I wanted to make a drawstring bag as a gift, but wanted to make something a little bit different to usual, so while thinking few some ideas I came to think about the possibility of making something ocean themed and from that I came to the decision to make a fish themed drawstring bag. I… Continue reading Swimming out of the craft pile – a fish drawstring bag!
Time is flying by and it wont be long until Halloween is here, with that in mind it was time I got cracking and finished off some halloween makes!. I have been needing some new halloween bunting so set about making some Halloween themed bunting. When it comes to Halloween I think a traditional pumpkin… Continue reading Halloween pumpkin bunting
After making my Yoda book buddy I wanted to try something similar but with a slightly different approach, rather than creating a square from rows I decided to use a granny square as the basis for the square. I decided to do a slightly different square pattern from the traditional granny square and changed colour… Continue reading Crochet fox book buddy
While making some fabric Christmas tree decorations recently (after a ridiculously long break from the previous Christmas tree makes) I suddenly realised that the smaller tree decorations would be perfect to make some bunting with. So with that in mind I got making a few extra Christmas trees so I could attach them to some… Continue reading Christmas tree bunting
Since making my Christmas tree decorations two years ago (how 2 years have gone by since making them is crazy!) I have been meaning to make a few more, but rather than doing them the same as the previous trees I wanted to make them a little smaller so I could use them for tags… Continue reading Fabric tree decorations – take two!
A few days ago I needed a birthday card, so I went to my box of made cards and suddenly realised in a panic that I didn’t have any birthday cards ready! If it had been a wedding or a new baby card I would have had a number of different ones for the occasion… Continue reading Time for some card making – when an almost disaster turns out ok!
Time for some patchwork - it’s been way too long since I did some patchwork so after receiving some fat quarters from The Craft Cotton Company I decided it was about time I did some! I had an idea in mind to do something with hexagon shapes but also wanted to do something a little… Continue reading Appliqué Hexagon Patchwork Cushion Tutorial
I seem to be on a bit of a bookmark making run at the moment, I started with some folded paper ones and moved on to a fabric one, then while making some crochet squares the other day an idea came to mind - lets try a crochet one!. I've had some green wool on… Continue reading Crochet Yoda Book Buddy
I've gone for a summery themed make for this months free pattern over on Patreon with this lolly sunglasses case. I used Corner to Corner crochet to get the lolly design (love a bit of corner to corner crochet and how the design gradually appears) and added some sprinkles for a little extra detail. The… Continue reading Crochet Lolly Sunglasses Case
I received the ‘Everglades’ fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company and soon as I saw the crocodile design I had an idea to make something crocodile themed. I always need storage for stationary and especially for crochet hooks as I leave them all over the place and then wonder why I can’t find… Continue reading Crocodile Storage Case
I was making some folded paper bookmarks recently and while making them was thinking - ‘these would look good using fabric, I wonder if it would work’. The idea stayed with me for a few days and I decided it wasn’t going to so away so I would have to try it out - so… Continue reading If it can be done with paper why not fabric….folded fabric bookmarks
It’s been too long since I made some Lego themed crochet, my previous makes of a 6 dot Lego block and some Lego block blankets are still some of my favourite makes and always make me smile when I see them. So a few weeks ago I decided it was time to get cracking and… Continue reading Let’s get building….. with some crochet Lego blocks
Over the past few months I have been working away on something crochet related and now its all up and running I can finally share it! http://www.patreon.com/hookstitchsew I have decided to set up a Patreon page which will contain exclusive content including: Behind the scenesExclusive posts of works in progress, materials, and tipsFree crochet Monthly… Continue reading Patreon – Starting a new crochet adventure……
I really love my 'Round In Circles' blanket and wanted to make something else with the same stitch. After a little bit of thinking I started on making a cushion to go with my 'Going Wavy' cushion as I knew they would look really good together, especially with them both using the same colours. I… Continue reading Round and round in circles again with a ‘Round In Circles’ cushion
I received some lovely fabric from The Craft Cotton Company - the 'Under The Sea' fat quarter set and after singing the 'under the sea' song from little mermaid in my head for about 20minutes I suddenly had an idea on what the fabric would be perfect for. I love seeing all the different coloured… Continue reading When you cant get to the beach, bring the beach huts to you! Applique embroidery hoop beach huts
