Go to work on an egg!


This is my entry in the decorated egg competition at work. The chick and bunny are plastic eggs covered in pipe cleaner. I used a hot glue gun, and singed my fingers a few times!The nest is wool roving lightly needle felted into a soft nest for the four styrofoam eggs. I tried a few methods, like using nail polish on a plastic egg but I got myself into a real mess.

The nest has four eggs,painted using acrylic paint;the green has a sunflower painted free hand with glitter embellishment, the pink is covered in foil butterfly stickers,the yellow one has a ribbon round the middle, and the main entry is the sequinned egg.

Mother’s Day

Mothers Day – we ventured out for High Tea and were joined by the Tweed City mice, Boab and Bella. As you can see they enjoyed the food,especially the macaroni cheese and the scones and cakes.

We had a lively meal and great time. Boab and Bella plan to travel  more now that their daughter Ribena is older. Vimto, their son is still at school but they plan get out more and blog about their experiences.


Easter makes




Easter  will be here sooner than we realise so today I was thinking what to do with the bunny template I have used to make Easter cards This is the outcome. A cute little bunting from patterned paper and paper string.
I cut lots of bunnies from patterned paper, glued on a Pom Pom tail and punched a hole for the string.Its  a fun and easy Easter bunting.









Knitters necklace

Anyone who knows me well enough will tell you that I love Jewellery.

I especially like anything quirky or unusual and these appeal to me very much

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This is a sweet little necklace any knitter would love to have. It is from thinkcraft.com site, and something little hands could make ( with a bit of adult help) for a special someone for Mothers Day perhaps?

There is a full picture tutorial and instruction on the site.


If you are not particularly crafty then here are some that can be found selling on Etsy and Folksy.

I love the earrings!









How to ….?

Thinking about how we learn new techniques when it comes to crafts and knitting etc. I love books and enjoy reading about crafts as much as doing. I read websites, books blogs anything to find new projects and ideas. Following on from my post re knitted jewellery , I have to say when it comes to learning , then, I am a visual learner and Craftsy have a brilliant video class to learn the techniques of bead knitting.

Craftsy is a great site where you can find classes and tutorials and also patterns to knit and sew etc.



Knitted Easter Eggs

As you know, I am interested in knitting small things. I’m also very interested in knitting with beads.

This pattern from the Betsy Beads book by Betsy Hershberg shows how beads can make any knitted piece extra special. I have had the book for some time and just enjoy it.

studio knits.com is Betty’s website and well worth looking. The kits and tutorials for the project are there.

A free pattern for the spiral necklace can be found at http://www.knitting universe.com




Easter Knits roundup contd…


Woolly Land Sheep


These little sheep are found in flutterby patch.blogspot.co.uk.  a free pattern and great fun for Easter. They are Chalky and Charcoal, they come with coats to knit so you can change them  and there is also a pattern for Rose, the little girl sheep. I found this blog when I was searching for toy patterns. it’s great fun and worth a visit.


Roundup at the knit purl corral

I just thought you might like a peek at some of the patterns I find online and save for knitting. With Easter on its way these are cute and easy knits and great stash busters as the little knitted hens only take tiny amounts of yarn.

Big foot    This is a cute little rabbit from twins knit.blogspot.com  she would make a lovely Easter gift for a little girl. The  pattern can be found on their blog
  little knitted hens pattern can be found clare-garland.blogspot.com a cute  wee edition  to an Easter basket.
Edmund can be found at http://www.knitrowan.com


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