Owl always love you

A couple of years ago, I whipped up this little beauty using this fabulous design.

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It still to this day is one of my favourite jumpers (especially now that I can fit into it again!) and receives many compliments.  Papa-dearest is an avid Owl fan and has been hounding me to knit him something Owl-esque ever since. Unbeknownst to him I started on a sweater not long afterwards annnnnnd two years later it is finally finished!

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I Moss be dreaming

Introducing the Moss Cowl. This is perhaps one of the easiest knits ever and my go-to for cowls when you want them done quickly – no fuss, no muss.

DSC00482This little gem is for my brother’s gorgeous lady-friend. I knit one for her a while ago but it was misplaced and this was so easy that I had no worries whipping up another one for her.

DSC00481I used a chunky wool with 12mm needles because I wanted some bulk but a nice drape. Have done it with DK weight wool and size 8 needles also and was perfectly fine. The basic pattern is as follows…

Cast on 15 stitches (you can make this as wide or as skinny as you want just make sure there are an uneven number of stitches)

Row 1: *K1, P1* across ending on a knit.

Repeat until scarf is desired length (I kept going until I could wrap it comfortably around my neck twice).

Bind off using a stretchy bind off

Sew together, block lightly and enjoy.


Playful Stripes

Yet another gift for a baby-to-be is the Playful Stripes baby blanket. This time for a close friend and partner-in-craft.

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‘Ello Ellybobs

So many friends are about to have babies! Luckily I’ve been laid up with an injury so that gives me plenty of opportunity for knitting all sorts of baby-cuteness!IMG_1378



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Midweek Inspiration

It seems I’ve stumbled onto a winner with my little vesties! I’ve been inundated by orders from friends wanting them for their littlies or for gifts… So a lot of my time has been taken up whipping these up….


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Recently a friend of mine did some research and gave me some advice on starting a small business. To thank her I wanted to make her something cute yet practical that wouldn’t take a lot of time…. Enter LOLA.


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Midweek Inspiration

This is the current state of my living room/crafting area…. ugh costuming! Poor Hubster’s doing a fantastic job putting up with it all! Thankfully by this time next week it will all be over and life can resume to normal crafty business!!!


Here are the things I have been dreaming of while sewing costumes.

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Midweek Inspiration

Soooo many ideas…. Sooo little time… Why must life get in the way of crafting?????

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Feijoa Frenzy

Nothing brings more joy, gluttony and competition to get to the last fruit in this household than Feijoa season. These delicious little morsels only fruit for a short period of time in the autumn and early winter so we tend to feast on them while the opportunity presents itself.

Soooooooo yummy

Soooooooo yummy

Recently we acquired a few huge bags full and while we pigged out on a couple, I managed to save one to make some chutney. This stuff is so good it usually gets demolished in a couple of months. One day we’ll figure out how to make it last.

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