Strawberries and Cream


My mother-in-law made this Strawberries and Cream Tea Cozy for me for Christmas. Isn’t it gorgeous? Do you love receiving hand-made gifts as much as I do?

Strawberries and Cream_1smlStrawberries and Cream_3smlStrawberries and Cream_4smlThe pattern is by Patti di Cagli. It’s knitted using cotton yarn ~ aren’t the “bobbles” gorgeous? I would have no idea how to knit them.

Love Terri and Moo xxx

Christmas Wishes


Moo and I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas. We hope you’re spending the day with good family, friends and loved ones.

Thankyou to all who have been part of our lives this year. We have many more crochet projects to talk about, but for today, there has been too much eating, drinking and being merry.

So, we will leave with a small picture of the start of our Christmas feast, and wish you all much happiness.

Xmas_48smlLove Terri and Moo x

Three Christmas Puddings


My lovely neighbour asked if I would make her some Christmas Pudding decorations, like this one.

3Puddings_5smlThe prototype was quite small, so I made these using aran weight. The pink yarn is Zara Plus Merino. The holly leaves are Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. I forget how nice lovely yarn is to use.

3Puddings_8smlI would like to be able to come here and say this is it ~ no more Christmas Crochet until next year. But that is possibly a little premature. 😀

3Puddings_1smlI hope your Christmas preparations are going splendidly, and that you’re well and truly in the Christmas spirit(s)!

Love Terri and Moo

PS Holly pattern from the lovely Lucy at Attic24. Follow this coloured bauble pattern for the pink ball.

A little Christmas stocking


I’ve been admiring this gorgeous crochet stocking for a long time now.

Last night I was lying in bed thinking about it, and at 3am I knew there was just no use. My mind was whirling with colour combinations, and I had the perfect yarn ~ it would look gorgeous in my Cascade Ultra Pima.

Stocking_9sml I had to sneak into the craft room so as not to wake Moo ~ if I’m up in the middle of the night, it’s obviously to get her snacks.. I mean, what other reason could there be?

Stocking_10smlI’m so pleased with how it turned out. The Cascade yarn is beautiful to work with, and this pattern by Yvestown is terribly easy.

Stocking_11smlI hope you’re all having a lovely Saturday. I believe a very special puppy who may be named Moo is turning 4 tomorrow….shhh….


And the winner is….


Giveaway_28smlWell, time is up on my first ever giveaway competition. Thankyou so very much to everybody that entered. We were really chuffed to get so many entries. So, without further ado, the winner of the Crochet Star Garland for our 100th Post Giveway is:

Dawn from Great Britain 😀

Dawn, I’ve sent you an email to let you know, and to get your address. As you can see, it’s all boxed up ready to go.

I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. It’s Sunday afternoon here in Australia. Moo and I have just put our Christmas tree up ~ most decorations are still in tact! 😀

Love Terri and Moo xxx

A different kind of Advent


I was reading over at Meet Me at Mikes, home of the lovely Pip Lincolne of Blog with Pip fame. Pip is making A Pom Pom a Day in December. She is hanging them on a special re-purposed stick from her local park, and is her special kind of Advent Calendar.

Pompom_12smlI thought this was a lovely idea. Of course, we can’t possibly hang them on a stick in this house ~ Moo would not understand the idea of miscellaneous sticks that did not belong to her ~ but I’m sure we will come up with Plan B very quickly.

I guess we’re stretching the truth a little to call this an advent “calendar”, but once we take into account the Important Facts (IF), I think we will all agree that it’s just the right thing to do.

IF No. 1: Pom poms are easy, quick, and so much fun to make.
IF No. 2: Pom poms use up left-over yarn stash at an alarmingly speedy rate.
IF No. 3: You can never have too many pom poms.
IF No. 4. Pom poms are just so much fun to photograph!
IF No 5: Moo loves pom poms!


Pom_14smlI hope you’re all having a splendid Monday.

