The Fairy Shoemaker

  • Bristol, Nerves aplenty and the Molly Weasley coat...


    Just finished making this knee length jacket (aran weight) 2 nights ago. Its been my ‘in between’ project since finishing the last double blanket a couple of weeks ago. Pure 70s! I love it. I made another one in turquoise / grey last year but forgot to share it. The children seem to snaffle it about the house when its chilly of an evening. Self drafted pattern, crocheted on the wing ;)


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  • The Sweetie Shop blanket...


    I am not sure when I started this one... Possibly just before Christmas comes to mind. But, Ive also made two cardigans, a knotgrass waistcoat, a crochet shawl, plus a pile of hats since before Christmas too :)


    But here we are on the second to last round...


    Yet we began with two lots of these centres, all lined up neatly in their box...


    A thousand ends were stitched in...

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  • Knotgrass in pea green...


    Really cracked on with some partly finished woolly projects this year. Including a pea green KNOTGRASS vest. It sold the same night I listed it so Im guessing it was love at first sight for someone.


    I really enjoyed designing this pattern. Its a joy to knit. I still havent got round to making up all the new colours I bought for knitting this beauty. One day...


    And another yokey...
  • Work continues...


    Despite greyness outside, my workshop is looking quite cheerful.


    I am ploughing on ahead with the next batch of shoes.


    Some parts of the house are still gloomy.


    I am continuing on a huge blanket for my son, calling it blackberry blanket.


    And, o look... its me, posing for the camera :)

  • Bike ride, peaches and unpicking...




    I ended the week with a lovely bike ride nearby. Only about 6 miles but with fairly consistent hills it felt like double that! Saw this lovely ruin on the way. The quality of the stonework was amazing.



    Passed a gateway with so little gate left in it that I wondered why they had even left the bits. Typical Devon gate lash up with baler cord and barbed wire!



    We bought a tray of peaches...
  • Claris, faces and teacups...


    Last night I crocheted like a mad woman to restart the CLARIS jumper. I took lots of pictures so that the tutorial can show how to actually work certain parts. I am not going to know if my ideas for this will actually work out as envisaged, so please excuse me if it all goes pear shaped on the way! I have hopes that its going to be a really pretty and quick make. In aran yarn with a 6mm hook...
  • CLARIS, Crochet Yokey Cardi...



    Quick peep at the long awaited crochet yokey cardigan that I am designing and drafting to share with you all.
    Started this weeks ago before I started the great ‘bin bag adventure’ but have only been working on it a row at a time :) thats two patterns I am designing at the mo, plus miss fairysteps blanket to finish by September and a knitted cardi on the go! Phew…

    I am so pleased with the yoke...
  • Something new...



    Must share a little bit of last nights crochet :) self drafting a pattern as I go along of this. It’s going to be so pretty! Making this as a cropped version but I will draft for medium and extra long length too. Its very drapy. Chuffed with the armholes. Using my previously made Dimity jumper as a guide. After hours only as orders come first for daytime work :)



    In progress. Also working on a...
  • Leather, Wool, Stitch...


    Hello lovely leathers :) I’m so glad we met…



    Have to share a peep at a new Knotgrass waistcoat. So chuffed with my tweedy green blend! I love mixing yarns…
    This one is a size medium and soon to be in the shop x



    A little titania leaf love going on this afternoon. I’ve cut 4 pairs of this style and colourway in different sizes :)
    Pebble and Greenwood x

    Ren x
  • Latest Woolly Makes...


    Hooks and needles have been so busy lately that the sitting room is rapidly disappearing beneath piles of woolly goods. 'Beechmast' cowl finally had its buttons sewn on. I must make more of these. They remind me of Cicely Mary Barkers woodland flower fairies...


    Some very bright additions!


    Something new, very, very, very long slouchy knitted hat. Not sure I will do another though as...
  • Another Thistledown, tea and biscuits...


    After hours work in the sitting room by the fire...



    Another THISTLEDOWN blanket finished.


    Ive named this one 'tea and biscuits' because it made me think of milky tea and iced biscuits.


    Ive already started the next one... It's being called 'rhubarb seas' and once its completed you will see why I chose the name.


    Available to purchase in the Fairysteps shop here x

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  • Thistledown...


    So pleased with my first mini blanket. Let me introduce THISTLEDOWN...


    Lots of colourful crochet goodness. Perfect for a new little family member, be them Human, feathered or furred, or even as a cover for your favourite armchair to add a hint of Gypsy caravan to your home. 


    Made in 25% wool to offer warmth and durability, making this little blanket a treasure to keep long after...