Archive for the Crochet Category

New VW Beetle / Bug inspired Cushion

It’s taken me a while to get this how I wanted it but I’ve finally managed to make a crocheted Beetle Cushion! I hope you like it! I’m hoping to get the pattern written up soon and will add it to the shop so please keep watching

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Hug-a-Bug, the crocheted Beetle

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.

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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”

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Yarndale – The Egg Cosy Challenge

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

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VW Campervan themed knitting kits just in time for Christmas

We’ve just added some Campervan and Beetle themed knitting kits to our website in case your looking for that extra “little something” for your Christmas gift list. Whether you decide to keep it for yourself or gift it as a special gift is entirely up to you!

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Make our Knitting Patterns your own by personalising them

I love the fact that people use our patterns as a guideline, making them personal by using their own colours and adding embellishments. I just wanted to share a couple with you. First is a Beetle Cushion Cover which Alison adapted to look like her own VW

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Yarndale and a new Campervan Pattern

Wow! What a weekend!  Who else went to Yarndale?  There was so much lovely stuff on offer it’s probably just as well I was on the Slightly Sheepish stall and not able to wander around spending because the goodies on offer were very VERY tempting! I hope

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Doodling with yarn

Doodling with yarn

Sat at HandPicked Hall yesterday I started doodling with yarn, like you do, and found myself crocheting a flower garland (or is it bunting?).  Either way, it helped to keep me occupied and also seemed a good way to use up this odd bits of yarn.  I

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Is it Spring yet?

Is it Spring yet?

Well, the weather here in Skipton, North Yorkshire had been very undecided as has my wardrobe!  Not quite ready to pack away the winter woollies yet. With Spring in mind I designed and made this crocheted flower cushion cover earlier in the year and took it to

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Going Slightly Sheepish

Going Slightly Sheepish

We have evolved into Slightly Sheepish having dipped our toes into the world of the VW Campervan with SnuginaDub and discovered along the way that many of its devoted followers, like ourselves, love making things.  We came up with some little felt craft kits to make Dangly Dubs and some knitting patterns to

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