Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Dinosaurs go RrrraaaaAAawwwWwwwwRRRrrrr!!!!

Welcome to this weeks pattern round-up!

Today we are going to give you 10 FREE patterns for Dinosaurs of all kinds as requested by one of our lovely Facebook followers!! From appliqués to amigurumi, blanket edging to hats, you'll find them in this post!

1. Newborn Dinosaur Baby Hat and Nappy Cover Set
By Amy B on A Stitch At A Time

This super cute set was designed as a photo prop and would make a great baby shower gift. Amy has also linked to the matching bootie pattern but it is not a free one.

2. Hello Stegosaurus
By Ali on The Button Ship

How adorable is this little stuffy? You could make a whole herd!

3. Dinosaur Shells 
By Yarn Crazy Girl o Yarn Crazy Girl Patterns

Do you need a super cute edging for a blanket? This is the edging for you!!!

4. Boy's Dino Sweater
By Sharon Mann on Red Heart

I need to make of these in slightly more 'feminine' colours for my dinosaur crazy little girl!

5. Little ‘Uns Microceratus
By Aleta Lyn on Craft Ingénue

You will need to scroll almost to the bottom of the page to find the pdf link to this stuffy pattern, along with a few other dinosaur patterns!

6. The Friendly Dino
By Angela Davis on Ravelry

If you have ever wanted to make a graph blanket then this is perfect for the dinosaur lover!

7. T-Rex Applique
By Pride of Lions on Pride of Lions

This would be great to put on a plain beanie to jazz it up!

8. Baby Triceratops
By  Jennifer on Jennifer Down Under

This little cutie would make a great gift.

9. Toddler Dinosaur Hat
By Kayla Green on Kayla's Crafty Crochet 

Need a dino hat for the little dinosaur lover in your life? This one is perfect!

10. Dragon Hat

 By Michele Wilcox on Red Heart

Named a Dragon hat but easily works as a dinosaur hat as well!

We hope you have fun with these patterns and would love to see your creations! Feel free to share them on our Facebook page!
Don't forget to let us know what you would like to see in future round ups!

- Kira

Sunday, 29 June 2014

We are joining the Mandala Madness!!!


Mandala's are everywhere at the moment and they can be made in all sizes and fibres for all kinds of uses! From coasters to pot holders, wall hangings to floor rugs, get your hooks ready for some Mandala Madness!!

By Barbara Smith on Made in K-Town

Made with a 2.5mm hook this would make a great little coaster!

By Zelna Olivier on Zooty Owl

The gorgeous 'mini' mandala works up to 7" (approx 18cm)  across. Check out all the other spectacular mandalas on Zelna's blog!

3. Attic24 Mandala   
By Lucy on Attic24   

Lucy designed this mandala for a display at Yarndale. It measures at 7" when complete.

4. Mandala Rug   
By Marinke Slump on Tuts+    

Do you need a new rug? How about making this beautiful mandala rug! Made with t-shirt yarn and a 15mm hook it is only 18 rounds!

By Esther Chandler on Make My Day Creative   

Doilies are ever popular for putting under ornaments and plants. This pretty pattern works up to 17cm when done in DK (8ply) yarn.

By Raymond on Crochet with Raymond    

I love the "African Flower" motif and this pot holder makes beautiful use of it! Make it in cotton to avoid it 'melting'!

7. Mandala 21    
By John Kelly on He is Hooked    

This stunning mandala measures 15.5" when made with DK weight yarn. It would make a wonderful centrepiece!

By Mad Blanketer on Ravelry    

I am in love with the colours that have been used in this mandala and the 'bobble' gives it a 3-D texture!

By Tamara Kelly on Moogly    

I am in awe of Tamara's design abilities! This beautiful mandala makes us of the spike stitch to create the effect of petals!!

10. Crochet Mandala   
By Karen Janine on Mitten & Makings   

This simple yet elegant mandala would make a perfect wall hanging! Make a few to use as a feature!

We hope you have fun with these patterns and would love to see your creations! Feel free to share your them on our Facebook page!
Don't forget to let us know what you would like to see in future round ups!

- Kira

Monday, 16 June 2014

Owls, Owls & More Owls!!!

Welcome to our next free pattern round up!

This time we are featuring the ever popular Owl! We have tracked down 10 fantastic owl patterns that work for everything from the home to on the road!

Remember to go to the pattern, click on the pattern title.

1. Owl Cross Stitch Dishcloth 
by Lily Sugar n' Cream on Yarnspirations

The gorgeous pattern on this would make it a perfect gift for any owl lover.

