Halloween=Random crafting…

I love Halloween, each year it comes around and demands that you become the Stephen Hawking of the crafting world.  On this years list are some My Little Pony wings & ears and two sets of fairy wings, one for me, one for the dog.  Now I just need to work out how on earth I’m going to make them lol.  I suppose when in doubt, resort to glue :)

Yarnciful Vlog: Episode 1.

Shownotes :)



Yarnciful Ravelry Group

Yarnciful on Facebook


Works in progress:

Debbie Bliss Cabled Over-Knee Socks/Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks by Cat Bordhi

Hediye by Ysolda Teague

Morticia by Boo Knits

Lecchi Crochet Blanket by Amanda Perkins


Finished objects:

Als’ Baggy Striped Jumper by me!

Indian Summer from While They Play by Kalurah Hudson


Also shown:

Wee Willy Winkie ever so slightly wonky higgledy-piggledy in a goldfish bowl from hand dyed/spun yarn pilfered from another project partially felted with an added pom-pom pendulum of doom hat, also by me!

Wingspan by Maylin Tri’coterie Designs

Yarns (you may need to be signed in to Ravelry for the yarn links to work, sorry):

Fyberspates Gleem Lace

Bella Lana Marathon Sock Yarn

Magic Aran

King Cole Luxury Mohair

Arauncania Ranco

All of the above with 1% minimum added dog hair courtesy of Khloe.


I hope you enjoyed the episode, feel free to get in touch, let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to incorporate/talk about in next weeks episode.

See you next week :)



Hello out there!

I had just started dipping my toe in the blogging pool last year when I ended up taking break from crafting to work on my best friends’ wedding dress and my wedding outfit (the wedding was steampunk themed and it was awesome, but it was a lot of work).  During the process I had a lot of time to think about my blogging future and came to the conclusion that if I’m going to do it, then I want to throw myself into it properly.  At the time, I’d only really been posting on a monthly basis as a way of tracking my wip’s and fo’s and meanwhile talking my husbands’ ears off constantly about all things yarny.

Eventually, with the wedding over, I was mulling over what to about my slumbering blog.  Al suggested (albeit with an edge of desperation) that if I had so much to say, I should really be saying it to people who actually know what I’m rambling on about.  In hindsight I think what he wanted to say was “it’s been twenty years.  Tell it to someone who gives a sh**”, but he’s way to polite to tell it how it is 😛

Inspired by fab’ YouTube videos such as Come Knit With Us, Dancing Geek Podcast, Minerva Turkey knits, Little Bobbins Knits, Bakery Bears Podcast, Knit All The Things Podcast, I could go on but I’m sure everyone I watch will get a mention at some point :) , it’s also been a fancy of mine to have my own vlog.  So I figured in for a penny, in for a pound, I’ll give it a go.

I have to warn you, I’m no expert, so don’t expect an enlightening experience.  In fact, you might want to say a little prayer that I make any sense at all, lol.  But if you’re interested in my crazed ramblings or what I’m up to then have a watch, a read, or you can just ask me!

I’m a little nervous about the whole venture, I haven’t really done much blogging, hell, I’ve never even kept a journal and I’ve always been rather proud of my camera dodging prowess, but even if all this only results in finding a handful of people to connect with, it’ll be worth it.

So… please bear with me while I find my feet.  Feel free to make suggestions, leave me comments, send me a message or simply add me to your friends.  I’m looking forward to meeting new people and getting involved a lot more with the crafting community, life’s too short to only share my thoughts with a bloke who thinks a yarn over means you’ve run out of wool.