Horay for Totoro!

I found this fabulous pattern for a Blue Totoro on Ravelry - isn't he cute!
I made him for a friend who loves Anime too.

Monday 26 September 2011


A lady saw my refurbished, crocheted stools on Etsy and contacted me.
She asked for 4 chairs to be made over.  Here's what they looked like before I started:

And here's what they look like now:

The second chair is a light blue, don't know why it's come out yellow in the photo!

She's collecting them tomorrow - here's hoping she likes them!

Wednesday 7 September 2011


Please pop over to my Ravelry Stash page:

and check out yarn I have for sale at fantastic prices.

If you'd like a few bits, let me know and I might be able to knock a bit more off.

Tuesday 6 September 2011

An Heirloom Garter

I tested a crochet pattern for an Heirloom Garter for a lady on Ravelry and I'm rather pleased with how it turned out:

I do need to cover the elastic with some ribbon but you get the idea XD

Thursday 11 August 2011

What a cute Woobie Monkey 8)

I made this as a test knit for a designer on Ravelry but my husbands cousin has just had a boy so this will be going to him.  I hope he likes it and doesn't scream with fright! XD

Tuesday 9 August 2011

What a Cozy Teapot!

Here's my latest creation - a little cozy for a teapot and matching milk jug:

Took me three attempts to get it right though - phew!


Sunday 3 July 2011

Riot Smock Top - COMPLETE

I saw the pattern for this smock top by King Cole in Riot 'Wicked' and knew my little girl would love it.

And she does!  Made a size too small though I think!  The sleeves and body are a little short so I think I'm going to crochet a little border to add some length to it.

Tuesday 21 June 2011

Baby Boys Jumper FINISHED!

Yay!  It's finally finished.  I have made this jumper for my Japanese friends little boy.  It will be posted along with the pram blanket for their little girl who was born last month.

It is a Sirdar Snuggly Crofter pattern no. 1964 - the yarn is soooooo soft.

Friday 17 June 2011

Swoop Shawlette

I've just finished making a beautiful shawlette that can be found on Ravelry.  It's called Swoop and it's by Desi Loop Patterns:

Think this might be heading to my little sister. 8D

Monday 13 June 2011

My weekend make..

This is what I made over the weekend:
It's for a friends anniversary present.  Their house is full of pretty antique looking ornaments so, hopefully, this will fit in perfectly.  Here's hoping they like it XD
What have you been making over the weekend?


Friday 27 May 2011

Baby Blanket Complete

Our friends in Japan have just had their second baby, so I thought I'd make a pram blanket for her:

I crochetted it using the dc, ch1 stitch, which has a lovely 'moss stitch' like look about it:
I thought this would be a good stitch for a baby blanket as I'm absolutely paranoid about babies getting their fingers stuck in patterns with bigger holes.

I'm also knitting a jumper for their older son (he's 2), so I'll show you that when it's finished.....soon.

Wednesday 25 May 2011

Say 'Hi' to Giggles 8D

Just look at the wonderful package that arrived for me today!

Yes it's the next SIBOL swap.  Just look at Giggles the Guinea Pig!  Awwwww he's sooooo lovely!
Thank you so much Charlotte, I love my package.

Tuesday 17 May 2011

It's Katamari Time!

My hubby absolutely LOVES Katamari (I must admitt I love it too).
For those who don't know what Katamari is, it's a PS3 game that is completely Japanese in every way.   It involves rolling a sticky ball around and picking up as much stuff as you can to get big.

My hubby found a website where you can print out and make the characters and I thought I would make a little Katamari ball to go with him.  Here it is:

The little nodes have magnets in them so you actually can pick up stuff!
(The pattern for the Katamari ball is from Ravelry)

To coin a phrase from the Miranda programme 'such fun!'

Friday 6 May 2011


Just look at this fantastic parcel which arrived today:

All the way from the lovely Suzanna in Austria is my second swap lot for the SIBOL swap on Ravelry.  Isn't it just soooo wonderful!  Two gorgeous crochet squares (i'm hoping to make a lapghan with them), a tube of Pez sweets (I'll be fighting over them with my hubby and daughter!) two lovely postcards (one of which is a fabulous 3D guinea-pig and the best of all - an actual guinea-pig teddy - wow I love him sooo much!!!!

Thank you soooo much Suzanna I love this package and I will treasure my little piggie! 8D

Sunday 24 April 2011


I'm very excited to be taking part in a Craft Fayre on Saturday, 30th April at Sutton Village Hall (near Biggleswade).  It's a lovely old village which has some great history, a sweet little Ford as well as some gorgeous old houses.

The Fayre will be open to the public from 12pm till 5pm and there is a great sellection of handmade items (no mass produced or made to look handmade).  These are items made by local people.

Here's the address if you fancy coming along:

Sutton Village Hall
High Street
SG19 2NE

PS - there are still a couple of stalls left if you're interested in selling.

Friday 8 April 2011

First SIBOL swap received!!! 8D

Here's the lovely package that arrived today all the way from Jenni in Australia:

And here's the package that I sent to the USA:

I'm enjoying this swap soooo much

Friday 7 January 2011

SIBOL Squares

Here are my latest squares for SIBOL.
Sorry the photo is bad again - the light is terrible today.
I hope they are ok - I made the Rainbow one up myself and it has come out a little squewif.
The rainbow and the skipping rope one are for the 'Young at Heart' blanket, the green square is for the Circle of Friendship blanket and the last is for the Jan Eaton #2.
 They're on their way Sue x

Friday 31 December 2010

Circle of Friendship Square

The ladies over at SIBOL wanted to use Priscilla Hewitts 'Circle of Friendship' crochet square pattern to make a blanket but the pattern is 8 inches (SIBOL uses 6 inch squares).

