I have moved sites!

I will be uploading all new blog posts to my new website which will continue to follow my crochet projects but also showcase my other art and design adventures!

If you wish to see my new works, head on over to zeborahgrace@wordpress.com or visit me on Instagram @zeborahgrace.

If you are interested in buying products (e.g. shirts, phone cases, notebooks) with my designs, head on over to my Redbubble account.

And if you want to keep up with the cactus side of Cacti and Crochet to buy cacti or my crochet items, contact us on Facebook!

See you around!

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Find me on Instagram

Sorry it’s been such a long time since I’ve posted on this blog!

In the middle of last year I lost all my edited photos from the previous year when my computer died 😦 Unfortunately that meant I also didn’t have a computer with the software to edit new photos either! I am only just getting back to editing all those older photos so I can keep putting things up online.

In the mean time, if you are interested in seeing more of my crochet projects, both old and new, I have just started an Instagram account so that I can share photos with you even when I don’t have the time to write a whole post.

Head over and follow me @zeborahgrace

As a bonus, you’ll occasionally get other arty/crafty photos as well as crochet!

See you there 🙂

P.S Here’s a preview of a current work in progress…..any ideas what I’m making?

Little crochet flowers and their many uses

Hydrangea petals

These little crocheted flowers were always intended to become part of a bouquet of hydrangeas. It was a last-minute idea I had for a friend’s birthday, but when I started making the components, I discovered a crochet hydrangea was absolutely not a last-minute-appropriate idea.

So in the end I used a few of the flowers and crocheted a leaf to make a cute curly flower pod at the last minute for my friend.

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Teddy Bear Beanie

This beanie was inspired by the yarn which my husband brought home for me a few weeks ago. I wasn’t certain I loved the colours, but I liked the soft and interesting texture and I LOVED that hubby brought me home yarn!

So I wondered, what can I crochet that makes sense of these dull browns/greys? I also wanted to make up my own pattern, so I knew something simple was a good plan.

Obviously, a cosy teddy bear hat was the answer!

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My (mostly less than satisfactory) attempts to invent a better Misfit Flash wrist band

Misfit

So a month or two ago I picked up this second-hand Misfit Flash at auction on eBay for a bargain. It’s pretty much one of the least fancy fitness trackers out there, and no longer sold new as it is from a previous generation of trackers, but it is from one of the respected brands in the fitness tracking world.

I’d been thinking of getting some sort of activity/sleep tracker for a couple of years – not because I’m at all into fitness (I have to admit I basically detest anything that increases my heart rate), but because I wanted to have a better understanding of my sleeping and activity patterns over weeks, months and years as part of generally monitoring my health. And if it happened to inspire me to actually do some exercise, that wouldn’t hurt either….. Continue reading

Unicorn Beanie – mane tutorial

Unicorn hat side2

I often start crocheting with an idea in mind and then find a free pattern for something similar on Pinterest to use as a place to start from. But even when I intend to follow the pattern because it’s already awesome, I almost always end up changing something along the way and creating my own version of it.

This beanie was different. First of all, the pattern sparked the idea rather than the other way around, and secondly, other than switching up the colours, making the horn longer and using a slightly smaller crochet hook, I pretty much followed the original pattern for this adorable unicorn beanie right to the end! Continue reading