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!

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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).

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 available over on their blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk

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Great way to use up leftover fabric scraps – Highland cow applique picture

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Now this make has been gifted I can now share it without spoiling any surprises! I wasn’t too sure how this make would turn out as I started with a very rough sketch of a highland cow sat on some fields and from that free-hand cut out different shapes of fabric and sewed them onto a fabric background to build up the picture.  Half way through I was starting to doubt whether I had completely messed it up but I stuck with it and am really glad I did.

Fabrics are all from The Craft Cotton Company.

Now I have success with this one its time to have a go at a few others I have in mind!.

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 Etsy and Ravelry shop and is available in two different sizes.

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

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

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. To finish it off I added a white border so it would look like the white lines around the edge of a football pitch.

The pattern for this is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops:

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

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

Christmas · Sewing

Finally Starting To Make Progress With Christmas Makes! Cross Stitch Treat Pockets Are Finally Ready!

I’ve had a craft bag full of half finished Christmas makes for what seems like forever – it’s been gradually getting fuller over the last few months and I haven’t actually managed to get much finished as I keep starting more presents!

Finally I have managed to get a make finished and ready to be wrapped up for gifting this Christmas. These treat pockets are made with a cross stitch front detail pocket using a pattern from Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine and fabric from The Craft Cotton Company.

Now I need to get cracking on finishing the rest of the things in the craft bag – it’s going to be a close one!