Butterfly cards, heart strings gift wrapping, Shamballa bracelets, Crochet Water Lily and Crochet Shells and Lace Jar Cover

Butterflies, hearts, and bracelets

I’m a lucky girl – this week I got to kick my heels up at two different birthday celebrations. Two cards and two presents were needed, so I had fun rustling up these gifts. (You can find the pattern for my water lily here and for my shells and lace crochet jar cover here) I…

Bracelet Patterns & Tutorials Round up from Make My Day Creative

Bracelet Patterns

It’s been really exciting to see a lot of new followers to this blog recently.  If you’ve only just signed up then you might have missed these fun bracelet projects.  I’ve decided to go through my old posts and make pdf printables for the crochet patterns (something I only started doing quite recently). Since it’s…

Heart Strings - a free 2 row crochet pattern from Make MY Day Creative

Heart Strings

How cute are these little hearts? These heart strings are quick to make and can be used for lots of craft projects.  Mini garlands, gift wrapping, bracelets and even as a fancy edging.  I tied some round a jar candle as an easy alternative to making a jar cover! The best bit is it is…

Homemade cards using linoprinted paper and wallpaper

Making Cards

April and May always seem to feel like really busy months.  In addition to Easter and two sets of bank holidays it is also my mum and brother’s birthday’s.  So I am often left frantically trying to combine fitting in lots of making and gardening in between family time and visits with friends! Here are…

Crochet Flower with Hand Painted Card

Special Cards

If you’ve liked me on facebook you may have seen my latest project in progress. It is lace weight yarn, which I haven’t worked with before so it is taking me a while. I’m excited to get it finished though! (Even if it is another distraction from my blanket). In the meantime, here are a…

Cute, fun and easy to make project

Easter Bunny Pompoms

If you read yesterday’s post on Inherited Stash, you’ll see that I promised a way of using up those odd bits of yarn we all have lying around. And if you’ve been following me for a while you’ll also know that I love sending my niece (aged 5) craft projects to do (I’m sending her…

Pretty beads

Pink Facets Jewellery

I consider myself to be blessed in many ways – one of which is that I still have all my grandparents.  Well recently it was my Nana’s 80th birthday and so of course we all got together to celebrate (including both sets of grandparents). I’ve always thought my Nana is one of the most elegant…

Simple Letters Card

Simple Letters Card

I don’t know about you, but for me most of the Valentine’s Day stuff that appears in the shops after the Boxing Day sales doesn’t appeal.  Don’t get me wrong – obviously it’s good for people to show their loved ones they care, but personally I would find a giant teddy bear to be an…

Pretty Bags and Purse

Pretty bags and purse set

Phew, what a busy week I have been having!  I really had to focus to finish this project in time for my sister-in-law’s birthday this week.  My house looked like a craft shop had exploded by the time I was done! I spotted this pretty fabric and couldn’t resist it.  It’s a printed cotton canvas,…

Green and White Jewellery Sets

White and Green Jewellery

Do you ever get drawn to certain colour combinations?  At the moment I’ve been feeling really drawn to greens mixed with whites.  I obviously need snowdrops to start blooming – haven’t we had enough winter yet? This last Saturday I got to have a proper lazy day.  Lately it seems like we’ve been really busy,…

Close up of lino printed tea towels

Gifts for Grandparents

I was hoping to have my latest crochet project ready for sharing with you this week.  Unfortunately I decided I wasn’t very happy with it so I’ve pulled it all out and started over…  You can see why on my facebook page! The good news is that I have this project to share with you from…

Wishing you peace at Christmas time... via a linocut card!

Christmas Cards

I thought I had started to make these in plenty of time for Christmas.  Some of you may have spotted the sneak preview of this project on my facebook page back in November. Unfortunately (the best laid plans of mice and men… ) a couple of days later I fractured my elbow, which meant I…

Floating beads necklaces and earrings

Natural Colours Jewellery Sets

A few weeks ago I was feeling a little stressed.  I can’t even remember what about now!  To snap myself out of it I pulled out a good selection of beads and started playing around, seeing what went together.  I’m telling you, it’s a better cure for stress than chocolate, especially as it doesn’t contain…

Back to school drawstring backpack

Back to School PE Bag

I’ve been doing a lot of crochet recently, mostly because it’s my favourite, and also because it’s an easy travel project and we have been doing quite a bit of driving around this summer. Fortunately I have never been travel sick so I can put those hours in the car to good use!  This week…