Yearly archive for 2014

Black Friday or Happy Friday?

splitty campervan cushion knitting pattern

It’s not BlackFriday here at Slightly-Sheepish, it’s Happy Friday! We’re giving you a 50% discount on our knitting, sewing and crochet patterns until 9am (GMT) tomorrow! Come and browse the website. Once decided just enter “Happy Friday” in the “apply coupon” box at checkout.
Happy shopping and don’t forget to tell your friends! 🙂
https://www.slightly-sheepish.com/shop
(Excludes Wendy Patterns).

Hug-a-Bug, the crocheted Beetle

Who can resist the classic VW Beetle? My Husband had an orange Beetle as his first car.  My eldest son, now 17, wants a Beetle as his first car too!

With it’s friendly shape, the VW Beetle was the inspiration for my latest crochet pattern, the Hug-a-Bug.  As with most classic cars, he has been a labour of love.  It took some working out but I’m quite pleased with the result and I really hope you like him too.

You can make your own Hug-a-Bug using our instantly downloadable PDF crochet pattern so you don’t even need to wait for the postman!

To make your Hug-a-Bug you’ll need Chunky Yarn (I used Wendy Merino Chunky and Wendy Serenity Chunky), oddments of double knitting yarn, a 3.5 and 4.5mm hook and some toy stuffing.
I used 130g/182 metres of red, 100g/140 metres of purple, 10g/14 metres of cream and 20g/28 metres of grey in Chunky and oddments of orange, silver grey, red and cream in Double Knit.

I’m based in the UK so my patterns are all written in UK terms.

We love seeing photos of things you’ve made using our patterns so please feel free to share them on our Facebook and Pinterest Pages!

 

Surf Bus Campervan Tapestry Pattern and Kit

This “Surf Bus” is one three campervan designs which my very clever Dad has created (he’s also done a Bay and a T25 but I’m leaving those as a surprise for another day!).

We thought this design would look great as a cushion front so we’ve created a chart for you to follow and make up into a tapestry. We also have a few cushion front tapestry kits available on the website.

This is our finished cushion.

Well done Dad, I think it looks brilliant!  Hope you guys like it too!

 

Campervan Themed Knit and Crochet Kits now on the website!

Phew! It’s been a little hectic lately!
I had lots of design commissions for “Wendy” Yarns
Then we had Yarndale which was a wonderful woolly festival here in Skipton!
So many people at Yarndale were already buying Christmas presents (sorry, am I allowed to say the “C” word in October?!?) that I thought I’d better get my act together and add some kits to our website.
The result is that we now have yarn kits available for the
Bay
and Splitscreen Campervan Shoulder Bags
Splitty Crocheted Campervan Shoulder Bag
Campervan Hot Water Bottle Cover
Campervan Hot Water Bottle Kit
Crocheted Splitty Campervan Cushion

and last but not least the

Knitted Splitty, Bay and Beetle Cushions.

All available in a variety of colours and with or without needles/hooks!
Of course you don’t have to give them as Christmas Gifts – you can just keep them all to yourself 😉
Have fun!

Rainbow Campervans

Not long now until Yarndale which of course is all things woolly.  Felt is woolly too but I’ve put down the knitting needles and crochet hook and picked up my sewing needle instead to make these little Campervan Decorations.

I thought you might like to have a go at making them too so I’ve made up some templates, taken some step by step photos and added written instructions to create a pattern which is now available on the website as an instant PDF download priced at £1.99.

You could make a whole herd of little campervans into a bunting string.  You could add the motif to bags or clothing (just make sure you use a colourfast fabric). You could fill them with lavender. You could use single ones as Christmas Tree decorations…..the possibilities are endless!

I hope you enjoy making them as much as I do!

Rainbow Campers

Make yourself a felt Campervan Decoration

Make yourself a felt Campervan Decoration

 

Yarndale – The Egg Cosy Challenge

We will be at Yarndale again this year – a fantastic woolly event held at Skipton Auction Mart, North Yorkshire, 27th and 28th September 2014.

Yarndale will be helping to raise valuable funds for the charity Macmillian Nurses by selling Egg Cosies made by you and also giving you the chance to win a night for up to 12 at Lumley Fee Bunkhouse in the Lake District Courtesy of The Tempest Arms

To find out how to enter just check out this link

If you’d like to use our Bay or Splitty Campervan Egg Cosy patterns to help out we are offering the patterns free via our website until 20th September (the closing date for the competition). Just enter the code “yarndale” at the check out and click the “apply coupon” button.

Have fun and good luck!

 

Bay Campervan Egg Cosy

Campervan Cushion Cover Competition – last few days!

splitty campervan cushion knitting pattern

Just in case you missed the Facebook posts on Slightly-Sheepish and SnuginaDub we are running another competition to win either a finished Knitted Campervan Cushion Cover or a kit to knit one yourself.

If you’d like to enter all you need to do is send an email to tracy@slightly-sheepish.com and let me know if you would like a Split, Bay, T25 or Beetle & what colour 🙂

Closing date is 31st August 2014 and you can enter from anywhere in the world!

Splitty Campervan cushion cover Front

Splitty Campervan cushion cover Front

Bay Campervan cushion Cover Front

Bay Campervan cushion Cover Front

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T25 Campervan Cushion Cover Front

T25 Campervan Cushion Cover Front

Sew your own Campervan Bag

Up ’til now I’ve created woolly orientated campervan patterns and I fancied a bit of a change so thought I’d dig out my sewing machine.

The end result is this Campervan Bag which I’ve based on the VW Splitscreen.

The V shaped nose seemed to lend itself perfectly to becoming the flap for the front of the bag. Of course I had to do the rear view too!

The finished bag measures approximately 30cm square so it has plenty of room inside for all your bits and bobs. It has a separate pocket inside too. I didn’t use any fastenings but these would be easy enough to add.

If you fancy making one too the pattern is available on our website as a PDF download for £3.75.

Hope you like it!

Make your own campervan bag - rear view

Make your own campervan bag – rear view

Must have accessory - the Campervan Bag!

Must have accessory – the Campervan Bag!

Plenty of room to keep all your bits and bobs in our Campervan Bag

Plenty of room to keep all your bits and bobs in our Campervan Bag

Knit your own Campervan

Have you ever wanted to knit your own campervan?  I couldn’t resist having a go at knitting a 3D campervan.

The campervan is made using double knitting yarn and surrounds a framework of plastic canvas.

At 30cm long there is plenty of room in there for a mini teddy or two.  Just think of all the adventures they could go on.  Happy days.

The knitting pattern is available via our website and comes as a PDF download.

Happy camping!

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Crochet your own Campervan

Up until now most of my Campervan projects have been knitted so I thought it was time to give crochet a go.

I’ve had the idea of making a 3D model of a Campervan in the back of my mind for a while and crochet seemed like a great way to make something pretty structured.  The Campervan is made in double knitting yarn.  It is supported with plastic tapestry canvas sandwiched in between two layers of crochet. It has a set of seats too – you’ll just have to keep watching as I still want to make a little family of crocheted people (and maybe a dog) to go in it but that will have to wait for another day.

If you want to have a go the pattern is available for £3.75 from our online shop.

If you can’t crochet but you can knit – I am currently working on a knitted version too.

Hope you like it!

Pull up in your campervan and admire the view

Pull up in your campervan and admire the view

Take a seat please
Take a seat please

 

 

From the back

From the back