I have been a busy bee lately and finally took the plunge and started writing my own patterns. It was not as easy as it sounded but I got there eventually. 

These have to be my favourite of my patterns so far, teeny tiny strawberry influenced booties!

  

Cute huh?

So these were made with super duper soft Rico Design Essential Cotton DK in red, sage, nature and curry. They are perfect for the upcoming summer keeping little feet cool by using 100% cotton. 

  

All I need now is another baby, ha ha. 

If you are interested in making these booties the pattern is available in my Etsy shop. Don’t worry if you can’t crochet (or haven’t the time or patience) then you can also purchase the finished product

  

Ooh it feels good to be back, hopefully I can keep it regular this time (fingers crossed). 

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Bye for now…

I know, I know, I promised to keep this blog up to date but I’ve let myself down again! But here I am back again with lots of new makes 🙂

So the winter months are upon us (here in lovely England) and I have to admit it is my favourite time of year because I can crochet lots of lovely warm goodies.

Today I’m going to start with the super snuggly Bear Hood.

I’ve had my eye on this pattern for a while now and finally took the plunge and purchased it from a brilliant pattern writer The Velvet Acorn. It uses super chunky yarn by Lion Brand.

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If you are a crochet addict then this pattern is really easy to follow and comes with patterns for a variety I sizes (now all I need to do is make myself one) he he

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I hope you love these as much as I do and don’t forget all my products are available to purchase at etsy

So I have been a little quiet on the blog front as I have been very busy creating new items for an upcoming craft fair in July. My brain has been literally on the verge of exploding with the amount of ideas going on in there but they are slowly but surely being released.

The first item I am revealing is a very cute pink princess crown, as the title states ‘every little girl is a princess’.

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This adorable crown is part of my premium range, using James C Brett Cotton On DK, a super soft 100% cotton which is very kind to young skin. I chose the baby pink as I thought it was quite subtle but still very girly.

The crown pictured is for a brand spanking new princess but I have added a satin ribbon so the crown can be adjusted. I am making these lovely crowns in a variety of sizes from newborn to 5 years.

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I think they make any little girl fit right into the role that they were made for, pretty princesses. They also make a beautiful photo prop for those first professional photographs that we all rush out to get in the first couple of months of having our little bundles of joy!

Coming up next, super cute Russian Doll Dribble Bibs.

Off The Hook Crochets

This Bank Holiday I had a lovely little break with my family to The Lake District. We stayed in an adorable cottage in Embleton near Cockermouth and Keswick it was just a shame the weather was a little wet!

On Monday, the weather decided to play nice and we had a lovely boat trip and walk around Keswick Lake. We then popped into Keswick town for a wander and a bit of retail therapy.

Whilst window shopping amongst the majority of antique, traditional toys and out door wear shops I came across my idea of shopping, Temporary Measure.

This little quirky shop/tearoom was just adorable. They stocked an umpteen amount of Debbie Bliss yarn and knitting kits. They also sold finished products including bunnies, teddies and baby hats, booties and mittens.

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I was in my element, as were the shop workers who were sat quite comfortably knitting away with a cuppa. I wish I could have stayed and joined them but with an inquisitive 21 month old with very sticky fingers I made an exit!

Next time I visit the lakes I will definitely be ordering a babysitter for a few hours (or a day) to revisit this lovely shop.

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I have been working on handmade clothing lately along with lots (and lots) of help from my lovely mum.

My mum is a very good seamstress and although I am okay with a sewing machine, she is super quick and a perfectionist. So I am going to hold my hands up and confess mum carries out most the making of the clothing and I ‘decorate’ them 😉

Our first piece was this very cute ‘Rainbow Pinafore Dress’.

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Although the pinafores are very cute they are very fiddly and I really did want to learn the ropes so my mum suggested a lovely elasticated waisted skirt. We used the same denim look cotton as the pinafore and a lovely hand crochet toadstool and butterfly appliqués. I think the bright colours of the bamboo cotton crochet works great with the blue of the cotton material.

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After these makes a started to get excited about making clothes and popped down to my local market to purchase some material. Unfortunately due to my lack of experience I purchased some lovely cream cotton material with a pretty teal pattern but I didn’t purchase enough to make a piece of clothing with. Half a metre looked ample but it wasn’t and I was gutted. It was so pretty but my mum suggested we could use it for pockets on the skirt and I suggested the waistband too. This is the finished piece with a little crochet ‘peek-a-boo’ mouse thrown in for good measure.

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Cute!!!

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As promised here’s my ‘Peas in a Pod’. Keeping on the theme of play food these little guys were next on my ‘to do’ list.

My little one will eat peas until the cows come home so I thought these would be ideal for her but to be honest I can’t see any child refusing to play with them, they are just too cute!

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What do you think?

Using just the simplest stitch of single crochet, these peas are very easy to make, the pod proved a little bit harder but I got there in they end and all three peas fit in there lovely and snug. With little hand embroided faces they are irresistible.

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I have left the little peas loose so they can be easily removed and played with or used as a great counting aid.

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They also make a lovely unique gift for new families who are like “Three Peas in a Pod”

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I have been thinking of new items to make focusing mostly on babies and children.

My 21 month old little girl has a little kitchen and loves making cups of tea and serving guests plastic cake, so play food was my next mission starting with jammy biscuits.

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These adorable little Jammy Dodger inspired biscuits are good enough to eat, great play food and great for adults too if you are trying to watch the calories 😉

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Mmmm yummy! Next time I will introduce you to my ‘Peas in a Pod’ 🙂

Don’t forget you can purchase these little treats via Etsy or Folksy