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Getting ready for the Halloween Graphgan you will need to understand how to create a Corner to Corner, or C2C blanket.

C2C is the basis for the Halloween CAL

It is a simple repeat pattern which is great for building confidence for beginners or the nervous.



Read more: How To Crochet Corner to Corner

Halloween CALTo celebrate the season of spooks and witches I have created a monochrome Hallowe'en Graphgan Blanket. 

The best part is I'm sharing this beauty with you as a FREE Crochet Along!

Read more: Halloween CAL

bands-titleExcitement mounts as we move on to the cream and red bands, which make up the vibrant carousel portion of the Stylecraft CAL. 

Once I had created this element it gave the project a real Fairground tent vibe.

A simple relaxing motif repeat to clear the way before the next part in two weeks.

Read more: Carousel CAL Part2: Bands

Batik Carousel CALMy oh my it has been a busy week! 

I am so proud to let you know I have been asked to create the Stylecraft Official Tutorials for this amazing design by Sue Pinner.

Check out the details for the first installment right here...

Read more: Carousel CAL Part1: Centre Motif

Carousel CAL - Special

Hurrah the amazing Stylecraft Carousel CAL will be launching soon, on the 13th  September to be exact.  I have already bought my Batik yarn and can't wait! 

Here's my guide to prepping for your next knitting or crochet project. 

Read more: Carousel CAL

Owl Shawl CALCreated by fledgling crochet designer Babs Rudlin, the Owl Shawl is a gorgeous crochet pattern which is perfect for the summer CAL (Crochet Along).


Read more: Owl Shawl CAL


As part of a custom order I needed to create a prom dress and accessories for a Charlie Bear. Here is the re-sized tiara suitable for an 18" doll.

My daughters dolls love wearing these simple and fast to make tiaras! Using a sparkly yarn really makes them stand out.

Read more: How To Crochet a Tiara for 18" Dolls


A fun mini quilting project to practice the art of quilting.

Combining my love of knitting, crochet and sewing in this knitting/crochet bag. Only two pieces combined into a fabulously useful bag.

Read more: Sew a Quilted Knitting Bag

Sttichmastery Giveaway and ReviewStitchMastery for those who don't know is knitting chart editing software.

I never knew myself before being introduced by Frenchie at Arohaknits during the 5 Shawls in 5 Days Design Challenge. It would have saved me so much time when creating my earlier knitting patterns... ho hum...

Here I give you my thoughts on the software (spoiler its great!!!!) and a chance to win a FREE License worth £60.

Read more: Stitch Mastery Review and Giveaway

inner-titleFor those just starting out on their sewing journey can find pockets and zips daunting. Which means they tend to shy away from handbags.

Here's a fabulous cheat to get you a complex bag by using a ready made insert!

Read more: Slip Case For a Compex Handbag Inner



A quick intro to my You Tube Channel for those wondering what it is all about.

We just reached 4000 subscribers over the weekend which is amazing! Feel free to share with others who may be interested too.

Read more: Welcome to my You Tube Channel


In these days of limited budgets we need to make the most of our pennies when sourcing fabrics and notions for our hobbies. Here I share some of my top tips to fill your stash for less cash.

Lets get Sewing....

Read more: Thrifty Tips to Build Your Stash


Read more: E-Book Winner Announced

How To Sew a BookmarkA wonderfully simple and useful make for anyone starting to sew.

The first in a new series of "10 Minute Marvel" tutorials. A collection of simple How To's esy enough for a beginner, all of which take under 10 minutes to make.

Please let me know how long this project took you to complete in the comments below and share your photos using #10minutemarvel.

Read more: How to Sew a Book Mark

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