Saturday, November 14, 2015

Patterns for Sale

This year I have been putting time into writing patterns. I'm not sure the average speed of a designer, but I do feel like they take me a loooong time.

I have a handful of new designs, which I had planned to bring out this year, but will be coming out in the new year.

So far, my most popular pattern has been the Starburst square. I'm so pleased with it, and have a companion pattern *almost* ready to go

My newest release, is also proving to be the second most downloaded pattern! I have plans for a matching headband.

Also available, the generous heart motif, and the Sky Scarf.

These patterns are currently available on Etsy, Ravelry and Love Knitting.

I've just released a coupon on Etsy for 50% off all these patterns. Just use the coupon code PREXMAS at the point of sale.

AND on Ravelry, use PREXMAS and Purchase either the Starburst Square or Op Shop scarf, and receive the generous heart motif or Sky Scarf for free. Must be added to your cart at time of purchase.

These codes expire of end 30th November AEST.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Christmas Craft - Make it Merry!

Last month I was very fortunate to be invited to the Spotlight Stores Christmas launch for bloggers. We got to check out the new ranges and trends, and it got us a little bit excited for Christmas!

Now that November is here, it might seem a bit early, but I think it's necessary to plan ahead, especially if you are planning on making some of your own decorations!

I've started with a wreath for my front door. I also recently moved house, so it will be the first time decorating this place. I naturally decided to make a crochet wreath! This pattern is a beginner level.

I picked up a Decofoam Wreath and some 8ply  acrylic yarn - the Kringle value ball.

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Using a 3.5mm hook I made a chain of 40, and then (in US terms)
Row 1 : skip the first three chains, 37 dc chain three and turn.
Row 2 - 100 : 37 dc across (chain three and turn except last row)

Check your size against the decofoam wreath and bind off.

 It should fit very snug.

Using a whip stitch, or whatever you find easiest, sew the long ends together around the wreath.

Now you have a lovely base to add decorations to!

You can add anything, ready made or home made, and make a truly unique piece. I've decorated mine with hearts, made with this pattern.

Enjoy, and please share your pictures with me, here or on facebook!

I've also linked up with And Sew we Craft for their linky party!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

New Pattern!

I've just finished uploading this new pattern onto Etsy and Ravelry. It is called the Op Shop scarf, as it is made as a tribute to a bed jacket I picked up as a teenager! I still have the bed jacket and wanted to make something wearable with the fairly uncommon stitch it uses. 

Download the pattern via ravelry here: 

I've amended the VAT collection for UK customers, so everyone pays the same price. As an Australian, I didn't really understand the VAT collection, so trying to make it fair to all. 

AND as a bonus until the 10th of October AEST the code OPSHOP will get you 50% off on Ravelry OR 50% off any pattern of mine over $1.00 on Etsy.  

I've also started a ravelry group, if anyone need assistance with any patterns -

I hope you enjoy! 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Workshop Skills

My first workshop will be on this weekend. I'm very excited, and will be sharing the skills learnt on the blog as soon as I can, so if you are not able to attend, you can still get a bit of a lesson!

The first class is for beginners, and so will be going back to basics!

In other news, I will have a Christmas pattern out this year, so stay tuned for the link and possibly even a free code!

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Crochet Workshops

Announcing my Crochet Workshops

I will be holding four Sunday workshops, which I hope to repeat in the future! All of the classes will focus on a different project. As we all crochet at different speeds, they may not be completed within the class time, but I will be available for questions as you crochet at home.
To register, please email me at, and payment information will be supplied.

Classes will be held at 31 Arts - 1/5 Conie St, Baulkham Hills NSW.
and will run from 10am - 1pm
All materials will be supplied for the projects, as well as crochet hooks, which will be yours to keep! Morning tea will also be supplied. In your email to register please let me know if you have any dietary requirements, or if you prefer to use your own hooks! There will be a limit of 12 places per class, so get in quick! 

  • 6th of September- Crocheting Basics. This class is for people who have never crocheted before, or perhaps need a reminder on how to get started.  During this class we will make a pot holder. 

  • 20th of September - Granny Squares and beyond. This class will cover the basics of granny squares, and how to alter to make other shapes. 

  • 4th of October -  Baskets. working in the round, we will cover some construction techniques, and make a basket to keep our work in! 

  • 18th of October- Star Garland- Covering more advanced stitches will will make some decorative stars, which can be used at Christmas time. 

$35 one class
$65 two classes
$95 three classes
$120 four classes.

Classes will need a minimum of 6 to proceed.

Classes can be paid for via paypal or bank deposit please email me - (please note- this is NOT the paypal email address)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Big Thank You

Thank you to all my readers, old and new, who have downloaded my latest pattern. Over 1000 downloads in under 48 hours. For a newbie pattern writer, that's very encouraging! I have more patterns in various stages of development, so I will try to get them out as quick as possible.

I've had a very busy winter in terms of crocheting, lots of scarves and hats made, and I've just ordered a HUGE pile of yarn for a special commission. My grey top has been put on the back burner for the time being.. I know a few people asked for an update, but sadly there is not much to update on just yet! That may turn into a blog post when it gets warmer.

So again, a big thanks to everyone for all your support!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Introducing - The Starburst Square!

I've been working on this pattern for quite a while now. Since Easter, in fact! I'm very pleased that it is now ready to be released.
It is currently on ravelry (interested in seeing all my designs- click here)

The pattern will be for sale, but for my readers, until the end of July (midnight AEST) is will be free with the coupon code STARFREE
find it here:

thanking you for your support!

UPDATE: Thank you so much for all your support. My pattern is #1 on ravelry's 'hot right now' list!