Thursday, December 22, 2011

My sheep..

Sitting on my TV Cabinet, Looking ever so cute are my sheep .. The pattern is by Marie Segares, and can be found Here at Undergroundcrafter..
While shepherds watched ..
My grandchildren love them so do a few adults.. They are cute :))
In progress no ears.
Side view..
Fat and cute.. complete with ears.
Well there are many more just calling out to be made,
they are fun and easy, although I did not add the Pop st in the last 2 i crocheted.. I did find that I couldn't watch tellie and make the pattern at the same time.

Now just to let you see what the chef has been up to here is one of his many projects..
Blackcurrant cordial..
With all the small fruits coming on, I know I will be spoilt with beautiful summer drinks and ever so yummy cheeses.
                              Happy Christmas...
"While Shepherds watched their flocks by night all seated on the ground.
The Angel of the Lord came down and Glory shone around.
Fear not said He for mighty dread had seized their trouble mind.
Glad Tidings of great Joy I bring to you and all mankind.."
by William Sandy's in 1833 (version 2.. )

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Scrubbie n slippers n sheep .

Yesterday my friend and I had a Christmas craft day get together at my place. She showed me how to make a scrubbie.
crochet in Sugar 'n Cream cotton. #4mm hook.
The Pattern is easy to follow and crochets up in no time.. Thanks Tina.  
Slippers crochet in 8ply cotton.Using a #4 mm hook.

More crocheted string bags.4ply cotton 3mm hook 
And of course the promised sheep..8ply yarn 4mm hook
well nearly a sheep :))

Sunday, December 4, 2011


We are going to have to buy a small fridge for the chefs Cheeses :)  the Chef is making cheese like it is going out of fashion.. But I have to tell you it is so tastey I have to check friends and family bags before they leave the house LOL.
If it isn't headed over the water to the Mainland it is being comsumed by a once a week cheese tastings..

l/ brickCheddar,m,camembert, carraway cheddar ,brie.  
I have had my senior sisters staying a while, with much laughter and a few trips around Tas.
Callington Flour mill Oatlands.
Great cuppa and a couple of bags of flour we head off to Richmond.. A place I had not visited for many years.
 Miniture town of old Hobart , (Hobarton).
On the crochet front..., well I am pleased to say I have made all the string bags :)) What I am making next will be a few sheep.. Yes I did say sheep...:))
More on that next time I stop by your place..
Have fun, and remember a smile goes for miles.. Cheers........

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lia's Gift and Christmas cup..

I was so thrilled last week to receive a package in the post from Italy..... :)) Lia had sent me the beautiful doily in the pic above.. I love the colour and show it off when ever I get the opportunity.. Thank you Lia. :))

The mug and crocheted edged Hanky looked lovely in the morning sun, I couldn't resist a pic of it:))

How pretty the flowers are in the garden at the moment.. Rhododendrons and roses make a pretty picture in the dining room..
Hoping you are having a creative week..
See you at your place :))

Sunday, October 30, 2011

I Found my Head :))

 I have been on a short break to the mainland, catching up with family and grandchild.
While on a shopping trip I found it , and only $10:00.Yes , my head, I have been hunting everywhere for one.. So I came home very pleased.
I love this hat with the flower.

and another one with flower.
The Chef and I came down with the dreaded Flu so not a lot of crochet has been happening..
I did manage to make a couple of bags while I was away, which the family now have :))

This bag is a little larger, I find the slightly wider handles work well for larger items.
I have orders for the bags now, so I am pleased at last we can now use our cotton bags instead of those dreaded plastic bags...
Before you go,
Check out bead knitting and crochet leave a comment and you may be the recipient of a giveaway.
I would like to thank Kerrie over at Kerrie's Corner for her lovely words of encouragement..
See you at your place :))

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Shopping bags ..

A young man in one of our local stores was rather taken by one of my string shopping bags.. " I would use one if I could buy one" he said. "Oh" I said , would you ?
what colour would you like??"  "Black" was his reply.. 
bag in pouch.

 So... here it is :))

Of course I didn't stop at one .. here is a link to  A Pattern of a similar bag..

Paton's cotton. colours of Collingwood footy team :))
crocheted in synthetic yarn .
And a pic of my Orchids before I go ..

Not many this year..
Princess Lauren ..

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It Started with a message on FaceBook.

