Monday, 15 March 2010

Not getting any better at this...

So... what have I been doing since, blush, October....?

Well craftwise I have been busy... I made an elephant for Laura who I work with to try to cheer her up. Clearly elephants are the solution to most of the problems anybody could expect to encounter. She called him Elmer.

I made an Alpaca - I desperately want to move away to the country and have a herd of Alpaca and spin their wool and do baking - but seeing as that is way less than likely I crocheted one for myself. If I ever do have a herd of Alpaca (I mean of course, when) I plan to give them all names beginning with 'A'.

I have been doing a swap on It was a dinosaur swap - I have posted off everything to my swap partner in Canada. I hope she receives soon, I am quite pleased with what I made, I wanted to make more things but I also didn't want to go overboard. Hope that I got the balance right... people are starting to receive and so I am checking the gallery obsessively.

I also bought a dolls house on ebay. I had to go on an adventure to the other side of town to pick it up, and then it barely fit in my tiny little car. But it is beautiful. Well it will be beautiful when I am done - at the moment it is all bare and wooden. I will paint it, pink I think.

I must have also done other things. I can't think what right now. My pictures won't upload and I have a load of things I should do around the house right now.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Bad at blogging...

So I am hideously bad at updating... but I have been making lots of things. Including writing amigurumi patterns of my own - so far for a cat, bat, bunny and zebra!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009


It was delicious... Here is a portion with cream...

Cake and Crochet

I finished making the Humphrey's Corner-alike elephant:

I used a 2mm crochet hook and some fluffy-ish wool (it was kind of like low-fuzz mohair) to make my elephant. I think she looks a lot like a Flossie now she is all done. I added a few bits to the pattern - a tiny flower-button on her dress at the neckline, and a pompom embellished with beads in the centre of the flower on her head. The pattern I tested is by Angry Angel from craftster her blog is here: and she also makes these fantastic mythical creatures.

Still haven't got around to making the blackberry and apple crumble though... ! (Maybe later!)

Instead here are some pictures of the cupcakes I made for a recent birthday buffet... the sprinkles are glittery and the candles are tiny purple dinosaurs!

Monday, 31 August 2009

Bank Holiday

So today, a bizarrely hot bank holiday, we went to pick blackberries - we started off in the park and despite a random man telling us there were lots about there really weren't many. We managed to snag a few but mainly ended up scratched and stung by the many stinging nettles.
Then we tried looking in a field that had four horses in it - one of the horses was only small and was clinging to his mum - both of them came to see what I was up to, I suppose because they figured I might have food (I didn't) and I got to pat them on the noses. Then we set off alongside a ploughed field where there were no brambles at all really - but at the end a lovely stream where we were able to wash off the blackberry juice before we carried on. Eventually... and having walked a lot further than we really intended we found a road with verges that were heaving with blackberries - in total we picked 1.5kg!

This evening I have been cooking them all - ready to make blackberry and apple crumble! I will try to share some pictures tomorrow.

I have also been testing an amigurumi pattern for a really cute elephant in a dress for Angry Angel over on and I am almost done. So far she looks kind of like Flossie from Humphrey's Corner.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

And so it begins...

Finally I have taken the plunge and decided to start a blog. It is pretty much impossible to know where to begin though!

The plan is to write about the things I create in my spare time, whether I manage to do this or not remains to be seen. And so far I have no clue what I am doing or how this is supposed to work...

At the moment I am mainly making amigurumi monsters and aliens but I love to sew, knit and draw. The drawing is most often doodles on agendas in meetings that I have to go to for my job though...