I had a little play with Priscillas pattern and came up with this pattern which comes out at 6 inches:

Using DK acrylic yarn and 4mm hook (English terms):

1. Make a magic circle. ch 3, 15 tr into circle and pull tight. sl st into top of 3 ch. (16 sts)

2. dc and tr into same st as sl st and each tr around, sl st into first dc (32 sts)

3. dc in same st as sl st, *ch 3, sk tr and dc into into next dc, repeat from * to end, sl st into first dc (16 3ch gaps)

4. sl st into first gap, ch 3, 2 tr in same gap, 3 tr in each gap around, sl st into top of 3 ch (48 sts)

5. dc in same st as sl st, *tr in next st, dc in next, repeat from * to end, sl st into first dc (48 sts)

6. dc in same st, *ch 3, sk tr and dc in next dc, repeat from * around, sl st into first dc (24 ch 3 gaps)

7. sl st into first gap, ch 3, 2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr in same gap. *3 htr in next gap, 3 dc in next 3 gaps, 3 htr in next gap, 3 tr, ch 2, 2 tr in next. Repeat from * around, sl st into top of 3 ch

8. ch 3, work 1 tr in each st around and 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr in each corner gap, sl st into top of 3 ch and fasten off thread.

Hope this helps. x

Thursday 30 December 2010

Grandma Love Cushion

It's a foggy, miserable day outside but in the world of hooking and knitting it never can be!

I've just finished making this cushion for a friend:

The photo is terrible (a night time photo never works), so you can't see the colours very well.  The pattern is called 'Grandma Love Cushion' and is available from The Royal Sisters blog.

I've also been knitting me a skirt over the past month.  I finished it last night, I was soooo excited, but...... IT'S TOO BIG!!!   Waaaaaaa!!!  It's meant to be quite figure hugging with a flare at the bottom but it's loose and the hem tucks in instead!  8(  I seem to be doomed making anything for myself!  I crochetted a jacket for myself a couple of months ago and that came out too small!  I never make anything for me but I really wanted to be able to wear something that I'd made.  Is someone trying to tell me something?

Monday 15 November 2010

And the Winner is .........

'Sue of SIBOL'

Congratulations Sue, a very worth while cause for the yarn to be put to use towards.

I will post it out to you shortly.

Thank you to everyone for your enteries and ideas.


Friday 5 November 2010


It's no good! I can't think what to make with the Gedifra Ribbon Yarn! I decided to try making a couple of things but they didn't work out, so I rolled the ball back up and decided to give them away!

So, here they are, 12 50g balls of Gedifra Selena Ribbon in 4 different colours:
Blue & Orange
Blue & Yellow
Blue & Pink
Blue & Blue

For your chance to win them, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me EXACTLY what you would do with them (links to patterns/ideas would be fab too) and I'll randomly draw a winner on Sunday 14th November.

If you don't think you'd use all the balls, let me know how many you'd need and in what colours and maybe we could have 2 or more winners!

I look forward to hearing your ideas 8D

Friday 29 October 2010

Gedifra Selena Pattern HELP!

Hello! It's been AGES hasn't it?!

So sorry it has been so long but I have been beavering away knitting and crochetting so many things you wouldn't believe it! So much so that I've started getting a achey shoulder!

I've gotten myself stuck though and need your help; I have purchased 12 balls of Gedifra Selena ribbon yarn (3 balss of each colour in photo below). Each ball is 50g and 85m with a recommended size 8 needle (think that's a 4mm). How I haven't knitted or crochetted with a ribbon yarn before and I have no idea what to make! Neither can I find a decent pattern anywhere. Preferably I would like to use all the colours in one project but I am really stumped!

I would be sooo grateful to anyone out the who can offer a pattern suggestion in either knitting or crochet. I don't mind what it is (as long as it's not a scarf, hat or gloves XD)

Thank you in advance

Sunday 4 April 2010

A Double Whammy!!!

Oooo I've been sooo busy crochetting away. I am just LOVING hooking up lovely little things.

Here's my two latest creations....

I finished this rug about two months ago. It's in plain Double crochet using Rowan Spray, which is a lovely thick yarn (60% wool, 40% acrylic):
Only one problem, the colour doesn't match any of my rooms! The yarn was a fantastic bargain find on eBay, you know the type - 'it would be rude to leave it in the shop' kind of bargain.

So, if you're interested in purchasing it - please leave a comment!

And, just finished today:
A lovely little jumper crochetted in Patons Diploma Gold 4 ply. It's called 'Swivel' and it's from the Patons Falling Leaves pattern book (the pattern is for an adult but I adapted it). My little girl loves it - it shows doesn't it :)

Tuesday 16 March 2010

Little BIG Planet Sack Boy Complete

We love this game in our house, so when I found a pattern to make a little sack boy, my hubby got all excited and asked me to make him one! he is:
And here he is with my little girl:
Isn't he cute!

Hope you're all enjoying the gorgeous sunshine.

Sunday 21 February 2010


Ok friends, this time I REALLY am giving up cards making!

I am listing everything I own on eBay over the next few days here:

eBay Page

So grab a bargain and ENJOY.


Friday 12 February 2010

Papertrey Asian Fusion Challenge

Continuing with their Anniversary and New Stamps Celebrations, todays challenge over at PTI is to create something using Origami. Not a problem in this house - my hubby LOVES origami!

I made this butterfly msyelf though:
Hope you're all keeping well.