Monday, 16 November 2015

Christmas Crochet 2015

This year I have been far more organised for Christmas in terms of actually buying gifts as well as making them. This makes me very happy indeed, meaning (fingers crossed) that December will be a 'me' month where I can crochet personal projects (and there are a few!) and have some lovely family time where I'm not worry about running around trying to find presents at the last minute!!

Friday, 13 November 2015

First Attempt Jumper

So the jumper is finally complete! I can't actually remember the date I started but it didn't feel like it took a long time to complete.

This was my first attempt at a jumper or any item of adult clothing. I've tried several times before to make a jumper or cardigan but the projects have either fallen by the way-side or I've found it too difficult to concentrate on it and have given up. So now that this one is finished I'm super happy I actually stuck with it.

Friday, 23 October 2015

{Crochet} Jumpers


For such a long time now I’ve wanted to make an item of clothing for myself. The majority of the stuff I make is for other people bar the odd hat, scarf or blanket here and there. I love making for other people and it gives me the drive to finish something whereas when I’m making just for me I tend to start and stop…and sometimes never return to it! 

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Time Away

I've just come back from a lovely break away to Scotland. We go away to visit hubby's family at least once a year in the Spring/Summer so it was a nice change to go in Autumn.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Autumn // A New Season, A New Blanket

With the new season and dip in temperature I've decided to make a blanket for myself! I've only ever made one other blanket just for me when I first started to crochet so I think its about time!

Friday, 4 September 2015

Blanket for Baby #3!

Where to start with this third baby blanket of the year and I think this is the first blanket where I've really planned out myself what the blanket will look like as opposed to following a set pattern.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Weekend Crochet // Preparing for Autumn

The weather in London this weekend was a real mix bag. Saturday was super hot - highs of 30C! I love the weather being hot but it does make me very tired and sluggish. Ice lollies were my friend!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Etsy Favourites {August '15}

At least once a week I find myself looking on Etsy either for something specific or just a general browse. I'm always amazed at how talented other people around the world are and marvel how they have made their craft a business for themselves.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Super Easy {Crochet} Baby Cardigan

With my niece's birthday only next week and having decided that the Happypotamus was too difficult in such a short space of time I needed to make something quickly to go with the other gifts I've bought her. I always like to try and include something handmade as I feel its adds a personal touch.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Crochet Project Ideas // August 2015

As with any crochet enthusiast I am always thinking of new ideas and projects to make. I often keep a notebook handy to write these down; some don't come to fruition but there's always one or two that are at the top of my list(s).

Monday, 27 July 2015

Baby Shower Blanket

This weekend I celebrated the upcoming arrival of my nephew with my sister-in-law's baby shower. The whole day was lovely for her and she received so many wonderful gifts from friends and family. My gift to her was of course the blanket I have been making along with a little hamper of goodies. I also threw in a crochet teddy bear I had made ages ago; I'm happy to report she was thrilled with everything!

Monday, 15 June 2015

On the Hook: Granny Square Baby Blanket

After a very busy weekend I've nearly finished another baby blanket! There were three on the list so nearly two down, one to go. Annoyingly I keep seeing lots of different designs I want to try so I'm adding them to my ever growing list.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Seeing Stars Crochet Blanket: Ta-Dah!!

Following on from my previous post and after what felt like an eternity I finally managed to finish the
All Star blanket! Although once I had got into the swing of the pattern I did find this project a bit challenging; more so because it was quite time consuming and then joining all the squares just felt like it was never going to end!!

Friday, 1 May 2015

Seeing Crochet Stars

After a very long break from crochet I am back in the swing of things. I haven't made anything properly for a good few months, mainly because I had lost my crafting mojo and felt like I was just crocheting random things just for the sake of it and therefore not enjoying it.