Win a knitted turban headband!!!


Over the last few months I’ve been multi-tasking; watching my new favourite box sets OITNB and Girls whilst knitting simple turban headbands. An odd combination but yes, this is what I do in my free time.
Orange is the New Black



Modelled b ythe lovely Liv
Modelled by the lovely Liv

I can’t take the credit for the pattern; I found it here and it’s awesome; the cosy ribbed structure keeps my ears warm without giving me hat hair. If you want to make your own, you will need:

  • a small ball of double-knit wool
  • 6mm knitting needles
  • a great box set
  • a cup of tea/glass of wine*
  • chocolate.

* Optional. May impede stitch-counting abilities.

Orrrrr, I will send you one if you are the lucky winner of my first competition!!!

How it works:

  • To enter please share, like and comment on this post via twitter/facebook/bloglovin/wordpress and subscribe to my blog by entering your email address at the bottom of the page
  • The competition closes on 31st January 2015 at midnight and the winner will be selected at random
  • UK entries only sorry 😦
  • I’ve been making them for fun so I will contact the winner with a choice of colours
  • No money shall exchange hands so I am not infringing any copyright laws to my knowledge; just promotion for the cool pattern and a bit of shameless blog promotion for myself.

Good luck


Mine in purple



Rouge Coco Dress


I hope you are all having a good year so far and that your resolutions are going well! One of mine was to commit to my blog more, which of course goes hand in hand with working on more craft projects.

I can always rely on my sewing idol Tilly to provide me with some inspiration. I decided to create a sweatshirt dress using her Coco pattern with a little help from one of her recent blog posts ‘Emergency Winter Sewing‘.

This is my first Coco creation and my use of sweatshirt fabric has been a bit controversial. Personally I love it, but others have commented on my ‘unusual’ fabric choice. It is not too thick and the light fleece lining inside is just perfect for this time of the year, so who cares if it looks a bit bulky.

I followed Tilly’s advice and adjusted the foldable parts to account for the fabric’s shrinkable nature. I also decided to taper the shape of the skirt, as initially it looked triangular and frankly a bit too Star Trek-esque for my liking…

Not the look I was going for!
Not the look I was going for!

So here is the finished version, displayed in the form of two awkward selfies that hopefully depict the exaggerated 60s neckline and the tapered fit of the dress.

60s neckline
Tapered skirt

I really would recommend making one of these; I’m sat here snug and smug in the office, and the air conditioning is no longer a source of annoyance 🙂

Next up: a knitting post featuring my new favourite accessory; the turband! (turban headband).