Meet Percy, my pink elephant, and I am so proud that he is the cover star of the latest issue of Let’s Get Crafting magazine. Any party is a success if you see a pink elephant at the end of the evening!
After a busy week, I finally found some “me” time today to look through all the projects. Issue 50 has a party theme, with lots of fun pink party projects. I will definitely be making some of the yummy cakes by Susie Johns. I just wish I could crochet to make Lynne Rowe’s sundae hat, it is so fun!
Happy knitting, and happy 50th issue birthday to Let’s Get Crafting too!
You may recall a previous post where I was knitting in a frenzy to make some woodland animals for a Canopy Art exhibition in Cumbria … here are some photos of the finished cuties in the woods at Acorn Bank!
There are more amazing photos of creations from some amazingly talented crafters at canopyart.jux.com/
If you are looking for a quick knit gift idea, this ipod or smartphone cosy is easy to make and uses about 15 to 20g of yarn. The cover will keep your iphone or ipod cosy and protected from general bumps and scratches.
I knitted my cosy in the round using the magic loop method, with a 4mm circular needle. For the free pattern, just click the link below for the pdf ….
ipod cosy – fluff and fuzz knitting pattern
This is a basic pattern, which you could adapt to make your cosy colourful by knitting stripes, or use a textured knitting stitch instead (rib patterns or seed stitch).
I have been kept away from blogging for the past few weeks as I have been busy knitting up some woodland animals for Canopy Art, and just wanted to share some pics with you.
The Canopy Art Woollen Woods exhibition will be displayed in trees in the National Trust property Acorn Bank in the Eden Valley, Cumbria from April 2013. Knitted pieces will transform the woodland in an outdoor exhibition of artwork, and I so hope my little creations will be accepted.
The brief was to create anything woollen that would be found in the woods, and in addition to the little birdies and nest, I am submitting my squirrel, ladybird, mouse, and a few berries, acorns and mushrooms.
I hope my pieces are accepted, and if you are interested in contributing too, check out their website for details at canopyart.co.uk.
Happy woodland knitting!
I have recently made a little card holder, and thought I would share this easy pattern with you.
The little wallet is designed to hold a credit card. It would also make a lovely handmade gift card holder for your Valentine, or you could use it for your train tickets.
The outside is knitted in moss stitch, and the inside card pockets and decoration are sewn by hand using felt fabric, with a little bit of ribbon and a button.
If you would like to make your own, just click on the link below to access the free pdf file with the pattern and sewing instructions.
card case in moss stitch with heart – fluff and fuzz knitting pattern
I must thank my lovely postman for battling through the snow to deliver the latest issue of Let’s Get Crafting magazine this morning, especially as my design for a sleepy owl cushion was featured on the front cover!
Thank you postie! And thank you also to the lovely team at Let’s Get Crafting for all their support.
My owl knitting pattern is in issue 48 of Let’s Get Crafting Knitting & Crochet magazine, which is available now, and also has some super projects for your wardrobe and home …. I will be having a go at Lucinda Ganderton’s bow necklace to use up some of my yarn stash.
I just wanted to share some photos from the latest issue of Let’s Get Crafting Knitting & Crochet magazine which I received just before Christmas. This is my design for Stanley Snake, and below is a snake that my Mum made from the pattern in just a day (she is a super-fast knitter!).
My Mum made her snake with buttons for eyes, and added a bell on the end of the tail (great idea for a rattle snake!).
If you would like a copy of the pattern, it is available from issue 47 of Let’s Get Crafting, which also has an interview with me this month (what an honour!!!! As always, thank you so much to the team at LGC for all their support)
I must thank the wonderful people at Crafts Beautiful magazine for including my thatched cottage pencil case in the Reader Gallery of the January 2013 issue….thank you so much, it is an honour to be included among such talented crafters.
If you would like to make your own cottage, the pattern is free, and is available to download from Craftsy (just click on the icon below).
Thank you so much to SnippetFact.com for awarding my blog! SnippetFact.com is a project designed to improve the quality of online factual content, and gave Fluffandfuzzknitting.wordpress.com an award for informational and trustworthy content in the knitting category. What an honour!!
What a thrill, my little knitted zoo animals are the main cover feature of this month’s Let’s Get Crafting Knitting & Crochet magazine! If you would like to knit your own toys, the patterns are included in issue 46 which is in the stores now, plus the magazine comes with the wool and needles you need to make the toys, what a bonus!
I am so honoured to have been chosen as this month’s cover that I was dancing when I saw it in the newsagents today; everyone in the store thought I was crazy!
I have to pass on a huge thank you to Lizzie, Gabriella and everyone at the magazine for making the sun shine today!