Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last to chance to win

This is your last day to enter my Blog Giveaway competition. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to enter, and you could win a pair of my best selling fingerless mittens and a cute nose warmer. C'mon guys!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Giveaway Time

You still have 3 days to enter my blog giveaway competition. It's really easy to enter, and you have a high chance of winning!

iPod Classic

I got one for Christmas (well, a hand-me-down one, but still awesome). And I've designed and crocheted a cover for it.

My favourite album at the moment to liten to on my iPod is Neko Case, Middle Cyclone. Wht's yours?

Get your own from:

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Applique Owls

I've made 5 applique owls for a client, but I barely want to part with them. I think I will have to make some more for myself.

Monday, December 21, 2009


I'm feelin' in the gift-giving mood, so I think it's about time I offer a ..... GIVEAWAY! The prize pack includes a pair of grey fingerless mittens and a Nozy nose cozy. 

All you have to do to enter is visit my etsy store, reply to this post with your favourite item and also tell me your favourite thing to do on a summer's day.

You have until January 1st, 2010 to enter. I will use a random number generator to select the winner.

I will post the prize pack anywhere in the world, so people outside Australia can enter, too!

Comp is now closed, and the winner is Aestraea!

Wombat Girl Hat

Here is a wombat hat I made for a little girl. I put a pink bow in her hair.

Jeni in her Nozy

My gorgeous friend Jeni is visiting from Sydney. Here she is wearing the Nozy I made for her. Adorable or what!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Milk Thieves store

Milk Thieves store
Originally uploaded by Milk Thieves

A few of my little crocheted toys are for sale in the ultra cute new store, Milk Thieves, in Woolongong. Look hard, and you can see 3 Peas in a Pod on the table :-) Here is their Flickr site with more store photos.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Nautical Style Front Page

Earlier today, etsy chose a nautical theme for the front page. I was lucky enough to have my navy, red, white mittens featured.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Neck Warmers

My latest project - a range of neck warmers in pure Australian wool in natural colours and vintage buttons. Some of these buttons are nearly 100 years old!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pom Poms

I've had a record year of baby showers. Everyone's having babies. I've designed some cute lil beanies in sweet colours, the pompoms on top are nice and fluffy.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wombat Hat

A work colleague has given me the challenge of making a babies Wombat Hat! After many sketches, and a bit of trial and error to get the features right, I've finished the little wombat.  

Friday, November 27, 2009

Mens Mittens on Etsy Front Page

Woo, second day in a row I'm on the Etsy front page!! My mens fingerless mittens are featured this time - on there right now!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Etsy Front Page!

Getting on the etsy front page is exciting, a sudden influx of item views, lots of item hearts and new people who get to see your stuff. My long arm warmer mittens were featured yesterday!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Nozy Nose Warmers

These are a bit of a lark, but surprisingly useful on cold days. (I would never wear mine out of the house, but some people might). They are basically a crocheted dome with straps that wrap around your ears. Like a cozy for your nozy. I've just made some festive ones in red and cream and plain red. 

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Wire Mag

Here is the scanned page from today's West Australian. Mine are numbers 4, 5 & 7.

melpdesigns in The Wire mag

It was cool today to see some of my work in The West Australian newspaper today! My Owl Hat, Kitty Cat Hat and Three Peas in a Pod made their appearance amongst other awesome knitted/crocheted goodies.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


While the weather's getting warmer down under, things are cooling down in the north. I've designed and made the perfect cowl (I think :-)) for snuggling into a cold day. I make them super big and chunky so you can also pull it up over your head to wear like a hood. My lastest cowl shown here is in buttercream wool blend.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Launched New Website -

I finally got around to making myself a little website. It's very simple and plain, but something to start with. Check it out and tell me what you think?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Turquoise and Royal Purple

Royal purple and Turquoise are my two favourite colours right now! (Apart from the ubiquitous black, of course). So I've made and just listed to etsy, my latest pairs of fingerless mittens in these awesome colours.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Owl Twins

My new set of owl twins. I crocheted these in natural undyed cotton and I think they look sweet!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Halloween Costumes

I kind of wish we celebrated Halloween in a big way, like they do in the US. Check out these awesome costumes on etsy in the Etsy Halloween Costume Gift Guide. My Owl Hat is featured. Love the Sarah Palin art wig, ha!

Friday, October 9, 2009

My Vegeburger and Fries featured on Distillate!

This is awesome! Thanks to Elissa, I found out today that my crocheted burger set is featured on the distillate website. Among good company there, check out these wooden owls in the article above mine.