Only a little woof

The boy challenged me to make a little sausage dog for a person who loves dachshund.  I didn't have a pattern, so created one based on amigurumi crochet and previous things that I've made.  et voila. This cheeky chappy!

Craft, Sewing


I decided to make something for my dad, using a new skill that I had never done... he likes scotties, and this was inspired by some gifts that I saw whilst out shopping. I used a simple template from the internet to make the outline of the dog, and then used a chain embroidery stitch… Continue reading Scot!


Flowers in her hair

It's festival season and that can only mean one thing!  Flowers in your (or the dog's) hair!  I made these for a festival that I went to in Cambridge.  They are so simple. Find a flower pattern that you like - there are free ones on Love Knitting, The Spruce, Mollie Makes (I could go on)… Continue reading Flowers in her hair


Stitch by Stitch

Page 3 of The Archive.  The introduction of Bernie and Patsy. Bernie is my trusty Bernina Sewing Machine.  A reasonably basic model, it does everything (and more) that I need and want.  I used to have my grandmother's old 1950's singer.  It was a robust, heavy thing that I managed to argue with every time… Continue reading Stitch by Stitch