Lulu Loves

A blog about family life...and a lot of crochet!

Hello, welcome to Lulu Loves where I write about the things I love; family, crochet, cookery, books, crafts and life in general.

Thanks for stopping by. Em xx

07Aug

Crochet - Ornamental Pot Holders

Crochet - Ornamental Pot Holders

We've just returned from our lovely week in Cornwall I'm in the process of sifting through all the photos - over 1000 of them! I didn't spend as much time as I thought I would crocheting, our days were busy and by the time we returned home in the evening we were all pretty shattered...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

01Aug

Books we love

{July 2012}

bookswelovejuly2012

These are the books we've loved over the past month and here's why...

Posted in Books

25Jul

Crochet - Headscarf/Kerchief

Crochet - Headscarf/Kerchief

It's the summer holidays and I'm home with all the children, I don't think I'll get the time to work on my own patterns but I'm quite excited in a way as I have a long list of other peoples patterns that I've been wanting to make for ages now (not to mention two unfinished blankets)

So I started this weekend with a small project that has been at the top of my list since I clapped eyes on it.  A beautiful headscarf/kerchief by Kristen TenDyke...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

23Jul

To The Beach...

To The Beach...

The Sun is out! I can't quite believe it but it really is. After months of rain we did what most Brits enjoy when the sun makes an appearance and headed to the beach...

Posted in Day's Out, Family

17Jul

Crochet Pattern - Food Covers

or placemats...

Crochet Pattern - Food Covers

I've been crocheting hats for the past week but I had time over the weekend to have a play with my yarn and hooks and the result was these sweet food covers.  They provided me with the instant crochet gratification I was after...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

11Jul

An Everything Oz Scarecrow

and a mini book review

An Everything Oz Scarecrow

I was very happy to receive a copy of Everything Oz: The Wizard Book of Makes and Bakes by Hannah Read-Baldrey and Christine Leech to review. I love the idea of creating craft books around well loved tales and I have often referred to their last book Everything Alice for crafty inspiration so I knew I'd enjoy it.

I was keen to give one of the projects a go straight away and Monday being rainy and grey I set out to find something that Lulu and I could do together and as we happen to have an abundance of hay following Oli's cowboy party the 'No Brainer Scarecrow' seemed like the perfect project...

Posted in Books, Crochet and Crafts

09Jul

A Cowboy Birthday Party

Oli's 6th Birthday

A Cowboy Birthday Party

Hooray Oli has finally turned six - he has been counting down the days to his birthday for what seems like months now! We planned a Cowboy party at home for him and were hoping for sun so that we could play games and eat in the garden but it was not to be, so we cleared out the studio at the bottom of the garden and set to work making bits and pieces to make it feel like a saloon (well our interpretation of one anyway!)...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Family

03Jul

A Brief Pause...

A Brief Pause...

Hello, just a quick post today to say I'm having a brief pause this week.  I have lots of lovely things planned for the blog, some new patterns and book reviews over the next few weeks, but this week has been non stop...

Posted in Family

27Jun

Birthday Preparations #3

Birthday Preparations #3

It's birthday time again, Lulu turns 3 this week and Oli 6 next week.  I've been busy making little bits and pieces for parties which started with more cupcakes and mini birthday crowns for Lulu...

Posted in Family

17Jun

Crochet Pattern - Sunglasses Case

Crochet Pattern - Sunglasses Case

While I was being distracted last week from my granny squares I came across this post by Meredith over at One Sheepish Girl and fell a little bit in love with her knitted sunglasses case. So with my lovely new wool I started playing around with stitches to create my own (crocheted) sunglasses case and this is what I came up with...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

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