Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Four-letter Words!

The reason for no blog posts since September is a new word in the vocabulary

which has 4 letters:


I am not a person to regularly use four-letter words, 
but this one definitely IS one

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Saturday, 14 September 2019

On Show!

My self-designed broomstick lace slouch beanie
in the cabinet at the Royal Adelaide Show 2019!
[Photo: D.M.]

I nearly didn't make it to the 
Royal Adelaide Show this year
even though my work was entered 
and on display!

Friday, 16 August 2019

Scrappy Lucky Dog

A crocheted dog sits surrounded by small balls and skeins of scrap yarn in different colours. The dog is light brown with a black patch on one ear and white patches on two feet and on its tail.
Crocheted puppy plays with scraps of yarn.

Moving house?
Cleaning out?
Going overseas?

Got a stash to sort?

Here's a cute stashbuster!

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Festive Shamrocks to the Rescue

A dark green shamrock crocheted from sparkly metallic yarn on a white background.
"We've been invited to an Irish-themed birthday party
and have nothing to wear!"

"Wear something green."

"I don't have anything green in my wardrobe."

"Okay. Maybe I have something green in the yarn stash ..."

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Amigurumi Yarn Sale & Sneak Peek

Three skeins of Amigurumi yarn arranged in an inverted triangle.
Just two of 12 different colour options.
Hello there Amigurumi fans!

You may be aware that Lupey Loops is collaborating with Melbourne-based business American Yarns which specialises in supplying Australian customers with American yarn brands.

This week, American Yarns has Red Heart's Amigurumi yarn ON SPECIAL.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Bizzy Beez

Three crocheted bees' faces poking out from between the sprigs of a lavender bush. A triangular arrangement, the top bee has a yellow face with white wings, the bottom left is sideways with a yellow face,two black stripes and silver wings, facing the top bee. Bottom right is a black-faced bee with white mouth and eyes and silver wings. Each bee is smiling.

Three busy bees in my lavender!

The fourth one is not in the picture because the fourth one is ME!

I have been an extremely busy bee hence the dearth of blog posts lately.

You should see the list of everything that has been going on for me. Crazy hectic.
No wonder I have been too tired to pick up a crochet hook much BUT I did manage a third bee and have embarked on a new project.

These things I will share today including the pattern for these bees plus something to
give you a laugh.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Beanies to Berets Exhibition 2019 + Textile Expo: Call for Artists

Have you heard about the City of Onkaparinga's "Beanies to Berets" exhibition?
(If not, you had better check out some earlier blog posts on the subject - listed and linked at the end of this one.)

This exhibition has been run annually since 2017 thanks to the amazing and dedicated work of Kaye Oliver and Helen Herde who have helped to organise the exhibition, dozens of artists and hundreds of beanies!

Do you want to join in the fun this year? 

Here's the latest information on this year's event which will incorporate a one-day
"Textile Expo" which I imagine would be similar to last year's "Creative Textiles Weekend" where textile artists and producers can show and sell their products directly to the public.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Installing Anzac Day Crochet at Brighton Jetty

Visitors to Brighton Beach, South Australia, can now observe a beautiful Anzac Day tribute created by Dianne Schroeder.  It was a privilege to spend an hour with some lovely ladies, helping them to put up the banners made up of hundreds and hundreds of crocheted poppies.

Grey billowing clouds hover above the horizon of St Vincents Gulf. The water is calm. In the foreground, along the esplanade, are two mesh banners with the words "Lest we forget" and "Anzac" arranged in red poppies that have been knitted or crocheted. Each banner has a poppy border. Between the banners is a large stone with commemoration plaques on them relating to the jetty's history. The Brighton jetty can be seen on the left jutting out into the gulf.  On the jetty one can see a communications tower in the shape of a ship's crow's nest, a sunshade and a curved sculpture that plays musical notes when the wind blows through it. A person and dog are walking on the jetty towards the shore.
"LEST WE FORGET" & "ANZAC" banners
facing the Esplanade, adjacent to the Brighton Memorial Arch

Saturday, 13 April 2019


The gates to Sydney’s Royal Easter Show opened yesterday plus
entries are now open for the Royal Adelaide Show.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Fibre Feast SA

Today is the day many South Australian crocheters, knitters, dyers, crafters and yarn lovers have been waiting for:

Fibre Feast SA!

