Busy busy!

I fully intended to blog at least weekly this year, doing well so far considering this is my first post of the new year! I’ve been so busy doing bits and pieces, getting ready for the The Crochet Sanctuary in a couple of weeks and working on the next Knitcraft crochet along with The Wee House of Crochet.

I can’t share any pics of the CAL as usual, we have to keep it hush hush but it should be released around Easter time! I know I am biased but it really is gorgeous. In between working on that I have also been making the bunny posted on the Hobbycraft blog a few weeks ago.

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Since taking this picture I have crocheted the body and ears. I just need to line the ears with fabric and crochet the arms and legs. The design is a rabbit with a bow tie but I plan on making mine a nice necklace or something insead. I like to change things up so it’s very rare I use the yarn a pattern recommends but this time I am, it’s Womens Institute Soft and Chunky in cream. So to put my own stamp on it I’ll make different accessories 🙂

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I’ve also made a job lot of cute bear stitch markers for The Crochet Sanctuary. We are running a Toft workshop where everyone will pick one of the fab kits to make an animal. Lisa and I thought it would be nice for everyone to have a hand made stitch marker to use during the workshop so I knocked these up ready!

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I also managed to catch up on the Coastal Crochet seaside stash busting blanket yesterday! I’m just random picking colours out of my scrappy dk boxes (left overs from many amigurumi makes lol) I’m not sure about the red and black but the blanket is for my OH and he said he likes it so I’m just going with it! Eleonora from Coastal Crochet is hosting a workshop at our February Sanctuary and we are so excited for it.

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My final thing to share is my most recent Lalylala finish. I started this Mici the Mermaid ages ago and got to the point where I needed to sew on all the tiny circles for her hair. After six I got bored and shoved in a bag but I pulled it out a few weeks ago and decided to finish it. Because I couldn’t be bothered with the circles I decided to pretend the ones already on were a hair band and add hair. I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t happy with it so it went back in the bag for a week lol.

I decided last minute to take it along to the Knitcraft social at Warrington Hobbycraft the following week to get opinions from the ladies. We often get people stopping by to see what we are up to and a little girl stopped with her mum and cousin, her mum told us she is mermaid obsessed! She gave the mermaid a squeeze and stroked her hair before handing it back to me. Before they left she came around the table to give the mermaid ‘one last cuddle’ and my heart told me I had brought the mermaid to group because it was destined to go home with this little girl. The look on her face when I told her she should take it was priceless! A few mins after they had left she ran back upstairs with a thank you card for me. I’m not really a soppy or emotional person but I have to say it melted me a bit, I think Mermaid Maker would be a great job title!

Thanks for stopping by

Lynda-Rose xx

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Surprise birthday gift!!

I love Saturdays as its Knitcraft Social day at Hobbycraft Warrington! We start at about 10.30 and we aim to leave around 1 (although we have been there till gone 2 on occasion!)

Lisa and I took along a few nibbles to share with the other ladies to celebrate the launch of the CAL yesterday and she surprised me with a lovely gift for my birthday! (I was 32 on Tuesday, arrgh!)

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How adorable is this gift box from Homespunwonders! It’s themed to your birthstone which is a very cool idea, I really love the beautiful yarn!! It’s very soft and squishy and it’s 400m 4ply, I can’t wait to make something with it!

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Not only do you get gorgeous yarn to stroke, there are lots of other bits and pieces in there too. Paul has already pinched the sweets (no bad thing after the huge amount of cake I ate this morning lol).

Thank you so much for the fab birthday gift Lisa!

Thanks for stopping by

Lynda-Rose xx

 

Finish! Sassoon the hair stylist

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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.

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Materials used:

  • 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 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Lynda-Rose xx

Working on the POW! blanket

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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).

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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 @AprilsLawUK 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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Thanks for stopping by!

Lynda-Rose