How to Make a No Sew Tutu

For a quick and easy make try out this ‘no-sew’ tutu. It’s great for parties and dressing up for kids and adults alike.

For a small child you will need 2m of dress net, for a teen 4m and adult 6m. Continue reading

Attic 24 Granny Stripe Blanket and Edging – tried and tested

Way back in March, I was introduced to Lucy’s Attic 24 blog and her Granny Stripe Blanket. The gorgeous Granny Stripe blanket is an amazing array of colour and at around £1.85 per 100g ball of yarn (Stylecraft Special Double Knit) I had to have a go!

My Attic 24 Granny Stripe Blanket

Lucy’s Attic 24 Granny Stripe blanket uses 17 balls of yarn in the following shades: Pomegranate, Plum, Meadow, Fondant, Wisteria, Aspen, Saffron, Aster, Shrimp, Lipstick, Lavender, Spring Green, Magenta, Sherbert, Clematis, Turquoise, Cloud Blue. Continue reading

How to make a Simple Crochet Hat – Free Pattern

With the autumn coming in, I thought it would be a good time to share with you an old family hat crochet pattern. It’s pretty simple so great for beginners and uses a spiral as its basis. Even better, you can make a really cute hat in just over an hour!

If you need a stitch reminder at any point check out my free stitch guide posts and summary chart.

In the guide below I’m using some double knitting yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook. Continue reading

“Be My Valentine” Jelly Roll Quilt – tried and tested

This post is to celebrate the completion of my “Be My Valentine” quilt designed by Helen Allison which is featured in Pam and Nicky Lintott’s gorgeous Jelly Roll Inspirations book.

This is my second quilt (first one from a Jelly Roll!) and is made from Moda’s “Summer House” jelly roll by Lily Ashbury and some white multi-coloured polka dot spot background fabric. Continue reading

How to make a Cute Peg Bag (Peter Pan Collar Dress Style)

To make my cute dress style peg bag I used 2 pieces of 112cm x 50cm fabric (one for the lining and the other for the main outer), a children’s wooden coat hanger and 3 buttons. As it was great fun to make I thought it would be good to share my pattern with you.  Continue reading