Welcome to my 'other blog' the one that explores my crafty side. I have been a maker of 'things' since childhood. By nature I'm creative. I still love to write, and you can click on this link to visit my blog: Hanging On My Word, which is where I indulge in the thought and word side. Although a teacher by profession, I don't offer tutorials. This is my showcase of projects I like to share. So pull aside the curtains and let's begin (I'm a bit theatrical too!).

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Problem Solved



You may remember from my previous post that when I presented his twin sister with a knitted hat, adorned with crochet flowers, my grandson put in a request for a Super Mario hat. I could only find American crochet patterns, so we were stumped for a while. Fortunately my clever Mum came to the rescue again. My son sent her a picture of Mario and she made this hat up out of her own head, with no pattern. Needless to say he was delighted. The second picture is a still from the video my son took of him opening the parcel and ringing his Great-Grandma to say thank you. Outfit complete: Super Mario Hat, Angry Birds tee-shirt and Sonic the Hedgehog slippers. The iPad Kid! Fortunately he likes reading and playing with construction toys too. The project served two purposes; keeping my 92 year old Mum occupied with a knitting challenge, and making a little boy very happy.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

A Combined Effort

My 92 year old Mum loves to knit and recently enjoyed a beret pattern so much so that she couldn't stop making them. She's done three so far. I offered to make a crochet flower to stitch on the side. My grandaughter and her cousin were the lucky recipients of the first two and a friend's grandaughter has just got hers in the post. Mind you, her little brother has also take a shine to it! My grandson wanted to know where his hat was when his twin sister was given hers, so I asked him what sort of hat he'd like making; his answer was 'Super Mario'! So...if anyone knows of a good (English) crochet pattern for a boy's Super Mario hat please let me know. There seems to be a shortage of crochet patterns for boys' garments generally. The pattern for the pink flower came from 'Simply Crochet' magazine, issue two. I added a simple circle and a button.

My grandaughter models her hat.
Trying it French fashion.


















Must make sure it looks OK


Flower + centre + button


















Breaking in her cousin's hat for her!
Another satisfied customer

Little brother 'borrows' it