Crochet Lovey Blanket

I am currently crocheting a lovey blanket and so far have made the head and I’m now working the ears.

My first intentions were to make a bear lovey blanket, but when I finished the head I changed my mind and decided to turn it into a doggy, I have this real cute image in my mind, hope it comes out like I want it to.

The Head

Here is the head, I started the cast on circle at the front of the nose then increased out to make the face and head, looks really weird at this plain stage.

The Ears

Here are the ears, I wanted them to be long and floppy compared to the size of the head.

I started at the bottom end of the ear and worked in a circle, when I reached the length I wanted I flattened the ear then sewed along the top, I like how they have turned out.

I will blog the next stage so you can see my little project coming together.

I do find crocheting so very relaxing that I am struggling to keep my eyes open, it is rotten weather outside hailstones and dark skies so I think I am going to get my own blanket, snuggle up and have a little afternoon nap lol…


Goals For May

Well I haven’t been crafting today, I thought I would just chat about all kinds, there surely is a lot going on in my mind right now…

Isn’t he magnificent

Stay Focused

Inspiration: My friend has just run the London Marathon, she only started running last year and when she crossed the finish line she didn’t look like she was out of breath, she looked like she could keep running, amazing, it has totally inspired me to think that if we really want to do something we can if we really stick with it.

Dentist: I have been seeing the dentist since last October with pain in my teeth. I keep having fillings and they just keep falling out, so at last I am going to have a cap tomorrow, first I have to get a cap then go back another time and get the final cap, hopefully I won’t get anymore trouble with my teeth as they are driving me mad, the pain feels like electricity going up through my gums.

Mum: I took my mum to the supermarket yesterday and her legs were really wobbly so she sat in a wheelchair which had the basket on the back for the shopping, it was a heavy bulky thing with dodgy wheels so when I pushed it forward it went either left or right, as a result, I can hardly move today, I ache all over, the joys of shopping.

May: I hope May will be a good month, we have a bank holiday this weekend so KJ will be off work on Monday, looking forward to that, if the weather is good, we will probably have a BBQ in the garden and grab a bit of vitamin D from the sun.

So my goals for the merry month of May are:


  1. crochet a bunny blankie
  2. crochet a white dress with pink edging
  3. crochet some new crochet stitches as swatches and do a Sunday wash
  4. crochet a little hat for baby Jayne (the doll)

Well there are four things, I am not good at getting my goals finished, but I will try hard to do these four, that’s only 1 per week, not a lot really, shouldn’t be too hard, wish me luck with that.

I will put a list of my goals in the right hand column then I will see them often and I will probably add a few more to the list.

Happy Days!

More Parcels To Open

Here are my latest parcels, but wait I’ve only ordered some more and they have arrived.

I was hoping KJ would have been at work when the postman came, but he wasn’t and he took them in OMG, so I best behave and not order any more or he might start moaning, well that’s after the next lot arrives because I had a few bids in an auction from China so that will be my last for a while.

I will be make another video of my next lot, so watch out for that one, I love receiving parcels it is so much fun seeing what I have ordered…

Big Yarn Stash Opening

You can never have enough yarn is what I told KJ when this load came through the post, the secret is I am addicted to buying craft things and it’s filling the house up.

You can see me undoing this big stash in my YouTube video, it was so much fun, I just love opening the parcels and seeing all the colours it’s fabulous.

Click below to watch the video.

Big Yarn Stash Opening

Don’t forget to subscribe to my youtube channel as I have an urge to buy more yarn OMG…

Crafty Jayne is Feeling Poorly

OMG I have a banging headache a bit like a migraine and I feel like laying down and doing nothing, I am not sleeping properly due to KJ snoring he is so loud.

Smokey Pink Rose

I have so many inspirations to make things whizzing around in my head and I can’t do any of them so I have no choice but to give up today.

I am diabetic and that normally makes me feel like rubbish every morning and along with this headache, I just feel done in.

I tried to change my pink top using a No.6 hook and it just kept going wrong, you know what I think it is the yarn, it is too thick it would be more suited to a scarf I think, so I have gone back to normal double knit yarn, I did a row of pattern but that’s it until I feel better.

I thought I would share a lovely Rose in a vase, I drew this many years ago and will be doing some drawing in the near future but right now I’m going for a lay down…