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Princesses and Pirates!

I am partaking in my first showcase on facebook and it has been somewhat fun! My friend Julia who runs Booti Tutu has organised a showcase on her FB page in the theme of Princesses and Pirates. It is a way of show casing other creative people in face book land. It is amazing what other ladies have made in the theme.

Booti Tutu Princesses and Pirates Showcase

Booti Tutu Princesses and Pirates Showcase

I enjoyed making the items for this showcase. I had a huge 1kg skein of wool to divide up and then hand dye with some items in mind.

Primrose set collage

Princess Elizabeth Collage CORRECT

and then a wee Pirate contribution ♥

Pirate Monkey with logo and words

Gosh the milo took some work with adapting the chart to the number of stitches and then doing it upside down! It was made for a hat knitted bottom up but the Milo vest is knitted top down! Anyway I won! I got the skulls and crossbones chart from here.

Please check out the showcase offerings as there are some wonderful items available! The items are available from 7.30pm on Friday March 8th.

I am going to be doing some rainbow inspired items for another friend’s “Rainbow” Showcase in April…

jodulbug showcase

Keep an eye out!



Filed under Custom Knitting, Elizabeth Tunic, Knitting, Lace, Mangere Bridge Beanie, Milo vest, Potae Hat, Primrose, Rainbow, Showcases on Facebook, tiKKi designs, Wool dying

♥ Holly Grace has arrived ♥

Last Sunday morning we welcomed our newest family member into our world. Wee Holly Grace was not waiting for the planned CS the next day and came early and by the good old fashioned way! I had an awesome team and we managed her entrance into the world so I wasn’t hurt like I was with her elder sister.

She is a delightful wee lass so far and is being totally adored by us all and especially her big sisters who are as proud as punch.

It is so nice to see how the wee knitted items I made for her fit. ♥


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Filed under Baby#3, Custom Knitting, Elizabeth Tunic, Family, Knitting, My children, Personal story

Update time….

I have been busy creating things but also being a Mum and wife as well as growing #3 baby girl! Hard life I tell you! 🙂

I have been on a girls weekend to the Coromandel and had some lovely time out with some fab friends (3 out of the 6 of us are in the last trimester with our 3rd babies!) and I managed to get some knitting done & dusted while away.

Here are some new knits for Baby Girl #3 due in a few weeks time. 🙂

Cable Baby hat

Cable Baby hat in 4ply in some hand dyed yarn from a swap a few years ago.

NB Elizabeth Tunic

Here is a wee little dress for bubs – The Elizabeth Tunic in 100Purewool which is so soft. Click here for more photos on my ravelry page.

Little Butterflies in size 12 months

Ok I am getting ahead of myself but I have been itching to use this wool. It has been in my stash for 2 years at a guess. Doing a bigger sized Little Butterflies seemed the perfect match. It is gorgeous Jolly Jumbuck 8ply bought in co-op. The colour is divine and it is called Mermaid’s Lair with hints of other colours in it.  Click here for more photos of this project on my Ravelry page.

Baby Chalice Blanket

This Baby Chalice Blanket  went on hold for a bit and then in a few days I did most of it! I also have realized through this that I was doing YO’s so wrong! How daft was I!?! Anyway, all has been rectified and it started looking more open as it should be. Check out the link here for more photos on the blanket on my Ravelry page.

Current WIP (works in progress):

Puerperium Cardigan

This is a new cardigan designed by Kelly Brooker called Puerperium Cardigan. The word puerperium means the first six weeks of a baby’s life.  I am doing the free NB version but there are testers busy trying other ply’s and bigger sizes so it should be a great pattern to have on hand.

Swirl Hat

Hats will be needed for baby since she will be a true winter babe! This hat is to match the NB 4ply Little Butterflies I have already made in the same wool. It is called the Swirl Hat and is from premmie to adult so very versatile and FREE! This project is on hold but I hope to get it done soon….

I have also done some custom knits so will reveal those once the recipient has them. 🙂

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Craft 2.0 is coming!

I was very much relieved to package up my goodies to pass on to Julia for this weekend’s Craft 2.0 event where us gals at Coco Kids are having our first ever stall!

Here are some sneak peek photos from me….

Come and check us out. Ali & Julia will be there with big smiles on the first floor 🙂 Say that Kate sent you 😉


Filed under Adam, Blogtober, Coco Kids, Cotton knits, crochet, Custom Knitting, Eden, Elizabeth Tunic, Jo Pinafore, Kaia Babydoll Top, Knitting, Looking Glass Longies, Milo vest, Rainbow Dress, Sheepskin slippers, tiKKi designs

Finished items from the needles!

I have been busy I promise! I have been making some items for Craft 2.0 as us Coco Kids gals are having a stall there. I will be there in spirit as we have a very important 5th birthday to celebrate in my family! Exciting!!!!

Elizabeth Tunic size 6 - 12 months with flower embellishment

Crocheted flower with button

Milo vest with Owl Cable

Rainbow Dress size 12 months

I have also finished a bloom dress (medium) in raspberry for an order (nned to add white ribbon).

bloom (designed by tiKKi)


Filed under bloom, Coco Kids, Commissioned, crochet, Custom Knitting, Elizabeth Tunic, Knitting, Milo vest, Rainbow Dress, tiKKi designs

Makayla’s Elizabeth Tunic

Following on from my earlier post introducing my new custom knit here is another bigger version of the Elizabeth Tunic (designed by Amy Curletto) that I did for Makayla. I did the largest size that the pattern offers which is 2t/3T. I could have knitted it a bit longer with out more increasing but this is a good length on Makayla.

It was fun knit with the varigated Paton’s Jet providing some interest as the colours slowly changed. It fits very well on Makayla which is great and looks very cute on too!


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Beautiful Elizabeth Tunic

I have a new custom knit that I am under license to knit that I want to show you! 🙂

It is the Elizabeth Tunic designed by Amy Curletto from Aligator Knits. It is a simple wee top that has a neat yoke top with a closure at the back with two buttons. This knit caters fro NB, 3 months, 6 – 12 months, 12  – 18 months, 18 – 24 months and size 2 -size 3.

I couldn’t resist knitting one for my niece Jade who is 7 weeks old. I knitted the 6 months size and it looks good on her now so she will have plenty of time to wear the top. I knitted it to more like a dress and to give more warmth.

Elizabeth Tunic on Miss Jade

Here is the Elizabeth Tunic laid out:

Elizabeth Tunic Front

The button detail at the back

I used some 8ply wool in stash – The Wool Company varigated colour way Mixed Berry and some lovely plain wool  from my late Nana’s wool stash. It was nice knitting this knowing that Nana’s wool was going to be worn by one of her new Great Grandchildren but unfortunately one she never got to meet. Nana I am sure would be pleased to know her wool is being crafted as she intended when she bought it.

Anyway I digress! I simply have to add some more photos of Jade and her new dress. 🙂 After all I am a proud Aunty!

Lots of smiles!

Close up

All this looking cute is hard work!

I will add pricing for the sizes to the custom knitting area very soon I promise.  In the meantime if you are busting to know then email me at

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