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

12Mar

Crochet - Granny Square Scarves

Crochet - Granny Square Scarves

We had a quiet kind of weekend and made the most of the sunshine in the garden by dusting down the garden furniture and having a bit of a tidy.  I also managed to finish one of the many crochet projects I have on the go; granny square scarves...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

08Mar

Mid-Week Pause

Gruffalo Days...

Mid-Week Pause

I've been busy crocheting hats this week so just a little mid-week pause to share some pictures of Lulu who is full of Spring & mischief and growing too fast...

Posted in Family

04Mar

Crochet Pattern - Egg Cosy

My first pattern...

Crochet Pattern - Egg Cosy

I can't believe it's March already, it seems like only yesterday I was feeling that post Christmas drag and thinking Spring would be ages away - so Hooray for Spring!

I've been asked if I could make some egg cosies so I have been playing around with patterns. The first pattern I tried was from one of my books, it was a simple pattern but because of the yarn/hook I was using came out the size of a barbie hat (which is what it's now being used as) so I gave up and did my own thing instead...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

28Feb

Books we love

{February 2012}

World Book day is nearly here again (March 1st), Oli has already come home excited with his £1 book voucher, so I thought I'd do another book post.  Last year I went a bit crazy trying to pin down my favourite book EVER and completely stressed myself out! This year I've kept it simple by selecting the favourite books we've read this month - much easier!

booklove1

Posted in Books

24Feb

Crochet - Dressing up Jars

Jar Covers

Crochet - Dressing up Jars

Whilst browsing Pinterest a while back I came some gorgeous pictures of crochet jar covers used to turn old jars into tea light holders and promptly put them on my ever-growing list of things to make, after a little hunt of the internet I managed to find one that I liked the look of.  

I was so pleased with the result that after the first one I got a little addicted and carried on making them...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

20Feb

Crochet - Leftovers

A small crochet project

Crochet - Leftovers

Well that's nearly it for half term, the children are currently on a TD day and then tomorrow it's back to normality. Part of me craves the peace that comes with the children being at school the other part of me dreads the routine. I've not found the time to do much crochet at all but one small project I did complete was made with the crocheted leftovers from my last cushion cover...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

08Feb

Valentines Crochet - Table Confetti

Happy Valentines 2012

Valentines Crochet - Table Confetti

I've crocheted lots of hearts before for bunting and embellishments but these are by far the easiest and quickest hearts I have ever made.  As I set about creating them I soon had a pile that would have made more hair clips than Lulu would ever wear and wondered what else I could use them for.  They looked great all over the table and then it came to me; 'Table Confetti' (I know my mind is just crazy sometimes) but this makes such a gorgeous decoration that I just had to share...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

01Feb

Crochet - A New Cushion

Crochet - A New Cushion

Hello February you are very welcome here!  

I've been working on loads of little crochet projects over the winter.  My crochet buddy and I are planning on doing our first craft fair this year so we've been working on lots of new ideas. I'm feeling very positive and creative and have hugely enjoyed being able to try out new ideas and seeing them come together (some not all).

One of the things we are making lots of are cushion covers as they are easy and quick to make and are a great way to experiment with different colours/patterns...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

07Jan

Welcome 2012

Field of Light Exhibition - Holburne Museum

Welcome 2012

Happy New Year!

It's going to be a good one (here's hoping)...I've made a few simple resolutions this year and they pretty much resemble last years...Exercise more, learn more, see more etc as you can see they are pretty broad ;) I do believe in setting yourself goals short term & long term and while my children are young they are pretty simple goals but that's ok.  I feel i've learnt loads this year from learning to play chess (I got a bit nervous when my 5 year old picked it up quicker than me!) to learning to crochet.  The latter has had such a positive impact on my life and given me a chance to be creative again!

So to celebrate the new year we took the children to see Bruce Munro's Field of Light exhibition at The Holburne Museum...

Posted in Day's Out

21Dec

So here it is...

...Merry Christmas: making, making, making!

So here it is...

It's a busy busy time of year for everyone, I've spent December frantically crocheting to get my Christmas orders out and I have a few days now to make some Christmas gifts (nothing like cutting it fine!) We've *Rob* made the cake and have been lovingly 'feeding' it all month the children have finally got to decorate it.  We've made snow globes 'a la Kirstie Alsop', decorated the tree, written cards, wrapped presents (will it ever end...?), watched 2 nativities, been to several carol services, listened to my new christmas album 'A Very She & Him Christmas' and watched 'The Grinch' and 'The Polar Express' A LOT, no one seems to want to watch my favourites: 'National Lampoons Christmas Vacation' or 'White Christmas' - I'll wait till they're in bed...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

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