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Sweet Watermelon Bunting

Simple free pattern for sweet watermelon bunting
A few weeks ago one of my slightly craft-challenged besties sent out an SOS ~ an urgent request for some watermelon bunting for her daughter's birthday party. Now you can't le… http://thelittlebee.co.nz/blog/2016/03/watermelon-bunting/

A Special Project

My Rose Heart Wreath project for my Nana's farewell.
Last week was a sad one for our family. My 94 year old Nana had slipped into a coma after a brief illness and the family had gathered to say our last goodbyes. Fortunately we all … http://thelittlebee.co.nz/blog/2016/02/special-project/

Last Minute Stars!

The little bee's Christmas Garden Star Garland
It's that time of year again... Christmas! Every year it sneaks up on me and this year was no different. I guess that's what you get for having your nose buried in yarn and croche… http://thelittlebee.co.nz/blog/2015/12/last-minute-stars/

Ropey Rainbows

Make your own Ropey Rainbow Basket with these tips from The little bee!
Update: Sadly there have been instances of people copying the pictures from this blog post and publishing them on large pattern sharing pages on Facebook with no credit given to t… http://thelittlebee.co.nz/blog/2015/10/ropey-rainbows/

Buzz Buzz

Sunny school holiday happenings...
Today I was feeling a little overwhelmed by the thought of working on my new pattern, the Quirky Cardi (below). It's school holidays here and the challenge of simultaneously b… http://thelittlebee.co.nz/blog/2015/10/buzz-buzz/

Blocking the Marie Shawlette

Some tips for blocking your Marie Shawlette
The sun was shining brightly today, and seeing as it's the middle of winter and there could be thunder & lightning tomorrow for all I know, I thought I'd finally get around to blo… http://thelittlebee.co.nz/blog/2015/07/blocking-marie-shawlette/

Tick, Tock, Mandala O'clock!

A guide to making your own crochet mandala / doily clock.
Over on The Little Bee Facebook page I often share cool projects, patterns and ideas that I happen to stumble upon when poking around the various social media sites. One conce… http://thelittlebee.co.nz/blog/2015/05/tick-tock-mandala-oclock/

Hit with the crochet stick!

I keep thinking how nice it would be to write another blog post, but time just keeps slipping away! So here I am, coffee'd up to the eyeballs, sitting up late in the dark, making … http://thelittlebee.co.nz/blog/2015/03/hit-crochet-stick/