craft swap anyone?

I thoroughly enjoy the bookswaps I hosted last year but think I’m going to keep them to twice a year simply because they are so much admin and I don’t make anything for my time and effort. BUT I’ve been itching to do a local craft swap for a while. I’ve done 4 international onesRead more

It’s not the price tag. 

I know that many of you are celebrating today so for those who are, Fysh and I would like to wish you a very merry and blessed Christmas day filled with so much love and laughter you snort beer out your nose ;)  I spent the past 12 months crocheting Fysh a StampyLongnose pixel blanketRead more

Times have changed 

crochet charlie

Facebook memories reminded me that 9 years ago I was in Germany partying in the forest and having no damn care in the world. My biggest problem was deciding what book to read in the miniscule book store with their pathetic English section and which gellato to try next and how to survive work withRead more

DAY SEVENTEEN > Crochet by Cupcake

Of course I had to throw a little something in the mix from myself. Actually this won’t be the only thing from me, there might be one or two more to fill gaps where people bailed or promised a spot and didn’t get back to me. Cause yes, that is the simple reality. Things don’tRead more

DAY NINE > A bag full of crochet

For all the lovelies who crochet!!! This one is for you. And if you don’t know how to crochet… now’s the time to learn :) Stephanie from A bag full of crochet is giving away a pattern for her reversible slouch beanie. If you can’t crochet yet this is a great time to learn causeRead more

goodbye march ♥

You know, as far as months go March wasn’t a horrible one. I haven’t quite caught up on my November/December debt yet, actually I added to that with the breaking down of my car but despite that it didn’t quite suck as much as I thought it would. Does this mean things are slowly gettingRead more

public holidays saffa style

The Person had to head home yesterday already, the joys of working for yourself are that some times you simply don’t get to take the day off when everyone else does. I know this all too well – she says currently finishing up this post so she can get back to finishing a mermaid tailRead more

[book love] Hooked on Mandalas by Haafner Linssen

Random Struik (aka Penguin books) sent me a copy of Haafner Linssen‘s “Hooked on Mandalas” and man oh man I am hooked (see what I did there, haha).    It arrived yesterday morning and the first thing I did was send The Person photos of some of the ones I thought he’d like then headed toRead more

[free pattern] kindle cover

For this project you will need 1 ball each of dk yarn in your choice of colours – I chose 3 and alternated them every 2 rows but you could have as many or as few as you wish. 1 crochet hook size 4mm a large eyed yarn needle to sew up the side atRead more

#zombieprompts – What DIY projects are on your spring to-do list?

I have SO many projects I want to do this year, 2016 is going to be a big one for us! I’m guessing this is more of an American targeted question though seeing as spring is only in September for us and I’m sure that by then I’ll have so many new projects I wantRead more

I designed a pattern!!!

Mid 2014 I taught myself to crochet a granny square and I ended up making on the size of a double bed for The Person as an xmas gift but I got bored with the whole granny square thing and winter 2015 I decided it was time to pick up the hobby again but take itRead more

because MERMAIDS!

I love mermaids, always wanted to be one since I was a little girl. Never felt like I belonged anywhere but out at sea… I’m comfortable out there. Might have something to do with my dad being a skipper and taking me out on the water from a few weeks old but I say it’sRead more

fake it till you make it, right?

I feel like such a fake. This weekend I was a guest speaker at a Schwarzie workshop titled “be a boss, girl” where I spoke about turning your hobby and passion into a business and being your own boss. All hunky dory and swell and what not except that today I sit here crying aRead more