Monday, 24 November 2014

A Year of Baby Afghans Crochet Book 5 ~ Book Review

ISBN: 9781609000592
Publisher: Leisure Arts
Publication Date: 1st April 2011
RRP: $9.95

Available in eBook or Book format from Leisure Arts


Every baby deserves a special gift they can treasure.
My mum made one for my brother when he was a baby
and he still has it to this day 36 years on.


When Little Red was born she made a matching one for him.


This book is packed full of patterns that are special for any baby.
I love the fact that you can crochet a blanket (afghan)
for the time of year they were born.
A constant reminder and something special to keep and use.


The patterns are in written format and there are different
patterns for different levels of crocheter.
Quite a few are at easy level so even someone new to crochet
can give them a go.


Each Afghan is of such a different design you could always
make multiple for the one baby.
Or to be honest I think they look good enough to use around the house as well :-)


I love the Christmas blanket (afghan)
I think it might be my favorite.
I love the fact that everyone is covered with the designs.
You have unisex, boy & girl patterns.

Who would you make one for?

Available in eBook or Book format from Leisure Arts

I received a copy of the eBook to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Love to Sew ~ Vintage-Style Gifts for the Home ~ Book Review

by Christa Rolf
ISBN: 9781782211488
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: 30 October 2014
RRP: £7.99

Available direct from Search Press


If you know of the Love to Sew series of books
you'll know what fantastic quality they are.

The book is jam packed full of beautiful designs
for every level of sewer.
The vintage-style is amazingly beautiful.
It's just so elegant.

There are so many different items you'll love
and they can bring the style to each room in your house.
This beautiful basket could be used anywhere around
your house.

Even this glimpse of the items available in this book
gives you a hint at the different beautiful items 
you could make.

I think they would also make the most beautiful gifts
for friends or family.
Or if you know someone that loves to sew
why not buy the book for Christmas for them.

The instructions are really easy to follow.
They are clear and easy to understand.
With projects for all levels.

I would highly recommend this book.
If you love the vintage-style
you'll love this book.

I purchased the book myself
All opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Pic Stick ~ Personalized Photo Magnets ~ Product Review

I don't know about you but I'm always looking
for something special to give family and friends.

What could be more fun than pictures of loved ones!

Little Red is growing up so fast that 
I love sending pictures of him as he grows up.

These picture magnets are going to be a firm
favorite with us from now on.

They are fantastic quality and as you can see you get
9 photos to each sheet of magnets
They are made out of 200gsm art board to give them a high quality and durable finish. 
Each individual photo magnet is 50x65mm and 0.75mm thick.

As you can see you can either add 9 different photos
or duplicate some so you can give them to different people.

The site is super easy to use
with a fantastic quick service!

We love our photo magnets!!!!
We are giving one to each of grand-parents
and a set for Little Red's Aunt and Uncle.

I also got a couple of my designs on them :-).

Little Red has already taken the elf picture and taken it
up to his room.
He says he wants Santa to see it so he knows that
if he ever wants a helper he'll be there :-).

I was amazingly pleased with the product.
The website was easy to use
and within no time I had all the pictures set that I 
wanted to use.
The delivery was super fast
and the quality is fantastic!
I would highly recommend PicStick Photo Magnets!!

I received the product to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

Friday, 21 November 2014

I've Made Friday Week 126

Good Morning everyone!

I hope your week is going well!

I'm afraid I don't have anything finished this week.
I'm so close.
The reindeer just needs his antlers
and putting together.

Instead I'll show you  some Christmasy
free patterns I have for you.

#Free #Christmas & #Winter #Crochet #Patterns

 #Christmas #Nail Decoration

I hope you find a pattern you like :-)

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Bedside Guardian Thread Crochet ePattern ~ Pattern Review

By: Nanette Seale

Available in eBook format from Leisure Arts

At Christmas I sometimes find it hard to find that special something
for some of my older relatives.

Previous to learning to Crochet I used to spend months trying to come
up with ideas that I always felt weren't just right.

Now I can crochet beautiful items like this make my
gifts so much more special!

The pattern is crocheted using bedspread weight cotton thread (size 10)
and sizes 8 (1.50 mm) and 12 (1.00 mm) steel crochet hooks.

Items Required for Pattern:
Bedspread Weight Cotton Thread (size 10)
[approximately 400 yards per ball]:
White - 1 ball
Embroidery floss:
MC (Pink) - 1 skein
CC (Green) - 1 skein

Steel crochet hooks, sizes 8 (1.50 mm) and
12 (1.00 mm) or sizes needed for gauge

Polyester stuffing

Tapestry needle

Finishing materials:
Stiffening solution,
plastic wrap,
ironing board,
plastic foam
rust-proof pins,
and glue

The pattern comes in written terms and give full
details of how to finish off your beautiful project.

Who would you make one for?

Available in eBook format from Leisure Arts

I received a copy of the ePattern to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.