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Welcome to the New!

A relaxing cup of tea

Welcome to the beginning of the 23rd year of! To celebrate over 22 years online, I’ve updated the whole site. Yep, the whole thing.

You’ll find all your favourite things that were here before, like the knitting pattern for the Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl, the Baby Surprise Jacket tips page, and a heck of a lot of flower loom tutorials.

You’ll also find you’ll be scrolling a lot less to find things (yay!), there’s a comment section at the bottom of every tutorial and pattern so you can leave a note right on the pattern if you need to, AND (!!!) everything still prints without any of the stuff you don’t need when you’re not online.

The difference between the on screen and print versions of
Check it out! When you print a knitting pattern, the pattern is the only thing you get.

Even with all that, the thing I think you’ll like the most is something you can’t even see. I’ve made it eight bazillion times easier for me to add new content. That means more knitting patterns for lace edgings, more vintage embroidery books, more of everything!

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So grab a cup of tea in your favourite rainbow mug* and have a look around. I’ll see you soon with some more free knitting patterns. Would you like a baby cardigan or a new lace edging?


  • I wish that rainbow mug were mine but alas, it’s stock photography. So sad. 😉

Free Baby Doll Cradle Purse – Limited Time Only

Baby Doll Cradle Purse knitting pattern

As a special thank you to everyone who has supported over the last 19 years, my Baby Doll Cradle Purse knitting pattern (usually US$3.50), is available for free as a Ravelry download until 11:59pm on the 18th of December, Sydney Australia Time

Use the code FiggyPudding at checkout to receive your pattern for free.

Feel free to spread the word but remember, that’s Australian time so get in early!


Lots and Lots of Pictures!!!

I’ve added over 300 new photos (and a couple of new albums) to my photo gallery!

You can check out places I’ve been, things I’ve made, purchased needlework, more things I’ve made, pets I’ve met, things I’ve made (seriously, I make a lot of stuff), all right here in the photo galleries. Photo Galleries
Just a few of the albums with things I have made in them. There are more, I promise.


Technical Dooverage terminally outgrew it’s server over the last couple of weeks so I’ve moved it to a different one with more of everything that makes it go 🙂

I’ve noticed everything is loading much faster for me, I hope it is for you too.  If you encounter any errors, please let me know. I, or one of my work colleagues, will get right on it.

Diva cat getting some work done in my office
One of my colleagues ready for a day’s work.
Tidy kitties on a bookshelf
My other colleagues hard at work doing some filing.


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