Quick update on my crafting

I’ve been making more baby stuff for Preemies UK (almost have a very large box full now).  Mostly it’s been more hats,  two of which are my own design of Flower Fairy Baby Hats and I tried my hand at making mitts to match – they didn’t turn out too bad.

I also managed to finally finish the blanket for the homeless and delivered it this morning. I might not be doing as much external crafting now as I have a commissioned dog blanket to finish and Christmas gifts for the three grandsons to start making.

Meanwhile I’ll show you all the pics of what’s finished and try to keep you updated on what I manage to make whilst working two days a week 😀



I’ve been on work placement

So I haven’t done that much of my crafting but I have managed to play around making bun holders, one for everyday and one for Christmas. Also did a baby blanket and a few hats. One adult hat for the homeless and two baby ones, a beanie and a bonnet, all of which I did without patterns. Quite pleased with the way they’ve turned out.

Quick update to add some photos

Not been that productive as I’ve spent most of the last few weeks attempting to make two Dragons for my grandson. I say attempting because I have had to rip it out so often I was starting to think they’d never be done. They certainly weren’t done in time for his birthday but at least all the pieces are finally finished. Tomorrow I stuff and sew them together and hopefully I’ll have them in the post by the weekend.

These are the things I’ve made since the last update – Character dolls of my ‘bosses’ at the place I volunteer at, another mohair scarf for the homeless and two baby blankets..

It’s been too hot lately

so I’ve been working on small pieces – a few extra flowers towards my planter – A couple of cowls/scarfs for the homeless – and a few extra baby blankets. Oh and I thought I’d finished my mesh curtain only to find it will need to be expanded – can’t measure for toffee obviously.


I won’t add the flowers to my pics just yet as I think they’ll look better when that whole project is finished, but here’s the rest of the stuff.

And finally, this is a bag full of 15″ squares that will be turned into another blanket for the homeless as soon as I get around to weaving in ends and decide on the layout.

Brighter green

It makes all the difference when used on  brown background 😀

I finished the blanket after altering it a lot. Firstly I had intended to have the flower heads in the top corner with the leaves in the opposite one with stalks joining the two. Turns out that makes the blanket look far too busy and messy. After trying different variations I ended up with this:-

My daughter tells me it works both ways and doesn’t need a border so now I have to decide. Should I sell it for £20 or send it to preemies UK or another charity?  Comments/offers would be gratefully accepted.