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

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

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

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

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

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!)

Patterns · Sewing

This flamingo cushion will always stand out from the crowd!

I've had the idea for a flamingo cushion for a while now and when I received some Essential Trends fat quarters in pink by The Craft Cotton Company I knew they would be perfect for making one with. It was great fun putting this cushion together and I have kept him sat on my craft… Continue reading This flamingo cushion will always stand out from the crowd!

Sewing

Take a journey out into space with a space themed wall hanging

When I first saw the Star Gazer fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company I knew straight away what to make with it - an appliqué wall hanging, the fabric colours and patterns were perfect. I opted to have a space rocket travelling through a star filled space surrounded by planets and stars and… Continue reading Take a journey out into space with a space themed wall hanging

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Two little crochet monsters have quietly snuck out my craft bag

  I have had the Edwards Imaginarium by Kerry Lord for a while now and have finally got round to making some of the fantastic creations from it, it took me ages to decide which to pick for my makes as I like so many of the different options it was hard to pick!  As… Continue reading Two little crochet monsters have quietly snuck out my craft bag

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Another flurry into corner to corner crochet with these Minecraft Creeper and Ghast storage cases

     Following my first successful attempt at corner to corner crochet with my corner to corner hearts blanket I decided to venture back and try something else.  I have had an idea for some crochet storage cases for a while now and combined with my like for making things Minecraft related I decided to… Continue reading Another flurry into corner to corner crochet with these Minecraft Creeper and Ghast storage cases

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Time for some under the sea fun with a crochet seahorse tail blanket

Little bit of a change from the hooded blankets with this crochet seahorse tail blanket, perfect for escaping away for some under the sea adventures. Fully size customisable from babies to adult based on waist measurement.  Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew

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Crochet Hooded Flamingo Blanket

Ive been working on a few more crochet hooded blankets and the first new blanket out the craft basket is this very bright and happy flamingo!   Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew   Now to get back to finishing the others!        

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Crochet Lego tissue box cover

I don’t think its possible to ever have too much Lego around – ok apart from when its on the floor and gets stepped on…Luckily with this there will be no sharp edges to harm your feet and it will brighten up your plain tissue boxes.   Materials     4.5mm crochet hook 1 ball… Continue reading Crochet Lego tissue box cover

Sewing

Time to flutter away with a butterfly drawstring bag….

I recently made a tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company to make a drawstring butterfly bag using their lovely Greyson fat quarter set.  This tutorial is available over on their blog along with lots of other great projects: https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2017/07/18/Butterfly-Drawstring-Bag

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Scrambling or my Craft bag in the search of some honey is a bear – a snuggly crochet hooded bear blanket 

I'm gradually working my way through putting together all the animal blanket parts in my Craft bag and the next animal out is a bear.  Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew

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Sneak about as quiet as a mouse in a hooded crochet mouse blanket

I've been working on a few more hooded blanket patterns over the last few weeks and am super excited to get this mouse blanket uploaded.  The pattern is a available on my Etsy shop:  https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/535942511

Sewing

Perfect for a little competition – a fun bean bag target game….it’s time to get practising! 

Completely forgot to upload the link to this tutorial last year after gifting it to a friend and not being able to put it up on here until they had received it. Finally dawned on me I had forgotten after playing a game with them at the weekend. Think I need to make another one… Continue reading Perfect for a little competition – a fun bean bag target game….it’s time to get practising! 

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Speedily swimming in is a new pattern for a Minecraft squid! 

The next Minecraft pattern I decided to make was for a squid. This pattern basically consists of just a rectangle and 8 legs so hasn't got too much to it and doesn't take too long to make as a result. I am really happy with how it came out, I think it was the eye… Continue reading Speedily swimming in is a new pattern for a Minecraft squid! 

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First a sneaky creeper now it’s time for a slightly more friendly mooshroom cow blanket

I really enjoyed making the Minecraft creeper blanket - despite the massive number of grannies I needed to make to put it together. I was surprised how quickly I got through them all to be honest and they were great to make when I only had a little bit of time free and before I… Continue reading First a sneaky creeper now it’s time for a slightly more friendly mooshroom cow blanket

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All finished and ready to be sent to some little helpers, some very cute elf hats!

A friend of mine saw these on Pinterest and asked if I could make a couple for her little ones. I couldn't wait to get them made - they looked so good on the picture! I decided to do them all in one colour with a grey band around the base and a grey Pom… Continue reading All finished and ready to be sent to some little helpers, some very cute elf hats!

