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Crafts, crafts, and more crafts. I like to learn new things. If I don't already know a craft, I'll do my best to learn it. And sometimes I'll also create tutorials and patterns
Sunburst Mandala Cushion CAL
2019-11-10 00:00
The pattern is now available from RavelryDownload it from here :// for the small cost of AUS$4You will receive part 1 of th… Read More
Unique Christmas Gift
2019-11-06 01:03
Want to make a unique Christmas gift for a loved one?What about this cushion?Join the crochet-along and find out how to make it… Read More
2019-11-03 05:43
The CAL will start on the 10th of NovemberThere will be 5 parts to the pattern, a new part released each week. You can crochet along with others, or at your own paceOn the 9th of November yo… Read More
Sunburst Mandala Cushion Colour Play
2019-10-16 06:03
I originally designed the Sunburst Mandala Cushion to be yellow. Like a burst of sunlight. But you can make it any colour you likeI've played with an editing program to give you so… Read More
Sunburst Mandala Cushion
2019-10-02 00:54
I wanted to create a burst of sunlightThen I found this imageI played with crochet stitches and designs, over and over againEventually, I came up with this designBut I prefer something usefu… Read More
2019-09-29 10:37
I've decided to make my free patterns also available as printable pdfsThey are still available for free here, but if you want a nice easy way to print it, you will be able to download it for… Read More
Want To Learn How To Make This?
2019-09-07 07:31
I have decided to have a crochet-along (CAL) for this pattern, Sunburst Mandala CushionWhat is a crochet-along?  It is a group of people who work on crochet a pattern at the same time.Y… Read More
2019-03-04 09:57
If you are interested in an artist that will impact Australia's modern art scene; Dana Lawson is someone to familiarise yourself with. (Eryngium Miasma; the Art of Dana Lawson).I have had th… Read More
All Patterns Half Price
2019-02-07 09:21
I'm currently having a saleAll of my crochet patterns are 50% off until further noticeFind them all here: Read More
2019-01-21 00:36
Blocking FAQsI have been crocheting for a very long time. At the time of writing this it’s been about 45 years. I’ve learnt a lot in that timeHere is my take on blocking crochetW… Read More
Crochet Blocking 101
2019-01-14 00:05
How to Block Blocking is a term used to describe the process of pinning the crochet out to the proper shape and size. It separates the stitches and relaxes them into shape.I have been croche… Read More
Crazy Quilting Finished
2018-12-21 06:34
And now to add all the other bits and piecesI took a while to figure out the best options for my initials and date. But I finally figured it outI decided it needed to be bead embroidery for… Read More
Hexagon Pattern One  -US Terms
2018-12-05 08:12
This pattern was created to make a blanket for a girl that was attacked terribly. I wanted to do something special for her, so I created a group to make hexagons to be joined together to mak… Read More
Hexagon Pattern One UK Terms
2018-12-05 08:10
This pattern was created to make a blanket for a girl that was attacked terribly. I wanted to do something special for her.Read more about it here:… Read More
Hexagon Pattern 2 - UK Terms
2018-12-05 08:07
This pattern was created to make a blanket for a girl that was attacked terribly. I wanted to do something special for her. So I created a hexagon for people to add to the blanketRead more a… Read More
Hexagon 2 Pattern US Terms
2018-12-05 08:06
This pattern was created to make a blanket for a girl that was attacked terribly. I wanted to do something special for her.Read more about it here:… Read More
Crazy Quilting Task 8
2018-11-23 06:04
This task was when we started some ribbon embroideryThe one for this task, is the iris. Such a beautiful flowerAnd here is mine:  Read More
Crazy Quilting
2018-11-09 06:59
I was thinking I really need to do some more ribbon embroidery. It was so long ago that I'd done someI decided to look around on the internet for inspiration, and stumbled across some online… Read More
Which Hook For The Perfect Circle
2018-02-03 10:01
Above is the perfect flat circle. You can find the formula for it in the previous posts.I've covered several things that can go wrong with the flat circle in previous posts.This time I will… Read More
Hexes Against Bullies
2018-01-23 05:58
A couple of weeks ago I heard a terrible thing in the news.An Australian girl committed suicide due to relentless online bullying.I was shocked and horrified. So sad.… Read More
When A Circle Is Not A Circle
2018-01-16 10:30
One of the main ways of creating a corner is by working 2 sts (or more) in the same stitch, with 1 or 2 chains between.This is why a circle can start to look like a 8 pointed shape or octago… Read More
When The Flat Circle Goes Wrong
2018-01-09 09:19
When crocheting in a circle, if there were never any increases, the crochet would form a tube.To make a flat circle, you need to increase stitches. See my other post for the formula: &n&hell…Read More
Making A Flat Circle
2018-01-01 11:30
Often when crocheting you will want to create a lovely circle that will sit nice and flatSome people say there is a secret formula to creating the perfect flat circle. But it's not really a… Read More
Gifts For Geeks
2017-12-03 12:16
Who wants an interesting gift for a geeky friend or family member?Why not help some Australian writers and artists at the same time.And also help the Australian comic book industryMost comic… Read More
Who Remembers Reverie?
