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!).

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Ghostly Goodies


This is my spooky knitted ghost, which will make a nice decoration for the table on Hallowe’en. The pattern, designed by Susie Johns, was a free download, and originally apeared in ‘Let’s Knit’ magazine, where he was called Wilfred the Friendly Ghost. The only thing I altered was his mouth as I wanted him to look as though he was saying “Ooooooh!”

As well as the bats in my previous post I’ve been busy making Hallowe’en Bags to contain the goodies my grandchildren hope to collect when Trick or Treating. This will only be done under strict supervision and they will only be visiting friends who have been warned beforehand.



The bags are just drawstring cotton and took very little time to make.  I found a scrap of pumpkin fabric in my stash left over from a project many years ago. I ironed the pumpkins onto vilene and appliqued them onto the bags. I also found some neon coloured satin stars and bought some matching cord for each bag. My twin grandchildren won’t argue as one will have the green and one will have the orange......or maybe they will!


Here he is in place as part of the Halloween decorations.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Boris and Bella go Bats


I’ve just finished these two knitted bats for the twins. They are coming to visit and will be here for Hallowe’en. As usual Amanda Berry’s pattern, available on her Fluff and Fuzz website, was so easy to follow.

They are quirky and comical; not at all spooky, so I added some seasonal overlays to the picture.

I love the fact that they can hang upside down with wings folded. I think the twins will love them. But what are we going to call them? Amanda’s pattern is called ‘Billy the Bat’ but we have a tradition of re-naming to suit the finished item/s. I’m going for Boris (as in Karloff) and Bella (close enough to Bela Lugosi).