Messy Mama Makes

Messy Mama creations and patterns

Pumpkin Bunting

It’s not for lack of hooking that I’ve kinda let the blog slide a little, but mainly because life just keeps on being so full-on that although hooking is my … Continue reading

October 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Scoop neck sweater (take 2)

I made this scoop neck sweater a year and a half ago and as much as I love it I wanted a sweater with a higher neckline at the back, … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Erika’s Cardigan

This was another “tester” of a cardigan – testing out to see whether I liked it or not – which I ended up falling completely in love with! Here she … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 3 Comments

A wee little thing that I made…!

Isn’t she darling?! Our little nutgirl – the main reason for my prolonged absence on here – graced us with her appearance rather swiftly at a minute before midnight on … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Chunky Buttoned Cowl

This buttoned cowl pattern uses 100g of chunky yarn and a 5mm hook. I used King Cole Glitz Chunky for this project. The pattern is written using US terms. It … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Crochet Mood Blanket Update

I’ve had a couple of weeks off from making my daily pieces for the blanket but over the last four days I’ve caught up on 16 days’ worth of stitching, … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Super Superhero Storage Solution

The kids’ lego storage is currently a set of cardboard drawers and shelves and frankly when we bought them they were adequate but in less than a year the poor … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 4 Comments

On my work table today…..

Somebody suggested to me to use nail polish on my paintings to create pieces that would keep their shiny glossy textured looks even once dried – so here’s the latest … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 1 Comment


Indulge me, if you would. We spent the last week up near the mountains, in Clarens in the Free State in South Africa. Partly on holiday, partly for a Christian … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 6 Comments

Happiness is…. a string of daisies

Happiness is a string of daisies on a bright blue spring day! We’ve been away the past week (I know radio silence is hardly a rare thing from me anyway … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 2 Comments