Hand-dyed shawl with a conscience

So I really set myself a challenge with this one… the pattern is only available in Russian! But it is so beautiful, I decided to give […]

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Usagi Tawashi (Rabbit Scrubbie)

A few years ago when I went to Japan I bought several books from the “Magic Scrubber” series. The Japanese love their zakka (crafts for the […]

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‘Salty’ Shawl

The shawl isn’t actually salty, but the colour of the yarn is called ‘Salty Grey’ so it kinda stuck with me. This thing took aaaaaaaaaaaaaaages of […]

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Owl Amigurumi Rattle

My friend Ruth bought me a book called Amigurumi World for my birthday, so I was really looking forward to finally getting some amigurumi patterns that […]

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Another cupcake pincushion (pink this time)

I loved making that adorable cupcake pincushion so much, I decided to make another one for another friend’s birthday. She’s a crafty gal herself, and EVERYONE […]

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Crochet cupcake pincushion – YUM!

It was my friend Mairead’s birthday, and she simply LOVES sewing. She makes the best, most amazing fancy-dress costumes ever. Plus, she is as big a […]

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Felted bowl: a crochet gift for the man who has everything

I have known Simon for years, and over the years, I am sure that he has acquired pretty much everything a man could need or want. […]

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Cotton crochet bowls

I went to visit my most fantastic friend ever, Ken Wilson, in glorious green Kentucky. I have known Ken since I was 16 years old, and […]

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