January 31, 2015

Double Crochet Flannel

Filed under: Knitting and Crochet — sarah @ 10:35 am

double crochet flannel

This is my first attempt at crochet – I think it is double with single around the edge. It is a start – I have a long way to go and I find crochet really hard 🙁

It also took like a whole month to make this :/

January 25, 2015

Puff Flower Tutorial

Filed under: Knitting and Crochet — sarah @ 9:00 pm

Found this lovely vid tutorial for crotchet flowers on Youtube.

January 18, 2015

The Maps of The Imagination

Filed under: My Drawings/Paintings,Paper Craft — sarah @ 12:01 pm

The Maps of Imagination

I was once upon a time a geologist and have mapping pens still kicking around, I also have lots of old maps of various sorts (some are the sort you frame most aren’t), and I was poodling around on Pinterest and saw some fun map projects and there some little creatures I had been meaning to draw for a while.

So I have started work on a series call The Maps of The Imagination which are going to be for sale at The True Believers Comic Festival. Pretty much there is only going to be the actual drawings rather than any books.

This is a photo – I need to get around to scanning at some point 🙂

This is also only the beginning of the map projects 🙂

January 8, 2015

Learning to Knit a Dishcloth

Filed under: Knitting and Crochet,Video — sarah @ 11:34 am

I found this tutorial on Youtube – there will be a few more of these as well 🙂

January 1, 2015

New Crafty Challenges

Filed under: Knitting and Crochet — sarah @ 9:04 am

As I frantically knitted purses and creepers and dolls and baby cubes over Christmas and hubby worked on his tea cosy, we had a realisation – we have been working with the same stitches that we learnt 3 odd years ago within the first few months of taking up “yarn crafts” as part of our wool wedding anniversary.

I can knit purl, garter, rib and moss and he can crotchet little tubes and that is it!

All the projects we have done are just variants on these!

It’s time to expand – I tried think of a project that would help us with this. The obvious one is to just knit squares and turn them into a blanket but I currently have two blankets on the go and to be honest it just will not be neat enough and more importantly – the different types of stitches come out different sizes so the squares would not fit together nicely and it would need a backing for the more holey structures and so on.

But then I thought about what else we have been meaning to do this year – cheese making and soap making have been on the list for over a decade!

Soap making!

Yes soap making – if we make little soaps then we need flannels or as some people call them face or wash cloths. We can knit squares, maybe add edging and use and give them away with the soaps.

Perfect 🙂