Category Archives: Freebie

Free to a new home, Hesta the Tilda Hare

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This sweet little Tilda Hare is free to one Lucky Liker of the @ScrapdragonUK facebook page.  If you want a chance to win her go to my page and Like the page found HERE.  You can share the post and let me know why you would like to win Hesta.  At the end of April she will be posted off to her new home.

Hesta is made from 100% craft cotton with soft polyfibre filling and posable arms. Good luck to all the Lucky Likers who can offer a home to Hesta.#Iwantoneofthose  from #ScrapdragonUK

Little Knitted Easter Chick and Bunny

Knitted Easter Chicken

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These lovely little Easter gifts can be quickly made by the pattern described here..  Each little Easter character holds a cream egg. I must admit, I didn’t create these little characters, my colleague Gill was snowed in and made these for me.  I am adding the cream eggs and giving them away to the children who attend our Motorhome Easter Rally at Darlington.

The pattern is below if you want to make your own little chicks and bunnies.

 Easter Chicken

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    • Yellow Double Knitting wool

  • Size 3.25 (10) Knitting needles
  • Stuffing or Cotton wool ball
  • Scraps of wool for features
  • Cream Eggs

  • Cast on 20 stitches and knit one row
  • Knit 16 rows increasing I stitch at beginning of each row till 36 stitches
  • Cast off 12 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows till 12 stitches
  • Knit 10 rows, slip stitches onto wool and pull tight.
  • Sew up and pad head with stuffing or cotton wool ball
  • Make a few stitches in different coloured wool for eyes and a beak
  • Tie ribbon trim around neck and insert Cream Egg into body

Knitted Easter Bunny

  • White or Cream Double Knitting wool
  • Size 3.25 (10) Knitting needles
  • Stuffing or Cotton wool ball
  • Scraps of wool for features
  • Cream Eggs

For the Body

  • Cast on 11stitiches
  • Knit one row increasing one stitch into every stitch 22 stitches
  • Knit 22 rows
  • Next row:  Knit 5, Knit 2 tog (6 times) Knit 5 ( 20 stitches
  • Knit 2 rows
  • Next row: Knit 6 Inc in next 4 stitches. Knit 6 (20 stitches)
  • Knit 8 rows
  • Next row: Knit 2 tog till end (11 stitches)
  • Knit a row back
  • Place remaining stitches through a darning needle and sew up seam

Bunny Ears

  • Cast on 4 stitches
  • Knit 8 rows
  • Knit 1. Knit 2 tog, knit 1 (3 stitches)
  • Knit 3 rows
  • Knit 1 row, knit 2 tog
  • Knit 1 row
  • Knit 2 tog
  • Sew ends into the ear and sew the ears onto the Bunny

To make up stuff cotton wool into the head and tie ribbon round neck sew contrast eyes and add a few tufts of wool for a tail and nose, then insert cream egg.

There are few weeks left to knit these little chick and bunnies which are perfect for the Easter egg hunt.

 

Patriotic Patchwork – Union Jack Cushion cover Pattern

This was my first quick patchwork cushion made up using scraps of material.  I admit I hadn’t thought out the design too well so I took time to refine it and made a few more in different colours and styles.  Strangely it was the men in the family who requested these as Christmas gifts.

Then I made a pair in black white shades to match my room

 

Block Layout – create four
All four 7 inch blocks are joined with four inch red strips to create Union jack cushion front

 

FREEBIE quickpage

Well all I have to report today is that there is still no sign of our grandchild emerging.
My daughter is now 10 days over her due dates and the newest edition to the family is still warm and cosy inside. It shows no sign of wanting to emerge and meet the family!

Ah well. I have freebie quickpage based on my new Warm Olives kit available here if anyone would like it.
The photo is of my eldest daughter and soon to be mother of our new grandchild. (when the monkey takes the cork out!)
Enjoy, I would love to see what ypu do with this quickpage.

Feeling Better…

I must have felt ill, to take myself off to A&E with severe chest pains. Little did I know I would be kept in for five days undergoing a multitude of tests and complete bed rest with a suspected blood clot on my lungs. After days of blood thinning injections my stomach is more black and blue bruises than pale pink flesh!
But I have rested and now am feeling better.

I haven’t even managed to do much crafting while I have been ill, although I have managed a little freebie digi kit which you can download HERE.