Sid the Punk Rock Crochet Dragon

Sid vicious punk rock dragonI had a recent request to make a crochet dragon for a friend as their house mascot. Well at the moment we are preparing to move house, busy, busy, busy!

I of course replied to my friend that although I would be more than happy to make her a dragon, could she possibly wait a few weeks while we pack up our lives and relocate! The lovely lady was perfectly reasonable and happy to wait, it would seem that I was less patient. In fact I started to make Sid that very evening. I literally have no self control when it comes to crochet. Ha ha.

I decided to use up some of my yarn stash for this, which is how the dragon became a bit punk rock. His profile is very much like a mohican I feel.

Dendennis is the creator of this pattern. The pattern can be purchased through Ravelry and Etsy

Sid profileAnyway, Sid is winging his way to his new home and the lovely recipient of this creature made a gorgeous donation to the fabulous Teenage Cancer Trust.

Could not be happier with how this turned out. Can’t wait to make another for me.






Be an angel this Christmas

Somewhat off my usual stomping ground of cooking and recipes. I stumbled across this when I was sorting out my Just Giving site for the Teenage Cancer Trust (shameless plug 🙂 ) .

Just Giving have hit upon the rather marvellous idea of giving to a random charity by a lucky dip.

A direct quote from their page is:

Spread the giving

This Christmas

There are over 8,000 charities that you can donate to directly using JustGiving. Sadly, some of them are feeling forgotten. Nine out of every ten donations we receive go to just 140 charities. It’s great news for them, but this Christmas, we’d like to make sure that everyone gets something.

You then click on a link, get a charity chosen for you and donate just a fiver. Lovely simple idea that will hopefully boost a few charities coffers who wouldn’t ordinarily get much.

The link to the page is

A fantastic way to start of December.