DIY Gift Sacks

DIY Gift Sacks

Our simple free Santa Sack pattern is a lovely idea for some Christmas sewing which not only reduces wrapping paper used and a huge amount of time on Christmas eve, but is also a present in itself. This gift sack will light up the face on any child (or adult!) and can...
Advent Countdown Calendar

Advent Countdown Calendar

I’m not sure about you, but we can hardly believe that its only 6 weeks till Christmas?! The decorations have gone up in all the shops and our kids are starting to get excited. Since having kids the true magic of Christmas has happened in our house. I was...
German Short Rows no 1

German Short Rows no 1

It’s no secret we love German short rows! They a virtually undetectable, neat and tidy, and best of all really easy to get the hang of. Our Silver Lining Shawl uses these short rows to achieve its shape but you’ll also  find them shaping necklines or hems....
How to Purl

How to Purl

Welcome to our new video tutorial! We thought long and hard about what it is that makes a tutorial work for us. Suki said, ‘no sound! the kids run over and think it’s something exciting for them, or they’ll be asleep and the sound will wake them up....
Pompom Bunbuns

Pompom Bunbuns

If you’ve been to the supermarket with a child in the past few weeks (well, since Christmas really!) there’s been coloured tin foil to grab their attention.  Yes, folks.  Easter is coming. Here in the southern hemisphere, it isn’t so much a...

Knitting Tutorial: How to Kitchener Stitch i cord

Love knitting with i cord edges? Us too! But how to close them off when you’re done… This tutorial will show you how to use Kitchener stitch (grafting) to invisibly close two pieces of knitted fabric that have i-cord edges on each side. First off, you need...

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