Category Archives: Crochet

Some finished things

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Some finished things

This is a catch up post. Sometimes I’d rather spend my time crafting than writing and recently I’ve become hooked on Instagram (love_lucie) , finding it so quick to post and watch others’ daily updates.

However I still enjoy the slower pace of the blog, both the reading of blogs and the writing of posts. I remember when I started the blog, nearly 3 years ago, I was concerned to read that blogs were coming to a natural end and everyone was moving onto the faster paced media channels of Utube and Tumbler and Instagram.

I’m glad the blog is still around. The blog doesn’t suddenly start blaring out of my computer when I’m sat in my office with my door open. The blog doesn’t use up my phone battery or data when streaming video, the blog allows me to pick up, read, put down when interrupted, pick up again, recap. I like a still image and the written word.

Any, back to the finished things. Read the rest of this entry

The 9 Month Mandala

The 9 Month Mandala

One of the very last posts I wrote before my impromptu blog break was this one which recorded the start of my Mandala Madness project.

The Mandala Madness CAL  run by Helen of Crystals and Crochet  was an 18 week CAL. It took me double that time. Goodness knows how others managed it, but they did.

Helen actually made 3 in different colourways and gauges throughout the CAL.

I watched Helen’s Mandalas grow. And soon mine began to grow too. Read the rest of this entry

Mandala Madness

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Mandala Madness

Let me start by saying, I’m not a fan of the crochet Mandala.

Whilst I am completely in awe of the work that goes into the most finest of ones, executed with the finest of threads and the finest of hooks, I have had no desire to jump on the Mandala bandwagon…….. except for the one I made for Yarndale, last year. Read the rest of this entry

Welcome to the world, Henry

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Welcome to the world, Henry

At last the time has come. Baby Henry has been delivered into the world save and well.

Henry is my husband’s first grandchild.

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Henry is a longed for child, none more so than by his brilliant parents.

He is off course the recipient of my zoo of animals. Read the rest of this entry

Definitely the last

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Definitely the last

I’m done with amigurumi for a while but I’ve saved the best (and the most fiddly) til last.

This is Clyde. As named by my husband.

If anyone is in any doubt; he is an orangutan.

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And I love him. Read the rest of this entry

Larger ears?

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Larger ears?

Does this chap need larger ears? Both my husband and daughter are adamant that he does. (Excuse the over exposed photo taken whilst rushing out of the house)img_3164
This is Elijah. I’ve made him up in an Aran weight grey acrylic from  Hobbycraft.  Read the rest of this entry

Henry Hippo and Leo Lion

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Henry Hippo and Leo Lion

And then there were four!

Meet the gang. Elliot Elephant, Henry Hippo, Leo Lion and Ronnie Rhino.

They are an amicable bunch and like nothing more than hanging about on the sofa before they go off to their new home.

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Henry was another simple make. Those ears and nostrils just finish him off. Read the rest of this entry