Sunday, 4 October 2015


Earlier this year I took part in an exhibition inspired by The Simpsons.... remember?  Well No Homers Club have organised another!   
This time it's Jurassic Park themed.  Cannot wait!  It's happening this coming weekend, I'm teaming up with my pal Bex (@PatronusPotter on Instagram) for both an exhibition piece and a stall on the Sunday.  

Some tickets are still available (but not many left now), find info on facebook.  Do come down and see it all.  Good bands, good artwork, good beer.... what more do you want?  

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Little Teapot

My little teapot has arrived!

He was a bit of an early surprise, but all is well and good and he's the best thing I've ever made.

He's 5 weeks old now (the reason I've been somewhat AWOL for a while) and I'm getting into a routine now.  Already I've noticed a change in what my interests seem to be, so you may notice more baby knitting and practical makes.

The photo above is a part of a lovely set we had taken by Gemma Ann Photography, who I fully recommend.  I'm delighted with the pictures.  Below are a couple of our personal photo's, just two.  Going to do my best to not bombard the internet with pictures of him!  Ha!  We'll see how that goes!

Friday, 7 August 2015

Granny Squares and Pom Poms

Another listing in my ETSY SHOP!

This is one of my favourite makes in a while (after my baby fox jumper of course!).

This baby blanket can be used for anything at all.  Prams, cots, cribs.... even used as a colourful play surface.  It also comes with a matching pom pom garland/bunting.  The blanket is fully washable.

The pom pom garland has movable pom  poms to fit any length or space you need.  Attach it to anything or push the pom poms together to use as a crown for your little one.

See the SHOP PAGE for sizing and pricing details.  Photo's have no filters in order to try and reflect exact colourings.

Vintage Pretty

I've listed some pretties in my ETSY SHOP!

Time to use up some of the lovely vintage pillow cases I've been collecting over the last few months.  I've added a crochet trim/edging to them (in cotton.... easy on the face!) for a little something extra.  Some are in pairs, some are singles.
Personally, I like the mismatched look.

Here's a quick look at some of them, but do look in my SHOP for more pictures and pricing/postage details.

Also, don't forget to follow my instagram (@Penelopeteapot) for shop updates and creative-ness!

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Making all the things!

Show and tell time!

I finished and blocked my Foxy Loxy jumper I've knitted for the baby (which is coming soon by the way.... ahhhh!).  I'm so pleased with how it turned out, it's probably one of my favourite knits ever.  Watch this space for an adult size version or two (I'm thinking cheesy family photo time!) this winter!

I also ventured in to the world of rattle making.  I got some rattle sounds from Amazon (really, god bless Amazon sometimes!) and made a couple of bunny rattles.  

I used THIS pattern/picture I found on Ravelry, but I didn't follow the pattern.  Other people's projects all looked so different so I thought I'd use the pictures as a guide and go for it alone!  I'm pretty darn pleased with how they came out (get it?? Darn?? Ha ha ha!).  Purple leg bunny is for us and green leg bunny is for another baby that has just been born.  Below is a picture of what I used and shapes I crochet.  The only thing not pictured is stuffing and some black yarn for the face.  I opted for stitching the eyes on due to A: Lack of buttons that looked right and B: Safety first and all that!

Last, but probably not least... I finished the baby blanket.  It's made from a really soft Aran cotton and is even softer after a wash.  I'm not one for very traditional baby colours (baby blue/baby pink etc) so these colours worked perfectly for me.