Thursday, 28 August 2014

Ted, Teddy, Edward

Hello my lovelies! Today I have for you a brand new crochet pattern...I'd like you to meet the Edward Baby Blanket...


I love the simplicity of this blanket and also that is looks very intricate . It's very easy to work up and is suitable for a beginner. You can use any colour combination you like, or even just one colour as it has such a lovely woven-like texture.


For this blanket, I used one of my favourite yarns - DROPS  Paris which is 100% cotton. The cotton gives the stitches wonderful definition and is really nice and soft.


You can find the Edward Baby Blanket in all of my shops. With each purchase, you will receive both English and American versions, just to make things a little bit easier;


Well that's all for now folks!

Have a fab weekend and see you back here soon :)

Cheerio!

xxx



Friday, 15 August 2014

Simply, Simply Crochet

Hello folks! A couple of weeks ago something very exciting indeed happened. I had my very first publication of one of my crochet patterns in the magazine, Simply Crochet. I was extremely thrilled and happy. I actually said to my husband that my goal for this year would be to have a pattern in this delightful crochet mag, and here I am already having one published. Yippee!!!



Inside you will find a little bit about me...


...and of course the Mustard Flower Cushion Cover crochet pattern :)

 
I do love this this magazine as it's full of fun, modern and colourful crochet projects. 


To celebrate, I am giving away a copy of this very issue (issue 21) over on my Facebook page this weekend. So enter quick! :)

If you can't wait - you can find the very pretty Mustard Flower Cushion crochet pattern in all of my online shops in both English and US terms (you get both copies with each purchase);


Keep your eyes peeled for more exclusive crochet patterns by myself in future issues of Simply Crochet.
 
Have a great weekend all, and don't forget to join my on Facebook for the Giveaway! :)

Toodle Pip!

xxx

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Mollie Makes

Howdy all :) Today I thought I'd share with you a lovely little crochet book I came across a week or two ago. It's by Mollie Makes and is crammed full of fun and pretty crochet projects.


I had a dig through my yarn stash and came across this wonderfully soft DROPS Cotton Merino which I brought a while ago and didn't get round to using. So I thought I'd have a go with it for my first project.


In this book there are a few crochet patterns by one of my most favourite pattern designers, Emma Lamb. She has a wonderful way with colour and I love her vintage yet delicate creations. So first, I made a little brooch for myself....


This will definitely be a pretty addition to my autumn jacket when I start to wear it :)

The next thing I made was a beautiful mat...


I made it using DROPS Paris 100% cotton, one of my favourite yarns, in Mustard, Off White and Light Blue Purple. I may even brush some PVA glue on to the back to make it stiff and hang it up on the wall for all to see!

When I have more time, I'll be making more out of this book. It has some lovely ideas in for little projects to make as Christmas gifts (apologies if it's a tad early to be mentioning the 'C' word!).

You can find the book here if you want to treat yourself to a copy.

Byeee for now my lovelies!

xxx