September in a Nutshell

Gosh I can’t believe how long it is since I last blogged!!! Almost a month!  Well things have been pretty hectic and as my broken fingers are not mended I have been trying to catch up with all things crochet.  So I released a pattern this month, my ‘Midnight Bloom’ Handbag.  My very first handbag and made with zpagetti t-shirt yarn so two firsts.  I had great fun designing this one!


As featured in Too Yarn Cute Crochet e-Magazine this bag is the perfect fashion accessory for an evening out or a stroll in the park! Designed in black for a stylish result but why not mix and match your colours to suit any mood or outfit!

You can make this versatile bag either by using Zpagetti yarn (as shown), with homemade up cycled t-shirt yarn or with bulky or super bulky yarn for different effects. As it’s made in ‘bulky’ yarn its super quick to make -perfect for that last minute gift! Instructions are also included for the stylish motifs for that personal touch.  The pattern is now available from my stores on both Ravelry and Craftsy.

This month I also finished off a special gift for my mum and Dad’s 40th Wedding Anniversary.  It took me ages to find the perfect heart and then I remembered a pattern designed by Heritage Heartcraft called ‘Build-a-heart’ which was exactly what I was looking for.  The graphic design and framing were done for me by the fabulous Keepsakes by Rebecca if you’ve not checked out the things she does yet make sure you get yourself over there now!


Have a month of happy hooking!

8 ways To Make Chores More Fun – Free Pattern Round-Up

Today is the Spring Equinox; the first day of Spring…anyone else thinking about Spring cleaning (no me neither).  Nobody likes to do chores right, so I thought I would see if I could find some fun crochet patterns to try and make the task more fun…here are the 8 free crochet patterns for you to make and enjoy!

Owl Dish Scrubbie by BreeAnna Laub

I love, love, love owls, but I’m not a fan of washing the pots – this little scrubbie would definitely add a little fun to any sink!

Flower Potholders by Jennifer Martin

All things bright and beautiful! How fabulously gorgeous are these colourful flower potholders; we all need to plonk our pots on something so awesome!

Tunisian Pebbles Dishcloth by Tamara Kelly

I really need to try Tunisian crochet at some point and I think this little dishcloth would be the perfect thing as a first project; stunning texture – who cares if it gets the pots clean (though I’m sure it will!)

Handy Mesh Bag (Market Bag) by Thomasina Cummings Designs

How about this wonderful bag for carry home your groceries; stylish and useful!

Double Cotton Peg Bag by Heather C Gibbs

Shall I sneak in a pattern from me…yeah why not!  If you are looking for a quick and sturdy little peg bag for all your hanging out needs then this is the peg bag for you!

DIY Dryer Balls by From Home

I think these drier balls are a brilliant and drool-worthy idea; definitely a winner for making laundry time more attractive! 

Reversible Swiffer Sock by Linda Permann

Now you can dust your floors in crocheted style with this brilliant swiffer sock with fabulous texture that is great for attacking those dust bunnies! 

Amigurumi Frenchie the 2 eyed Minion in a French Maid Outfit by Shannen C

And if all else fails why not make yourself a little maid! It might not do the cleaning for you but it’s so cute who cares!