Nautical Hat - a free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative

Nautical Baby Hat

Items for babies are so quick and easy to make.  Which is fortunate because  it seems like all my friends are having babies at the moment! I’ve been feeling nautical recently (as you’ll see again in another project soon).  White and blue stripes just feel lovely and fresh after being huddled in dark colours all…

Love Hearts - Free Crochet Patterns from Make My Day Creative - just in time for Valentine's Day!

Hearts Round-Up

I’m continuing to update my archive of patterns with pdf downloadables.  This time around I’ve focussed on my heart containing patterns – just in time for Valentine’s day! One of the best things about all of these projects is that they are great for stash-busting those scraps you just don’t want to waste – and…

Crochet heart decorations - free pattern from Make My Day Creative

Hanging Hearts

Did you spot the hanging heart in the pictures of my zigzag Christmas stocking?  Well I received a few requests for the pattern, which was flattering because there are a few similar patterns around.  Sorry these aren’t in time for Christmas – but they are in time for Valentine’s Day! (Or you can really use…

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…

Love! Free pattern for crochet letters and heart for card from Make My Day Creative

Love! Card

I love mixing up my different crafty hobbies; this one’s card making and crochet. This is the card I made for my parents wedding anniversary last week.  It is based on one I made a while ago, but I made a note of what I did this time so now you can crochet your own! …

Fabric Heart Picture Tutorial

Fabric Heart Picture

This week was my parents’ 30th wedding anniversary.  We had a big family celebration last weekend; great weather and great food!  My contribution was my chocolate mudcake, made in a heart shaped tin. I also made this picture as a gift for my parents.  30 years is pearl, but similarly to when my grandparents had…

Hand printed paper

Wedding Card

It’s that time of year again, and this Saturday happens to be the first of the weddings we have been invited to this year. I spotted the hand printed paper (background of card) in a handmade gift shop and couldn’t resist buying a piece.  I knew I’d get a lot of cards out of it…

Crochet Heart Motif

Heart Motif

This is a quick pattern I use often for making decorations for hats and cards.  I have also used it to make hanging decorations which I sell in my shop! The pattern works for most wool and hook sizes, just match your hook to the label on the yarn. Start by making a magic ring…

Cute and fun

Scalloped Edged Hat

I have decided to start stash busting and make some space to buy new wool.  (My husband only knows about the stash busting part so far…) These two hats used up the leftover heather I had from my Nanny’s diamond scarf (so soft!) and most of a ball of cream I also had lying around. …

Blue Owl Family - made from vintage reclaimed yarn- available in my shop

Retail Therapy

I mentioned in one of my recent posts that there is a reason for my lack of posts in October.  I have been working on making items for my new shop on etsy.  It is called Bunty’s Cottage and you can check it out here.  I have also set up another blog to go with…