Free Crochet Star Pattern perfect for Christmas

Free crochet star pattern – perfect for Christmas! Why not add some beautiful homemade crochet style to your Christmas with the Ruby & Custard free crochet star pattern?   This pattern can be made into all sorts of things – hanging decorations, garlands, bunting, used on wrapped items…I am sure there are lots of uses {Read More…}

Ruby & Custard in Ideal Home – how do you get featured in a home magazine?

Ruby and Custard Ideal Home feature – what have I been up to now? The eagle eyed and fans of UK interiors magazine, Ideal Home, may have spotted Ruby & Custard in the latest (December 2014) issue. There are some photos of my house (looking the tidiest it has ever been!), junior and baby Custard {Read More…}

Crochet bunting – 3rd time lucky!

  Crochet bunting, personalised with a name and decorated is a joy to make – each one is different and made to order. Before I start work on any order I do a basic design for the customer to look at and approve.  This means that everyone is clear what is being made and the {Read More…}

Crochet Monkey business

Phew, we have had quite a week at Ruby & Custard Towers; the older Custard had a serious accident last week at home which involved an extended Casualty department visit and then emergency surgery at the end of last week.  Amazingly she has bounced right through it all but us adults are still getting over {Read More…}

For the love of crochet owls

Crochet owls – I just love them! Owls seem to be everywhere at the moment; go into any home interiors store and you will see owl cushions, owl bedding, owl photo frames, bookends and more, card shops have ranges with owl themes and there are plenty of clothing items and accessories, everything from hair clips {Read More…}

Grey and blue stars bunting – competition winner!

Ta dah! Here is the finished grey and blue stars bunting made for Quinn, whose mummy was the lucky winner of the recent Ruby & Custard personalised bunting competition! This bunting was based on a design I did for a Christening party last year for a little boy called Freddie. In fact here is a {Read More…}

Crochet Happy Birthday Bunting

Crochet Happy Birthday bunting! This brilliant idea was suggested by an entrant in my competition to win a string of personalised bunting (still open for entries by the way! Closing date is Sunday 15 June!). It is made using smaller pennants than the regular personalised name bunting as it contains a lot more letters than most names {Read More…}

My Creative space – a sneak peak into Ruby & Custard

  Creative space – a sneak peak! I’ve mentioned a couple of times over the last months that I have been tidying, clearing and organising myself.  I started this year with a resolution that I would tackle one ‘job’ in my house a week – all those cupboards, drawers and spaces that were neglected, unloved {Read More…}

Blue Boy Bunting in stars and stripes

Blue boy bunting – this time made in solid blues and whites and stripes of blue and white, all decorated with hand cut and sewn felt stars! Blue boy bunting My crochet creations are affected by the seasons, in Autumn and Winter I make lots and lots of hats, and in Spring and Summer I make {Read More…}

Win Name Bunting – Handmade crochet name bunting competition

***UPDATE***We have a winner!  Congratulations Holly May Smith!  Thank you for all your entries, they have really inspired me and given me lots of ideas for new projects!  Follow this blog for more crochet loveliness and future giveaways*** Win name bunting! This is your chance to win a string of crochet, personalised, handmade name bunting {Read More…}


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