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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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25Nov

Crochet - Granny Stripe Poncho

A Halloween Treat

Crochet - Granny Stripe Poncho

I meant to post this much earlier but things got so busy it got missed but I think It's worth posting about because it was the first item of clothing I ever crocheted (and it was so simple). I really wanted to make a little poncho for Lulu, she's fairly small so I felt it would be a manageable project for a newbie crocheter!

Halloween was approaching and I thought it would be great to make something she could wear over her flimsly Halloween costume as I always worry about the children running around in those costumes (they refuse to wear jumpers/coats.) We don't 'trick or treat' but I do like to have a little Halloween 'tea' for the children and their friends of which their favourite part is always running around the garden in the dark with their torches! Anyway onto the pattern...

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30Sep

Fish & Chips, Fossil Hunting and a New hat

Lulu loves a new crochet hat!

Fish & Chips, Fossil Hunting and a New hat

After a very hectic couple of weeks we decided to escape to the beach on Saturday, simply to have a walk and some fish & chips by the sea. We ended up on the gorgeous Jurassic coast at Lyme Regis, Dorset. This beautiful coastline has been granted World Heritage Site status because of its geological interest.  We've been many times before and it's the perfect place for a walk, exploring rock pools and the obvious activity, fossil hunting...

 

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