Saturday 16 March
10 am – 4 pm

Ardtornish Primary School
2 Saarinen Ave, St Agnes
South Australia

$2 entry

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Call for South Australian Poppies

Back in 2016, I shared with you the Brighton Jetty Anzac Display made of knitted and crocheted poppies.  If you are in South Australia and would like to contribute, here is your chance …

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Goodie Bag Winners!

We just had a long weekend in South Australia 
with a public holiday Monday for Adelaide Cup Day. 

The Adelaide Cup is a horse race. While the punters were having a flutter at the races, I decided that Adelaide Cup Day would be a good day for a  flutter or mini-sweep of our own by drawing the winners of Lupey Loops' very first giveaway.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Access All Areas: Mad March and Access To Arts

Mad March
Busy Bees
Fringe Festival
Access to Arts
That's quite enough alliteration for now!  

A circular piece of crochet worked in a spiral of double crochet stitches  (USA single crochet) with two black eyes and a smiley mouth embroidered on it. A black thread and a yellow thread can be seen coming from the crocheted piece on the right hand side.
The face of a 'busy bee'
because that's what I have been!
(Stay tuned for more news about
this project in future blog entries.)

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Tour Down Under 2019 Pictures and Giveaway!

An orange pressed metal square cowbell with the Tour Down Under logo stamped on it in white. The words say "Santos tour down under"
Tour Down Under 2019 Cowbell
Make lots of noise to cheer on the cyclists
and show your appreciation.

Hot, hot, HOT!  The only way to describe the 2019 Tour Down Under.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Of Bards & Bikes

McLaren Vale, South Australia …

Landscape picture of McLaren Vale, fields of grapevines in the foreground, a homestead building in the middle with the Mt Lofty Ranges and Fleurieu peninsula in the background.
Southern Vales and Mt Lofty ranges.
… on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula
where I've had a lovely time with 'bards and bikes'.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Tour Down Under 2018 Photos (Part 2)

The Tour Down Under 2019 commences today with Stage 1 of the Women's Tour: Hahndorf to Birdwood.  The circuit takes riders through the picturesque Adelaide Hills and includes the following towns along the way:

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Tour Down Under 2018 Photos (Part 1)

Three paramedics in their green uniforms congregate at the McLaren Vale starting line in the crisp morning summer sun. Two are standing with one sitting on a yellow pushbike. Race spectators are gathering behind the blue, white and red barriers behind the paramedics.
Paramedics meet under the starting banner before the race:
Stage 5 McLaren Vale to Willunga via Aldinga
Last year was so hectic, I forgot to share my photos of the 2018 Tour Down Under where even the paramedics are on bikes! 

With little time to spare before the next Tour Down Under rolls around (10–20 January 2019), I've posted more photos, fewer words. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Sunday, 6 January 2019

A Little Splash of the Surf Art Exhibition

The long, thin, horizontal banner is pinned beneath two windows on the side of an old limestone building. It reads: "SURF ART EXHIBITION Celebrating twenty five years of surf culture 14 December 2018 - 28 January 2019. Facebook: onkaparingacity.com/arts or 8326 5577 Onkaparinga Arts."  The Surf Exhibition logo appears on the left hand side of the banner.  The heritage building is painted cream on the top half with a heritage brown colour for the lower portion of the building and the roof guttering.  A blue horizontal stripe demarcates the cream and brown.  A blue sky is seen in the top left corner.
The Old Institute Building at Port Noarlunga displays a large banner for the Surf Art Exhibition

Come and look inside!