Lulu Loves

A blog about family life...and a lot of crochet!

Hello, welcome to Lulu Loves where I write about the things I love; family, crochet, cookery, books, crafts and life in general.

Thanks for stopping by. Em xx

20Mar

Crochet - Cushion Love

The Crocodile Flower

Crochet - Cushion Love

Hello! I came to a bit of a standstill this weekend with my crochet projects. Lulu's blanket is still coming along and although I've completed 120 squares I had not sewn in any ends. I'm now paying the price and trying to sew them in after I've joined each row. Making it slow going (and slightly tedious) but I know it will be worth it in the end. I've also been working on some new ideas but what I really wanted was a weekend project, something that I could finish!

I took to Ravelry to find something pretty that I could make which would take my mind off the numbers/stitches/charts that had been clouding my thoughts...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

11Mar

Crochet - Granny Square Tea Cosy

Crochet - Granny Square Tea Cosy

Where oh where is spring? It's bitterly cold here and that has been reflected in the things I am working on. Lulu's blanket is coming along nicely and this cold weather means I'm still enjoying it. I'm getting increasingly hopeful that this one will be finished soon! I have also been asked to make a couple of tea cosies recently, which gave me the opportunity to try out an idea that had been brewing in my mind...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

05Mar

Books we love

{February 2013}

bookswelovefeb13 

These are the books we've enjoyed most this past month and here's why...

Posted in Books

27Feb

Crochet - A New Hat for Lulu

and a trip to the lighthouse

Crochet - A New Hat for Lulu

I can't believe it's been two weeks since I posted! I didn't crochet at all when the children were home for half term. Not a stitch. It had got to the point where I had so many ideas and half started projects that I was starting to feel overwhelmed by the chaos in my head! So I took a step back and instead of crocheting in the evenings I read some books (I've missed reading as much as I used to), caught up on some TV and had a break from 'creativity'. 

I went back to my notebook this week and slowly made my way through some projects/requests...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Day's Out

14Feb

Crochet Pineapple Hearts

Happy Valentines Day

Crochet Pineapple Hearts

The children are on their half term this week so I've not really had time to do any crocheting. But we've been busy with friends and family, trips to the cinema (we loved Wreck it Ralph), making pancakes & generally making a mess! However, I did find time at the weekend to make some of these cute pineapple hearts... 

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

07Feb

Giveaway Winner

Rico Designs Bruno Bear Kit

Giveaway Winner

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the giveaway for the Bruno Bear Kit. I really enjoyed reading your sweet comments. I used Random.org to create a number that corresponds to the number of comments posted, and the winner is....

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

03Feb

Crochet Pattern - Skinny Hearts

Crochet Pattern - Skinny Hearts

I'm so happy it's finally February; January always feels like the longest month! With Valentines Day around the corner I've been inspired by hearts. There are some great patterns for crochet hanging hearts about and I've tried quite a few. But this year I really wanted to have a go at making some hearts that were more like the doodle hearts K and I so often draw...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

29Jan

A Crochet Giveaway

Rico Design Crochet Bruno Bear Kit

A Crochet Giveaway

I have a slightly different post today. It occurred to me earlier this month that I have now been writing this blog for 2 years! Those two years have flown by but I've enjoyed looking back at the projects I've made, the things I've learnt and how my family has grown. I've also enjoyed interacting with you all about projects and patterns so by way of thanks and to celebrate I thought I'd do a small giveaway...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

22Jan

Snow and Stuff...

and some crochet work in progress

Snow and Stuff...

It's been SNOWING here (well it's been snowing mostly everywhere in the UK). The children were up earlier than Christmas day on Friday morning, looking out for the heavy snow that had been forecast. For once the British weather did not let them down! 

Schools were closed so I didn't manage to finish the projects I was working on but that was okay because it was SNOWING...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Family

15Jan

Pom-Pom Tea Cosy

Pom-Pom Tea Cosy

A while ago I went along to a Jamie at Home party. I fell in love with a big yellow teapot that was sitting snug inside a lovely bright crochet tea cosy. I ended up buying the teapot but I just couldn't justify buying the cosy when I knew I would get more satisfaction (and save some pennies) if I made one myself...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

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