29 December 2009

recycled cotton yarn

This face washer, towel and basket set using recycled cotton (Red Heart Eco-Cotton Blend) is one of my latest obsessions, I want to make hundreds.....as you can see haven't yet finished one. But fall in love with is now as it's probably your next gift from me....you will love it ;)

22 December 2009

cushion nearly done

Was rushing to get this done in time for German's birthday and made a mistake!!!
It really doesn't pay to rush :( so now I have to undo and redo the corner bit...*sigh* ...but it is going to look lovely when it's done :D

03 December 2009

Rag Rug

Have started on making my first crocheted mat, it's really not hard to do and looks quite good, but more importantly, it keeps my feet warm as my flat is all cold white tiles

Still have quite a bit of work to go on it but am very happy with the results so far..

01 December 2009

More Mongolian Scarfs

Pleased I was able to meet my goal of 4 (one further down on another post) hope they keep the children warm and, in some small measure, help them feel loved...

Baby Ripples

Have started a new baby blanket for a friend that is expecting....once again can't resist those ripples!

22 November 2009

Mongolian Scarf

Unfortunately I no longer have a camera to use! I have made sooo many things but can't upload them here yet :( I have made four scarfs for the Mongolia childrens project, this was the first one that I lucky got a photo of before the camera was lost.

Have started a rag rug, cushion covers, made more scarfs for friends and have also started a baby blanket, hopefully will be able to update soon!

05 November 2009

A new crochet fanatic

Meet Nicole....a self confessed perfectionist and my lastest student! Here she's wearing her first effort, a fab scarf, fantastic work for a beginninger! I can already see that it's just a matter of time before she surpases me to achieve the rank of master.....more power to you my friend A close up shot of her lovely scarf

23 October 2009

Another Ripple

At first I thought my colour choice might be too bright, but now I am really into it
Still got a while to go yet

15 October 2009

Pink Ripples Done

Here is my finished pink ripple blanket, much to my delight this friend has asked me to make a ripple she can give to someone at Christmas, my first commission, how awesome is that!

03 October 2009


The urge to crochet is going into overdrive with the beginning of October (even though it's still stinking hot here in HK) Scarfs are calling to me....
....these autumn colours are my first attempt using mohair yarn...it's tricky but makes an interesting effect...
and here is a shades of aqua ripple scarf I've begun, can't seem to stay away from the ripples!

26 September 2009

growing fast

Here is the latest on my pink ripple creation, I have experimented with the colour combos a bit and am not sure what I think of the results....
....but I guess you've got to fiddle around to decide what you like, it's the multi-coloured pink and white-ish yarn that I'm not so fond off

14 September 2009

Pink Ripples

Have started a new ripple blanket, pink, for my dearest Kim O who I love and who loves pink :)

21 August 2009

final stages

Getting ready to sew my blanket together, just need to make a few more squares

10 August 2009

More Babette

Have now finished all of the 6 rounds in my Babette, and most of the 8 too.....
I am steaming along with this blanket....feeling very motivated!

08 August 2009

Babette love

Have finally finished blocking rounds 2 and 4 of my Babette blanket....still lots to do...
but am loving the results!!

02 August 2009

The Babette continues...

I am totally delighted with this blanket already....it's the first 100% pure wool blanket that I have made so far and am really enjoy the texture of the wool as I work....
Am planning to block every square....as you can see with this blue and purple baby it really does look much better, it's painstaking work though!

31 July 2009

63 and counting..

I am totally in love with this hexagon blanket...63 hexes so far...
I am actually considering keeping this one for myself as I love it sooo much :)
Have also started on a new project...a Babette Blanket...they are so divine, I can wait to make me a dint in it

24 July 2009


Have started a new blanket.....can't help myself....
even though I have so many started.... when the mood strikes me I just start another
Still have loads to go on this one, but am blocking the squares (as you see) as I go

14 July 2009

Purple is Pretty

My purple and white throw for my little sister is half done, still need to make more strands (you can see some on the left side of the picture) and then need weave them into the blanket. Am very excited....it's going to look cool when it's finished...it's for her 12th birthday.
On the ripple blanket front... it has grown!
It's actually big enough to be a throw now, but I am wondering....

.....should I keep going and make it big enough to be a single bed blanket? It's a gift for a nearest and dearest and am not sure what she'd prefer....your opinions are always valued!!

09 July 2009

Flower Cushions Finished!

Here is the front....the back is the same colour as the flowers on the front...
The flat back works nicely I think......these ones are a surprise gift to a beautiful, kind and generous friend
- with love xxx

07 July 2009

thanks Mum and Dad

Here is my birthday pressie from Mum and Dad....I really love the purplely yarn.....
and am planning to try one of the patterns in the book...what wonderful gifts!

05 July 2009

A big fat cushion cover

Yeah....finished at last! It took a lot longer then I expected. This is a shell pattern and the cushion size is 60cm x 60cm, you can see from the photo it's nearly as big as my sofa cushions!
This is for my lovely darling friend Gin...hope you (and your overweight cat) enjoy it!

02 July 2009

3D Flowers

Due to popular demand (i.e. my students) I have taught myself how to crochet 3D flowers
It's actually not too hard once you get the hang of it and is very satisfying to complete
Have decided to make cushion covers ....either these 2 designs, front and back on one cushion or....
....two cushions like this with a flatter back cover design....which would be best? Any suggestions??