Sunday, 24 May 2015

200 Crochet Stitches ~ Book Reivew

A Practical guide with swatches, 
charts & step-by-step instructions
by Sarah Hazell

ISBN: 9781844489633
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date:02 October 2013
RRP:  £12.99

Available direct from Search Press


If you've never bought a crochet stitch book then this book
is a fantastic place to start.
Why not use the stitches to create your own projects.
Crochet is so versatile you'll be amazed
how quickly you'll be designing your own things.

There are a lot of stitch books out there but this one is so different.
It offers so many different types, designs, use of other materials
that other books don't.

I was really amazed by the diversity of the stitches.
They are also explained in both written
and chart format so either way you should be able
to copy the designs.

Different colours, techniques & items such as beads
are used to bring so amazing different styles.

Some would be brilliant for afghans (blankets)
and some would be even better for garments.

At the start of the book is all the information you will need
to recreate the designs within the book;
Equipment & Materials
Essential Crochet Skills
Basic Stitches
Stitch Variations

The instructions are clear and easy to understand.
This really is a book you'll use for years to come.
I often take my stitch books down whenever I feel
like designing something.
They give you so much inspiration.

If you are new to crochet it's also a fantastic way
to increase your skills.
You can make a block of each and join them together
to make a beautiful blanket (afghan).

A fantastic attention to any library!

Available direct from Search Press


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

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Crocheted Bears ~ Twenty to Make ~ Book Review

Twenty to Make
by Val Pierce

ISBN: 9781844486335
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: 11 March 2011
RRP:  £4.99

Available direct from Search Press


I love to crochet and I love the Twenty to Make range.
This is a super exciting addition to this fantastic
series of books!

The whole idea of this book is you get the
pattern for the bear
and then you are given different additions
to make a beautiful designed bear.

I love the fact that each of the bears is so unique
whilst using the same template.

The patterns are in written terms
and you get details of how to put the pieces together to
make each design.

They make fantastic gifts or just to make for yourself.
I've actually hidden the book from my son so I can
make him one as a surprise for his birthday.
I love the bride and groom set for weddings.

The book is fantastic value for money.
The patterns are really easy to follow
and they are all just so cute!

Available direct from Search Press

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

Friday, 22 May 2015

I've Made Friday Week 152

Good Morning everyone!
I hope your week is going well.
I hope you are looking forward to the weekend.

Sorry for the delay in my post.
I completely forgot!!!

Monster Red is off school next week
and I missed a week and hadn't realised.
He is off for 2 weeks.
I'm really looking forward to it.
Hopefully it will brighten up and then
we can have some dying fun.

I have one finish for this week.

I finally finished my first knitted bag design.
It's called Ocean Waves Summer Bag
and it's made with Adriafil Kimera Yarn.

I have to say I am a very slow knitter.
I know it just takes time and practice.

Now it's time for linky love.
Please feel free to share anything you've made.
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  • Add the link to here on your blog so we can share the linky love.
  • I will try and visit as many people as possible.
  • I will reply to all comments as soon as I can
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Crocheted Purses ~ Twenty to Make ~ Book Review

by Anna NikiPirowicz

ISBN: 9781782211945
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: 10 April 2015
RRP: £4.99

Available direct from Search Press


I love the Twenty to Make series.
I think they are fantastic value for money.
If you are someone who wants to try a craft
they are brilliant or if you already do the craft
they are brilliant.

The projects are fun, interesting, quick & easy to make.
Each one of the designs is different so you
will be sure to find something you would like
or that you would like to make for someone else.

Each of the projects uses different materials
to create different amazing looks.

I love the different looks.
Some would be great for the day, just for fun
and then there are designs that would
be good for the evening.

I can't wait to make some of the designs.
I've got a few I want to make for family and friends.

This book is a great addition to the twenty to make series!

Available direct from Search Press


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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Thursday Handmade Love Week 117 ~ Frog

This week's theme is..........

Etsy Sewing Patterns;
Bubbo the frog  Sewing pattern plush toy PDF Froggy frog 25inches - PDF Sewing pattern Frog Prince PDF pattern

Etsy Cross Stitch Patterns;
Frog Cross Stitch Pattern Instant Download Frog and Mosquitos , Counted Cross stitch, Pattern PDF, Cross Stitch Chart , Cute Cross Stitch, Cross stitch pattern, pixel art, 0210 My froggy Valentine Cross Stitch PDF Chart

Etsy Knitting Patterns;
PDF Knitting Pattern for Frog Prince - Instant Download PDF Knitting Pattern FROG  Security blanket lovey      kp0613 Knitting Cloth Pattern - FROG - PDF

Etsy Crochet Patterns;
CROCHET PATTERN - Frog Frenzy - a toadally HoPpY frog blanket with lily pads - Instant PDF Download Crochet pattern Frog - amigurumi - instant download pdf Frog Coin Purse Crochet Pattern

Ravelry Knitting Patterns;
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Ravelry Free Knitting Patterns;
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Ravelry Crochet Patterns;
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Ravelry Free Crochet Patterns;
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I hope you enjoy all the links.
Just click on the picture and it will take you directly to the page.