After finishing my textured ‘Going Wavy’ blanket and cushion I decided to continue on the textured stitch path and after a while of trying out some different stitches and effects they gave I came across one which I could make a circle with. I really liked the circle effect and started making a blanket with… Continue reading Time for more texture with a few crochet circles: round in circles blanket
I loved the texture the of the wavy stitches on my ‘Going Wavy’ blanket and decided to make a matching cushion. I wasn’t sure whether I should go for the same colour or try it in a different colour but I really liked the purple and greg combination I had used on the blanket so… Continue reading Going Wavy Again With A Crochet Wavy Cushion
Whenever I’m halfway through a set of crochet storage baskets I always seem to get an idea for the next set, and halfway through my summer storage baskets the idea to make some ladybird themed storage baskets came to mind. I got started on these not long after fishing my summer storage baskets but they… Continue reading Flying by are some ladybird crochet storage baskets
I’ve been working on a blanket for a while now, it’s taken me so long to get it finished because I couldn’t quite decide on the pattern and each time I started I wasn’t too sure whether it was going to be too wavy. After a number of restarts and pattern changes I decided to… Continue reading Time to go a bit wavy, with a textured crochet blanket
I’ve been struggling to focus on my projects lately which has resulted in two things, one - hardly anything has been completed, and two - a ridiculous number of new projects have been started! I try to keep each project in a separate bag as otherwise they all get knotted together and I loose bits… Continue reading WIP Projects are getting out of hand – time to sew more bags to contain them all!
I wanted to make another Buzzing Around Corner to Corner Crochet Cushion but rather than just having the same matching front and back I decided to put a fabric back onto the crochet front piece. After having a look in my stash I found some fabric which couldn’t have been more suitable - some bee… Continue reading Another Bee Cushion Is Buzzing It’s Way From The Craft Pile
I’ve often seen cross stitch makes where the cross stitch is completed onto a wooden background and have often thought I should see if I can make one. I finally decided it was time a few weeks ago when I started to make a cross stitch gift. I found some would which I thought would… Continue reading It can’t be that difficult can it?….This wooden cross stitch gift was definitely more tricky than I thought!
I wanted to make a bag for putting some Easter eggs in and wanted to do something a bit different to a plain tote bag, then I had an idea of using bunny ears instead of normal handles and a bunny handle tote bag was born! Once I had got the bag made I knew… Continue reading Keep your eggs safe with a bunny ears tote bag – complete with fluffy tail!
I wanted to make something that would be perfect for brightening up a room, and after a few sketches of corner to corner crochet pattern ideas I came up with a bumble bee design. I knew this was the one I wanted to make and what made it even better was I had all the… Continue reading Buzzing About With Some Bumble Bees, Crochet Ones That Is
After making some spring themed drawstring bags I decided to keep on going with the spring themed makes and make some more Bunny rabbits with secret storage pouch. I only managed to make one of these last year while putting together a tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company and have had them on my to… Continue reading Spring makes continue with some bouncy rabbits
With spring sneaking up on me I decided it was time to get making some spring themed makes so I wouldn’t get behind (Like normal) and end up making things in a panic at the last minute. First up are some drawstring chicken bags. I used a pattern I put together for The Craft Cotton… Continue reading With spring approaching it’s time to get making some spring chickens!
I’ve been needing to organise my fabric for a while now - every time I open the cupboard it’s in I have to be quick to get what I want and get out again before it all falls out! I decided it was time to get it organised and soon realised I needed some more… Continue reading Time to organise my fabric stash with some fabric storage baskets
The weather has been so cold and wet recently I decided I needed to make something to wear which didn’t just keep me warm but to bring a bit of a smile on the dark days too. As a result I came up with a dachshund cowl - and the pattern is now available over… Continue reading Keeping cozy in the cold winter months with a crochet dachshund cowl
With all the wet and cold weather that’s been happening I decided to try and brighten things up a bit by making some summer garden themed storage baskets with flowers and bee details. They have definitely brought a bit of summer into the house, still horrible weather outside unfortunately - roll on summer! Pattern now… Continue reading Bring a summer garden into your home with these crochet storage baskets
Now that this has been gifted I can finally share this appliqué Jura whisky picture that I put together. I couldn't believe my luck when I looked in my small bits of fabric box and I found the perfect fabric colours for making the bottle and a thistle fabric which was just what I was… Continue reading Appliqué Picture For A Whisky Lover