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…

Doily flap on leather clutch bag

Leather & Doily Clutch

I have been working up to this project for a while.  Arguably since I was 15 and my parents bought me this awesome leather jacket.  I have literally loved it to bits! It has been soaked in the rain, thrown about, scuffed up, had acid dropped on it (chemistry class), lost its lining in most…

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,…

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…

Beaded Poppy Bracelet - Download for free for a limited time only!  Free crochet Pattern from Make My Day Creative

Beaded Poppy Bracelet

Update 14th November 2013: Thank you to everyone who supported this project.  I have donated the full amount you paid for this pattern to the Royal British Legion. The pattern is still available, if anyone wishes to purchase it, but I will not be making donations from any purchases between now and next October (when I…

Lots of bracelets

Lots of Bracelets

I’m lucky enough to be going away for a week, which means I will not be posting next week.  You may be hearing about my holiday next time I post! In the meantime here is a quick post about some bracelets I have been busy with this week.  As you may be aware I am…

Earrings - not bad for a first attempt?

Matching Earrings

I made this necklace a few months ago, and I love it, but none of my existing earrings tone in with it very well.  I don’t think everything has to match perfectly but I do like it to “go”.  So, I decided to try and make a pair which would – they aren’t the most…

How to make shamballa bracelets

Bracelet Giveaway!

Win your choice of one of these five bracelets! I have been having lots of fun this last week or so making some more items for my shop.  As you may know it was one of my New Year’s resolutions to sell a few more items through my online shop, and I guess this starts…

Hand tied with semi precious stones

How to Make Shamballa Bracelets

I had a really good response to this post on some shamballa bracelets I made.  So I thought I would do a how to post to show how they are made. If you like this bracelet, you can win it now in my current giveaway!  Also keep an eye out for similar items in my shop…

Beaded bracelet- inspired by Indian henna art

Beaded Bracelet Ring

I don’t know about you, but I really love Indian henna art.  I’ve never had it done because of how long it lasts.  The other day it just occurred to me that I could crochet a bracelet with a similar effect – and this way it is non-permanent and I can put it back on…

Shamballa Bracelets

Update: Find how to make these bracelets here! I realise I haven’t posted anything new for a few days.  It’s not because I’ve been slacking, it’s just because I have started on two projects, both of which are going to take a bit longer to complete due to the size or lack of all the…

Large Beaded V-necklace

Often when I get inspiration to make something new it’s because I have a few crafty things I’ve bought because I like them and something else to “use up”.  Suddenly I see that the thing I bought goes well with the leftovers of something else.  I bought these silver beads a while ago and I…

Large Beaded V- Necklace Pattern

I used a 4mm hook, leftover Sirdar calico Dk cotton yarn, and eight 10mm beads.  See my inspiration for this piece here! The pattern is worked as fsc to make the sides and then turned 90° to sc the V-shaped placket which holds the beads.  The length of the placket is about 9cm (3.5 inches).…