Recent Posts

Crochet Party Dress

Crochet Party Dress I’ve made this lovely party dress for our local yarn shop   Purl ‘n’ Lace.  It is made of cotton and the pattern comes from Ravelry.   It is made with Katia Brisa in gold.  The […]


Knitting Latest knit

Knitting Latest knit Had some wool for my birthday and after a couple of false starts on other cardigans I settled for this pattern. The pattern is Kemari by Berroco and the pattern is in […]


Knitting – slip stitch cardigan

Knitting – slip stitch cardigan….. I saw this pattern and just had to knit it. Earhart by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton It uses a combination of two yarns.  For mine I used Noro Kureyon for the […]


Paper – simple card gift envelopes

  Simple gift envelopes…I had a go at making some gift envelopes mainly for the crochet necklets I’ve been making. After looking around at images on the internet I stopped at this great inspirational  blog  and […]


Crochet – Granny Cardigan pattern available

Crochet – Granny  Cardigan pattern now available….With a lot of help from Julie W. we have finished the pattern and it is now available as a free pattern. The pattern is a simple formula to creating […]


Crochet – Granny square cardigan pattern

Crochet – Granny square Cardigan pattern….I keep getting asked how I make my granny square cardigans so I’ve decided to write a pattern to share. As I normally just crochet these little cardigans without reference […]


Handmade – crochet baby shoes and gift boxes

This weekend has been crochet baby shoes and boxes weekend. Purl and Lace(local wool shop) wanted some replacement baby booties in the mary-jane and ballerina style.  I had 2 commissions for mary-jane booties.  I was also […]


Hand made – amelia dellow designs

Hand made – amelia dellow designs……….  Who is amelia dellow I hear you ask. amelia dellow was my gran on my mums side. When designing patterns and making our hand crafted items a lot of […]


hand made – a new adventure

    Hand made – a new adventure…..A new wool shop has opened in Swanage.  To be precise it is a Lingerie and wool shop.  Purl & Lace not only sells underwear from premium underwear specialist […]


Free Pattern – Easy Knit DK Bear

I’ve been meaning to publish this free pattern for an absolute age. If you wish to print this pattern click on the bear!! Knit in any DK yarn on 3.5mm needles. Description: Medium size bear […]