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

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

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

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

Sewing

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

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

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

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

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

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Time for a crochet pattern sale…..

Summer is starting to come to an end and I have decided that with the prospect of winter approaching it was time for a sale over on my Etsy shop. So from today until the 30th September you can get 30% off all my patterns over on my Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew

Crochet · Patterns

Just had to make one more crochet Dachshund wall hanging – but this time just a little bigger!

I liked my crochet Dachshund wall hanging so much and I really enjoy corner to corner so I decided to make another! However I wanted this one to be a little bigger, have slightly different hanging loops and have some tassels. So with those requirements in mind I set off and made a second version… Continue reading Just had to make one more crochet Dachshund wall hanging – but this time just a little bigger!

Crochet · Patterns

Bit of a twist on a crochet granny square blanket – time for a log cabin for granny!

Earlier this year I took part in Zeens and Rogers granny cal 2019 and it took me a while to think of something I could do which would be a little different, then one day after spending a while messing with some graph paper and coloured pencils I thought about having a change of direction… Continue reading Bit of a twist on a crochet granny square blanket – time for a log cabin for granny!

Crochet · Patterns

Textured stripe crochet blanket – so snuggly I’m making more!

This blanket has been in the pipeline for a long time now, I have been making a bit, changing my mind on the stitches used, undoing it then redoing it and not liking the stripe arrangement and undoing it.... for what seems like forever, however I finally hit a breakthrough a few weeks ago where… Continue reading Textured stripe crochet blanket – so snuggly I’m making more!

embroidery

Year of stitches 2019 – at the starting blocks and ready for another year!

After last years year of stitches make I decided to undertake another this year. This one however is slightly different to last years and instead of little pictures I'm trying out all different stitches for each of the days, I've been wanting to try out lots of new stitches for a while now and this… Continue reading Year of stitches 2019 – at the starting blocks and ready for another year!

embroidery

Year of stitches 2018 – completed

It doesn't seem two minutes ago I was starting my first year of stitches yet a whole year has gone by and my 2018 year of stitches has come to an end. I'm hoping this next year doesn't go by as quickly as I don't think I could keep up! Here's my finished year of… Continue reading Year of stitches 2018 – completed

Crochet · Patterns

Got to keep a close eye on these mischievous little monsters (crochet storage basket monsters!)

The Christmas countdown is on (how can it only be a week away!!) and I am so pleased I have got these little monsters finished - the last week before Christmas always seems to go by so quickly so I am glad to have got these finished so early on as I still have a… Continue reading Got to keep a close eye on these mischievous little monsters (crochet storage basket monsters!)

Cross-Stitch · embroidery

Slowly making progress on the Christmas makes – next up a Embroidered flower embroidery hoop.

Now I have got my sewing Christmas makes (Trees, Stockings) out of the way I have been able to focus on finishing some of the embroidery makes I have been working on over the last few months. First one completed is a embroidered flowers embroidery hoop.  The pattern is one I put together using a… Continue reading Slowly making progress on the Christmas makes – next up a Embroidered flower embroidery hoop.

Patterns · Sewing

Fabric Christmas Tree Decorations

Its that time of year where it all gets a little manic as I realise theres not long left for me to finish off all my Christmas present makes, no mater how early I start I always seem to end up at this stage with me looking at the calendar wondering if I will actually… Continue reading Fabric Christmas Tree Decorations

Crochet · Patterns

Crochet Elf drawstring bag

After making my Crochet Elf Storage baskets I had an idea to make an Elf drawstring bag for some of my other Christmas presents to go into, I always seem to use paper gift bags at Christmas when gifting and decided to go for something a bit different this year. I also seem to have… Continue reading Crochet Elf drawstring bag

Crochet · Patterns

Crochet tumbling blocks strawberry cushion

After my tumbling blocks pineapple cushion make I had a few ideas for some other crochet fruit cushions and first out is a strawberry cushion. The pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shop: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew

Patterns · Sewing

Something a little random (but very cute) a couple of camels!

After making some teddy camels a little while back I had the idea of making some more but this time rather than just a singular teddy I would make one camel which a couple of little camels could fit in. I used fabric from the Moroccan Bazzar range by The Craft Cotton Company. For these… Continue reading Something a little random (but very cute) a couple of camels!

Patterns · Sewing

But of floral fabric fun with a reversible bag and woven cushion

Don't think it's possible to have too many flowers so this English Garden fabric by The Craft Cotton Company was perfect for me to get making with! I decided on two different makes which combined used 1 jelly roll and 1 fat quarter set. I was a bit worried about problems I might encounter with… Continue reading But of floral fabric fun with a reversible bag and woven cushion