Thursday, 27 January 2011

Roses are Red...

I thought it was about time I did another Folksy Friday, and as it's not far off Valentine's Day and my 9th (eek!) wedding anniversary, I've been looking for some hints for Dh :) :)

Click on the pictures to visit the lovely Folksy shops of Lilly Beau Crafts, Whimsical Wren Jewellery, Lynwoodcrafts, BeeBeeCrafts, NofkantsCurios and Linokincards.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Can you guess what it is yet....??!

Here's my work in progress...

I've been trying my hand at amigurumi! I'm not sure whether the first one is a cat or a bunny yet! I think I'll leave it to H to decide as the pink one will be hers! The blue one will hopefully be a baby elephant for baby T. I'll take some more pictures when they're finished!

Friday, 21 January 2011

Free Crochet Heart Pattern

**Check here for my new and improved heart patterns!**

Follow the links on the pictures if you'd rather buy than make!

All stiches are US.

Smallest Heart (one round)
Make a magic circle (all stiches into the circle)
ss into circle and fasten off.

Middle Heart (two rounds)

1st round - As for smallest heart, but don't fasten off

2nd round - ch3

in 1st tr from prev round 1sc & 1hdc

in next st 3hdc

next st 2hdc

1sc in each st down to the bottom - 4


1dc in the tr from prev round


sc in next 4 stitches

next st 2hdc

next st 3 hdc

next st 1hdc and 1 sc


ss to join and fasten off

Biggest Hearts (3 rounds)

1st and 2nd rounds are the same as for the Smallest and Middle Hearts above, but don't fasten off.


sc in the ch3 from prev round

in next st 2sc

in next st 1sc

in next st 2sc

1sc in each st down to the bottom (#?)


1sc in each st same as first side (#?)

2sc in next st

1sc in next st
2sc in next st
ss and fasten off

It's nearly Valentine's Day...

and I've gone heart mad!!

These are just a few of the hearts I've been making recently...

I've promised that I will put together a pattern for my hearts on here, so that will be my next job and hopefully ready tomorrow.

And take a look here for lots of UK Valentine gift ideas...!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Oh my... it's 2011...!!

How did that happen??? I guess having a 6 month old baby has made the time fly by so quickly! Yes, he celebrates his half year birthday tomorrow already! We've had lots of ups and downs with him and I now know the local hospital pretty well, but he's doing great and is just so scrummy!! Here he is yesterday wearing his red and white cardi knitted by Jewellery Angel on Folksy's mum He's such a bruiser that it only just fits him now (he mostly wears 12-18 month, eek!).