We had a staff development day at work last week, and the highlight for me was the chance to finally have a go at screen printing! I’ve wanted to try it for a while, and when I saw it was on offer, I was there like a shot. The workshop tech had prepared the screens … More First Attempt at screen printing!
As spring starts to get going, I’ve found myself easing off on making knitwear for my Etsy shop. Obviously I’ve still needed something to do, so I’ve kept up the crochet theme and moved onto handwarmers! I bought two gorgeous balls of acrylic yarn from Tiger for £1 each and had no idea what to … More New Crochet WIP – Handwarmers!
I posted a couple of weeks ago about starting a top-down crochet jumper, which just happened to be my first attempt at using crochet to make a finished garment. I’m pleased to say I’m now finished! I ended up adding four more rounds to the bottom because it was shorter than I would have liked if … More Completing my first crochet garment!
I always like to try new skills, and while I’ve been knitting garments since around 2008, to date my crochet skills have never extended beyond accessories! So, typical of me, when I saw the Charlotte sweater in issue 74 of Inside Crochet. I figured I’d give it a go! It uses Freedom Wool by Twilley’s, … More Why I’m Tackling A Top Down Crochet Jumper
A little while ago, I did a stash addition post about this beautiful Sirdar Sylvan yarn. I already knew what I was going to do with it before I started, so over Christmas I knitted a fun super slouchy beanie for my Etsy shop. It took me until last week to finally get it listed, what … More Hat made from Sirdar Sylvan now in my Etsy store
Pricing handmade goods is a sore spot for most crafters; price too high and you risk scaring away potential customers. Price too low and you devalue your whole product sector for everyone. You want to recoup the cost of the materials, but you should also be compensated for your time. I’m sure everyone has heard stories … More How do you price handmade goods?
One of the problems with knitting or crochet is the amount of yarn you end up with whenever you finish a project. What do you do with it? Stashbuster projects! Small projects can be invaluable in using up those half balls that otherwise gather dust in your stash! I got the pattern for this project … More Crochet Turban Headwarmer
After two successful Christmas Secret Santas for the #craftblogclub community I didn’t hesitate to sign up for the 2015 challenge! What I Sent – Crochet Neckwarmer I got Katie Thomas, the blogger behind Katie Gets Crafty, so I made her this neckwarmer using Sirdar Softspun Chunky! I used this pattern from Ravelry – it’s a … More Christmas #craftblogclub Secret Santa 2015
I’ve never been a big fan of New Year resolutions. I can never remember them as the year goes by, so I’ve no way of knowing if I’ve actually achieved them or not! So this year I’m going to restrict myself to craft-based resolutions, and I’ll put them here so I have a way of … More 3 Crafting Resolutions for 2016
Wishing everyone a safe and happy festive period!