Samara the 4ply sheep

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Materials used:

  • 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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lynda-Rose

#AHEART4MCR

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I was tagged in this post on Instagram by the lovely Lisa from The Wee House of Crochet, I love the idea of hanging up and giving out hearts to spread a little love in the wake of the awful tragedy that happened in Manchester, so I pulled out my hooks and yarn to make a few.

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Like Beth says in the post below – it doesn’t make everything ok but it’s an act of kindness, I’m a firm believer of spreading love not hate so I spent a couple of hours creating hearts and thinking how lucky I am to have my Lurch, my family and my friends. (If you want to send some hearts the address is below too, they don’t have to be crochet)

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Thanks for stopping by

Lynda-Rose xx

Finish! Erna the Strawberry from Lalylala

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I have been crocheting like a mad woman recently but I haven’t been working on anything that I can share (it’s a bit of a secret project with the lovely Lisa from The Wee House of Crochet, and I’m so excited about it!). So I decided to take the Erna doll I finished a few weeks ago over to Wigg Island for some photos. I originally wanted to take pictures of her in the strawberry patch at my other halfs allotment, I have a whole scenario planned that I still might do, I just need to wait for the fruits to grow!

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I really should of taken some close up photos of her to show off the beads sewn on as strawberry pips but I was having too much fun posing her (and entertaining the dog walkers who obviously thought I was crazy!)

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Materials used:

8mm safety eyes

Stylecraft Special DK in Cream, Grass Green and Matador

2mm green rocailles and stuffing from Hobbycraft

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Lynda-Rose xx

Beautiful Caron Cakes

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I thought I was pleased when I saw that Caron Cakes were coming to Hobbycraft… not half as pleased as I was when I saw they were going on the 3 for 2 offer! I decided not to order online and wait until I could squish them in store and I certainly wasn’t disappointed, they are lovely and soft.

I initially bought three so I could have a play with them (I chose Rainbow Sprinkles, Mixed Berry and Funfetti, the plan is to make scarves for Christmas gifts) but this morning Lurch asked me to pop to Hobbycraft Warrington with him so he could choose a cake as he wants a scarf too. Seen as he was paying I suggested he got two in his chosen colour so he can have a matching hat and I could have the free one! He chose Blueberry Cheesecake for him and he got me a Cherry Chip (pink is my fave colour after all)

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Seen as he is working late this evening I decided to throw something in the slow cooker so I can sit this afternoon and start on his scarf. I wanted to make it something quite simple as I know he’ll never wear it if it’s too fussy so I decided on a simple treble infinity scarf, it’s working up really quick. I’m using a 6mm hook instead of the recommended 5mm as my tension is on the tight side, I know it will sit a bit rigid and not drape how I want it if I used the 5mm.

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Thanks for stopping by

Lynda-Rose xx

Finish! C2C cushion

 

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I love the colours in this self striping yarn (It’s Ice magic light acrylic baby yarn and can be found here) I think the c2c pattern shows the colour changes really well but it took me a while to decide what to make using it… I eventually decided on a cushion cover 🙂

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The front and back parts were very quick to work up, it then sat a while in the craft room before I got around to crocheting it together. It then sat a while longer before I got the camera out (yay for procrastination!)

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Because I love the colour of this yarn so much I thought I’d keep the cushion for myself but I’m pretty sure Valentina Cat is going to claim it, she was doing everything she could to stop me taking pictures of it!

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Thanks for stopping by

Lynda-Rose xx