Tag Archives: nature

37 Hours to go

9 Jun

The time is now really ticking down and with the second backer on board we are a step closer to seeing the kickstarter a success.


I’ve learnt a lot over the last month of taking clearer photos and getting more of a sense of self across with each design. I am not a corporation. I am a single person creating designs from my mind. Taking influence from the things I love and the place I live.

There are so many new designs floating around my head that I want to do that is why I would love to have a single place to list them all. I’ve tried etsy before but find myself losing interest as you have to fight so hard being directly compared to others that everything starts looking the same.

So if you love crochet and all things geek and nature then why not get on board early and be in the know for new designs and choose some great levels of support, each giving you plenty for your support.

You can also have a sneak peak of a few ideas from one page in the growing pile of thoughts. With more from the seven deadly sins dolls, a brave deer knight, a second Horizon Zero Dawn robot and much much more.

Please have a look at the kickstarter and I will see you over there! It would be great to have more on board to share the love of crochet and begin the next year on an exciting footing.



A weekend of makes!

20 May

I’ve been busy this weekend and created a delightful little squirrel. He’s simple and can be altered with lots of different colour combos!

With that in mind and all this pattern creations, if we reach the kickstart target everyone pledging £15 and above will receive a bonus  soft creation sent straight to them. No waiting months for something to be made, a completely surprise post!

Here is the squirrel making friends with my little storm trooper.


In other news I have also got a new parcel of wools ordered so expect some new designs featuring colours outside my usual makes!!


Want crochet patterns?

12 May

I’m still working hard on new crochet creations and trying to get better at taking photos so I can do more photo tutorials in the pattern instructions.

But being on maternity leave it’s taking time to build funds for a one stop shop website to keep track of all the patterns and more easily offer them up for free! Yes free!

So I’ve turned to kickstarter with a humble and I hope achievable target. And with that in mind if you love free patterns and all things geek then please head over https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1507401260/three-legged-rabbit-crochet-and-amigurumi?ref=project_tweet to the link and pledge now.

I have so many patterns on my to do list I am excited for all that is to come!

So again if you love crochet and geeky creations the  pledge now. Any amount helps! The first load of free patterns include the stalk and sweet boy from Saga comic, a large complex saw tooth from Horizon Zero dawn and more!




Dragon Headed Caterpillar

22 Feb

So I love some crazy animals and what nature can throw at us and this next guy was too cute to pass up. I still have not looked up what type of moth/butterfly it turns into but love some Dragon Headed Caterpillar action with their horns and frills!

The pattern for this guy was a little tough to work out as I worked out all the different components, the head, body, legs, tail and side frills. He is small but that means you can make more of them in less time!

He fits perfectly in my two year olds hand and she loves to snuggle him whilst having her bed time milk. The body took a few different attempts as I wanted it to undulate as a way of showing a bit of moment.

All in all about 8 hours were taken to create, write up and photo the final product. Now I am going to make more in different colours to have a small army whilst I think of what other amazing and weird creature to create next.

As always if you would like to purchase the pattern, please email tragictomatoes@hotmail.co.uk or send a payment of your choice to the same email address stating which pattern you would like and which email you would like the PDF sent to.

If you also have a strange creature you would like to see made, drop me a message and I will have a look!img_2141

OOO A Page Sneak Peak

19 Jan

It’s not a secret that needs to be kept, it needs to be shared! The Girl Who Carried A Mountain is getting a lot of interest but not so many going that final step to get this book to it’s final stage. So a few reasons why you should part with a bit of cold hard cash and get any number of the reward tiers going.

  1. £13 is the lowest tier to get the book. It will arrive in time to be prepared for Christmas 2016. 
  2. £13 can buy you two coffees and maybe a cake depending on where you get it. They will last ten mins to drink – if you are leisurely and have a friend to drink the second plus the four or so hours of caffeine high following OR you can get untold hours of enjoyment from this book as your child grows from you reading it to them to them taking the reigns and reading for themselves.
  3. If this project is a success it paves the way for the creation of other stories such as The Brave Deer Knight and Hello Mr Robin. Two awesome ideas that have been bursting to come to life but TGWCAM was the lucky first!
  4. And just to “Peak” your interest, how about a sneak shot at one of the pages from the book? You too could make the mountain smile. Page 6.jpg

So What are you waiting for? Let that hover hand click down and be part of this great projects birth!

The Girl Who Carried A Mountain

16 Jan

It’s been nearly a year now since I had my first daughter and she is growing into a lovely little girl who will smile at anyone except Santa. She knows not to trust a man that can break into your house when you sleep.

In that time I have drank copious amounts of coffee with friends, discovered the horrors of soft play and made a few new friends.

I have also found the drive to illustrate and put together my first story into an actual format outside my head. I have also decided to try and go the Kickstarter route with this. To introduce it to new people and offer them a chance to get the book and a few extra fun bits in the making.

You can look forward to following the story of The Girl Who Carried A Mountain. Or as I affectionately call it TGWCAM for short. I don’t call it that.


So stay tuned for all the Kickstarter links and information!

Cover two pages