Thursday, June 16, 2016

Selfie Slouch Beanie Crochet Pattern

Fancy a selfie! but your latest hairstyle is just not happening...

There's a quick fix, the Selfie Slouch Beanie.

Worn by many in my family, sometimes I wonder where it is!

This pattern I have used many times 
and thought it is long overdue to be shared with you all.

I love the soft feel of the yarn and the roomy oversized look...

I use a sledge stitch throughout most of the pattern,
which is very easy as you just put a 
Double Crochet and a Treble in the same stitch you are working.

The pattern is in English crochet terms.

Here is a PDF pattern image to zoom in on or simply 

drag it onto your desktop to keep in for further reference.
Perfect to wear on a cold winters morning while you whip-up a coffee or two.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The sky is falling...

This has been an amazing and exciting year.
My first major exhibition.

I have been fortunate to have so many wonderful family members, friends and colleagues help me get this all together. 

As an emerging artist, having the opportunity to focus on my new found love of oil painting and share these with visitors and clients at the gallery where I work has been nerve racking one minute and thrilling the next.

I certainly have had a taste of what artists must go through to put a large body of work together. 

For this exhibition I have concentrated on domesticated birds.

I have had a lifelong fascination and relationship with birds. As a child I would quite often wander off while looking at many a feathered friend.

Drawing my inspiration for this exhibition from the English children’s classic Henny Penny. Unlike the later, uplifting Americanised ‘Chicken Little,’ the original English fable, in which the birds are eaten by the fox, bears a stern warning not to believe everything one is told – to keep one’s head, or lose it. 

Hopefully I haven't lost it and will be able to continue on this new path for some time.

If you would like to see more of my works that are in the exhibition you can view them at

PS. Still happy to have a break and pick up the hook and yarn. Hopefully I can share one of my new patterns with you all soon.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Fleecing the Street

time flys...when your crafting...

This year I was thrilled when I was asked to run a series of workshops and facilitate a large project in a wonderful country town not far from my own.

Merriwa is a bustling hub, for a small town,

but with a population of close to 2,000 it is twice the size of my own town.

This year they will be celebrating their 25th year of the 

"Festival of the Fleeces"...

Part of the event will be a display of Yarn-bombing that hasn't been seen before in our parts.

was instrumental in getting this grant and the community has really gotten behind it.

The wool that is used in all of the items is from Nundle Wool Mill 

who were excited to be part of a project that supports Australian wool, and extremely helpful.

The display will be erected on the 4th of June for the June long weekend festival.

If you are around, do take a look and snap a 'selfie' #fleecingthestreet for Instagram users.

I will keep an eye out for your images.

Until then, keep crafting my friends, and wrap a tree or two.