From the category archives:


Beetroot & Butternut Salad

by Kate on March 14, 2012

This is a favourite salad of mine. It is hearty enough to fly solo but I always serve it with grilled lamb cutlets. You will need: 250g baby spinach leaves 3 bulbs of medium beetroot half a butternut pumpkin 2 bunches of fresh asparagus 100-150 grams of greek feta cheese 100-150 grams of pine nuts […]


Net Scowl – Tutorial

by Kate on February 29, 2012

I had quite a few requests for a tutorial on the Net Scarf, now the “Net Scowl” – thanks Rit! You can download the tutorial here OR head over to Ravelry. Have you noticed that there have been so many glorious & colourful yarny projects popping up of late? It has inspired me to start […]


The tree

by Kate on November 28, 2011

I love Christmas. It is my favourite time of year and as such I never wait for 1st December to put up the tree. Pretty chuffed with how the doily decorations look, you can find the tutorial here. Speaking of tutorials, the following make great Christmas gifts: * Nan’s many biscuits – they make up […]


Doily Christmas Decorations – Tutorial

by Kate on November 10, 2011

Last year, I was so inspired by Kirsty’s faker crochet projects that I really wanted to whip up some Christmas decorations. Of course, last year, that did not happen BUT they will be on the tree this year. There is nothing prettier than crocheted tree decorations but I am nothing, if not realistic. Fine crochet […]


Dominoes Cushion Tutorial

by Kate on September 19, 2011

I have started thinking about Christmas. Early I know and crazy when you throw in the interstate move that is happening in under two weeks but it is my favourite time of the year so I like to make the most of it. The gift-list has started…organised or anal? The jury is still out. But […]


Kelly Scarf Tutorial

by Kate on September 13, 2011

When Rachel asked me to put together a little crochet tutorial for her Celebrate Colour event, I knew I wanted to do a lite weight scarf. This little number came together really quickly, it is worked from the bottom up and I think it is the perfect weight for either Spring or Autumn. If you […]


Summer Coasters – Tutorial

by Kate on July 3, 2011

Given we are a month into winter I’m not sure why I felt the need to whip up some very summery coasters. Maybe I am willing away the winter and fondly remembering afternoon’s spent with a cool drink in hand? Whatever the reason, these coasters were quick to whip up and it seems small projects […]


Simple Baby Blanket

by Kate on June 21, 2011

When it comes to crochet, it doesn’t get any easier than row after row of treble stitches. You can find the free tutorial here. Ravelled here.


Slant Doll Quilt – a tutorial

by Kate on April 13, 2011

The selection of fabrics from last week have made it into this mini. This quilt was made for my partner in the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap and should you want to try one for yourself, you can find the tutorial here. It measures 18.5″ square, is backed with an echino fat quarter and quilted […]



by Kate on February 21, 2011

I purchased some yarn last year and and have had it on and off the sticks, searching for the ‘perfect’ scarf/cowl pattern. It wasn’t until a very clever friend asked me, ‘What the hell I was doing? Why wasn’t it on the hook?’. Why wasn’t it indeed? Three hours later, I have the softest cowl […]