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02Apr

Crochet - An Easter Bonnet

...and a Mini Egg pattern!

Crochet - An Easter Bonnet

I've been working on decorating an Easter Bonnet for Lulu this week.  It's been a while since I've been able to do one as K has long outgrown the tradition and Oli refused point blank to wear a bonnet!  So I've had loads of fun crocheting little flowers and eggs to adorn her bonnet...

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25Mar

Crochet - Slippers

...and a mini pom pom tutorial!

Crochet - Slippers

Hello, I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend, what glorious weather we've had!  We've been making the most of the garden this weekend and I also got to go and have a wander around a local vintage and flea fair which is one of my favourite things to do on a Sunday morning.

I've not managed to get much done in the way of projects but I did get one thing ticked off my 'to make' list and that was these cute slippers for Lulu...

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19Mar

Crochet - Easter Chicks

Crochet - Easter Chicks

Hello, I hope you all have had a lovely weekend and that the mothers' amongst you were spoiled a little on Sunday!  My lovely brood woke me with a cup of tea, some flowers and 3 fabulous handmade cards and then spoiled me further by taking me out for Sunday Lunch!

I've not done much in the way of crochet this week but I did manage to make some more Easter Chicks...

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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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