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Happy New Year, 2014!

As the title says really, I just wanted to wish everyone a happy and healthy 2014!

Here is Emily, one of my earlier creations, about to celebrate the New Year in style. There’s a few more minutes yet until the guests start arriving, just enough time for a little tipple to get her in the mood for dancing the night away!

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This has been a great year for me as my passion for designing crochet patterns has grown and grown. Thank you to all those who have shared in my journey so far. The support and kind comments drive me to keep creating! I will be listing new patterns over the next few months and adding to my blog a bit more frequently once the New Year has begun and all the holiday madness is over. I hope you all had a lovely time this festive season. Here’s looking forward to the next one!

🙂 Have a great New Years Eve everybody 🙂


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Nut and Bolt, Robots from Outer Space.

Hi all! Things are getting a bit hectic here in the run up to Christmas but I have managed to tidy up the ends of my robot pattern at last. I’ve done quite a few festive patterns in the last month or so and just fancied to do something different. So here they are, Nut and Bolt, my two lovable, squeezable intergalactic robots. Robot softies don’t come much softer than these two!

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Nut is the big one and Bolt is his little side-kick. Nut drives the spaceship and Bolt goes roving over new terrain, reporting all his findings back to HQ.

Of course in advanced civilizations there are equal opportunities for everyone, so you won’t be surprised to see female members of the expedition too.  Nut and Bolt are posing here with the equally intrepid Nutella and Boltina.

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They come in peace to spread the love and wisdom of advanced civilizations from beyond the stars and are on a mission to replicate all over the known universe via the medium of yarn and hook.

Now I think you can tell from these photos that these are 100% genuine moon landing pictures, which means their next stop must be Earth, so watch out for them arriving soon at an online pattern store near you!


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Snow Party and Family Fun

It’s that time of year for trailing around the country visiting relatives and friends, delivering presents, drinking sherry and eggnog, and really just catching up with each other. The Snowpeople obviously have the same idea too. The Snowladies have finally arrived in town for the festive season. Flurry, Florrie and Flora have come to eat, drink and be merry and, of course, to get their Christmas shopping done.

Love is in the air too, along with a few snowflakes. The Snowmen and Snowladies will have the coziest and most companionable Christmas ever. There have been whirlwind romances and white weddings already, and even the pitter-patter of tiny snowballs as they built their own Snowbabies from a fresh fall of snow! Here’s one of the happy families posing for their first portrait.

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🙂 When they all get together there are very merry times to be had indeed 🙂

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Check out my free pattern for the Teeny Tiny snowmen if you want to make a few of the babies for yourself. You can also find the patterns for the grown-ups in my Etsy or Ravelry stores.

I’m definitely looking forward to a few weekends of car journeys. Hubby does all the driving and I do all the crocheting, which seems a fair division of labour to me! And since I have taken up this all absorbing hobby, car journeys have been much more relaxing for everyone as I now prefer to keep my eyes on my hook instead of the road and my terrible habit of ‘back seat driving’ has finally been curbed. Now everyone, especially the driver, can enjoy the journey in relative peace!

Whatever you have planned for these last few weeks before Christmas, I hope your holidays are filled with family, friends, fun and frolics, just like the snow-peoples!


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The last of the pumpkins

As it’s now time to replace all things autumnal with all things wintry I thought it would be a good idea to get our last pumpkins from this years Halloween celebrations chopped up and put to good use.

Pumpkin-soup

After roasting the pumpkin in a tray with garlic, rosemary, thyme, a few carrots and an onion for a good half hour, the Pumpkin Patch People and I decided to make a delicious and warming soup. We just added some organic vegetable stock, ground black pepper, a great big dollop of creme fraiche, and a squeeze of lemon.

Then a quick whizz in the blender, a gentle re-heating on the stove, and it was ready to eat. Easy peasy!

Of course after all their help growing and harvesting on the allotment this autumn the Pumpkin Patch People had to have their fair share of the bounty too. Here they are, about to give thanks and tuck in to their steaming hot cups of soup. Oooh, there’s nothing like the taste of home grown veggies!

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Oh, and if you think that the Pumpkin Patch People look very relaxed with all this pumpkin chopping, roasting, and liquidizing going on, it’s because they know we are vegetarians just like they are, and would never eat a pumpkin if it also had a head, let alone such a cute smile!