A bit of a life and craft update

Hello everyone, I know it’s been ages (almost 3 weeks in fact, as our next HQAL post is scheduled for tomorrow).

I just wanted to update you on a couple of other things I’ve been working on lately and on life in general, as it seems I have had no time to blog at all lately.

We have had a really really hot summer here in Melbourne, Australia, in fact it is currently over 40 celsius which means that my knitting and crochet have been quite slow working as I don’t feel like sitting under yarn. I have made a couple of amigurumi though when my little overlord lets me enjoy some free time.

I have finished sewing together Nate the Narwhal and I have designed a cute little love bug named Lara. I think I will publish a free pattern for my narwhal and a paid pattern for the bug. I have also decided that this year I will create a new website to display all my patterns together. They will be more accessible and I will also link all of them to my Ravelry store (where I put all the PDFs for sale). That way, I will keep this blog for more personal interactions and to show you all my crafty projects rather than to promote patterns.

On other crochet notes, I still didn’t finish my huge Lord of the Rings blanket last year but I have started the last square and I have started to join the blanket together.

With knitting, I have a no stress project on the go, it’s a very simple seed stitch blanket with 2 colours. I’m hoping to finish that before this winter to keep Clark warm in bed without fear of him suffocating. I’ve noticed he loved to pull blankets over his face and I get super worried, so at least with a knitted blanket there are holes for him to still breathe through.


I’ve also signed up with our local library and I have been reading and listening to audiobooks so much since, it’s been really great to have access to so many books for free and because the loans are for 3 weeks I actually read the books rather than procrastinating with them on my bedside table! This is probable the most I’ve read since I was a teen, I’ve already finished 12 books this year and we’re only just in March!

And finally I’m starting back work next week (in 2 days in fact, I start on Monday)! I can’t believe how fast time has gone, Clark is already 5.5 months and I got a job teaching at uni. I’m really looking forward to that and I hope that with Clark in daycare I will have more time to catch up on reading your lovely blogs and posting here too.

Here is the culprit for my lack of posting, you can probably tell it’s hard for me to even be mad at him for it when he is so cute!


Hope you all had a great start to your year ❤




Filed under Crochet, Knitting, miscellaneous

23 responses to “A bit of a life and craft update

  1. It’s impossible to be mad at that little face! Such a cutie.
    I kinda love narwhals, they’re like sea unicorns 😉

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  2. He is ADORABLE! I think you’ve done very well to get any crafting (and so much reading) done at all, given that perfect little distraction!

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  3. Clark! I want to hug him myself! Such a happy boy, too! Congratulations on your job, lovely to see the fruits of your PhD labor already!

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  4. claire93

    good luck back at work. I bet it’ll be hard to leave Clark to begin with, but it will just make time together all the more precious.

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  5. Productivity goes out the window when you have a child, I know how that feels! If you are finding blankets a bit worrying with the baby, grow-bags are great – they’re like sleeping bags that do up around the baby’s arms, so they’re warm but can’t pull it up over their face. I used them with both mine and takes a lot of stress out of night-times!

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    • That’s so true you get much less productive but they are so worth it! I’ll look into the grow-bags, thank you for suggesting them I think they’ll be great for this winter ☺️


  6. He’s such a cutie! I remember how much free time I did NOT have when mine were small. You’ve managed to do quite a bit!

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  7. Clark is so so cute!! Enjoy every minute because he will be off to school and then graduated in the blink of an eye. Your amigurumi are wonderful as usual! ❤️❤️

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    • Thank you Tracy 😘 you’re so right though time goes too fast I can’t believe he is already at daycare 😭 we’re really enjoying spending time together though so that’s what matters 🥰


  8. I can understand the distraction caused by that cheeky chappie face – so cute! Good luck with your new job – what will you be teaching? Well done for finishing so many books. The little amigurumi bug is cute.

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    • Thank you Susan, he is totally distracting 🥰 I’m going to be teaching biology, I had my first class yesterday actually and it was great ☺️


  9. Great projects, and darling baby. Good luck with your new job!

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  10. Oh such cuteness 😃💕 Good luck with your new job! What are you teaching?
    I’m loving the little Amigurumis 😍

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  11. Clark is growing so fast. He is just adorable.
    Lovely crafty projects, I love the bug. 🙂
    Take care and enjoy the last of the season, hope the weather is still good.

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    • Thanks Joey, the weather has been crazy hot still, we went to the beach on Sunday 😊 Hope you also have good weather 😘

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      • Thank you. 🙂 Great to hear you are all having a good time there. The beach sounds wonderful. Still hot here too, although the mornings are cooler when the doggy goes for a walk. 🙂 I have notices one tree starting to turn colour, so it is starting very slowly.

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