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…

Free crochet scarf patterns for autumn from makemydaycreative.com

Scarf and Cowl Patterns

As you may remember from my earlier post on bracelet patterns, I’m currently going through my old posts and adding pdf downloads to my patterns (in both US and UK crochet terms). As the weather seems to have turned chilly recently, I thought I’d move on to these scarf patterns instead.  And I included the…

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…

Butterfly hat - quick and cute attern

Slouchy Butterfly Hat

Happy New Year to you all!  I’ve been looking forward to getting back into my normal routine of making and blogging, especially with my fractured elbow now fully healed up.  I’ve got a tricky project on the go at the moment (much frogging and sad violin music) so here’s one I made earlier… This one…

Crochet butterflies - free patterns

Butterflies

I used these patterns to make my Butterfly Scarf, and matching hat (when I finish it!).  For the scarf I made 2 small, 2 medium, and 1 large butterfly. You could make these using any scrap yarn and matching hook size. Small Butterfly This one is worked in rows. Tip: To save weaving in ends,…

Butterfly scarf crochet pattern

Butterfly Scarf

Those of you who “like” my page on facebook will know that last week I had the misfortune of fracturing my elbow.  (It was a bike/ice/corner combination of events resulting in me now needing to wear a sling for 4-6 weeks.) So I haven’t been able to do much crafting recently! :( Fortunately I had…

Butterfly cards - available in my shop :)

Card making tips and tricks

I think most of us have made our own cards at some point, even if it was only as a small child at school.  Making a card in itself isn’t difficult, but I think most people struggle with making something they are really happy with.  So here are some of my top tips to help…

Two cards for two great mums

Handmade Mother’s Day Cards

I’m very privileged to have both a wonderful mum and a wonderful mother-in-law (and I’m not just saying that because they both sometimes pop by this blog)!  So of course I wanted to make sure they got handmade cards for mother’s day. I started with these great butterfly stickers from a local craft store (similar…