Category Archives: toys

KNIT CROCHET CRAFT

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Every statue needs a little warmth & this knitted jumper is just what the doctor ordered for cold nights.

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I knitted this Greek flag in honour of my dad who was born on the Greek Island of Lesbos.

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I also knitted this British flag (union jack) in honour of my mum who was born in the UK in Essex. I was born in Australia but I am yet to knit an Aussie flag or an Aboriginal flag. Soooo much to knit so little time.

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I found this cute crochet car on ebay. It’s hand made from organic cotton & when you pull the little string it plays music, how clever. I think I might have to start knitting devises into my toys like little bells, old children’s rattles & whatever other noise makers that I can repurpose from old toys & gadgets.

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I also spotted this little felt beehive purse on ebay. It’s handmade in nepal under fair trade practices.

I’m feeling ultra inspired to get out my box of felt & make some little goodies myself.

I love how looking at other peoples craft ideas can inspire new ideas in me also

Rocking Horse Racer yarn bombing in progress

Yarn bombing this rocking horse has been a long project for me. It all started when I found this little second hand rocking horse in the st Vinnies op-shop.

The horse is wooden & very cute however I thought it could do with a little yarn bombing make-over.

This is the rocking horse when it was only half covered in brilliant yarn. The nose is crochet    & the rest is knitted wool & acrylic knitted on 6mm needles with 8 ply yarn.

The horsey still has three legs to cover & a rocker in this picture. Sewing the coverings on the rockers seemed easier to do on my couch so I let horsey have the best seat in the house.

Horsey the rocking horse still needs a bit more work doing! Some eyes are to be sewn on & possibly a bridle & some other little unexpected flourishes. I think he might even go on some adventures. For updates on horsey & my other yarn bombing projects watch this space or even follow my blog.