Tuesday, 30 November 2010

I'm dreaming of a white christmas........

ITS SNOWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But I still had to go school :/

Ahhh well when I got home there was enough snow to make......

     Mini man the snowman :)
I <3 him!

He even has a little hat and scarf.

Recenlty my swap parcel arrrived from the swap I take part in on Ravelry, again I had another generous parcel :)


I have been making some more buttons, I made come cookie ones and some mini mushroom ones. I will post pictures soon!

Tomorrow is the 1st of december!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ive been waiting for ages for it to be that day!

In my house all the christmas decorations go up on this day so its very exciting. Also advent calendars start :P Yummy choclate........

Thsi will be a month full of fabulous blogging so check back soon for special free patterns, pictures and a christmas giveaway!

(And obviously because you love me! ahhahaha )

Post again very very soon........


Thursday, 25 November 2010

Old Jewellery crochet stitch markers

Hi everyone,
In lots of the crochet patterns I use it recommends using a safety pin as a stitch marker. I do this a lot as I find it easy to move and use but it does look a bit boring! :/ So I though how can I make them more exciting and I came up with Jewellery stitch markers......

here is a very simple tutorial for making crochet stitch markers from old jewellery and safety pins :)
First you need some safety pins:

Then some old (or new) Jewellery with different charms /bead/chains on it:

Take one safety pin and one charm. Using pliers or your fingers open the ring of one of the charms slightly. Hook it through the circle part of the safety pin and using pliers or your fingers shut the ring so that the charm stays on the pin :)


You can experiment but using all kinds of charms and if using things like necklaces you can use different lengths of chain to make a kind of chainy tassel :) Anything you like really. Just be creative that's the main thing.

Also when they are done you can wear them on your clothes in case you start a project on the go!

(That's what I'm going to do! :0)

See you soon xxx

Monday, 22 November 2010

Giveaway winner!

Congratulations to...................... NICOLE IVEY! The winner of the first ever IITKI giveaway :)

You have won all of the wonderful prizes featured :) an email has been sent to you telling you what you need to do to get your prize on its way to you!

Don't be too sad if you didn't win this one, lots more fantastic giveaways coming up soon including a special Christmas themed one In December :)

check back soon!!!


Saturday, 20 November 2010

Giveaway entries now closed

Just a note to say the giveaway entries are now closed! Check back on the 22nd to find out if you have won :)

Friday, 19 November 2010

Pom-Pom headphone case/ trinket box: FREE PATTERN!


Like I promised here is the pattern for the pom-pom box I created recently :)

You will need:
  • Cream worsted/ Aran Weight Yarn (for case)
  • A small amount of embroidery thread (to sew on button)
  • A small/medium sized clear button
  • A small amount of DK yarn the same colour as embroidery thread (for pom pom)
  • A 3.5 mm crochet hook


rnd 1: Make a magic ring, 6dc (6sts)
rnd 2: 2dc into each st (12sts)
rnd 3: *1dc, 2dc into next st* Repeat from * to * around (18 sts)
rnd 4: *2dc, 2dc into next st* Repeat from * to * around (24 sts)
rnd 5: *3dc, 2dc into next st* Repeat from * to * around (30sts)
rnd 6 -8 : 1dc into each st around (30sts)
When rnd 8 is completed ch 5 and slst into 2nd chain from hook. This completes button loop. Depending on the button size this may need to be smaller or larger so please check.


rnd 1: Make a magic ring, 6dc (6sts)
rnd 2: 2dc into each st (12sts)
rnd 3: *1dc, 2dc into next st* Repeat from * to * around (18 sts)
rnd 4: *2dc, 2dc into next st* Repeat from * to * around (24 sts)
rnd 5- 8: 1dc into each st around (24sts)
Fasten off.

To make up:

Overlap top and bottom half slighlty and sew together, sew about a length of 1 cm at the back of case (opposite button loop) The case should now open and close with the seam acting as a hinge. Darn in any lose ends. Close the case fully, the bottom half should roll up inside top half slightly. Mark the position of the button, by using position of loop as a guide and sew button to case using embroidery thread. Make pom pom and sew to top of case. if pom pom is too large trim slighlty.

Voila! you now have a new little pom-pom box :) enjoy..............................

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The present day....

Hi guys!

I thought I would do a post about what is currently going on in my life.......

At the moment im on exam leave from school. Ive done most of my exams. I only have food tech left on friday. (YAY!!!!!! NO MORE REVISING!)

