Custom order Knitting Roll

Red flower custom order Etsy I have just completed my first order through Etsy’s ‘Request Custom Order’ button, as opposed to through private messages.

The order was from a lovely customer, who had seen a crochet roll in my shop in a fabric she liked, she asked if I could make a knitting roll in the same fabric. A quick look through the fabric cupboard and I found just enough left to make one, phew!

Having never used the ‘Custom Order’ process before, I didn’t really know what to expect but it was nice and simple, and I’m pleased to say it all went smoothly, and now I’m off to the Post Office with it!

Red Riding Hood – I love you!

Knitting project bag and zipped pouch This weekend I was contacted by a customer who had bought a Red Riding Hood Crochet Roll from me last month, asking if I could make a zip pouch and a knitting project bag in the same fabric for her.

This morning they have been listed in my Etsy shop – what do you think?

I’m really pleased with them – I love this fabric! – and they definitely go into the list of ‘things I make which I’d rather not part with’! 😀

Pokemon!

These are some of the latest things to be made around here – Pokemon pencil cases 😀

I’d been playing around with different size zipped cases while testing some things out for the shop when Boy asked for a new pencil case. I dug out some black Pokemon fabric I’d had been saving to make him something with for ages and spent the evening making him one. Since then he’s asked if I can make some for his friends (there is a lot of Pokemon love around here!) so I tweaked the sizing a little, sorted out a few things I wasn’t happy with on his first version – like adding interfacing, and I’m really pleased with how these two have turned out.

Now back to sorting out the ideas for the shop!

New Crochet Rolls

These are the latest crochet rolls to go into my Etsy shop 😀

They are my larger size, fitting 12 hooks, and still with extra pockets for scissors, darning needles and other crafty essentials.

Sock monster

Ahh handknit socks, I do love them 😀

It’s been freezing here again lately, and I hadn’t made a pair of socks for a while so I had a rummage through my stash to see what sock yarns I had left (not many, must rectify that ;o)) and got started. And, as you can see, I got the sock bug again, and couldn’t stop! More pics and notes available in my Ravelry projects.

I have fully sated the sock monster in me now though and sock knitting has turned into making another crochet blanket, and plenty of sewing – more crochet rolls coming to my Etsy shop soon.

Treats for me!


I hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas? 😀

As usual, it’s been lovely but hectic here, trying to get everything done last minute, even though I vow I will be more organised every year!

I don’t know about you, but I end up so busy trying to make everything perfect for everyone else, that it sometimes feels that none of it is for me at all (apart from the stressing/cooking/washing up etc)!

To rectify this, on Boxing Day while everyone else was engrossed in a film, I sneaked off to have a little peace and quiet, and to use some of my lovely new fabric – for me!

Now usually when I’m sewing, it’s for the shop, so it felt quite indulgent to be making things for myself!

And here they are, my pretty new pillowcases, cheering up my bed – and I love them 😀

New fabric joy!

Lovely new fabric Yesterday this lovely bundle arrived, and I couldn’t be happier with it – I love getting new fabrics in general, but there are a few here that I’ve been wanting for a long time now, so I’m just delighted 😀

Now I’m just waiting for some more ‘Duck and Hen’ fabric for my latest commission, and that’s my lot for now.

Hey, Santa…

There will be some large knitting rolls made up from the new fabrics, and going into my Etsy shop, probably along with some matching project bags. I’m also working on getting DPN rolls made aswell, to give a greater variety of sizes.

If you would like me to make you anything out of these gorgeous new fabrics, please feel free to contact me 😀