Patterns · Sewing

Swimming out of the craft pile – a fish drawstring bag!

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!

Patterns · Sewing

Halloween pumpkin bunting

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

Crochet · Patterns

Crochet fox book buddy

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

Christmas · Patterns · Sewing

Christmas tree bunting

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

Patterns · Sewing

Fabric tree decorations – take two!

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!

Card making

Time for some card making – when an almost disaster turns out ok!

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!

Sewing · Patterns

Appliqué Hexagon Patchwork Cushion Tutorial

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

Crochet · Patterns

Crochet Yoda Book Buddy

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

Crochet · Patterns

Crochet Lolly Sunglasses Case

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

Patterns · Sewing

Crocodile Storage 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

Patterns · Sewing

If it can be done with paper why not fabric….folded fabric bookmarks

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

Crochet · Patterns

Let’s get building….. with some crochet Lego blocks

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

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Patreon – Starting a new crochet adventure……

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……

Crochet · Cushions · Patterns

Round and round in circles again with a ‘Round In Circles’ cushion

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

Patterns · Sewing

When you cant get to the beach, bring the beach huts to you! Applique embroidery hoop beach huts

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

Crochet · Patterns

Time for more texture with a few crochet circles: round in circles blanket

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

Crochet · Patterns

Going Wavy Again With A Crochet Wavy Cushion

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

Crochet · Patterns

Flying by are some ladybird crochet storage baskets

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

Crochet · Patterns

Time to go a bit wavy, with a textured crochet blanket

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

Patterns · Sewing

WIP Projects are getting out of hand – time to sew more bags to contain them all!

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!

Crochet · Patterns · Sewing

Another Bee Cushion Is Buzzing It’s Way From The Craft Pile

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

Cross-Stitch

It can’t be that difficult can it?….This wooden cross stitch gift was definitely more tricky than I thought!

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!

Patterns · Sewing

Keep your eggs safe with a bunny ears tote bag – complete with fluffy tail!

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!

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… Continue reading Buzzing About With Some Bumble Bees, Crochet Ones That Is

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… Continue reading Spring makes continue with some bouncy rabbits

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

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… Continue reading Time to organise my fabric stash with some fabric storage baskets

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

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

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… Continue reading Appliqué Picture For A Whisky Lover