I don’t know about you, but I love to add those handmade touches to gifts. I always think that kind of attention to detail shows the recipient that extra bit of love.
With that in mind, I have put together a crochet bow pattern which I designed as an adornment to add to gift wrap for a Christmas or birthday present.click to make your bow
Recently I wrote a blog post for Love Crafts entitled Feel the Fear and Make the Sweater. It was an article outlining my mission to encourage crocheters to tackle their fear of making a crochet garment.Keep Reading
The drop shoulder sweater design is the simplest type of crochet garment construction you are likely to come across in many ways. This post will talk you through how the construction works, regardless of the precise pattern.Keep Reading
Understandably, I’ve seen a lot of talk on social media this week about stashbusting crochet projects and I for one am a fan! So I thought I would put together my quick guide to shopping your stash!Keep Reading
Someone sent me a meme last night of one of those knitted toilet roll covers with the big doll skirts, with a line about hiding toiler paper from the children (they weren’t the first to send or tag me in such a picture…).Keep Reading
I spend my left-handed childhood using scissors not meant for me and have had a bit of a hang up about my inability to cut things in a straight line ever since. Whether it was cutting fabric, or trimming a fringe on a crochet scarf or shawl or simply tidying up a tassel, I would sigh in the knowledge I was probably going to mess it up (even with left handed scissors!). That is until I found what I call ‘The pizza way’.Keep Reading
How to make an up-cycled Christmas Stocking with crochet top using left over yarn and an old plaid shirt
This year, more than ever, I have focused on the reuse, recycle repurpose mantra. Inspired by my year of not buying new clothes, I look at what I already have and see how it may be used in a new way.
This simple Christmas stocking project is a great way to get festive without more consumption. It’s a fun project to get all the family involved with and create something that will be used and cherished for years to come.Keep Reading
I’ve been seeing lots of beautiful twisted / turban style headbands around recently (you know that thing when you realise you’re accidentally starring at someone because of their accessories… sorry… that’s me!!!) so I did a quick search to see if there was a simple crochet pattern for one but I couldn’t find what I was looking for so I turned to cut and sew patterns and decided to translate the fabric turban headband versions into a crochet pattern.Keep Reading
We all have our holiday essentials. Sunglasses, phone, sweetners, English tea, mascara, tweezers and of course my crochet. But how much is too much crochet to take away on holiday with you?
Holiday is a great time to spend some quality, uninterrupted time with your yarn and hook, whether that’s on a long flight or sat on a beach. I know that I spend just as much time (more probably!) planning which projects to take as I do shoes and outfits.Keep Reading
Tassels are a great way to quickly and easily embellish clothes accessories or home wears. Whether it’s a shawl, scarf, bag, cushion, key ring or curtain tie, they add an element of fun and are a fantastic way to use up left over yarn.
Below is a step-by-step 5 minute tassel tassel tutorialKeep Reading
At the end of 2017 I went to a hand dying yarn workshop at Toft’s stunning alpaca farm and yarn sanctuary. It was so much fun and I’ve wanted to have another go ever since. Finally I got around to it and wanted to share the experience and give you some pitfalls to avoid if you want to give it a go!Keep Reading
I don’t have much of a garden, just a few flower beds, but with what I do have I try to make the most of. Having had my attempts at growing veggies thwarted by slugs and unpredictable British weather, I have turned to fragrant easy to maintain shrubs and lots of bee friendly plants, Lavendar being a favourite.keep reading