Saturday, 29 January 2011

Super chicks!

Look up in the sky, is it a bird?..... well yes it is actually, Its a super chick! :)

These are the latest chicks I have created for the chick knit appeal I am supporting, I think I have now made over 50 once I have sent these ones today :)

Awww they are just soo cute and it makes me really happy to be able to support the cancer charity doing something I enjoy as it is such a great cause.

Ive had another idea for a new design of chicks already and I can't wait to start knitting the next batch! You kind of get hooked..............

I hoping Beverly ( lady who organises the appeal, and is verrryy nice :) will be able to send me pictures of the stalls with all the chicks on at Easter (if that's how they are sold...) As I would love to see all the different types of chicks people have made.

On a different note, I know this blog is about knitting and crochet but recently I have been trying to make bento lunches (It is slightly related as I actually found out about all of this Japanese stuff through amigurumi, and my trip to Japan :)

They are lunches made up of all different small parts in a special bento box, for children cute bento is made which although I'm not really a small child is the kind of bento I went for :3

I made a teddy bear bento, which does actually remind me of amigurumi and a gingerbread man bento :)

I had to share them with someone as I was just so pleased with how they came out and they tasted nice too. I really want to make one that looks like balls of of yarn but at the moment I have no clue how to do that! :/

I'm off to post the chicks now,

I will see you all very soon :0)


Monday, 24 January 2011

Cute 'N' Quirky swap!

Hi everyone :)

I set up a swap group on ravelry for swapping cute and quirky items and today when I came home my parcel from the February swap was waiting for me! This months theme was kawaii critters here's what I received:

I got:
  • 2 very kawaii panda hairbands
  • a little penguin keyring
  • 2 reels of lovely ribbon
  • Some mini star beads
  • 2 quirky little stickers (not pictured because I accidentally left them in the envelope till now *doh!* :)
  • AND some utterly amazing Hello Kitty buttons which I will have to save for a verrrryyy special project!

My partner seems to know me very well as I absolutely love everything, Thank  you!!!!!!!!

I'm off to enjoy my parcel but I will talk to you all very soon :)

P.s keep your eyes peeled as I am working on two free patterns to be posted up in February and loads more great stuff before that!

Bye xxx

Monday, 17 January 2011

Stitches in time

Welcome dear readers to my humble bloggy home :)

I was having a mooch  around on the internet and came across these amazing knitting and crochet themed watches!!! As soon as I saw them I knew I had to share them with you all:

I have never seen anything like them, they are soo cool! You can get them personalized and can pick the colour strap/rim you want. They are all made by Whimsical watches and can be found at their website :

They make watches with tons and tons different themes, there is pretty much one for everyone. (there is one for taco lovers for goodness sake!)

I really want the first knitting one, with the little basket, it is just soo cute :) All you knitters out there who are with someone, what are you waiting for, get them on your valentines list! <3

I may just have to treat myself..................................................... :0)

Thursday, 13 January 2011

One of many


I hope everyones ok :) Can you remember in a post before Christmas I talked about one of my teachers liking my knitting/crocheted gifts for my friends so I made her a Christmas pudding? Well she caught up with when I got back to school and wanted me to make her some little christmas pudidng hanging decorations.......... So I got to work and managed to design a pattern for these little guys:

I showed her it and she loved it, She asked my for 7 (!) and said she was willing to pay. I have decided That they are £1 each :) Im sooo excited as this is the first bit of knitting I have sold! And she is going to take them to Italy next year to put on her family tree!!!

Anyway i'm off to make 6 more......... (hahaha not all at once :0)

See you all soon

Bye bye!

P.s dont forget to check out the cookie button giveaway, entires open till 19th January, dont miss out!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Im on tour!

Hi guys,

I have my own blog tour going and was invited to Knitting me blog!
I did an interview and you can read all the juicy gossip at:
There is also a giveaway of some cookie buttons I made so go check it out :)

Lauren was such a great host over there and asked me many fab questions so many thanks to her :) The blog is really great so be sure to have a look around :)

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Freshly baked.......

Hi everyone :)

Part of my new years resoloution (as many of you will know) is to draw one design for a knitting project everyday, my design for the 2nd of  January was a knitted cupcake that fitted inside a paper cupcake case. Later on that day I had some time and thought I would start the project. When I was in hobbycraft I picked up some beads that looked like sprinkle to add the finishing touch!

I love it, love it, love it (and I've started making another one with pink icing! :)
The pattern is so simple but realllllllyyyyy cute.

Also In my life recently something happened which I like to call the knitting needle mystery.......
The other day I came home to find two pairs of knitting needles posted through my door, with no note of who they were from? I didnt have time to blog about this when it happened as I was to busy revising for a geography exam, Fun! :(

I spent ages (3 days to be exact!) trying to work out who it was that had given them to me because it sure wasn't the knitting fairy :/ (I felt like Poirot with my list of suspects :o)  Then today one of my friends stopped me In school and asked if I had received their extra holiday gift, it was them all along and they were not even on my list! (the friend I gave the crochet vampire bat/bunny to), it's good to finally have the knitting needle mystery all wrapped up because I really was starting to believe it WAS the knitting fairy! 

what can I say, I have nice friends..........

I will talk to you all again very soon :)

Au revoir!

Monday, 3 January 2011

Scarflette pattern winners!

Entries for the scarflette pattern giveaway are now closed. The 5 lucky winners have been selected using and heres who they are! :

  • Clara Dalton
  • Teresa Coats
  • Melissa Zeffer
  • Victoria Barton
  • and Barbara Jalowiec!!!!!!
Congratulations to all of the winners :D your patterns have been sent to you!

Thanks again to Vanessa for supplying the pattern :)

Dont worry If you didn't win because there will be more great giveaways and other exciting stuff coming up soon!

well done to all of the winners xxx

See you again soon,


Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy new year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello everyone and happy new year! 2011 :)

As always i've made a list of new years resoloutions so here they are:
  • Keep on learing new knittting and crochet skills ( like sock knitting, clothing things , circular knitting , dpns etc...)

  • Design more and more of my own patterns!
  • Improve my blog and just keep making it better and better :)
  • Draw one design for a knitting project everyday.
  • Start writing my own knitting/crochet book :)
And just have another great year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Pictures found on internet not owned by me)

I hope everyone else has an amazing new year and and are as excited at the prospect of what can be achieved this year as I am......

.........Happy new year everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)  

P.s dont forget to enter the scarflette giveaway only 3 days left....