Saturday, 17 May 2014


A friend of mine recently commissioned a couple of crocheted amigurumi sheep for a couple of table centre pieces for her wedding (don't ask... I'm not entirely sure myself... Hehe). It took me a while as they had to be a fairly good size, and I got my husband to work on the bodies to save us time. Here are the final pieces...

Monday, 5 May 2014

A Sunhat for Sophie

I finished this little Crochet sun hat for my little poppet Sophie in no time at all. It was a really quick easy pattern that you can find for free here

It is a lovely hat that could be made in any colour with any detail. I just threaded some wool through the hat and sewed on a little crocheted bow in the same colour. I made it in cotton as the pattern suggests, which made it light enough to protect sensitive baby heads from the summer sun, without it making your baby too hot.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

The Cutest Baby Sun Hats

On the 11th of the 11th I gave birth to our first child. A beautiful baby girl. Now summer is here I want me and her to spend every minute possible out in the fresh air, on lush daisy-sprawled lawns, with friends and toys and ice-cream (for me!). So, of course, I need to keep her delicate skin protected from the sun. Most importantly I want to protect her head, so (any excuse) I browsed pinterest for inspiration and spotted a few cute little designs that I couldn't resist...

1. The floppy sun hat.

From here.

I LOVE this pattern. It is really easy to do, took me less than a day (quite an achievement with a six month old), and looks really very cute - the perfect timeless sun hat for a boy or a girl.

Pictures and pattern are thanks to Yolanda Soto-Lopez of All Crafts Channel

Here you can see my own version of this sunny little number.

2. The crocheted turban.

From here.

I haven't tried this yet but can't wait to have a go for my little munchkin. Think she will look adorable in this.

This beautiful pic & pattern are thanks to one clever mama at This Mama Makes Stuff