Stitching Bee

April 5th, 2014

Little Bee’s Auntie Ruth gave her a little Easter craft bag when we saw her a couple of weeks ago… so this afternoon, Little Bee had a go and making it. She’s getting a bit frustrated at the oopsies and having to unstitch and stitch again… but I told her I’m not going to finish it for her. She has to make the stitching herself. I know… I’m such a horrible Mama.

stitching bee

Beady Bracelets

March 16th, 2014

I bought Little Bee some beads the last time we saw Mama Al for a Yo Sushi! lunch date. I put it aside when we got home and then forgot about it until Little Bee brought it out about half hour ago.

Half an hour later… here are our new jewelleries ;)

bead bracelets

Feeling a Bit Grey and Blue Wristwarmers

February 5th, 2014

I decided to make myself a pair :)

Blue and grey wristwarmers

I used Sirdar Montana shade 0209 and 4.25mm hook. Pattern adapted from Drop Design.

There Are No Elves In This World

December 11th, 2013

I’ve been working like a mad woman trying to finish up Little Bee’s innkeeper tunic for her nativity play today. Managed to finish it around midnight as I feel asleep with Little Bee after reading her story and woke up at 9:30pm!

After I finished her tunic (will put pictures up soon) I saw some dark brown yarn and thought… yes, I can make her slippers.

Hubby came into the living room around 2am and told me that I am crazy. He then told me that the way to do it is just leave the stuff on the table and the elves will come.

My response?

“There’s no elves in this world”

Well… I finished the slippers around 2:30am! And comparing them with her crocs, they looked fine.

tunic and slippers

Until she tried them out.

They are big!!

feet in slippers

So when I got to work, early as usual, I tried to make another pair… OK… one slipper. No way I can crochet both before I start work.

Now, that I’ve finished a slightly smaller slipper, I don’t think I have enough yarn to make another.

smaller slipper

No… there are no elves in this world.

I used Hayfield Bonus Chunky chocolate and 5mm hook. The pattern is adapted from Hodge Podge Crochet site.

Two Bee Hats

October 27th, 2013

two bee hats

Mummy G ordered these for her two lovely girls. I finished them last weekend..

Unfortunately I haven’t been at work and it is still in my possession.

So, Mummy G, if you’re reading this and would like to have them before I go back to work, please let me know and I’ll post them to you ;) x

Bee Stripe Hat

September 26th, 2013

bee stripe hat

So I was crocheting another minion hat and used a pattern that should fit 6-12 month old babies. I was very happy with the neat stitches and the look and decided to try it on one of the babies in the baby room when I pick Little Bee up from nursery.

Lo and behold, when we tried it on a one year old, it did not fit him! On that day all the babies were around 12 months and there weren’t anyone younger. So, I’ve decided to ditch this one and just leave it as a bee hat and crochet a slightly bigger minion hat.

Once this is done, I can then start on the Minnie Mouse hat for the same client ;)

The fate of this hat?

Well, I was going to give it to a colleagues newborn niece but apparently it is too trendy for the parents who are into everything pink and fluffy! Oh dear! I guess when I manage to check which age baby this hat would fit, I will advertise it on our Folksy shop.

Second Minion Hat

August 21st, 2013

two eyed minion hat

OK. Second minion hat is finished. Fits Little Bee perfectly… apart from it being a bit long and could actually cover her eyes if she pulls it all the way down! But it’s OK as she has eyes on the hat!

two eyed minion hat

Eyes on the hat… that’s the problem now.

She doesn’t want two eyes!

two eyed minion hat

I might crochet her another hat as I want to get the pattern right… or I could just take one eye out. Still haven’t decided.

By the way, I adapted the pattern from here. The abbreviation is US so I’ll put on the UK version here with my adaptation as I didn’t follow it to the T… so maybe I will crochet her another hat!

Yes… my name is Mama Bee and I’m a crochet addict.

Cat Mask

July 10th, 2013

So, I was told a couple of weeks ago that nursery has organised a ‘Superhero Party’ for the pre-school group… to say goodbye to those who will be leaving for school come September.

So, I was told the date.

So, I forgot. I started it over the weekend, bought the foam card and cut the mask out… but somehow I had it in my head that it’s on Thursday but NO! It’s today. I thought I’d finish it first thing this morning after I had my meal before I start my month of Ramadan fasting… but of course Little Bee came looking for me and I had to take her back to bed. When the alarm rang and after I had my shower, I sat down and finished it off… just putting the elastic on as I did the whiskers and sparkles last night.

But of course in my haste… I twisted the elastic band and it was too long… I must have thought that my child has a big head indeed. Oh well… I’m sure she’ll have a good party anyway.

And which superhero she’ll be? Cat Woman… so she’s a baddie… but Batman still likes her ;)

cat mask


It is a bit big as you notice Little Bee modelling it below… but she seems to think that it’s perfect… so it must be ;)

cat girl

Little Mouse

June 2nd, 2013

I bought Little Bee a Little Cat a couple of weeks ago and she said that the Little Cat needs a Little Mouse… so I made it a Little Mouse.

Little Cat and Little Mouse

Little Cat and Little Mouse

Little Mouse

Little Mouse

A very bright pink Little Mouse indeed.

I followed the pattern from here.

Our House on a Tea Towel

May 12th, 2013

Today, we’ve been busy drawing a picture of our dream house and garden.

Drawing Bee

Drawing Bee

The Snail

The Snail

The Bee

The Bee

The Garden

The Garden

The House

The House

Our Tea Towel

Our Tea Towel