Sunday, 28 December 2014

Minion Beanies for The Sproglets

Only taken me a year to get round to making them for my own two minions

Free pattern found thru RAVELRY

Desk Tidy

Frugal and upcycling :D

Desk tidies for the kids teachers.

basic cover is knit, 4mm needles, 42 sts and about 32-34 rows.

For the fox i used intarsia over the nose, the ears were a black and a pink triangle sewn together ... then felt eyes and nose

The hungry caterpillar was ovals of green for the body, red for the head and feet etc sewn on

A touch of all purpose glue at top and bottom edge to hold the covers onto the hotdog tins (standard sized bean tin)

now got LOADS more tins to cover ... watch this space

Pocket Enderman

Pocket sized Enderman ... he's about 7 inches tall and bendy joints

Pattern will follow


Creeper from Minecraft

Made using free pattern found on RAVELRY

Freddy vs Jason

These were made for my sister

the mask is removable, but didnt get a pic unforts ... never mind cos i'll need to knit thru them again to make the patterns readable :D

Friday, 12 December 2014

Adipose and Sonic Screwdriver

Yeah a bit of a Whovian theme recently LOL

The Adipose were done using a free pattern from RAVELRY and the Sonic Screwdriver also found via RAVELRY

Friday, 5 December 2014

12th Doctor - Peter Capaldi

This guy is to match Sproglet2s earlier companions of 10 and 11

adapted from Pixelated Mushrooms free pattern found via RAVELRY

Wednesday, 3 December 2014


Rabbid for Sproglet1 from Santa


and a whopping 12" tall

Free pattern HERE

Tuesday, 2 December 2014


A very quick and easy knit using only a small amount of yarn.

Pattern can be found on CRAFTSY and RAVELRY

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Elf-ette for the Shelf-ette

A heavily modified version of Jean Greenhowes Knit a Nursery Rhyme pattern

She's sitting and watching already :D

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Ron and Hermione

Ron Weasley and Hermione Ganger to complete the trio with Harry

I have also made Hedwig and Crookshanks but don't have a decent photo at the moment, but will update when I remake to complete the patterns :D

Lara Croft

Technically Lara Mark 2 ... 

now with ears and fringe and overall better hair (i'm getting better at that malarkey)

Geeky Xmas Tree Trims

Had to do some geekery for our tree. Will make some Weeeping Angels too, and probably a Tardis or two... but in the mean time :D

First of the two is a Servitor from Destiny

and next one is a mini version of the Plasma Grenade

as usual will tag more as I go :D

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?

RIGHT ... 

If you don't know who these three are WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN FOR THE LAST YEAR????

Patterns should follow at some point :D

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Conker Cross-stitch

eviltedi reminded me that this dude really should be on here too under the game and geekery tabs.

Our gamertags were inspired by the game Conkers Bad Fur Day where this is the namesake character.

Now nearly 10 years ago I fed the picture into a cross-stitch pattern generator I got free in a magazine, gave the list of threads to my Mum, she picked them up in Glasgow and then over a few weeks this guy grew

For those that don't know cross-stitch but do know computer games, think of a building a picture a couple of hundred pixels wide, by a few more pixels deep, building pixel by pixel and that will give you a rough idea.

A slightly closer pic... I think I might be able to get a better picture now so this post may update tomorrow (daylight gets better pics lol)

Monday, 3 November 2014

Votan Rat

Didn't realise I hadnt put this wee blighter up.

Votan Rat from the game Defiance.
You have to kill 15 of these in the Ravage Ridgecrest Pursuit to complete Solepton Excavation

Free pattern available on RAVELRY with instructions for normal rat included

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Assassins Egg Cosy

Ezio, Altair, Kenway and co are less likely to want to slit your throat if they have warm eggs in the morning :D

Free pattern available through RAVELRY and CRAFTSY

Monday, 8 September 2014


Don’t even blink. Blink and you’re dead.

