I love to have a vase of flowers or a potted plant on display in the sitting room and I used to use a drinks coaster to stop the vase or pot making marks on the furniture but not since I discovered how easy it is to make lovely bright mandalas to pop under them instead.… Continue reading A Myriad of Mandalas
Sian the sheep is big, round and infinitely cuddleable! I am totally hooked (please excuse the terrible pun!) on making Heidi Bears’ animals and couldn’t resist adding a sheep to my menagerie. There’s not a lot I can say that I haven’t said before about these patterns by Heidi Bears, they are all well written… Continue reading Sian the Sheep
It is definitely ‘that time of year’. The time of year when the shops are full of little black dresses, sequined tops, gift sets of smellies or underwear for her, gift sets of booze or sports related items for him, mince pies and turkeys. That one week of the year when your inbox is full… Continue reading Tis the Season to be Jolly!
What do you do do when you can’t sleep? Quite often I wake up around 4am and can’t get back to sleep. I hate lying there worrying about not being able to sleep so I usually get up, make myself a cup of tea and decamp to the spare bed with some yarn and a… Continue reading 4am Sunday Morning
Watch out there’s a dinosaur about! Having made George the Giraffe for my friend’s new baby I thought I would make Heidi Bears’ Plod the African Flower Triceratops for his brother who is 2. After all, what two year old doesn’t like dinosaurs after all? Like George the Giraffe, Tricky was made using Stylecraft Special DK yarn… Continue reading Tricky the Triceratops
I love making something for a new baby and when my friend told me she was pregnant I couldn’t resist making Heidi Bear’s Jedi the Curious Giraffe. Like Gloria the Hippopotamus that I made a few weeks ago using Heidi’s Happypotamus pattern, the giraffe is created using different shaped crocheted motifs based on Lounette Fourie and Anita… Continue reading George the Giraffe
I had seen photos of lovely crocheted hippos cropping up on Facebook and really wanted to make one for myself. A quick Google search and I found the pattern on Ravelry. It’s by Heidi Bears Design and available as a downloadable PDF. Having paid for the pattern and downloaded it onto my iPad and I… Continue reading Glorious Gloria