Welcome to The Gingerbread Bunny! I'm Sarah, a textile artist specialising in crochet and felt based in Wigan in the North-West of England.

On my blog, you can find my day-to-day craft adventures and tutorials.

You can find details of my work for sale and workshops on my website - www.thegingerbreadbunny.co.uk

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Goodbye 2014 and Thanks for all the Yarn!

As 2014 comes to an end, I thought I'd share some of my highlights (of which there are many) with you!


Knitting my first socks


Making the paper

Opening my studio

Participating in Blog Week

Felt Projects in Schools

My First Spinning Lesson

Freeform Crochet

Meeting Debbie Bliss and Emma Varnam

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Crocheting for me!

I can't believe Christmas is over! I hope you all had a lovely day, spending it however makes you happy. For the first time ever, I celebrated Christmas at my Auntys house. It was all very festive and lots of fun. There was plenty of food, drink and cat cuddles.  I received quite a few crafty gifts including some hedgehog fibres yarn, a couple of crochet books and a gorgeous miniature needle book necklace. I feel very spoilt.

You'll be pleased to know that I finished my cousins socks! It was a frantic Christmas Eve spent knitting and then I got up early on Christmas Day to finish the toes. Luckily, he loves them and thinks they're amazing. Phew! 

So now I have all this time to crochet for me. Yay! Yesterday I crocheted a big chunky granny square cowl that I just love and know I will wear lots. Then I started on my blanket.

I've decided that I want to crochet a blanket worked in different motifs. Amazingly, a post appeared on Facebook to say that Moogly (who I just love) are doing a crochet-a-long this year on just that theme. I then discovered that they did one for 2014 to (which I completely missed - where have I been?) So I've been working my way through the 2014 squares to combine with the 2015 ones to make an enormous blanket. 

So far I've made 4 squares and they are enormous - about 9.5inches each! 

It's good fun and I'm really looking forward to working on a long term project.

If you fancy joining in, you can find the 2015 post here - http://www.mooglyblog.com/2015-moogly-afghan-crochet-along/

And the links to the 2014 post here - http://www.mooglyblog.com/moogly-afghan-cal-block-1/#more-10674

Monday, 22 December 2014

3 sleeps to go!

Oddly enough, I count down to everything in sleeps - birthdays, holidays and of course, Christmas.

So, the big question is, are you ready?

I'd love to say I've hit all the gifts sorted, wrapped and under the tree but that would be a big fat fib. 
I bought the final 'buying' gift today (it had been a task allocated to Mr Bunny but he didn't do it) and luckily one of the gifts I ordered arrived in the post today (phew) but there's 1 gift I've not finished.

Cue frantic knitting over the next 2 days! Eeeeek! It's not as bad as the year I decided to crochet everyone's presents but there is a chance that my cousin will only be recieving 1 sock if I can't finish the second one in 2 days. It's not too bad, I suppose, as 1 of his legs is currently in plaster so he can only wear one but I'd rather give him a completed, knitted pair of socks.

Why oh why do I do this  too myself every year?! 

Friday, 19 December 2014

And breathe

Finally, I've finished all my orders and creating for Christmas. Well, as far as business work goes anyway - don't get me started on how much I've yet to do at home before Christmas Day, including crocheted and knitted presents to complete. 

This afternoon I've been able to take some time out to do some drawings that I'm hoping to felt with in the New Year. It was all a bit of an accident really - last week I was cleaning the windows (a once a year event!) and I caught my husbands gorgeous orchid and one branch broke. Eeeeek! He must have been in a good mood as I didn't get told off so I snaffled it as I thought it would be beautiful to draw.

I've worked in my favourite mediums - ink, charcoal and water soluble crayons - and have created around 10 different drawings of different parts. I started with the whole and then found I was drawn to certain parts of it. I draw in neutral tones, as this makes me focus on shape, before introducing colour!

I thought I'd share a few of my pictures with you. We will have to see what I do with it all in the New Year!