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

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

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

Crochet · Patterns

Lots Of Love Crochet Wall Hanging

I was a bit worried I wouldn't get this finished in time for Friday but after putting all other projects to one side and making sure I focused on getting this one finished I have managed to get it completed with a couple of days to go. I hadn't thought about adding the heart details… Continue reading Lots Of Love Crochet Wall Hanging

Patterns · Sewing

A little wall of hearts for Valentine’s Day with a heart wall hanging

With Valentine's Day just around the corner it's time to start bringing out all the hearts!, and this year I've put together a new decoration to create a little wall of hearts. I put together this heart themed wall hanging using fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and the tutorial to make one is now… Continue reading A little wall of hearts for Valentine’s Day with a heart wall hanging

Crochet · Patterns

Crochet Dachshund Table Mats

I've had a lot of requests for dog themed patterns and following on from my wall hangings I decided to do a pattern for some table mats - I opted again to use a dachshund pattern though I' have got different dog pattern in mind for the next one! Pattern is available over on my… Continue reading Crochet Dachshund Table Mats

Crochet · Patterns

Getting sporty with a crochet football blanket

I really enjoy corner to corner crochet and thought it was about time I got a few more corner to corner projects completed. First on my list was a football themed blanket. I wanted to add a bit more texture on the blanket so decided to make the footballs textured so they really stand out.… Continue reading Getting sporty with a crochet football blanket

Patterns · Sewing

There can never be too much love – add even more with a love cushion

  I think we could all do with a bit more love around and this cushion adds just that little bit more to a room.  Its would also be a perfect gift for Valentines day which is sneaking up on us. I received some fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and the light greys and… Continue reading There can never be too much love – add even more with a love cushion

Crochet · Patterns

Time to go on some dragon adventures with a crochet dragon hooded blanket

It's been a little while but its time for some more hooded blankets to be added to the collection! First out is a dragon - he's out first as he was getting a little impatient and I couldn't risk any flame blowing in my craft bag! Its now time to fly off and have some… Continue reading Time to go on some dragon adventures with a crochet dragon hooded blanket

Patterns · Sewing

Keeping the summertime feeling going with some summery bird bunting

I received some gorgeous fabric from The Craft Cotton Company which was perfect for making some summery bunting. Instead of doing triangles I made a bird shaped design with some felt and button details - I love being able to mix in different fabrics and accessories on a make. The tutorial to make these is… Continue reading Keeping the summertime feeling going with some summery bird bunting

Crochet · Patterns

Watching out for any bugs to catch….some chameleon storage baskets

I've been on a bit of a storage basket theme recently but with so many I want to make they have been taking over my WIP's and I have been trying to get a few more finished. Next out of the crochet pile are these Chameleon storage baskets, I love the eyes and body details… Continue reading Watching out for any bugs to catch….some chameleon storage baskets

Patterns · Sewing

All Set To Be Flying Happily In The Breeze……Some Kite Bunting

I received some lovely summer ice lolly fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and wanted to make some summery bunting using it, I didn't want to just do triangular bunting with this so decided to go a bit different and make some kite shaped bunting - perfect for flying happily in the breeze this summer.… Continue reading All Set To Be Flying Happily In The Breeze……Some Kite Bunting

Crochet · Patterns

Cotton Reusable Face Scrubbies Pattern

I've finally got chance to make some reusable face wipes and the added bonus was I had some cotton 4ply already in my stash that I could use for them! 100% cotton 4 ply 4.5 mm hook Using 2 strands at the same time (either 2 of the same colour or two different colours). Change… Continue reading Cotton Reusable Face Scrubbies Pattern

Crochet · Patterns

Time for some dinosaur adventures with these crochet stegosaurus storage baskets

I wanted to make a few more storage baskets and decided to make some with a dinosaur theme - so here are some stegosaurus storage baskets, might see if I can do a few more different dinosaurs patterns over the next few weeks. The pattern for this is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry… Continue reading Time for some dinosaur adventures with these crochet stegosaurus storage baskets

Patchwork · Patterns · Sewing

Hedgehog Patchwork Cushion Tutorial

I wanted to make a hedgehog design on a cushion and decided that by using some patchwork triangles I could add some more texture to the cushion, and lots of triangles later and the hedgehog was completed! Think I might make another hedgehog cushion in the shape of a larger hedgehog and patchwork triangles on… Continue reading Hedgehog Patchwork Cushion Tutorial

Crochet · Patterns

In sneaks another dachshund make….dachshund corner to corner crochet cushion

After my first few crochet Dachshund makes I still had a few more I wanted to do and first out is this Corner to Corner Dachshund Cushion. The pattern for this is available in two sizes over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew