11 February 2015

I'm still here

Hello world, apologies for my absence. I've had a lot going on with the non-crochet side of life recently, but I've still been crafting as usual. I thought you may like to see some of my latest makes...so I'll start off with the standard moody one man crochet pose.

This is a hoodie I decided to customise recently. It's all about the bling don't you know! I got out my sewing machine (which behaved for once!) and just kinda free-styled it.

I created the triangle and diamond shapes using multi-couloured thread, and added stripes of ribbons and fabrics, as well as some shiny jewels and sparkly triangles.

And finally I added a few badges I've acquired recently, and topped it off by replacing the plain white hood cord with a colourful crocheted one. I think it went ok. Me and sewing are not natural bedfellows but this was relatively stress free, and it's certainly a bit more interesting now!

So what else have I been up to? Well, I also made this super-cute sleepy little fox...

The pattern is from this months Inside Crochet magazine (Issue 62). It can be made into a travel pillow or alternatively a draught excluder like shown above.

You've probably worked out that this was some more tech editing that I did, but it's also a very late xmas present for one of my friends. I like foxes.......and badgers.......and otters!!!

And there's more. Washi tape seems to be exploding a bit at the moment, which is fine by me as I'm a sucker for it. But I seem to have really got into hoarding tape (as well as wool) recently, especially the new range of patterned duck tape available. I never know what I'm going to do with it, but I know I'd much rather have some neon pink duck tape for fixing things rather than plain black.

Talking of hoarding, the wool stash is still huge and growing constantly. I recently stocked up on my acrylic yarns so I've got loads of colours to work with, and this of course meant I had to find space for it in the shelves....or in the hamper....or in the plastic bags...or in the baskets!

Anyway, I'm rambling on. I have been crocheting like crazy, I just don't have a lot to show for it yet. I'm still working on two huge arty crochet projects (much like the one I showed in London/Harrogate). I've got a lot done, just got to finish making all of the pieces and then there'll be a ton of sewing to do. I'll just give you a teaser picture to give you an idea.

So that's all for now. I've got a lot of plans and a lot of crochet to do...I just need more time, there's never enough time! Oh well, one day I'll have my shack in the forest where squirrels live in my beard, I eat nothing but berries, and crochet all day long.



  1. Love the hoodie, I keep setting aside things to customise but never get around to if so there are bags of things stuffed into corners here and there. I will definitely be getting a copy of IC for the fox pattern as we have a draughty house and we love foxes so all boxes ticked there.

  2. Hello from Spain. I am your new follower. Awesome work!

  3. Ditto to what Phil said. Looking forward to future blogs