Sunday, 7 August 2011


Firstly, please forgive this shameless self promotion. I have recently been trying to make something more of my crafting, and trying to make a few much needed pennies. I created a new Facebook group to showcase my creations to hopefully attract some attention and, if I'm lucky enough, some orders. The group is Pegstar Designs - Hand Made Originals. If you're on Facebook, please pop along and have a look-see and if you like, please join. End of promotion.

Now, on to the updates!!

I'll start with the crochet updates.

I've been making more slippers! As well as these, I have made 4 pairs for various members of Hairy Face's family (including a green and purple 'Incredible Hulk' pair)! I've made a few variations on the pattern linked in a previous post, and I'm getting quite swift at them. I enjoy doing them, and I'm building up quite a stock of them!

Some of my slippers

After the slippers, I decided to make a blanket for my lovely friend Gail. Gail is expecting her first baby and she's incredibly supportive of the stuff I do (she's my biggest customer and has genuine faith that I will make it big one day), so I wanted to make something special for her. She doesn't know if she's having a boy or a girl, so I couldn't make a pink or blue blanket. Here's what I came up with...
Also in my last post I included a picture of the start of my 2nd commissioned shoulder bag... Well, here it is in its completed glory. I was really pleased with the finished result, and I think the new owner was too! What do you think?

On to the plant updates.

Do you remember in my last post, I uploaded a picture of the tiny beginnings of my very first pepper? Well that one grew, and I ate it! Then another 2 started, and they grew a bit...

Do you see the nub where I cut off the first pepper!?

And a bit more...!
(You can see how much bigger my carrots have got on the right of the peppers)

I haven't harvested them yet, I'm going to leave them to go red, I do so love red peppers! I'm really pleased though, considering the poor plant only has a pot on my windowsil to grow in, I think it's pretty cool!! Also managed to grow a chilli, which I left to go red and then added to a home made pizza. It was some good stuff!

Now some fimo updates!

I have been making door signs and matching trinket boxes...
...and various other bits and pieces. Would you believe I'm already gearing up for Christmas!? I've been working on little baubles, Santas, Christmas puds, ready for cards. I've made a whole batch of Angels too. And, I've been asked to make a bride and groom for a wedding cake. That's my current project, and I'm really excited about it. I'll post a picture when it's done!

That's all for now really! I'm off for a while, to work on some more.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit, it's always greatly appreciated!

Take care all,

Peg xxxx


  1. That bag is just fab, did you make it yourself?!

  2. Thank you! I certainly did make it myself, fully crocheted. I even sewed the lining (still only a novice on the sewing machine)! It has a zip pocket on the inside too, but I didn't have a photo of that.

  3. I think everything you make is ACE!

  4. Those slippers look so cosy, I keep meaning to have a go at a pair but there always seems so much to do.
    The blanket is just what I love, lots of colours.
    Have a good weekend

  5. Hi again, thanks for your reply - when I asked the above question the post had only pictures, I jumped in too quickly, before you added words!!

    Yes - they did sell colts foot rock! That was my first suggestion but Dave wasn't keen. You can still get it in Leek you know - I get it occasionally from Breckles health food shop and I bet Mr Simms sweet shop has it too!

  6. Hi! Fab stripy blanket!
    You can find the pattern for the squares I'm making here...