29 September 2014

Almost there...last 5 designs finished, the patterns almost written........Plus the last chapters to write, a few commissioned designs to do and then I can take a bit of time off.
Worked over 12 hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday trying to complete the last 5 designs...and write the patterns but i didn't quite make it, another day should see the last posting.
A cushion to go with the throw I made earlier this year or was it late last year...time does fly!

Soon be time for the next London trip and the Knitting and Stitch show.
Can't wait.

25 September 2014

A little bag for my hooks and things...complete with a Stylecraft Flower Key ring.

Almost finished Book 2 and Book 3 has been requested....how great is that?
Everyone seems to be really pleased with the projects I have sent for the Book 2 and Jonathan (GMC Publisher) asked me if  was ready for Book 3!!
We met at the Excel Show on Monday.
I made the bag to go to the show with...a bit of fun.

Don't forget, if you are at the Knitting and stitch show from the 8th October, pop in and say hello....I'll be on the Stylecraft stand.
pictures of the Excel Stylecraft stand this last weekend...fabulous job Carol, loved the stand and great to catch up with the whole team again too.

Forgot to say, any one passing the Parade shopping centre in Shrewsbury at 10.30 Friday morning there is a coffee morning happening in 
A pottery painting shop run by Kerry...sorry Kerry forgot to say. Yes I will be there so cya later
It's in aid of the Macmillan fund

01 September 2014

Re posting this pattern I keep getting asked for it

Monday, 6 June 2011


As l couldn't work on the new craft room rug..total frustration...l decided to make a new bath mat using the same 8 petal flower
mix 6 strands of DK...l used: aqua x2, grey,ivory x2 and beige Acrylic

3 strands of Chunky yarn or 6 strands of DK
12mm hook
Row 1: magic circle with 8 DC (3chain as first DC)(8sts)
Row 2: 2dc in each stich with a chain st between each pair of sts.(16sts)
Row 3: 2dc 3 chain and 2dc in each space
Row 4: 7dc in the loop made by the 3 chain of previous row and sl st in the middle of the 4dc of previous row
use the join as you go method of joining each of the flowers together using 2 petals for each join
the large hole is made up of the 8 petal sides..3 sts each making a total of 24 sts

Row 1: Magic circle with 12 dc (2chain as first dc)
Row 2: 2 dc in each stitch using the join as you go method of sl stitching into the 24 stitches of the petal sides then sl st into the first st to finish off
repeat in the second hole
l always work the ends into the work as l go so there is only a few ends to sew off

If you don't want to do the fill-ins then do a staggered join as you go 
matching like this and using a similar method matching the stitches and sl stitching as you go
Hoping to get the craft room yarn today or order it if l can't 
They really feel lovely under your feet
Teresa...yep l really am going to put it on the floor and walk all over it lol

Still thinking about the backing but something none slip as they slide all over the place on laminate floors

Have a wonderful week everyone and thanks again for the lovely comments on the rug making
hugs to all xx


  1. I just love the blue-grey-white-beige yarn! What is it? And what's the pattern for these Japanese flowers? They're just devine!

  2. Esther...? on the post lol
    hugs x

  3. Love the new bath mat Suz. Several said they thought our triffid was a Verbascum and I have checked out pics and think they are right....I will prob still think of it affectionatly as a triffid :-)
  4. hehe l agree a Triffid it is 
    Hugs x

  5. I hope that your bathmat won't cause you to lose interest in the rug. They look great, I really like the blue, it makes it seem cheerful. But I really, really love that crochet chair. Where did you come across that?
  6. Looks great Suz but don't know how you will make it non slip. 
    Make sure you tell us when you do, as I'm sure you will sort it. 
    I really admire your skill 

  7. lovely bath mat; it looks cozy on the toes! that chair is amazing!!!! are you going to make one?
  8. great idea! why not use fabric paint that has a shape to it (sorry I'm french and don't know the right word...) to make non slip.
  9. Love it, and especially that it's chunky and quick! Would love it if you'd drop by my crafty international linky party and share some of your great projects!

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