05 Apr 2021
This is perfect stash busting project! Using only a small amount of yarn and basic crochet stitches you can whip it up in only a few hours. A great addition to your gallery wall or maybe to hang in a child’s room, you can change the colours to fit your decor.
01 Apr 2020
If you love rainbows and you’re looking for a quick and easy project that will brighten up your walls this is for you! Crocheted using a simple c2c (corner to corner) chart, a piece of dowel and some fringe you can whip it up in a few hours and hang it up for everyone to see.
10 Feb 2020
The wonderfully kind team at Rico Yarns asked if I’d like to make something using their yarns. I jumped at the chance to try something I’d never worked with before, if you’ve never worked with Rico yarns before you need to check out their selection (you can find it on most yarn websites).
14 Jan 2020
I have always loved treating myself to a bit of hand dyed yarn, in fact throughout 2019 I purchased more hand dyed yarn than I ever have before but that’s something I will talk about in another blog post. In this post I want to talk about mini skeins and how we can use them. Specifically how I used the 24 x 10g minis I recieved as part of a yarn advent calendar.
03 Jun 2019
How do you feel about subscription boxes? They are so popular now and it seems that most hobbies and interests are covered by the variety of subscriptions available. Crochet and yarn related boxes are always going to be a winner in my eyes, a little box of treats every month full of yarn, patterns and little extras – you can’t go wrong!
07 Oct 2018
I love crocheting hats for my boys, they get a new one every year whether they need it or not. They are great ‘stash busters’ and I often use up yarn I already have as you don’t need a lot. This year I used something a bit more special and my children now have super cosy new hats I am really proud of. They are made using gorgeous 100% merino yarn I got from Knitcrate, a monthly subscription box.
25 Sep 2018
I recently had the pleasure of receiving a new crochet book packed full of gorgeous projects. ‘Delicious Crochet Shawls’ is written by Lisa Cook who is a fabulous designer based in the UK. I have followed Lisa on Instagram for a few years now and watched her style and designs evolve, I am so pleased that she has been brave enough to release a book – its beautifully written and I’m sure will be a big hit!
13 Sep 2018
The possibilities with crochet are endless. I have always thought that if you can imagine it you can probably crochet it! That’s exactly what Pony McTate has achieved with her new book ‘Crochet A-B-Sea’ which I have had the pleasure of reading and help in the testing process.
25 Jan 2018
A few months ago the lovely people at Sirdar kindly sent me some of their gorgeous Imagination yarn to try out. It is a soft, chunky weight yarn made from 100% acrylic and comes in 8 different colour ways. I had 4 balls of ‘Moonriver’ which is a mixture of blues, pinks, purples and greens, as we are still in the depths of winter here in the UK I decided to make myself a new scarf – I knew that it would be incredibly soft and cosy to wear.
11 Dec 2017
I love working with new yarns, it’s always an exciting feeling when you take off the yarn band and start a new project. Sometimes I find yarn so pretty that it sits on my craft room shelf where I can swoon over it until I know I have found the perfect project.
14 Nov 2017
Winter is coming and its getting pretty chilly here in the UK. It’s a fabulous time of year for us yarn lovers as we get to make all the hats, gloves, scarfs and blankets. It’s also time to think about making Christmas gifts which can be an expensive business!
28 Oct 2017
I was so happy to finally get my hands on Knitcraft’s new super chunky yarn ‘Hug it Out’. It’s 100% acrylic which makes is soft, squishy and perfect for scarfs, cowls, jumpers and home decor. It comes in several different shades but I fell in love with this gorgeous pink called ‘Shell’.
26 Oct 2017
I have recently been given the chance to review a fabulous new crochet book which is soon to be published – something I have never done before so was very excited to be asked!
26 Sep 2017
I recently visited Yarndale (a yarn festival set in the Yorkshire Dales) and purchased this amazing Elisa yarn from WoolyMahoosive – a specialist in extremely chunky yarn and supplies. It is a 200g skein (90 meters), 100% wool and classified as ‘Super Bulky’ calling for a 15-20mm crochet hook.
20 Sep 2017
A few months ago I jumped on the bandwagon and bought myself a couple of Caron Cakes from my local Hobbycraft – they were on offer, that was my excuse! There was a really great selection of colourways available but I settled on this one – Funfetti, with shades of purple, pink and warm orange in between I was really happy.
19 Sep 2017
Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope you enjoy what you find! I thought I would take a minute (or two) to introduce myself properly and let you know a bit more about me and my background.
18 Sep 2017
Welcome to my brand new blog! I am a crochet and craft addict, budding crochet designer and new to this blog writing lark. I hope you will enjoy reading about my crafty adventures and be able to take some inspiration from some of my makes.