Category Archives: Freebies

CLOSED

I’ve been getting notifications that people are subscribing to Diary of a Domestic Goddess, but as I mentioned in my previous post, I’m no longer using this blog. Not using it at all. There won’t be any more posts here, so there’s no point in subscribing.

Instead, why not pop along to my NEW blog, where I AM posting. Pretty much daily. Honestly, it’s a great blog, you should go visit it. And maybe subscribe to THAT one instead. You can find it here:

Kincavel Korner

Pretty McGorgeous Facebook Giveaway!

Spread the word, and you could be wearing a Pretty McGorgeous hair accessory absolutely FREE!

That’s right, when we hit 50 likes on the Pretty McGorgeous Facebook Page, one person will be chosen at random to receive a free gift from Pretty McGorgeous – any one of the accessories listed at the Pretty McGorgeous Folksy store at the time of the draw!

All you have to do is like the Pretty McGorgeous Facebook Page HERE, and then spread the word to all your Facebook friends.

It couldn’t be simpler! And you can choose from hair clips, scrunchies and hair bands, so there’s something suitable for any length of hair in many different colour combinations.

Get sharing and good luck!

Pretty McGorgeous Facebook Page

Pretty McGorgeous Folksy Store

Pretty McGorgeous Blog

 

My crocheted afghan – progress… and the pattern

Here are a few progress pictures for my afghan as well as the pattern I’m using for the squares. I’m using aran acrylic/wool mix in white, light grey and dark grey.

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Circle in a square pattern
Terms used:

st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
tc = triple crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rpt = repeat

You will need three colours of yarn – A, B, and C.

Round 1:
Colour A. Ch 6 and join with sl st to form ring.
Chain 3. 15dc in ring. Sl st in top of ch3

Round 2:
Ch3. 1dc in same sp. 2dc in next sp (15 times).
Join with sl st in top of ch3. Fasten off and weave in end.

Round 3:
Join colour B with a sl st. Ch3 (miss next dc. 1dc in next dc. ch3). Rpt all the way round and join with sl st in 3rd st of ch6.

Round 4:
Ch4. (2tc in same sp. Ch3. 3tc in same sp. Ch1. 3dc in next sp. Ch1. 3hdc in next sp. 3dc in next sp. 3tc in next sp. ch3. 3tc in same sp). (nb The 3tc ch3 3tc makes a corner.) Rpt all the way round to end and ch1 to join with top of ch4 with sl st. Fasten off and weave in end.

Round 5:
Join colour C with sl st in any ch3 corner. 2dc in same sp. Ch3. 3dc in same sp. Ch1 3dc in each ch1 sp (4 times). At corners, 3dc ch2 3dc in same ch3 sp. Rpt all the way round to end and ch1 then join to top of ch3 with sl st. Fasten off and weave in end.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALTHOUGH I’M BRITISH, I USE US TERMS BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY MAKE MORE SENSE TO ME!

Coming Soon…

I have some lovely new charts coming out over the coming months and I just wanted to give everyone a preview of what’s to come from Kincavel Krosses:

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X-Stitching Xmas 2012 – May Update


Hello, my fellow Xmas X-stitchers,
And welcome to the FifTH monthly update!

I must apologise once more for my tardiness – I’m a week late again, but I have a semi valid excuse – I was knocked out by a virus and then went away for a long weekend at the point at which this post SHOULD have gone up.

Anyway, due to being extremely busy and extremely ill, I haven’t actually done much stitching for this challenge over the last month. I did finish the stitching for the Winter Quaker Bookmark but haven’t assembled it:

As you can see, I significantly shortened the design as my fabric was nowhere near long enough me to stitch it fully, but I think it worked out pretty well.

I’m switching to the LAST Saturday of the month for updates, so the June update will be posted on Saturday 30th June.

I hope all my fellow challengers will post a comment linking to their own progress so we can
cheer each other on.

Please link directly to your progress post, not to your blog homepage

Happy stitching!

X-Stitching Xmas 2012 – April Update


Hello, my fellow Xmas X-stitchers,
And welcome to the FOURTH monthly update!

Firstly, please let me apologise to my fellow challengers – this post should have been up last Saturday, but I’ve been so busy lately I didn’t get round to any of my regular blogging at all.

Anyway, let me make amends by sharing the pieces I’ve been working on a little. Progress is slow because I’ve had a commission to stitch (which is now finished, but I can’t show that yet as it’s wedding invitations for someone!) and am also working on other projects, fitting them all in between real life – LOL!

 

The first piece is the Winter Quaker Bookmark. I’m actually no further on with this than I was last month, as I was working on the aforementioned commission and projects.

The second piece is a new start. Another Quaker-style design, this is a small kit which I plan to make into an ornament for our Yule tree this year.

Don’t forget to check back the first Saturday of May (5th May) for another update post.

I hope all my fellow challengers will post a comment linking to their own progress so we can
cheer each other on.

Please link directly to your progress post, not to your blog homepage

Happy stitching!

Stitchy Saturdays

Each Saturday, I will feature either something I’m currently stitching, something I’ve just finished stitching, or something I’ve just designed. I hope you’ll all join me in displaying some of your own work and leaving a link to your post in the comments below.

New Designs

Design: ChrisTening
Size: 63w x 27h
Design: ConfirmaTion
Size:
65w x 29h

Design: Quaker Easter Egg
Size: 51w x 79h

Design: Quilt Block
Size: 69w x 69h

 

Design: Team Twilight
Size: 123w x 52h each
Charted for a single colour for adaptation to your preferences.
Available individually or as a trio exclusively from my Folksy Store at a very reasonable price.
Designs inspired by The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. (I know I’m not a fan of the books, but many people are and I know many of them like stitching Twi-related projects!)