Design

Mimi’s Linen Stitch Scarf (A Free Pattern Download)

Mimi’s Linen Stitch Scarf (A Free Pattern Download)

Back in October 2010 I started a scarf, knit lengthways in linen stitch, from four skeins of Koigu Painters Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM). Things in my life were not right at that time, and it was a meditative marathon of a knit. Each row of […]

The Roundybirb Project

The Roundybirb Project

More than a decade ago I learned to draw in Photoshop. I’ve used Photoshop for the creation of illustrations and graphics far more than I have used it for photo editing. It was all I had access to at the time, and so that was […]

Using A Cricut Cutting Machine & Learning Adobe Illustrator

Using A Cricut Cutting Machine & Learning Adobe Illustrator

If you love to make things, then there is a chance that you like to try all of the new things you can. Maybe not; maybe you are monogamous in your craft. You may knit, or crochet, and find such sublime pleasure in that particular […]

Hey Duggee Betty Sweater DIY!

Hey Duggee Betty Sweater DIY!

We are big fans of Hey Duggee in our household, and Darwin’s absolute favourite character is Betty, the five-legged purple octopus. Darwin’s adventures with Betty are many. She (in toy form) was his companion to his first days of nursery when he needed some comfort, […]

First Experiments With Heat Transfer Vinyl

First Experiments With Heat Transfer Vinyl

If you are a creator, a maker, artist, crafter or dabbler then you may well agree with me that few things feel more exciting than new supplies. So, as I needed a bit a creative boost I decided to treat myself to a crafting medium […]

So I Knitted A Trilobite Tank Top (Sweater Vest)

So I Knitted A Trilobite Tank Top (Sweater Vest)

Someone on Twitter put it so wonderfully when they said ‘this is what happens when your interests collide’. My ‘raindrops and roses and whiskers on kittens’ are knitting, fossils, manatees, trilobites, unicorns and rainbows (I maintain that I loved these last two long before they […]