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

16Apr

Crochet Pattern - Coasters

A quick birthday gift

Crochet Pattern - Coasters

The chaos of Easter break is over, the children have gone back to school and Lulu and I are slipping back into a routine (I have a love/hate relationship with routine!) I have a couple of crochet projects on the go at the moment and I'm also working on a few orders but last night I stopped it all to make a little birthday gift for a friend.  I wanted to crochet her something pretty for her house and I'd seen lots of gorgeous coaster sets online so I had a look at some patterns and set out to make a set...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

11Apr

Easter Break {2012}

Disneyland Paris & New Additions

Easter Break {2012}

We have had a lovely & exhausting Easter break, we've caught up with family and friends, hunted for easter eggs, baked, played and made a mess!  But the most exciting thing we did over the holidays was a trip to Disneyland Paris...

Posted in Day's Out, Family

05Apr

Happy Easter {2012}

happyeaster2012

Taking a little break over the Easter Holidays but I'll be back next week.

Have a lovely Easter and enjoy the long weekend. Em xx

P.S I'm very excited that my Egg Cosy pattern has been featured on one of my favourite blogs Tangled Happy, If you love crochet and are looking for inspiration go and have a look at Sara's blog; it's full of gorgeous crochet patterns/makes.

02Apr

Crochet - An Easter Bonnet

...and a Mini Egg pattern!

Crochet - An Easter Bonnet

I've been working on decorating an Easter Bonnet for Lulu this week.  It's been a while since I've been able to do one as K has long outgrown the tradition and Oli refused point blank to wear a bonnet!  So I've had loads of fun crocheting little flowers and eggs to adorn her bonnet...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

29Mar

Thrifty Finds

Thrifty Finds

I mentioned we managed to have a wander around a flea market early Sunday morning and that I love to do this.  I'm happy that it is once again car boot 'season' as we love to have a wander around them AND I desperately need to de-clutter (it's a double edged sword!).

We came home with a few good finds sunday... 

Posted in Home and Garden

25Mar

Crochet - Slippers

...and a mini pom pom tutorial!

Crochet - Slippers

Hello, I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend, what glorious weather we've had!  We've been making the most of the garden this weekend and I also got to go and have a wander around a local vintage and flea fair which is one of my favourite things to do on a Sunday morning.

I've not managed to get much done in the way of projects but I did get one thing ticked off my 'to make' list and that was these cute slippers for Lulu...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

22Mar

Lulu Loves the farm...

Lulu Loves the farm...

I felt Lulu and I have been in a bit of a rut on our days together recently; toddler swimming, toddler groups, Library ryhme time... the same activities each week. She loves them but I started (and I think this has coincided with the Spring weather!) to feel a bit bored and I remembered that we won't have many days left to do as we please as before I know it she will be at school with the others. 

With that I've decided that when the weather is good I will make more of an effort to get out and about with her...

Posted in Day's Out

19Mar

Crochet - Easter Chicks

Crochet - Easter Chicks

Hello, I hope you all have had a lovely weekend and that the mothers' amongst you were spoiled a little on Sunday!  My lovely brood woke me with a cup of tea, some flowers and 3 fabulous handmade cards and then spoiled me further by taking me out for Sunday Lunch!

I've not done much in the way of crochet this week but I did manage to make some more Easter Chicks...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

15Mar

Knit Relief Auction

Sports Relief 2012

Knit Relief Auction

Earlier this week I blogged about finishing my granny scarves, one for Lulu and another that as yet did not have an owner; but whilst browsing Twitter this week I stumbled on Knit Relief and then it seemed like fate; this was where my scarf belonged...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

14Mar

Bertie Bear comes to stay...

Bertie Bear comes to stay...

Lulu was very happy to have been sent home from nursery Friday with Bertie Bear!  He arrived with his very own suitcase containing his toothbrush, flannel, comb, favourite bedtime book and his journal for us to write in!

To be honest with you I think I'll be glad when he goes back to nursery tomorrow, not because he's been a nuisance but because he's so small he's prone to getting lost...

Posted in Family

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