2. Owl Eye Mask 
by Brigitte Read on Roman Sock

Are you a night owl who needs help sleeping during the day? Maybe a shift worker? This is for you!

3. Owl Baby Bib
by Susan Dougill on Crochet Addict UK

A super cute bib for the little ones.

4. Zooty Owl Trivets
by Zelna Olivier on Zooty Owl

 These hot pads are cute and functional!

5. Nesting Rainbow Owls
by Janine Holmes on Moji-Moji Designs

How adorable are these?! Make a whole family in all the colours of the rainbow!

6. BonBon the Owl (Owl Container)
by Heidi Yates on Snappy Tots

This gorgeous little owl is a great way to dress up a jar or use it as a bag!

7. Hootie Rings
by Sanhita Kar on Jugglersboat

Need a quick gift or a new key ring for yourself? Why not a cute little owl!

8. Owl Mug Wrap

by Michele Wilcox on Red Heart 

A perfect way to dress up a cup as a gift or make one to keep. 

9. Owl Cuddle Lovey
by Corina Gray on Stitch11

A perfect little friend for the little ones in your life!

10. Owl Stuffy
by Lorene Haythorn Eppolite on Cre8tion Crochet

Last but certainly not least, check out this adorable owl stuffy! These would be great for small hands or use a few to dress up a shelf.

Well there you have it! We have reached the end of another round up!
We hope you have fun with these patterns and would love to see your creations!
Don't forget to let us know what you would like to see in future round ups!

- Kira
Brigitte Read
Brigitte Read

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Free Market Bag Pattern 'Round-up'

Welcome to our first free pattern round up!!! 

Since we have a ban on light weight plastic bags here in Tasmania, I thought it would be a great idea to share some free patterns for reusable 'market' bags.

So let's jump on in and see what happens ;)

Here are 10 free market bag patterns!
(Click each link to get to the pattern)

 1. Rainbow Pocket Market Bag
by Moogly

This is one of the first market bag patterns I came across and I love the colours and the fact it has it's own little pocket! It's perfect to put in your handbag to take along shopping.

2. Easy Market Bag
by Knot Your Nana's Crochet

A nice simple pattern to make up quickly for a gift or to make a few for yourself!

3. Chevron Shells Market Bag/Tote
by Knotted Notions 

Chevrons are all the rage right now, so what better way to start out with them than with a gorgeous market bag?

4. Shell-Shopped Bag
by Tyrneathem

I'm loving the name and pattern of this bag! A beautiful bag to show off when you go to the shop!

5. Mesh Market Bag (you'll need to scroll a bit over halfway down) 
by Bobwilson123 

If your a visual learner and have trouble with written patterns then this one is for you! Having both a written and YouTube tutorial, this is one of the easier bags to learn how to make. 

6. Provence Summer String Bag
by Kathy North on Designs by KN

Another beautiful bag that is a little different to the 'traditional' string bag. 

7. Flea Market Bag
by Linda Permann on Yarnspirations

This is a nice slimline market bag that would look great in this seasons colours!

8. The Shabby Project Bag
by  ZootyOwl

Not a string style market bag but a perfect project to use up your yarn scraps!

9. Granny Goes Shopping
by Rainbow Bunting

A wonderful way to turn 'granny' squares into a lovely bag to go shopping with.

10. Child's Market Bag
by Dandelion Dreamers

A super cute little market bag to make for your little one to take shopping!

I hope you have enjoyed this first round-up of free patterns! If you have any suggestions for the next round-up please let me know!

- Kira

All images are the property of their relevant designers. Aimee & Kira's Kustom Kreations claims NO rights to these images! 

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Creative proccesses

Well I thought I'd show you part of the process of me creating a pair of crocodile stitch booties.

Please excuse the quality of the pics, my camera died and I had to use my phone :/

It starts with me making soles like these

Then comes the boot part

Then onto the cuff

Once the first one is finished I make the second to match

When the second is finished it's time to weave in all the ends and sew on the buttons!

That's it! One pair of booties made and ready for a little cutie to warm their toes in them :)

- Kira

Friday, 30 May 2014

The Fairy Godmothers Winter Wonderland Market

We will be at the Fairy Godmothers Market being held on Sunday the 1st of June at the Burnie High School Gym located in Fiddler St, Cooee, Tasmania. 

Come see us to find all the crochet items you love and some special new goodies as well!

The market is on from 9am till 1pm and entry is via gold coin donation.

They will also have Peppa and George Pig there to have photos with!!!