The No Calorie Knitted Cupcake! – Free pattern

I’ve been asked by several lovely readers for a pattern for a knitted cupcake. To make it accessible to beginners as well as the more advanced the cupcake is made on straight needles.

finished knitted cupcake

The cupcake is knitted using double knitting yarn (I’ve used cotton as it photos well) and 4mm (UK size 8) needles. It consists of 4 pieces, the cherry, cupcake case side, cupcake case base and a cake top with its delicious baby pink icing. Continue reading

How to make a French Maid Outfit for Magenta’s Rocky Horror Picture Show Costume!

With the “40th anniversary” Rocky Horror Picture Show tour tickets ready my last few evenings have been a Rocky Horror Picture Sew-time!Magenta' French Maid Costume

If you haven’t seen the show or film, Magenta is one of the servants who spends quite a bit of her time dressed as a maid. Thanks to some excellent web info from dedicated Rocky Horror fans such as that found on the Rocky Horror Costume List, Columbia’s Closet and Angel Fire the costume was easy to make (as you will see the instructions below are based on the info I found on these websites). As it would also make a great Halloween costume, ‘French Maid’ or even  a child’s Victorian maid outfit I thought it would be worth writing a post incase you wanted to have a go too.

How to make a French Maid Hat

1. Cut a circle of fabric from some white cotton. I used a saucer to draw around which has a diameter of just over 5.5 inches.

Hat circle Continue reading

50 Posts of ‘Stitch-sharing!’

With this being my 50th post I would like to start by thanking you for taking the time to read my stitchy blog and sending in your fabulous feedback. I am humbled each time a comment or ‘like’ appears and it is your encouragement that motivates me to pick up those needles and keep my stitching dreams alive.

Before I get very excited over our 2013 ventures, I thought it would be the prefect time to share with you a summary of makes to date. If you would like more information on any of the projects just click on the photo and ‘as if by magic’ you will find yourself at the original post.

Flower 2Finished bagSnowflake mobile (2)finished tea cozyHalloween Harvest PumpkinNo sew tutuCrochet Poppy on coatMy Attic 24 Granny Stripe BlanketWonderwoman capeCrochet HatPeg bag ready for use!Crochet heartwool hat 13 (2)Roman blind half downWelcome quilt houseChain Stitch BraceletBe my Valentine quilt side viewgranny square 32crochet summary chart1Phone case + flowerhis and hers sock monkeyFrench seam wrong sideKnitted Pet