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All Wrapped Up

Here’s a great tip that I learned from my Nana.  Her tables (and house) are always dressed to perfection – actually her first job was as a shop window dresser, which I know she must have been amazing at because later on her and my Grandad had a ladies wear shop, and I remember “helping”…

Arrow Tails Fingerless Gloves and Shawl - Free crochet patterns from Make My Day Creative

Arrow Tails Fingerless Gloves

Arrow Tails Fingerless Gloves and Shawl – Free crochet patterns from Make My Day Creative I was so excited to be asked to publish a pattern as part of the National Crochet Month blog tour (facebook link) – if you’d like to see more then please check it out, it’s running for the whole month…

Linen Stitch Gloves and Cowl set - Free crochet patterns from Make My Day Creative

Linen Stitch Fingerless Gloves

I had quite a bit of left over yarn from making my Linen Stitch Cowl so it clearly was meant to be a matching set! These fingerless gloves are made in the round starting with the arm and increasing over the hand before splitting for the thumb and finger holes. You can adjust the pattern…

Linen Stitch Cowl - a free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative - so easy, no ends!

Linen Stitch Cowl

I have had these two yarns in my stash for a while.  I wanted to use them together but have spent a while thinking it through because the red and white/cream colour combination can look very Christmassy.  Although I love Christmas, I wanted whatever I made to be wearable the rest of the year! I…

Icicles Hat and Booties - Free Crochet Pattern

Icicles Baby Booties

Don’t you just love a matching set?  Luckily I had just enough yarn left over from making my icicles baby hat to make these cute booties. The heel/ankle part are worked in blossom stitch (the same as the main body of the hat) so you can also vary this one by changing the colours and…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Love a matching set! :)

Easy Textured Cowl

As promised, here is the matching Cowl to my Easy Textured Fingerless Gloves, which I posted last week. Once I had decided what to do with this yarn this set worked up nice and quickly, and are keeping me lovely and warm this November.  I’m actually wearing them indoors to save putting on the heating…