I really love making Lalylala dolls, I was flicking through all the patterns with no idea which one to start so I decided to wing it and see what I could come up with using the basic doll pattern. It’s the first time I’ve added hair and I decided to make some simple jewellery to add, I figured the cute scissors charm would give a good ‘crafty’ touch 🙂
As I’m not brilliant at coming up with names I took the doll along to the #Knitcraft social I go to at Hobbycraft in Warrington (every Saturday 10.30 till 1ish) for ideas. In my mind Rainbow Head was a girl doll that loves crafts but as soon as Lisa from The Wee House of Crochet saw it she decided he was a male hair stylist called Sassoon! I’ve got to say I think she is right so Sassoon he is.
- Stylecraft Special DK in cream and black
- Stylecraft Wondersoft Merry Go Round in rainbow
- 8mm safety eyes
- Hobbycraft toy stuffing
- Beads, charm and chain from my jewellery making stash
I have started my next Lalylala, I’m doing the mermaid using some gorgeous King Cole yarn. Can’t wait to share pics 🙂
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I am so excited to finally be able to talk about the secret project I have been working on with Lisa from The Wee House of Crochet! Back in February we started designing a beautiful crochet blanket using Womens Institute yarn, to be released as a CAL by Hobbycraft!
A yarn bundle will be available on the Hobbycraft website from next Thursday at the bargain price of £24 and we have launched a Facebook group, click HERE to come along and join, hope to see you there!
Myself and Lisa from The Wee House of Crochet have been talking about setting up some crochet relaxation weekends for a while now. We’ve chatted about venues, food and of course lots of yarn talk! In the past couple of weeks we really got stuck in and I’m pleased, excited and really scared to announce we have launched The Crochet Sanctuary!
The date of our first sanctuary weekend will be November 10th-12th at the beautiful De Vere Cranage Estate in rural Cheshire. What could be nicer than a relaxing weekend full of crochet, laughter and unlimited yarn! We will also be offering day passes to attend on the Saturday for those who can’t make it for the full weekend.
Lisa and I are also so excited to announce that the amazing Eleonora from Coastal Crochet is running our first designer workshop! She will be designing a pattern exclusively for The Crochet Sanctuary guests, how fantastic is that!
Our website is up and running so go over and take a look! >>The Crochet Sanctuary
I am currently in the process of setting up our social media so please pop over and give us a follow/like and maybe even a share?? There’s nothing much going on in the profiles at the moment but everything will get going soon I promise 🙂
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I’m still working my way through my many unfinished objects, I have binned some, reclaimed the yarn from some, used some for other purposes and actually finished a few.
The next project I have picked back up to complete is affectionately known as the POW! blanket, I started it a while ago and got through one colour repeat before my usual blanket boredom set in (I’ve come to realise that I need to do a little blanket then swap to another project).
The yarn I’m using is Womens Institute DK from Hobbycraft. It’s always on 3 for 2 so it’s a really good option for big blankets!
I mentioned that I had re purposed some of my UFOs, Lisa from The Wee House of Crochet had the great idea to contact on twitter and ask if we could make some squares to decorate The Hugging Tree that gets yarn bombed in the memory of April Jones. Our whole crochet group got involved, we all pulled out squares we had stashed and even managed to make a few at the table on Saturday.
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I’ve been trying my best to clear all my unfinished crochet objects in an attempt to be more organised! So far I’ve managed to complete two and trash three (no point in holding on to it if I don’t want to finish it, happily I managed to save most of the yarn used). So my first finish was another Heidi Bears Shoop, I made her in 4ply and have decided to call her Samara.
Stephen was the first Heidi Bears pattern I made (followed by a Fatty Lumpkin with unicorn mods), and I can see by looking at the two sheep how much I have improved with the join as you go, Samara looks an awful lot neater!
As you can see I had a lot of fun posing them together! I’d really like to make two more sheep, one in aran and one in chunky so I can make a tower of sheep.
- 10mm safety eyes
- Stylecraft Special 4ply in cream
- Drops Delight in Rainbow Print
- Grosgrain ribbon bows
I had to end with a big bum pic, just for you Lisa!
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