January 2013

Crochet Animation & Music Too

The last week the only thing I have seen of Donal is the back of the screen of his computer as he has been very busy extracting images and composing this little video of my crochet from the last year for me. A video of my crochet inspiration to whet your appetite for a crochet […]

Morning Glory Tea Cosy

A couple of weeks ago a friend asked if I could make her a tea cosy for a vintage teapot, which she was going to give away as a present. She showed me the teapot some days later and I was simply just inspired by the delicate China and not least the pretty colours. Morning […]

TADAAAAA! Pattern Release

I have spent the day putting finishing touches to the pattern release for my Sunny Cuppa Tea Cosy pattern. I thought the crochet sunflower tea cosy would bring a ray of sunshine even to the most dull of days. The pattern is worked in pure wool in Lett Lopi from Istéx, a yarn I have […]

Another Cuppa Tea

Yesterday saw me high-tailing it into town to make the afternoon post, I had my two tea cosies all wrapped in pink tissue paper and carefully placed in a brown cardboard box. They were duly sent off to Karen who is running the National Tea Cosy Competition here in Ireland this weekend. I look forward […]

Tea Cosy Preview

The last couple of weeks have been on the hectic side and I have not had as much time to get patterns written as I would have liked – and I have a few on the boil! Not a good scenario… However, it’s coming up for the National Tea Cosy Competition here in Ireland and […]

Colourful Fair Sneak Peek

My hooks are red hot these chilly days as they are busy making stock for our Christmas Spirit Fair on Sunday. Much of my produce is inspired by the cold in the sense that it’s things to keep things warm be that people’s heads or tea and coffee pots! Everything is made in pure yarns […]

Blossom On The Hook

I have nearly caught up with life here since my return from Denmark and now the sun is shining so it’s time for getting the camera out. You see, I have been busy with the hook as I have been working on Christmas gift ideas for the workshops in Denmark and my classes here in […]

The Texture Of My Colour Pallet

I often dream of experimenting with textures in crochet but I never get much further than using pretty stitch combinations – if I even get that far. I have seen wonderful cabled garments and Afghans or blankets crochet with deep textures and even crochet cables a la Aran sweaters and I find it very pretty. […]

A Bellyful Of Warm Tea

A long time ago I made a simple beginners pattern for a Tea Cosy. I made it in a turf brown Kilcarra Aran Tweed (can’t beat that yarn) with a pink tie. It’s an easy pattern but the other day,when I had the sample in my hand, I thought it looked terribly tired and miserable […]