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02Aug

Crochet - Red Heart UK

and a mini cable blanket

Crochet - Red Heart UK

I was recently sent a press kit with details of Red Heart's UK launch. Red Heart offers a large selection of fashion, baby and sock yarns that have previously only been available in the U.S.

Since delving deeper into the world of yarn I haven't used acrylic much recently but I thought I'd try out the Red Heart Soft they sent me on a small project for Lulu...

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22Jul

Crochet Pattern - Round Ruffle Cushion

Crochet Pattern - Round Ruffle Cushion

Hello. I’ve got another pattern for you today. Surprise surprise I’ve made another cushion…

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

25Jun

Crochet Collars

Crochet Collars

Hello. I hope you are having a lovely week. It’s Lulu’s birthday this week so I’m trying to get organised (when I say ‘trying’ I mean writing lots of lists and not really getting much done.) But I thought I’d pop in and share some images of the crochet collars I designed recently for Knitcrate...

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22Jun

Pearl Lowe's Vintage Craft Review & Giveaway

*Giveaway now closed*

Pearl Lowe's Vintage Craft Review & Giveaway

I was more than happy to join Crafty Magazine’s blog tour of Pearl Lowe’s new book Vintage Craft, not least because I had recently purchased it myself and had been drooling over the projects all week…

Posted in Books, Crochet and Crafts

18Jun

Crochet - Granny Square Blanket

and a giveaway winner

Crochet - Granny Square Blanket

Hello! Thank you to everyone that entered the knit Collage giveaway. It made me very happy to read your comments (and that you love beautiful yarn as much as I do!) I meant to post this last week but I got hit with a virus that left me only feeling able to do the necessities like feeding the little people! I’m feeling much better this week so I thought I would post the winner and show Lulu’s FINISHED crochet blanket…

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05Jun

Crochet - Beautiful Yarn & A Giveaway

*Giveaway now closed*

Crochet - Beautiful Yarn & A Giveaway

A little while ago I received a lovely email from Amy Small at Knit Collage. She told me that she had made up some of my collars in her Maharani Silk and oh they looked gorgeous. Knit Collage create the most beautiful, unique yarns I have ever come across and after admiring them she kindly offered to send some for me to try...

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16May

Catching Up and A Giveaway Winner

Catching Up and A Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway for the 'Girls' Night In' book. I really enjoyed the blog tour and reading about your favourite crafts. I'm a bit late posting this week as it's been non-stop here but I wanted to stop by and have a catch up as well as announce the winner of the giveaway...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Family

08May

Girls' Night In - Review & Giveaway

*Giveaway now closed*

Girls' Night In - Review & Giveaway

Hello – I hope you all have enjoyed the glorious Bank Holiday weather?

I have a review and a lovely giveaway, which I am very excited about today. When I was contacted by the fabulous Crafty Magazine to see if I’d like to join a blog tour reviewing Hannah Read-Baldrey’s new book ‘Girls' Night In - Craft, Cakes and Cocktails for the Ultimate Party’ I did not hesitate. So today I am following on from the lovely Claire from Claireabellemakes in giving my thoughts and if you like the sound of the book then read on to the end for a chance to win your own copy...

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01May

Crochet Bows and Angel Cake...

weekend makes and bakes

Crochet Bows and Angel Cake...

I had a lovely weekend visiting friends and finishing projects. I made time to bake, crochet and read…

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Food

17Apr

Paper Mache Hot Air Balloons

And a bit of a catch up...

Paper Mache Hot Air Balloons

Hello! It feels like a very long time since I've posted anything here. I have been busy crocheting, although recently my efforts have been focused on designs for other people. This has been both exciting and challenging. I have enjoyed being able to pin down some of my ideas into new projects - it has taken me out of my comfort zone but this is a good thing!

Anyway I thought I'd stop by quickly today to share some of the Easter crafting the children (and I) enjoyed...

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