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11Sep

Anchor Freccia Colorful World

a crochet necklace

Anchor Freccia Colorful World

Over the summer holidays I received a very sweet email from Coats Crafts asking if I would like to try a new promotion they were running called Anchor Freccia Colorful World. The kit they offered to send included a ball of Anchor Freccia cotton, a 1.5 mm crochet hook, a metal chain and instruction leaflet with two designs for a crochet a necklace.

I'm not used to crocheting with fine thread so I thought it would be a great opportunity to practice some delicate crochet...

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08Aug

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...

Posted in Books, Crochet and Crafts

05Aug

What's In My Yarn Bag?

Simply Crochet Feature

What's In My Yarn Bag?

I was very honoured to have some of my crochet collars featured in this months Simply Crochet magazine.  I made a couple of two-toned collars for them using some lovely Sidar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK... 

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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…

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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…

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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

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