mammalian mutts

Teddy bears are for November.  Are they?  Let’s say that for the purposes of creative hooking in 2020, they are.  I have been making these for a while. Cute bears with big heads and bodies way too small to support their big thinking brains. There is evidence on this website, in a number of different places, feel free to check it out:  If you would like wonder over to HERE to see crochet creatures and therefore crochet bears related pages, or click HERE and follow the link for all the other blog posts containing more photos of brainy beauties, as and when they … Continue reading

jovial jockeys

Toys for boys. That was my prime directive for this kind and considerate request, and it is the story about how they came to be that i would like to tell you today. I do not fully agree that there is such a natural distinction… What i mean is, i am not convinced there is such a thing as innately boy’s toys and innately girl’s toys. I do not have children, so i cannot comment from experience of bringing up a little person of either gender, but i secretly hope that it is culturally enforced and reinforced into our … Continue reading

existential entities

I got a little disillusioned with the whole website business thing few years back. My website was built really well initially, then nothing was updated for ages.. Years even. I even stopped crocheting for a little while, as it became painfully stressful, and i became unable to craft for some time. Slowly, however, eventually, i got back to crochet, and slowly i’ve started recording more and more blog posts. The more i write, the more i seem to know what my work actually is, and these realisations lead me to restructure THE WHOLE website to reflect this. I’ve shaken … Continue reading

crochet bears

Ever since I was little, like so many children I have loved teddy bears. When I started getting involved with craft and once my elders trusted me with a needle, I have copied a pattern from a favourite teddy of my sisters and made number of different coloured bears for presents… They were miniature bears made from faux fur, and i still remember how much fun i had making them. I was about 12 then, and here I am at nearly 20 years later, still thinking about making teddy bears. The process has changed, but the comfort of a … Continue reading