After looking at a few patterns I wasn't 100% happy with any of them ... so I made my own.

free pattern on RAVELRY and CRAFTSY

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Free Pattern Tiny Crochet Xmas Wreath

 Perfect as a tree decoration using oddments, or for leaving little seaonal  yarnbombs around your town

For the pictures I used an Aran weight (worsted/10ply) dark green yarn and a 5mm hook, but changing the yarn weight and hook size will determine the size. ie if you would like REALLY small ones using 4ply and a 2.5 hook, for larger use a bulky yarn and a 7mm or larger hook. You may also need to add or remove a DC or so at stage 3 to get a neat round wreath.

American terms used, for UK use Treble Crochet instead of DCs at stage 2 and 3

1. Chain 4, slip stitch into 1st chain to make a circle, chain 2

2. work a double crochet into the middle of the circle

3. Work a further 19 DC into the circle (total 20DC and the 2 chain)

4. Slip stitch into the top of the1st DC ... sew ends in neatly at back

5. Cut a length of contrast yarn for bow, knot around one of the DC make a bow, pull the bow loops to size and neaten.
Double knot the bow again to secure firmer if wished. Cut a length of contrast yarn for hanging (about 20cm), hold yarn in center and feed through top edge opposite the bow, pull both ends through loop and pull tight to create a hitch knot

6. either leave hanging loop ends open to tie to tree or knot ends together to create a loop. Further decorate with some glue and glitter or sequins if desired for that snowy/iced effect

Monday, 1 September 2014

Tenth Doctor

Et Voila ... ALLOYS-Y!!!

Finally got round to finishing this off.

Free pattern HERE

Ten and Eleven ^^^^

Happy Mini Whovian vvv

Friday, 8 August 2014

I'll be back ... okay so i never really went away but the title will make sense further down :D

Around 4 years ago there was a few of us who blethered away regularly on the Red Bull F1 teams forums. There were a few competitions put on and that inspired me (with a few other influences) to make the Motorsport Dudes

Time has continued, faces have come and gone ... but every once in a while something works it's way onto your newsfeed or a blogpost and you think ... OH, I could do that.

So what has been the creative kick up the jacksie... THIS circulating again after Toto Wolff took a tumble off his bike and ended up with metal holding his wrist back together with the #Totonator tag

OOOOOHHHHH .... i have silver yarn said the wee seed that popped into the brain ... and in between the other ridiculous amount of projects i already have started I felt it was a great idea to just add another one to them :D

So for the last couple of days, I've taken the odd few minutes here and there and come up with

The Wolffs

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Autism Awareness Beanie - free pattern link

Sproglet1 has Aspergers so it was fitting to design a simple-ish pattern to offer for others to make to help create awareness
There is intarsia used, but as it is blocks of colour it would be a good way for someone wanting to learn to give it a go. If you don’t want to do so tho you could knit the simple beanie and use the chart to duplicate stitch/swiss darn on the logo
This pattern is free to use for awareness purposes, please do not sell pattern, but please do feel free to donate to Autism and Aspergers charities.
Thank You

Ant and Dec

You may not know who these guys are if you dont watch British TV LOL


Yes took me a while to get Queen Elsa done too. This was made for Sproglet2 to give as a birthday present.

Her train/cape was a bit of a challenge. I could have wimped out and used some wide lace, or net, or a gossamer fabric, instead rose to it and used dropped stitch and blocked it well to create a large open stitch.

Superman - Man of Steel

About time I added in the new costume :D

mini tutorial time

You may (or may not) have noticed that the cheeks of the Dudes are showing colour in the last few varieties.
Very simple to do, just lightly rub the end of a colouring pencil over the area, being careful not to pull at the stitches. This works great using brown/grey/black to make a 5 o'clock shadow or other colours for eyeshadow. Remember tho that if you wash the colour will probably need to be reapplied

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Pirate Princess

Sproglet1s classmate this time. slightly based on the pirate princess from Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Hat detail ... I'm thinking this will make a good basis for a Musketeers hat
and yes a wee bag to finish the present

Sophia The First .. again

Yes she has Ironman protecting her, but another gift for someone and I forgot to get a separate picture :D

Hello Kitty

Present for one of Sproglet2s classmates
heavily adapted pattern, so i'll try and get it written up
and a wee bag to match