Christmas, Crochet, Patterns

Just had to add a beard…..Santa storage baskets part 2!

While experimenting with the top ruffle section on my original Santa storage baskets an idea came into mind that I should try doing a bearded version of these baskets. This idea appeared after a particularly disastrous ruffle attempt where I had way to many ruffles within a stitch - some positives do sometimes appear out… Continue reading Just had to add a beard…..Santa storage baskets part 2!

Christmas, Crochet, Patterns

Christmas makes are continuing with some crochet Santa storage baskets

I'm in full Christmas makes mode at the moment and am slowly starting to make to some progress. This makes combines Christmas and one of my favourite types of makes - storage baskets, since making my Elf storage baskets last year I have been wanting to do a Santa version and I ran out of… Continue reading Christmas makes are continuing with some crochet Santa storage baskets

Crochet, halloween, Patterns

Sneaking in one more Halloween themed make….a crochet Halloween table mat

I’ve been wanting a mat to go on my table with a bowl of Halloween sweets this year and haven’t seen anything I’ve really liked and after making my Halloween wall hanging I realised it would also be a perfect idea for making a table mat too! I decided to do the same layout as… Continue reading Sneaking in one more Halloween themed make….a crochet Halloween table mat

Crochet, halloween, Patterns

The Halloween makes are taking over – now it’s time for a Halloween themed wall hanging

It’s a good think I bought a load of orange wool when I saw it in the shops a few months ago as I am going through it like crazy with all these Halloween themed makes! I’ve had so many ideas for Halloween makes and just never had enough time to make them all until… Continue reading The Halloween makes are taking over – now it’s time for a Halloween themed wall hanging

Crochet, halloween, Patterns

Crochet Halloween Coasters

I liked my Halloween crochet bunting so much I decided to make some more of the items from the bunting to use as coasters too, I also added in an extra design for an eyeball! Pattern for Halloween Coasters (and the Bunting) is now available on my Etsy and Ravelry shops: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew

Crochet, Patterns

Halloween Crochet Bunting

Halloween preparations are well under way at the moment - meaning Halloween themed crochet makes are taking over! Following on from the Pumpkin storage baskets is some Halloween bunting. I got the idea for this whilst making my fabric pumpkin bunting, but for this I wanted to add a few different Halloween themed items rather… Continue reading Halloween Crochet Bunting

Patterns, Sewing

No excuse for any more lost pens or pencils….Fabric notebook pen holder

Whenever I am writing down some patterns or ideas I can never find a pen or pencil and by the time I manage to find one I have almost forgotten what I was wanting to write in the first place! I have books all over the place so despite having a pen/pencil pot it never… Continue reading No excuse for any more lost pens or pencils….Fabric notebook pen holder

Crochet, Patterns

Perfect for keeping a very close eye on the sweets this Halloween – crochet pumpkin storage baskets

I love designing and making crochet storage baskets, from animals to Christmas themed I’ve made all sorts over the years, however, I’ve not yet made one for Halloween. I’ve had the orange wool in my cupboard for ages ready to make a pumpkin themed basket but other projects kept getting in the way - until… Continue reading Perfect for keeping a very close eye on the sweets this Halloween – crochet pumpkin storage baskets

Patterns, Sewing

Snapping at the pens – a crocodile pencil roll

I wanted to make a pencil roll as part of a gift, but wanted to make something a little bit different. After a few sketches and quite a few rejected ideas I settled on a crocodile theme (I also had another idea and have a feeling that may pop up on here soon too!). I… Continue reading Snapping at the pens – a crocodile pencil roll

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!