I have started making my own buttons from fimo. I love how creative it is you can do whatever you want and can use the finished product! I made some halloween pumpkin ones for the swap I did last month. Here they are:

Im going to make some for my next swap which is christmas themed. I might also do a tutorial on here soon on how to make some for anyone who wants to try it. They are simple but fun :D

As I am vegetarian me and my family don't eat turkey for christmas dinner, but when I saw Alan darts latest pattern in simply knitting magazine I knew we were going to have one this year......

Hes so cute, how could you not wanna make him, but remember turkeys are for life not just for christmas ;)

I found out I had alot more friends than I thought when I sat down to write my christmas present list, Ive been making around a present a night. I decided I was going to make them all something so Ive been trawling Ravelry to find patterns for interesting mini items for all of them, its a long process!
I wrote my own pattern for a pom pom headphone case/ trinket box the other day which I will be posting up for free soon :)

Im also practising for a christmas concert coming up at school soon, I play clarinet. For those of you who dont know what it is its the instrument squidward in spongebob sqaurepants plays (Yes, thats why I chose that instrument. hahaha so sad I know!)

Well thats my life at the moment. I pretty much counting down the days to christmas. Hope everyone esles is going ok!

See you all very very soon

P.S my uncle from Australia is coming over on friday. I havent seen him in ages! Im making him a crocheted christmas pudding as a prezzie :) will post pics soon! ohhh im so excited....

Sunday, 14 November 2010


Hello everyone!

I just wanted to remind you that the giveaway ends in 5 days!!! good luck to all those who have entered already. The giveaway is open to anyone in any country and if you are the one lucky winner you get all the prizes mentioned :oD

To enter send your name and email to : iitki@hotmail.co.uk

Simple as.... Good luck

Don't forget to subscribe as there will be more giveaways coming very soon!


Thursday, 11 November 2010

Christmas and Chicks!

Hola Everyone :)

Recently me and my mum bought some donations to give to the shoebox appeal. It is a charty whcich gives christmas presents to kids that don't normally get anything. The stuff gets put in shoeboxes and sent to kids around the world who dont have all the luxuries we have. Its a really nice appeal. I donated some hairclips that I made with crocheted flowers on them (as seen in picture!) Its a nice thought to think that something I made will brighten a kids day :)

 (All our stuff!!!!!!)

There are a few rules you ahve to follow so that your box is suitable but it makes you feel really good when you make one as something as small as a bracelet can make a childs christmas!

From one charity to another.....

I also finished some more chicks (and sonwmen!) for the charity knitting I am doing. They are easter bunny themed:

The lady who organizes it said they accept snowmen other animals etc so I thought I would be a bit creative!I am very close to my target of 50!!!!!!!!  Ill keep knitting.......

Talk soon,

Enter the giveaway or itll be too late :o) Only 9 days left!

Bye Bye

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Happy (late!) Halloween......

Happy Halloween loyal readers!

I realise I am a bit late (4 days!) but I was busy with trying to post Japan pictures and set up the giveaway. However I was not willing to let Halloween pass by without a mention because it is one of my fave holidays :D

The theme for the swap on ravelry was Halloween so I got a cool themed parcel that made my day even more special. It had loads of great stuff including some kool aid so I can do my own dying. (How exciting!)
Thankyou to my generous swap partner!

Because we arrived home quite late by the time we got to the supermarket the next day all the big pumpkins were sold out but we did find these........ munchkin pumpkins!
They are so cute, however because they are so small they are un-carveable :/ So we had to decorate them and draw on them instead.
Mines the one with the purple star bow.....

 ... from real pumpkins to knitted ones. I made four of these as a Halloween gift for my family and one one for myself ( I couldn't resist!) They were from the Jiffy knits book I mentioned in an older post on my blog. the pattern was soooo quick I made them all in one night:

I hope everyone had a good Halloween like me, next is Christmas :D

Information and how to enter is in earlier post and will be re posted soon :)
Good luck

Bye bye friends :0)

Monday, 1 November 2010

Japan Pictures :)

Hola once again!
Here are some of the photo highlights of my trip to Japan :oD

Shinjuku city centre

The view from the cable car near Lake Ashi, it was really  beautiful <3

The coolest bread I have EVER seen!!!!!!!

Halloween at Japan Disneysea park. it ws reallly fun there I went on loads of rides :)

 A blurry (sorry :/ ) picture from the top of the tallest building in Tokyo. The view of all the lights was amazing.....

A whole load of wool I found in the local 100 Yen store !!!!!! Knitting truly is a worldwide craft :)

And I will leave you with the funniest thing I saw on the whole of my trip. A sign telling you how to use "Western style" toilets
ahhaahhaahah Im laughing just thinking about it! :D

Thanks for reading, blog again soon, bye :)