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Hairy Fairy

knitted fairy

In Nanacathy’s Knit and Natter on Friday she told us about a book that had grabbed her attention ‘Knitted Fairies’ by Fiona McDonald – I have this book and have made a Hairy Fairy. Cathy said she would like to see her – so here she is.

I made just one Fairy – but I was not pleased with the floppy limbs – they need pipe cleaners in themhairy fairy

and I couldn’t get the face to work

sad fairy

she looks a little sad, or bored, or fed up!

She probably needs a friend.

I haven’t tried any of the great characters from the other book yet,  but one of the jackets inspired my Fairy Jacket patternfairy pattern for sale

which you can find in my Etsy shop

Have you made any fairies, wizards or pirates? If so, I’d love to see them – it might spur me on to give my Hairy Fairy a playmate.



Shell Assemblage Art


Can you help?

This little creature flew into view today, on her way to a Silly Saturday.

She is looking for a name and I can’t quite understand whether she is a Shell Fairy or on her way to a Fancy Dress Party.

Do you know?

Fairy Festival

Last weekend I was to be found at the New Forest Fairy Festival  with number one son, his two boys and daughter A and her 3. The weather was glorious ……

there were Green Men


stilt walkers


lots of fairies, obviously ….


inflatable unicorns




and other beings


live bandsDSC_0346

disgusting blue ice creamDSC_0358

and circus skills to try


a Fire Engine that the children could sit in with its very own Fairy


a man on a bicycle with a bubble machine at the back

dire warnings


and wonderful flags – (I want need one of these flags)DSC_0302

it was fun

a very Silly Saturday (and Sunday)


I’m so excited about this coming Silly Saturday …….. yes, that’s tomorrow! ……. there is a surprise in store …..


Woodland Fairy Jacket

Little Miss M beautifully modelling my latest pattern to go live.

Oh my word I’m so excited to be publishing this pattern today! It has taken years for me to develop and test.

Special thanks go to Sheila at Sewchet for test-knitting it for me. And here it is!!!!  Hurray!



and Etsy:


The pattern is for a toddler Aged 1-2

But as you can see in the top photo it has lasted well. I always make the arms a generous length and all my grandchildren seem to get a few years wear out of their yarny  tops.

The inspiration came from this amazing book:

‘Knitted Pirates, Princesses, Witches, Wizards and Fairies’ by Annette Hefford

The publishers kindly gave their permission for me to develop and sell the pattern so long as I credited the book. There are so many fabulous patterns in the book – well worth a look.

I have set up a Facebook page for sharing progress, finished articles and other favourite faerie patterns


I do hope you like it. I’m planning to publish the pattern in other sizes as soon as I have tested them.

Just published in time to put a link on Cathy’s  ‘Knit and Natter Friday’  post


Rachell’s Yarn Along.