Five minutes with Simple Stylish Makes

Anyone follow the Simple Stylish Makes blog? If you don’t you should. It’s a creative hub for crafters, food & drink lovers, home makers and fashion enthusiasts and it’s written by an amazingly talented group of crafters, food & drink lovers, home makers and fashion enthusiasts – so it’s pretty, darn good!  Continue reading


Deramores Blog Competition 2015 – I only went and won it!

So, I was just casually sitting at home the other day cleverly putting together a crochet chart for my Made by Me Jumper (hmmm, scrap that and replace with struggling to get to grips with the rubbish drawing software on the laptop and trying to use the ridiculous mousepad do-dah because the battery on the wireless mouse ran out!) WHEN I received an email from Deramores saying that my Crochet Ombre post was the WINNER of the Deramores Blog Competition 2015! eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!
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Crochet Clothing

I’ve been experimenting with designing and making crochet garments recently – and I’ve been getting a real buzz from it. I’m not saying that they’re perfect or elaborate patterns but you’ve got to start somewhere and they’ve actually been turning out ok.

PatternPiper Crochet Granny Square Top
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DIY Word Art – Quotes To Live By #1

I love colouring in! In January I treated myself to a mega pack of Sharpies with my Christmas money. I’ve also got a new Arc Notebook that I’m using as a diary/planner/notebook and I love spending the odd half hour or so doodling and colouring in – a great way to switch off if you need to. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that one of the things that I’ve been colouring a lot of recently is quotes, so I thought I’d share with a little Word Art DIY.
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Happy New Year!

A very quick post to say HAPPY NEW YEAR and thank you for visiting and reading my blog in 2014.

It’s very lovely to know that there are people all over the world that like and are interested in my crochet makes. I feel extremely lucky and privileged that you take time to read my little patch of the blogging world – thanks!

Here are some of my recent projects that I hope to share in the New Year x


Something different – bunting and a quilt! Part two

Whilst the bunting preparation was underway, each member of staff was given a square of plain fabric to personalise for the school’s retiring administrator and then I stitched them all together to make a small quilt. It was going to be a wall hanging and then a table runner but with 30 personalised squares it ended up being too big (too big to get a decent picture – Yes, that is Missy holding it over the banister in the last photo in an attempt to get a full length shot!) so I’m calling it a quilt!

I loved working on this project and finding out the stories behind each person’s square.

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Something different – bunting and a quilt! Part One

Well – there hasn’t been a whole lot of crochet going on around here these last few months and I’ve been very quiet on the social media front because lately I’ve been working on something different – bunting and a quilt! And with not a bit of crochet involved there’s been quite a steep learning curve as I’ve never made either before.

These were special top secret projects but I did share tiny glimpses on Instagram every now and then.

Both the bunting and quilt were gifts for a special person – Carry on reading…