The dolls at the child minding centre didn't have any clothes..   Oh dear... can't have that .. Sooooo.
singlet, undies and hat.
Into the craft room I ran, rummaging through yarn and looking for needles and a pattern or two . I found some very old patterns and started knitting :))  AND..
.......It was on  Aussie Maria's blog I was reading about all those cute little patterns for babies and it struck me to make a" hug me tight "for the doll..

pretty cute .
It was so easy to make and looks so cute in pink.

I crocheted the cap, just a smaller version of an adults pattern..  it was a lot of fun . So at least now one of the dolls has clothes... :))
Cheers everyone, and thank you for stopping by and leaving lovely comments.. I will see you at your place :))

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Slippers ........

Children's slippers.. crocheted in synthetic yarn 12ply 
 There is a lovely pattern for these slippers here.. I have made a couple of pairs adding on  more rows for my long foot :)) Check them out you will be surprised at how lovely this blog is :))

Adult slippers crocheted in wool using 8ply..  
multicolour synthetic yarn (R)8ply 4mm hook..
They are so easy to make and a lot of fun..

Remember this project from a much earlier posting??
Well I have put off crocheting 
the sleeves as they are a pain to crochet, to bulky. I ask myself, why did I choose this pattern??  I liked the look of it and thought it would be a breeze. Its like knitting socks in 4ply a never ending WIP.. you have to make 2 LOL......

I have ripped it out so many times, I am thinking of making a pattern on the sleeves that , to be honest , I can finish this winter ..  maybe a diamond pattern up the centre of the sleeve using the cluster st.. What do you think?? 
Spring is in the air:))

The chef is playing his guitar in the back ground and singing, what a joy :) An old rocker from way back :))

Before I go I want to say "Hello"to my friend Tina from Crochet and Orchids  .. We are thinking of you :))

Happy crafting everyone :))

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

DebiY thankyou :))

The mail came this morning in a well known USA brown envelope...   To me , It is an envelope I have been waiting for.. You see, I won a crochet hook from DebiY
and here is a pic of the hook :))
It came with its own cover .
Thankyou Debi :))
Well i am off to sort out a few patterns.  I can't wait to use my new Hook..
Happy crafting :))

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Happy days :))

Yes I am like a kid in a toy shop, my parcel of Bendigo wool has arrived, and I am loving it :))
The pattern is for knitting, but......I like the collar on the jacket.. 8ply in 200 gram balls excellent  to work with and not many of those annoying joins..:))
I prefer to make my own jackets or cardies, as they fit better and the right colour.. Very satisfying to make your own garments, don't you agree ??

2 more knee or baby rugs completed, I had a few blue granny squares left over 36 in all,  decided to make a small rug, the variegated rug is a vst pattern , very easy & quick to make. It took 2 balls of 8ply synthetic yarn.
close up of v st :))
The sun has been shining again today, the chef and I have been busy in the garden.. The weeds grow no matter the weather..
Our first crop of peas are in, and covered with netting to stop the cats digging in the garden and the birds taking the seed..
                                       That's it from me ..
Enjoy your weekend where ever you are :))

Monday, August 1, 2011

Knit for Charity Blankets and the Chef :))

Hi Everyone,
Its raining here at the moment and its getting a little dark..  Thought I would share a little of what has been happening in my world ....
I have finished and passed on to St Giles these blankets..
This blanket was made from  7" squares crochet together with variegated yarn and the border in 8ply baby yarn..
The blue granny you will see in my last blog..

Now to the chef of the house...
Not only does he make our cheeses, he is now making sausages, and I can tell you , they are so tastey.. No more bought snags in this family.
No artificial colour , or fill, just fresh herbs from the garden..
But wait there is more.... lol
Vanilla slice, home made pastry, what more could a girl ask for :))
Spoilt??? yes I think I am...
Have a great week everyone, I'll be stopping by your blog to see what you have been up to  :)) Cheers!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Genealogy and crochet.

Facinating subject Genealogy.. It is where I have been most of the week , on the computer looking and hoping for a snippet of gossip, a picture or two, an ooo, or oh no.. LOL. I know we are out there, it just takes time .. Which brings me to the best time spent of all.......... Crocheting....... :))
this is what I have to show for the week that was ...

granny square blanket.

broomstick lace pram blanket.
baby bibs in cotton.

more baby hats .
I was looking at a blog this morning which I know you will want to visit  one pair of hands  There is an item that we all need to know,  A great way to mend those holes in woollen garments etc..
one for the road..

Did I say Road...... Tour de France.. Cadel Evens ,,, your GOLD...........