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Winter Warmers…

Yes it’s that time of year for warming wraps, snuggly scarves and socks, socks, socks, for winter chills are lurking just around the corner. As you can see, I finished my rather gorgeous shawl knitted from a Knitting Magazine lace pattern, using Papatya cake yarn in autumnal shades and I just adore it (muchly). Remember that lovely green shawl I was crocheting from Simply Crochet magazine? Well dear reader, you’ll be pleased to know it turned out to be just as soft and sumptuous as everything else I’ve made using James C. Bett’s ‘Misty’ yarn;see for yourself…

Still on the warming wraps theme, I knitted up a simple scarf in garter stitch for my darling daughter, using blocks of her favourite autumn jewel colours of Stylecraft dk yarn: gold, copper, graphite petrol and burgundy…

And so to socks, for as you know dear reader, I always have a pair of socks on the go, this time I’m using a dk super-soft yarn by King Cole called ‘Sprite’ in a Capri shade, although I think the colours of dark navy, purple, pink and green remind me so much of the northern lights that I think it should have been called Aurora…

In my capacity as freelance Christmas toy elf for Santa, I have once again been crafting up a few cuddly creatures for Christmas gifts for tiny munchkins out there. You’ll be excited to know that I have a new crocheted creature to introduce to you: Felix the Fox…

Isn’t he just the cutest in his jolly green jumper? I also crocheted another mouse toy but altered the sizing so that it turned out a rather pretty-petite half the size of my usual mouse toy…

I know, she’s just too delightful for words isn’t she? Of course I just had to craft up another cheeky monkey…

And yes he’s already been up to his usual tricks…

Ooh monkey you are such a cheeky chimp! Well, that’s all my crafty creations for this time dear reader. I’ll leave you with a few of my favourite autumnal pics from my recent wanderings and remember: keep on crafting…

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Meet Miss Matilda Mouse…

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Well hello there dear reader! I do so hope you have had a super summer and that you managed to get out into the sunshine to craft in the lovely fresh air somewhere. I myself was often to be found doodling, knitting or crocheting on a beautiful beach and Miss Matilda Mouse is just one of the creations that I crafted up in the sunshine. Isn’t she cute? She is an adaptation of my bunny pattern design and I can’t wait to start on my next cute creature which is based on the same pattern: a monkey! In a pretty dress of course!

Still on the crocheted creatures theme, I have also designed a unicorn pattern, as I wanted to make a unicorn for my fab friend Joy. We both have a bit of a unicorn obsession and she even presented me with a lovely gift of authentic (obviously) unicorn poo! If you don’t believe me, here’s photographic evidence to prove it…

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…see, told you. Anyway, I’m keeping it in my fridge so it stays fresh (as you do) and it makes me smile whenever I open my fridge door! Now there aren’t many people who can say they have unicorn poo in their fridge, are there? Well here’s a couple of pics of the unicorn I designed…

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Isn’t he adorable? Of course I shall have to make myself a little magical fellow now too. Still on the crochet theme, I have also started making cute little crocheted cosies for pebbles (gosh, what with monkeys in dresses and unicorn poo and now pebble cosies, bet you think I’ve gone stark-raving bonkers, but bear with me dear reader) anyway, these pebble cosy thingies make pebbles even lovelier to hold in the palm of your hand, sort of cuddlier and softer, but still keeping their rather pleasing curved shape…

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Oh-so-pretty, pastel pebbles♡ Loving them muchly. Now for something more normal but still on the ‘cosie’ theme, I have finished knitting the lacy snoods I was working on; one in gorgeous Debbie Bliss yarn, which is a cotton, linen and silk blend…

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…and the other in a Rico Design cotton blend yarn…

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Aren’t they simply divine? I used a Rowan lace pattern which you can download for free on their website ( http://www.knitrowan.com ) and I am now addicted to lace knitting, so be warned!

Well that’s all my crafty news for now, next time I should hopefully have some embroidered cloud pillows and a couple of canine plushies to share with you, as they are the sewing projects I’m currently working on, as well as a bit of wonderful weaving too. I will leave you with a couple of sunny-summery shots from my beaching adventures dear reader, as I wish you farewell for now. Until next time – keep crafting!

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