I’ve been busy making little Easter chicks for Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridgeshire. Continue reading
Kissing mice – free pattern courtesy of Lucy Ravenscar.
These pretty eggs were quick to make. I bought some small polystyrene eggs from Hobbycraft and then raided my stash of Stylecraft yarn – I love this combination of colours. I made the egg covers up as I went along, taking inspiration from amigurumi, granny square and mandala patterns.
I also made a basket for them, giving it a bit of structure by crocheting the last row over some wire.
I hope that you have a very nice Easter weekend and that you get time to do lots of crafting.
Last year I made some Easter chick egg covers for Francis House Children’s Hospice, who sell them on with chocolate eggs inside. I sadly had to buy some creme eggs to test them, to make sure they were the right size and that the eggs wouldn’t fall out when they were lifted. Needs must.
I’m not sure they actually look like chicks. They look like they’ve got a bit of attitude.
This sad-looking little fellow is one of my recent makes. The yarn was a bargain buy from Flying Tiger. I think it only cost a pound, so I didn’t expect much from it, but it was probably the best yarn that I’ve ever worked with for this type of project.
I used Google to translate the pattern from Danish. I then did a little bit of detective work to correct Google’s translation, which had mysteriously included some strange instructions. Once this was sorted out, it was a lovely pattern to follow. My little elephant is just 8cm tall, but if you fancy making a larger one, there’s a pattern for that.
Florence is a sheep who knows her own mind. She firmly believes that for everything that has gone before, you should vote, have a voice and stand up for what you think is right.
Today marks 100 years since UK women, who met the right criteria, gained the right to vote. It was another 10 years before all women were given the vote, on equal terms with men.
The fight for equality continues.
With Call the Midwife back on our TV screens, it reminded me of this little lady, who I made a while back for a campaign highlighting the shortage of midwives in the UK.
The Knitted Midwife campaign has finished now, but you can still read all about it and see photos of some of the 500 knitted and crocheted midwives that were made. If you fancy making one for yourself, I based mine on this free pattern.
I wonder where she lives now?