Camera Strap and Mumma Owl models!

Forget-me-not Blue Camera Strap
90% cotton, 10% silk, Crochet.
This little invention came from necessity – sort of! The strap that comes with the camera is rough, hard, ugly and lacks a personality. I wanted something soft on my neck…and I’m sure you’d know by now my favourite colour is Blue! Especially this shade of forget-me-not flowers blue, I love it…and the flowers!
I had spotted a few different varieties on pinterest but thought (as I usually do because I’m not fond of following patterns & instructions) that I’d make my own version. It’s basically two long strips crocheted together on the sides and trimmed with a little more fan stitch – stitch of the week obviously! It slides right over the existing strap. If it needs a wash I can just slide it off and wash it, and if I fall for another shade of blue I can make another one! It can be as permanent or temporary as I like – gotta love that.

Baby Baby Beanie
90% cotton, 10% silk, crochet.
So I found out it’s hard to make a hat look good when it’s flat… tis a cute little beanie but the photo just wasn’t doing it justice. So….

So…I put Mumma Owl to work! Her second job (after keeping my peppermint tea hot) is now modelling baby beanies…it suits her don’t you think? Oh and I found the pattern for this hat here.


Meet Mumma Owl

Mumma Owl Teapot Cosy
100% wool, crochet
I’ve had ideas of making an owl tea cosy for a while. After finding a pattern I was most disheartened to find I could not understand the pattern and was left so confused after reading through it. So I did what I usually do, figured I’d have a bash at it. I found this cute tea pot cosy and got the number of chains to begin with from it. Then it was just a matter of doing the fan stitch which I was thrilled to see looks a bit like feathers here – If you squint your eyes, use your imagination and wish a lot!. I think she looks likes a mumma owl and had fun creating her. I’m off to christen her with a pot of peppermint tea now….

feelin’ minty

Spearmint WIP – I thought I would start showing some work in progress – it’s not all finished glory! Currently enjoying my holidays knitting up a little baby blanket in 100% organic cotton – colour spearmint. Most appropriately knitted up whilst enjoying my mint tea in my minty coloured tea cup. This yarn is possibly the softest cotton I’ve ever used. It’s smooth, chunky and feels so soft and luxurious.

Possibly the other reason for my 2nd post in one day – I can stop playing with my new toy. Picked it up yesterday and just want to snap everything. Lucky little white dove hey?