Crochet · Patterns

Buzzing About With Some Bumble Bees, Crochet Ones That Is

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 wool colours I needed to make it – not often that happens!

I wanted something a bit different on the border around the cushion so threw in a stitch I don’t often get a chance to use – a billion stitch and am really glad I did.

I love cushions when they have Pom Pom details so decided to add four – one to each corner.

I decided to call this pattern Buzzing Around and it’s available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew

https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew

I Like this pattern so much I have a feeling this pattern may pop up again very soon in a slightly different make!

Patterns · Sewing

Spring makes continue with some bouncy rabbits

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 do list since then – finally (and with plenty of time for once) I have got some more finished so I can take that job off my list (which still seems to be growing on a daily basis!)

I used the same Craft Cotton Company yarn dyed stripe fabric for these as the colours worked out well for the rabbits when I made them last time so I decided to stick with it for these.

Tutorial to make these is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2019/04/06/Rabbit-Cosy-Tutorial

Craft · Patterns · Sewing

With spring approaching it’s time to get making some spring chickens!

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 Company last year for these and some Craft Cotton Company Fabric (Chickie fat quarter set) from in my stash that I used to make the original one.

Pattern to make these is over on The Craft Cotton Company blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2019/03/26/Chicken-Drawstring-Bag

Craft · Patterns · Sewing

Time to organise my fabric stash with some fabric storage baskets

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 storage baskets to keep the smaller bits of fabric together in.

Luckily I put together a pattern a few years ago for The Craft Cotton Company to make some fabric storage baskets so I used that to make some more. I found some Lewis and Irene fabric in my stash to use – County Life for the outside and The Glen for the lining.

Now I’ve got it all tidy I can now get in my cupboard without having to avoid any falling bits of fabric – hopefully I can keep it tidy for a bit longer this time!

Pattern is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2016/11/17/Fabric-Box-Tutorial

Crochet · Patterns

Keeping cozy in the cold winter months with a crochet dachshund cowl

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 on my Etsy and Ravelry shops:

https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew

Crochet · Patterns

Bring a summer garden into your home with these crochet storage baskets

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 available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew

https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew

Sewing

Appliqué Picture For A Whisky Lover

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 wanting for the background. I don’t normally have such good luck finding fabrics I want to use in the fabrics I have and normally end up having to buy more!

I drew a rough sketch of the bottle and what detail I was wanting to include from the bottle and used that sketch to cut out the different fabrics and then hand sewed the writing details onto them.

The bottle fabrics are from The Craft Cotton Company and the thistle backing fabric is by Lewis and Irene Fabrics (A Walk in the Glen).