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Following in the leaps of the frog hat, sneaking in is a very cute leopard one

I really enjoyed making my frog hat from Vanessa Mooncie's crocheted animal hats book and wanted to make a few more as Christmas gifts for friends. I managed to find a little time Inbetween some quilts I am making (and that are starting to take over!) to make a leopard one - this took me… Continue reading Following in the leaps of the frog hat, sneaking in is a very cute leopard one

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100 granny squares later and it’s finally finished – the grannies have successfully morphed into a pixelated Minecraft creeper blanket 

I have been plodding along making granny squares for what seems like an age now - it's my fault it's taken me so long really though because I have only been making the squares in the few spare moments I have had between other craft projects. Also I got so carried away making granny squares… Continue reading 100 granny squares later and it’s finally finished – the grannies have successfully morphed into a pixelated Minecraft creeper blanket 

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40 down 60 to go, think I better get cracking with these granny squares or this Minecraft make is never going to be finished! 

I've been a little quiet on here lately - I've been very busy with quite a few makes that are taking a while to get finished, so I thought I would do a little preview on one that I'm doing. I've started another of my Christmas makes, this ones a granny square blanket and will… Continue reading 40 down 60 to go, think I better get cracking with these granny squares or this Minecraft make is never going to be finished! 

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I should really think a bit more before agreeing to make something, really could have done with some Jedi force with this Star Wars R2-D2 make! 

I was caught off guard a little while ago by a friends little one who asked me if I could make them a Star Wars R2-D2 toy, and without really thinking about it I said "yes of course, why not". I've been quite busy with makes the last few weeks so I had forgotten all… Continue reading I should really think a bit more before agreeing to make something, really could have done with some Jedi force with this Star Wars R2-D2 make! 

Craft · Patchwork · Sewing · Uncategorized

Another animal make – I know they are really starting to get out of hand now, but I really couldn’t resist these dashingly cute dachshunds! 

I'm slowly starting to make a bit of a dent into my to do list - it maybe only a small dent but it's all progress! The number of animal makes I have completed and have still yet to do is just insane, although finally they are starting to reduce in number and I have… Continue reading Another animal make – I know they are really starting to get out of hand now, but I really couldn’t resist these dashingly cute dachshunds! 

Craft · Crochet

Looking sweet and crisp like a Granny Smith! A crochet Apple! 

I've had this one on my list a while now after a few friends mentioned about them having to get gifts for school teachers, it gave me the idea to do these little crochet apples which would be great as present decorations! I couldn't decide whether to do one completely green or do one like… Continue reading Looking sweet and crisp like a Granny Smith! A crochet Apple! 

Craft · Patchwork · Quilting · Sewing

Two patchwork rabbits: I took on a bit of a challenge with these two and by the time I finished then I was hopping along in excitement with them! 

I saw these in Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine issue 12 a while ago and they looked so cute I really wanted to make them. However, I haven't really made much patchwork apart from quilts and a couple of Easter eggs so I wasn't too sure how well I would fair making them, especially as… Continue reading Two patchwork rabbits: I took on a bit of a challenge with these two and by the time I finished then I was hopping along in excitement with them! 

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The pattern has taken me a while but finally it’s time to welcome to the sea Sidney the crochet squid! 

A friend of mines eldest child is completely obsessed with sea creatures and all things marine! So much so in fact they want to be a marine biologist when they are older, I think it would be a pretty cool job to do to be honest! One of their favourite animals which they were telling… Continue reading The pattern has taken me a while but finally it’s time to welcome to the sea Sidney the crochet squid! 

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Crochet tooth shaped tooth holder pattern – Perfect for keeping a tooth safe ready for the tooth fairies visit, much easier for her to find where it is too! 

  What better for keeping a tooth safe and ready for collection by the tooth fairy than a little pocket on the back of this crochet tooth! I have been wanting to make a tooth holder for a while but couldn't quite decide on what to make, that was until I thought of putting into… Continue reading Crochet tooth shaped tooth holder pattern – Perfect for keeping a tooth safe ready for the tooth fairies visit, much easier for her to find where it is too! 

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After two days of busily crafting this weekend my marathon has come to an end and I saved the biggest until last! 

After the successes of finishing my cross stitch owl cushion and getting started in a new patchwork quilt I decided to tackle s big unfinished project on my to do list, a Lego brick blanket.  I knew the Lego blanket make was going to be a big task but I think I underestimated at the… Continue reading After two days of busily crafting this weekend my marathon has come to an end and I saved the biggest until last!