Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Knitted braided cable bracelet

Well, we do know how I love to make instructables! Anywho, here is a super simple bracelet, and one that makes good use of yarn scraps... As well as being a really quick gift make.


You will need:

4mm needles

Cable needle

Darning needle

DK (8ply) yarn


Head over to Instructables to reach the pattern, and please vote for my entry n the bracelet competition. It is no cost to vote, you can log in with your facebook or Twitter accounts, and you will not be spammed.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Anna and Elsa from Frozen - Knitting pattern

And it is done!


This is a topsy turvy doll of Anna and Elsa, standing about 45cm tall, so they are big... But pretty much in proportion with the Olaf pattern I did ages ago.


Check her out here:



Thursday, January 22, 2015

Olaf the Snowman - straight needle knitting pattern

For ages people have been asking for a straight needles Olaf.... And yes, I finally managed to find the time, and the mental clarity, to make this happen.

I've updated my Etsy store listing for the pattern to include the instructions for a straight needles Olaf along with the double pointed pattern. You can find him here: Olaf Knitting Pattern



Recently I have noticed a wee change in my popular patterns. Last year I was selling so many Edith beanies, well, I started to go a little nuts! This year it is Olaf, Minion toys and Animal Ear Hair clips taking the front seat. It's a nice change of pace.

I'm toying with designing patterns for Big Hero 6 or not.... So we'll see how that goes.

But keep watching this space for updates. :)


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy New Year!

Well, I know it is waaaaaay into the new year already, but it has been chaos with hospitals, beagles and family. But all seems to be settling down now.


What's he plan for 2015 you say? Well, mainly to get sorted... Lol. The plan involves posting far more frequently, more recipes and knitting patterns.... As well as more garden.


Soon you will see an undated Olaf pattern for straight needles.... Recipes for eggplant and potatoes, greenhouse updates and probably more doggie pics.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Seed planting calendar

I'm obsessed with seeds at the moment, but I'm still a seedling novice at heart. All the Pinterest seed planting calendars I find are for America.... Which has backwards seasons to us down here in New Zealand. In my desire to help others find a good planting guide, I'm linking here to Yates... Who have a nice easy planting guide for New Zealand.



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Apple Pie made in the Apple!

Goodmorning…. here in New Zealand it is autumn. Apples are fully in
season, and the cooler days make warm apple pie such a delicious option.

Here is a recipe for Apple Pie…. made IN THE APPLE.

But I am being sneaky… this is my recipe, but I currently have it in a
pie making contest.  If you would like to make this pie, and I
recommend you do, please pop over to my Instructables account.  Here are step by step instructions on making the pie.  If you would, I would love it if you would vote for my pie. Instructables is free to join, and well worth it in my mind.