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Crafts, Crochet, How to, Yarn and Hook

2019 Patterns

I have had a very busy year designing so far first up was the most requested Rectangle version of granny hearts

I was then commissioned by Love Craft to come up with a market bag design to commemorate Earth day this is what i came up with I heart tree’s market bag available for a limited time for free on the Love Crochet website



After making so many heart designs I needed a break so back to my favourite thing to create Mandala’s I find them very relaxing The first was the Pineapple Mandala

52426166_318737745665407_1615146688161251328_n.jpgThen along came Granny’s garden



And then back to hearts with the Granny hearts shawl this was very similar to a shawl pattern i had designed a few years ago as it has the same heart pattern but this time i used the granny stitch *3 dc* lazy designing on my part but it was another requested design so here it is


The next pattern i released was this cute mandala flower called Petals she is 22 inches once stretched on a hula hoop, This was a new challenge for me having 14 bobbins of colour! I absolutely love the finished outcome


In between all of these I have been working on a Shawl and throw that are yet to be released so keep your eye’s out for them!

UPDATE the Bumpy Road to Love Shawl has now been released



I have also managed to create a FaceBook group  so if you would like to come join me I would love to see you and all your creations


Happy Crocheting Jodie

Crafts, Crochet


Hearts seriously who doesn’t love them?

I have just released the Heart blanket that can be made from crib size up to a king you can find the pattern on Ravelry or Etsy

I started to design this Heart Triangle Shawl / Scarf back in Feb 2017 and of course i could not just stop with the Shawl, (keep reading there’s more) you can make this as a big wrap shawl or a small bandana style bib

What i used:

Yarn: DK, 8 ply

Hook size: H (5 mm)

Or any weight yarn and the appropriate hook works well for this project.

US Stitches/Terminology Used

Ch = Chain

Sc = Single crochet

MR = Magic ring

Dc = Double Crochet

Sp = Space

Sk = Skip a stitch

Rep = Repeat

sts / st = Stitch /es

dc3tog = 3 double crochet together

dc5tog = 5 double crochet together

Skill level: Easy – Intermediate

I had to also make a Poncho because little girls in hearts ❤ available in Size child 1 all the way up to a woman’s 22

You can even add a hood like the very cleaver #Fullhandsfullheart did

This gorgeous pink one below was made to fit a size 22 adult

vestIt is written for a 1-2 year old with “Hints” for bigger sizes 

You can add arms to make it a cardigan (not included in the pattern)

a long scarf

and a Market bag

I have this continuous granny heart pattern with my testers It should be available to purchase in a week’s time


If you can not wait I have this 8X8 inch square that would make a cute cot size blanket Oh the possibilities are endless



12 Crafts in 12 Months a journey of discovery


In 2017 my friend Tash (and probably my most loyal supporter) and I decided we need to get together and try new crafts (you should see our pinterest boards) as opposed to only getting together to drink Vodka! which always turns into a sleep over as we live 40 mins away from each other.
We both love the idea of crafting but never get the time, Me a Mother of 3 boys under 8, and Tash who works full time has 3 cats and has a hubby that actually likes to spend time with her!
So 2018 was going to be the year whoo hoo

Well it did not start great at all. January was a bust and never happened. With the Christmas rush of visitors and family moving closer yay, It’s so nice to be able to see my Nephew his wife (Hana) and their baby my great niece more often!!

And to be able to add another Girl to our craft days
So we book in for Feb 10  just us 3 girls NO Children or Men!!

So now the decision of what to make? where should we meet? What food drinks etc?
Well the food was easy another friend had made a cob loaf dip so I messaged Sanne “Hey how do you make that dip thingy you made at that BBQ,” and as soon as i hit send I thought how have i not thought to invite her to our craft days she loves DIY and has a candle business, and then we were 4

And another craft we could all learn candle making.

What did we make? Macrame plant holders

from left to right Tash, my great niece, Me, Sanne and Hana

We did managed to make a Macrame plant hanger each it was harder than we all thought it would be. But that may have been the wine……

This weekend we are going to be making Nail Art you know hammer, nails, wood and yarn we will see how it goes …….. stay tuned

Craft #2 Nail Art! 

What a success! we all accomplished out nail art pieces NOT! haha well nearly, It took a few glasses of wine to get motivated

but with hammers in hand we did finally got started 2 1/2 hours after we arrived, tummy’s full and all caught up on the everyday stuff that had happened in between seeing each other last

Hard at it trying to get the stubborn nails in

On to the yarn wrapping

Tash’s cacti

Sanne’s nearly finished Lenyx

Hana’s & for her bedroom wall and below my heart for my Great niece

April 14 we made be making dream catchers!

Craft #3 Dream catchers!

Knowing that we would be making dream catcher I got in the grove by designing 3 new mandala patterns

This is # 1

#2 Diamond hanging mandala is doing well on Ravelry and was in the top 50 “hot right now Patterns” and can be found here


#3 and finally Cockle shells mandala

These are all made to hang using a hula hoop and are a huge 78cm round!!

We all made something to eat Sanne made a delish salad with sweet potato, chick peas and quinoa, Hana made club sandwiches some scrummy garlic cream cheese and salami bites, Tash made an apple slice and I made ginger slice after we had had our full, we got on to the serious business of learning a new craft

Hana had me make her a centre for her Dream catcher and it turned out great it is now hanging proudly on her Bedroom wall.

Sanne managed to complete hers on the night and as you can tell she was super stoked to beat us all haha

Unfortunately Tash did not finish hers and I am still waiting for a pic ……………

May 27th we will be making Jam!!


Well May has come and gone that was quick!

Jam was a lot easier than we all thought

Rhubarb and apple


10 stalks of rhubarb, which was about 5 cups of chopped rhubarb

3 apples, unpeeled and diced – which was about 3 cups diced

1 cup of water

2 cups of sugar
Put it all in a large pot and simmer for fruit is soft
Whilst it is simmering wash jars and boil them to sterilize 

The second one was Blackberry

This was probably the easiest as we just used frozen berries  

2 cups of frozen berries
2 cups of suger
1 cup of water
1 packet of jamsetta

Put all ingredients in a pot and simmer for around 15-20 mins mash the fruit and transfer to sterilised jars, Turning the jars upside down helps to seal them!

June we will be doing wood etching!!

In June we failed to meet so never got a chance to do wood etching

July we did Photo onto wood transfers


This was a fun experiment none of us had done this before so it was a learning curve

Supplies needed to transfer a photo to wood:
Unfinished Wood Painting Panel the smoother the better(so we found out)
Photocopied Image on Regular Copy Paper (you must use a photocopy of your image or it will most likely not turn out correctly)
Mod Podge
Clear Glaze Spray
*If you want the wood grain to show through, use regular Mod Podge Matte. If you want a white background with no wood grain showing through, use Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium.

Step 1: Apply a generous amount of the transfer solution to the image. You’ll need a thick layer.

Step 2: Press the image, photo side down, onto the wood panel. Rub firmly to smooth out the image and remove air bubbles. Let it dry completely. Ours took 12 hours

Step 3: Use a damp cloth or sponge to wet one section of the paper at a time. Begin rubbing gently to remove the paper and expose the transferred image below. I like to remove the top layer first, let it dry slightly, and then repeat the process as needed to remove the “fuzzies” that were left behind.

Step 4: Once you are satisfied with the image, sand the edges lightly. Seal the photo to wood transfer with a finishing spray.


August was Canvas painting

We thoroughly enjoyed this more than we thought although one of us did go to art school, we would and I will definitely be doing more of it


September 22 we will be up to 6 members and are doing Fluid art