2017-11-11 09:17
Australia is full of amazing artists, we need to get behind them!Back in the 80's a man named Gary Dellar produced a comic book anthology showcasing some of the most amazing writers and arti… Read More
One Week To Go
2017-02-07 23:06
Sunburst Mandala Cushion CAL  one week to goWith just one week to go, you might want to make sure you have got all the items you need. But if you're ordering it, and it hasn't come in y… Read More
Cyclone Swirl
2016-11-22 09:22
The latest pattern is here Cyclone Swirl Mandala US termsmeasures 25 cm (10 inches)4 mm hook8 ply wool in following colours:black, or other dark colour - a4 shades colour 1 - b, c, d, e (… Read More
2016-11-08 07:27
I have improved and updated this pattern. It is still free, but is now written much like a paid pattern. Please consider a donation.… Read More
Blocking And Stiffening Crochet Items
2016-11-08 07:23
Blocking and stiffening  When crocheting or knitting, you will often be instructed to block the piece/pieces.Blocking is basically a way of stretching and shaping a piece to a certain s… Read More
2016-06-01 10:09't miss the sale on patternsAll my patterns are 25% off for this month onlyCelebrate the st… Read More
2016-05-06 07:54
Sometimes I need a break from a particular craft.I had enough of crochet for a it's time for quilling Read More
2015-08-31 23:19
Celebrate Spring in Australia!Spring is my favourite season, today is the first day of spring and it's such a lovely sunny morning.To celebrate I'm having a sale through all of the month.Eve… Read More
Newest Pattern
2015-08-24 07:51
I've created this new doily pattern.It is now available to buy on Ravelry, Craftsy, and ArtfireI created twisted loop sets, which I think is an entirely new stitch. I've never seen it anywhe… Read More
Art Theft
2015-06-09 01:02
There are some things that are just wrong! Stealing other peoples images of their work as your own is one of them. This web site: was using an image of my own… Read More
2015-04-13 06:59
Just a reminder to everyone.Donations are always welcome, and really appreciated.I have had free patterns downloaded over 7,000 times.  If some of you just donated a small amount for ea… Read More
2015-02-16 01:28
Freeform crochet is so amazing.  I've never done it before, and procrastinated starting it.For anyone who doesn't know what is.  Here's a description from wikipeadia:  ”… Read More
Christmas Sale
2014-12-08 05:03
Everything listed in my Artfire shop is 25% off until January 2015.Find them here:  Craft Cove on ArtfireThere are many things to buy. Crochet items such as: Santa hats,Christmas diaper… Read More
Four Tone Spiral Mandala Pattern
2014-09-02 06:29
My spiral mandala pattern has now been publishedThis pattern is made with 4 colours, or three if desired.  The spirals gradually get wider, then decrease again.This pattern is available… Read More
Weeks 3, 4 And 5 Of CAL
2014-07-28 02:00
I've been having a lot of fun doing the Dada Neon CAL. This is a crochet-a-long for freeform crochet. Each week there is another piece to be added to the blanket.If you're interested in join… Read More
Floral Fantasy Mandala Pattern
2014-07-17 10:28
 I've finished this pattern and had it tested.It is now available from:… Read More
Freeform CAL Week 1 And 2
2014-07-15 06:55
I've started the CAL. This is so free-ing!So this is the result of week 1. It looks very strange, but I think I like it.Week 2, I need to crochet a hand, then join the 2 pieces together.I'm… Read More
Freeform CAL
2014-07-11 05:40
I'm in the middle of making some patterns, but I really want to do some freeform crochet.  I'm sure I'll be able to do both.Freeform is just so amazing.Have a look at these amazing piec… Read More
Lots More Crochet
2013-09-15 00:01
I've been doing a lot of crochet lately, mostly baby stuff. There is also a lot of Christmas stuff.Most of it has been added to my Artfire studio and website.  The rest can be boug… Read More
Ear Cuff Displays
2013-06-10 07:55
When I first saw ear cuffs, I didn't know what the heck they were.  It took me a while to find out.Knowing a lot of people probably have the same problem, I decided to make an image of… Read More
Now On Artfire
2013-04-30 08:26
I've decided to re-open my Artfire shop.I'll be listing a large variety of things there.  Including beaded flowers:  chainmail:  3d charms:  beadweaving:  And much m… Read More

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