Monthly Archives: December 2016

Happy Christmas!

Hi everyone!

This week and next week will be a bit crazy with Christmas and New Year. I probably won’t be posting until next year, although I’ll definitely be finishing the stitch stop and roll blanket (more on that in a few weeks).

Until then, I’d like to share with you my latest quick Christmas present.


To go with that, I have made a PDF of small patterns you can use if you want to make your own earrings.

PDF for earring patterns here


A very happy Christmas to all of you!





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Stitch stop & roll afghan – part 4

I’m a bit late this week, but this part took longer than expected. I had to do two full colours before I could fasten off (total of 5 new rows) to finish this part. 

The white part is actually popping out, giving a nice 3D structure to the hexagons. 

I think that I should be finished (hopefully) by next week but we will see. In the worst case it’s not a big deal as mum doesn’t arrive until the 27th ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Only a week and a bit until Christmas!!! 



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Pineapple doily – finishedย 

The title says it all! I’ve finished my pineapple doily. Now I need to figure out how to pack it as it is a Christmas gift.



I’m pretty proud of myself, this is definitely the biggest doily I’ve ever made and it didn’t even take me that long (okay still a few weeks but that’s pretty good!) 

What’s the thing you’re the most proud of making?



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DIY burlap gift bags

Happy Monday! 

With Christmas inching closer by the minute, I’m making sure that all the presents I already have are nicely wrapped and tucked under the tree. 

I’ve been making a few small items to gift this year and I’ve seen some really cute drawstring burlap bags in stores that looked perfect to wrap those gifts. The already made bags were pretty expensive though compared to just buying the burlap so I decided to make my own using stuff I already had at home. 

You will need some burlap, coloured thread of your choice, a needle and as an option you can also use embroidery thread to stitch some festive design at the front of your bag. 

I used already cut burlap sheets, which I cut in half to get a long strip. 

I stitched a candy cane on the front of my furure bag (but really you can stitch anything), making sure to leave enough space at the top to fold over twice in order to hide the raw edge. I did the same on the other short side of the rectangle. 

I then top stitched each of the folded short edges. Making sure I had the wrong side of the stitching facing, I sewed the sides of the bag. Finally, I turned the bag with the right side out and I threaded a cotton cord just underneath the top stitching. 

That’s it! Let me know if you try to make one of those yourself, or if you have any cool and original gift wrap go to ๐Ÿ˜Š



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Stitch stop & roll afghan – part 3

It is growing!

I’ve gone through one whole set of colours already only that much more to go! ๐Ÿ™‚



Filed under CAL, Crochet, WIP, Work in progress

WIP Wednesday – pineapple doily

Hello readers!

I’ve been making some great progress on this doily. I’m now up to row 19/30, so almost 2/3 of the way through. 

That’s where I was at last time. 

And now

I have good hope I’m actually finishing this for Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚ 



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Christmas presents – dicebags

Hello readers! 

I’ve been busy over the weekend and I have made a few more Christmas presents. 

I found this pattern on ravelry to make dragon egg bags but I decided to adapt them to make a magikarp and a gyarados bag instead. 

Those will serve as stocking of sorts, filled with geeky goodness!

Less than three weeks until Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐Ÿพ


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Stitch stop and roll afghan – part 2

I love how fast this blanket is working up ๐Ÿ™‚ I am now making the three half hexagons at the same time as the other hexagons just to keep it simple for me with the colour changes. 

I am now up to row 7 out of 19. My mum arrives on the 27th of December and leaves on the 2nd of January, so I have until then to finish this, so that she can bring it back home. 

How are your presents coming along?



Filed under CAL, Crochet, WIP, Work in progress