Friday, 31 January 2014

I've Made Friday Week 95

I hope you've all had a good week & are looking forward to the weekend!

This week has been a bit strange.
Everything I try and get sorted just seems not to pan out.
I'm not worried I am sure if I try again next week it will get sorted.

Little Red is doing super well at his swimming lessons.
His has passed his level 1 swimming
as well as his 5 meters.
I am super proud of him.

You might be able to help me.
He is getting lots of badges from his swimming
and other things.
I don't want to put them on his clothes as he will soon
be in the next size.
What would you sew his badges onto?

This is what the pattern should look like:
Kabibe Crocheted Hat Crochet Pattern

And this is what mine turned out like:

Doesn't it look fantastic!  I can't wait for the weather to warm up slightly.
I made it using 4ply yarn and I love it!

I also made:

My cowl is slightly different as I used super chunky yarn
and I didn't have as much as needed so I just made mine slightly shorter.
This is what it should look like if you follow the pattern:

As mine is slightly thicker is stays closer to your head so keeps you very toasty and warm.
The rain and wind has been awful this week so I have worn it everyday.

I also made one for Little Red
as he wanted to keep warm as well.
The only problem is I forgot to take pictures when I finished it and he is now wearing to school.
I'll try and get some for next week.

Still no book to review this week.
I'll hopefully have one finished for you next week.

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Ponchos and more for Kids ~ Crochet Book Review

#Ponchos and more for #Kids ~ #Crochet #Book #Review 

Ponchos & more for Kids
available in Book or eBook format from

This book offers you 8 crochet projects: 
Granny Square Poncho and Girl's Poncho (both in sizes 4-8 and 10-14), 
Poncho Power (small and medium sizes), 
Children's Winter Warmer Set (hat, mittens, and scarf), 
Children's Hat & Mitten Set.

I must admit I was looking for a poncho that would
be suitable to make for Little Red.
I think the ones on offer are a bit girlie
but I'll alter one slightly and just make it plainer for him.

At $3.50 for the book and $2.99 for the eBook
you can't grumble as the array of patterns
you get for the price. 

The patterns are in written format and are 
clear and easy to follow.
I think overall the book offers good value for money.

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I purchased a copy of the book myself and
all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were received in return for this review. 

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Free Pattern Link ~ Craftybegonia's Cowl

Today I want to let you know about a new

Craftybegonia is a fantastic designer
and she has brought her skills together to 
design a unique cowl
that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Her use of stitches is amazing!

Isn't it amazing.
I love the use of the colours and the way the stitches
bring everything together.

The pattern is in written format and is clear 
and easy to follow.
Clotilde has even put together a list of variations
that you can use to give the cowl your own look.

I love the bright colours that just bring so much
warmth whilst it's so cold!

If you would like the free pattern
Check out the Maryss Cowl

She also has many amazing #Free #Crochet #Patterns
free crochet pattern lacy keyhole scarf 
And some fantastic patterns for sale:
Craftybegonia_doll_dolly_abby1_small2  Banjo_scrap4_small2 Funmigurumi_huggy_dumplings_ranger_the_raccoon1c_small2

I hope you'll check out her site and other links:
Blog     Facebook     Pinterest     Ravelry

Winner of the Crochet N Crafts Giveaway

Sorry it's a bit late
I've been having some computer issues.

The winners of the:

Crochet N Crafts
Worldwide Crochet Pattern Giveaway
1 Winner will win a copy of the
Lace & Puff Stitch Hat & Cowl Set
pdf Crochet Pattern


Congratulations Marissa
Relena will be in contact with you.

Thank you everyone for entering.

Don't forget to enter:

There will also be another giveaway next Sunday.

Thursday Handmade Love Week 92

Good morning everyone!

I can't believe January is coming to a close already!
Things just seem to be rushing past.

This weeks theme is............................

Etsy Finds:
Red Heart pincushion Pincushion 'Time' porcelain cup and saucer, black velvet Sheep Pincushion, Refurbished Candlholder
Cupcake Pincushion - Felted Wool, Rainbow Top Blue Whale Pincushion Wool Felt Pincushion hand embroidery flowers Chocolate Brown
Pincushion OWL FABRIC. Great for a sewing gift - Round cushion for pins. Double sided owls. Quilters gift. what a hoot. Pincushion Cottage pdf Pattern - Instant Download Roses and Pearls Pincushion Kit (pink)
Hedgehog PincushionPincushion -  Wool Elephant with hand embroidery Pincushion, Hedgehog, upcycled wool, vintage, handmade, Cinnamon Sweetwood

#Etsy #Crochet Patterns:
Cherries Potholder or Pincushion Crochet PATTERN - INSTANT DOWNLOAD Pincushion Crochet Pattern Turtle amigurumi  toy  PDF - pincushion / toy / mobile / easy crochet PDF - Instant DOWNLOAD Pattern Crochet Ice Cream . Cupcake Pincushion Toys Cherry Trinket Box Kitchen Decor Nursery Decoration MariMartin Download Immediately
Daisy Pincushion - pdf crochet pattern  Pattern for crochet  pincushion - INSTANT DOWNLOAD
Amigurumi Coffee or Tea Cup Pincushion - Crochet PDF Pattern - INSTANT DOWNLOAD Instant Download:  Lily Pincushion Crochet Pattern Octopus Pattern - Amigurumi Crochet pattern

#Ravelry #Crochet #Patterns for #Sale:
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#Ravelry #Free #Crochet #Patterns:
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2305419524_efab5083cb_n 3_small2 05-14-25504802-tomatopin2_large_small2
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Kakteen_small2  Acerico-flor_small2 Voodoo_doll_cover_shot_small2

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