Cakes! A sweet treat from Rea

So I gave into temptation.  I couldn’t resist any longer!

The trouble I have with cakes is that I find most have colors I don’t like. For those of you who follow my mood boards you will know that i’m a little OCD when it comes to colors. But I have a solution.

A friend and member of the Pippin Crochet club Mary introduced my to Rea’s Little Favorites. Mary’s Star of wonder by Helen Shrimpton caught my eye and I wanted in.

Mary Cake

So off my fingers went and wow! But still my color OCD was nagging me so I contacted Rea and she was more than happy to bake me up a custom cake order 🙂

I picked out a few of my favorite mood boards and sent them to her and she worked her magic.


Custom Cakes
50% Acrylic – 50% Cotton and a whole lot of love

Be Creative, Sunbeam and Vintage Wine.

Rea is based in Germany and her cakes are made to order. You pick the ply and the length and then she gets to work baking them.

It took her a couple of day to make up my custom cakes and they are being shipped out today 🙂 The transaction was smooth and quick via Paypal.

Got questions you can contact her via her page messenger

Or check out her pre -order cakes on her website

I’m so excited, Now I’m off to lose myself in Raverly and start planning what I’m going to make .
Happy Hooking


Hello Spring.. Well almost

I’m ready.. bring it on! While everyone is hunkering down with their Arizona throws my mind is drifting to Spring. I’m itching to start my next collection. Ive unleashed my imaginative beast and the door is wide open for new ideas.

I long to walk barefoot in the grass, to dance in the April showers  and to smell the buds blooming in May’s flowers, to open the windows and let the fresh air in. The birth of a new season!

Just a few more weeks I keep telling myself.

Hello Spring

Hello Spring

November Moods Added

Its been a crazy month.. Sickness hit the Pippin house.. Thanks giving with all the trimmings and I dont mean decorations 🙂 .. Its comforting having allllllll the family together but with that brings difference of opinions, which can lead to very colorful conversations.

A few of my November moods include.

Worn Out because that’s how my November started, when one tries to pack so much into a week, the layers start to peel away leaving the bare bones exposed.

Worn Out
Stormy weather.. Sickness hit the pippin house, first was my 10 year old, sleepless night became a regular occurrence.. Have you ever tried sleeping in a twin size bed with a 10 year old.. DONT! Next to get hit with the bug was me.. and like a trooper I pushed on trough to the other side.. and lastly my hubby came down with it, I dont now about you but men + sickness = BIG BABIES.. Yes my 10 year handled it better.

Stormy Weather
You can see all November Moods here:
The Club:

Whats Your Color Story!

Over the last couple of weeks I have carefully selected 5 colors from the Stylecraft Special DK range that harmoniously blend together to create a gradient ombre effect.

I came up with 9 colorways that produce a gradual effect by blending one color into the next. These color packs are available to purchase here

The Raven
A queen wished her naughty daughter would turn into a raven and fly away, so she could have some peace, and her wish was instantly fulfilled. She flew away to a forest.

The Enchanted Forest
The forest as a place of magic and danger is found, where strange things might occur, and strange people might live, the home of monsters, witches and fairies.

Thumbelina tries to protect herself from the elements, but when winter comes, she is in desperate straits. She is finally given shelter by an old field mouse and tends her dwelling in gratitude.

A poor soldier returning home from war. He meets a witch, who asks him to climb into a hollow tree to retrieve a magic tinderbox. The witch gives the man permission to take anything he finds inside the chambers, but he must return the tinderbox.


A king, whose kingdom was constantly imperiled by another king, had an only son who had fallen in love with a slave, Starlight. Her family was quite unknown, but he cared nothing for anything but her

The Griffin

A king’s daughter was ill, and it was foretold she would be made well by eating an apple. The king declared that whoever brought the apple to cure her would marry her.

One day, a prince rides through the forest and hears Rapunzel singing from the tower. Entranced by her ethereal voice, he searches for her and discovers the tower, but is naturally unable to enter it. He returns often, listening to her beautiful singing.

Golden Goose
Sent out with a biscuit cooked in the ashes of the hearth and soured beer, is generous with the little old man and is rewarded with a golden goose. The goose has been discovered within the roots of the tree chosen by the little gray man

Snow Maiden

There was once a daughter born to Fairy Spring and Father Frost. This daughter was the most beautiful maiden that had ever been known, she had skin as pale as the snow, eyes blue like the sky, and thick blond hair that hung to her waist. She was named Snowmaiden.


So which is your color story 🙂

All color pack are available here at

  • 9 Gradient packs to choose from
  • Available in 2 sizes, Starter Packs which contain one ball of each (5 balls) or a deluxe pack with 2 balls of each color (10 balls).


Love Pippin

In the mood!

Its been awhile since I last shared some of my mood boards.. With so many project on the go and so little time…. Here are some of my latest ones.. You can see the full range here.