Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Blythe's new dress

Blythe has entered my life!
A few months ago I finally treated myself and bought my first Blythe. She was a factory 'nude' doll off ebay, but really that was fine with me. I think she's beautiful and I can't see any flaws...however there was the issue of clothing, or lack of!
I didn't have the confidence to just wing it and stitch up a dress without a pattern, I'm not that clever with the sewing machine, so after trawling the internet for inspiration and free tutorials I found success here and here.
She's so pretty isn't she?!
I can't believe how big the Blythe world is, and there are some amazingly creative people out there. I'm already hooked and look forward to adding another doll to my family!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Another granny cushion

Yet another granny square cushion! I started this one quite a while ago and at the time was inspired by all the Union Jack decor around, so this cushion definitely has a 'Brittish' feel to it. It has now been gifted to my dear friend at the dreamers garden to enjoy.

Linking up here today.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Crochet ...I just can't seem to get enough of it lately! Just before I went away, I crafted up this cutie as a birthday treat for a dear friend who has a special place in her heart ( and her home!) for ginger kitties. I think he is so sweet even with his crooked smile and now I think I must make one for myself in the image of my handsome gentleman cat, Oliver.

This ginger tabby is now happy in his new loving home, aaw!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween has just been and gone. It's a shame it isn't really a big deal here in Australia...but since Halloween originates from the celts, Ireland really knows how to celebrate! Here are just a few cute shop displays I snapped while away in Ireland and the Uk. Maybe next year I will take inspiration from these and go all out and decorate the house with webs, witches and pumpkins.

And a beautiful owl I photographed at Dublin Zoo. Hoo  hoo!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

pretty pandas

Well hello, it has been a while! Please excuse my blogging break as I have been on a month's holiday in Ireland and England...photos to come in future posts, once my jetlag subsides!
Just before I went away I was crocheting like mad to finish a few more pandas to give away whilst in Ireland. They are much adored in their new homes. I love them and there will be more on the way too....
The purple one may look familiar from here
Find the pattern in "meet me at mikes"
See more craftiness at creative spaces .