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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Monty Baby Blue Blanket

Random question but do you know the collective term for nieces and nephews? Apparently there isn’t one but the Urban Dictionary defines “Niblings” as the gender neutral term. Anyway, we had a flurry of nieces and nephews (I’m not going to use Niblings as it makes them sound like a snack to have with evening drinks!) in 2014 and obviously each one required their own PatternPiper baby blanket.
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Crochet clothing – dress refashion

We were supposed to be moving house round about now but that didn’t happen and we’re not sad about it – our buyer changing her mind actually turned out to be the right thing for us and packing our entire house over the Christmas period, because we both had 2 weeks off, proved to be a good decluttering exercise too.

I got rid of a huge stash of clothes – many that I hadn’t worn for a very, very long time. One thing that nearly ended up in the charity shop bag was this dress. A £5 bargain that I picked up in the supermarket a good few months back. I’ve worn it a couple of times, but it’s not really a good fit – probably because I eat too much chocolate, drink too much wine and don’t go running as often as I should!
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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

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