Love Terri and Moo xxx

PS Have you entered our Christmas Star Garland Giveaway yet? If not, please do!

100th Post Giveaway


Giveaway_4smlMoo and I were enjoying the lovely weather in the garden this afternoon, whilst trying to run away with photographing some crochet bits and pieces. We realised that it’s not only the first of December and considerably less than a month till Christmas, but that our little blog was about to reach it’s 100th post.

Who would have thought it? Certainly not us!

Giveaway_14smlI was trying to thinking of something special to do or to write about for our 100th post, and I thought, how about a giveaway? Wouldn’t that be a nice way of saying a big thankyou to you all, for still reading about us, and leaving lovely comments and likes.

The giveaway is this little Christmas Star Garland, made with Rowan Cotton Glace. It is 13 stars in total, in pale pink, red and green. I would like to send it to one lovely reader. It will pack up quite small, so I’m happy to post it to anywhere in the world.

Giveaway_21sml Giveaway_20sml Giveaway_19smlI’ve not done a giveaway before, so I hope I’m doing it right. It will run for one week, and I’m using PromoSimple, who will pick out one winner at the end of the week. I’ve never used this site before, but fingers crossed it will all go smoothly.

So, with that, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to you all, from Moo and I. We’re having such a lovely time with out little blog.

Love Terri and Moo xxx

PS Star pattern from Jelly Wares, design idea from the lovely Messyla.

A Decorative Trio


Well, it seems I’m finally getting into the swing of this Christmas decoration business.

Xmas Trio_38smlXmas Trio_39smlUnfortunately though, there’s no getting around the fact that our tree decorations are all dark blue and turquoise, and my latest pale pink is just not going to match. I’m thinking a few more decorations though, and I’ll be able to make it into a lovely festive garland for above the mantel. Would that work do you think?

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Instructions for the Holly Bauble are in this post.

Xmas Trio_42smlPattern for the Coloured Bauble **choose your own colours**
1st row dc 6
2nd row increase in each stitch (12)
3rd row increase in every 2nd stitch (18)
4th row increase in every 3rd stitch (24)
5th row increase in every 4th (32)
6th row increase in every 5th (38)
7 – 11 rows dc in each dc (38)
**start stuffing here and continue till last row**
12 – 17 decrease to match increase

Xmas Trio_34smlThe star pattern is from Jelly Wares. I made two stars and joined together with a contrasting dc.

This might be getting a little addictive I think. 😀

Ten Christmas Crochet Creations


Every year I promise myself that I’ll start preparing for Christmas earlier, and every year I seem to start early enough ~ but then it all falls in a heap. Life just gets busy, and I end up disappointed with myself, because I want everything to be perfect.

After attempting my own little crochet decoration, I started looking around to see what nice patterns were out there. There are some really cute little crochet Christmas decorations that look pretty easy to make too.

Here are ten of them:

1.  Reindeer Cup Cozy ~ this is such a brilliant idea! I probably won’t actually make this one, but will wish I had. 😀

2.  A set of Crochet Coasters ~ a great easy-to-make Christmas gift.

3.  Easy Christmas Star from Jelly Wares ~ just three rows, and looks really lovely.

4.  Christmas Tree Decoration from Little Woollie ~ easy tutorial, stunning colours!

5.  A set of Christmas Character Coasters ~ from the Crochet Spot

6.   Gorgeous Crochet Christmas Baubles ~ by the wonderful Pip!

7.  A Striped Christmas Stocking from Yvestown ~ in the sweetest pastel colours.

8.  A garland of Christmas Ornaments ~ I’ve mentioned these previously, but they’re just too cute to not include in this list.

9.  A Christmas Star from The New Crochet ~ simple but stylish, and

10.  A little Christmas Stocking Ornament by Shara ~ perfect for the Christmas tree!

I think from this list, I will manage a few last minute little festive blings.

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