Sunday, 31 January 2016

The Knitted Nursery Collection ~ Search Press ~ Book Review

by Jem Weston

ISBN: 9781782213178
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: 02 January 2016
RRP: £9.99

Available direct from Search Press.


The most amazing touching designs.
I love this book.
If you are having a baby or you want
to make something as a gift,
this book is brilliant.

Each of the designs are so special and
can be used together in the nursery
or around the house.
The pillows and blankets could be used
around the house.

There is nothing more special than
something made with love.
Making these designs just add something even more.

I love the touching way the animal designs have been used.
They are classic designs that won't go out of fashion.

Each of the patterns is in written format.
Most of the patterns use basic stitches
and use the colours to create the designs.

To be honest I love the designs so much
I won't just be making them as presents for babies.
I'm going to make a few of them for my house.
I have already ordered the yarn to make
the owl pillow and the squirrel blanket.

A book full of touching and beautiful designs.

Available direct from Search Press.


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

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Indian Blanket ~ Annie's ~ Book Review

Designed by Jane Hadden

ISBN: 9781573679510
Publisher: Annie's
Publication Date: 26 November 2015
RRP: £4.99

Available direct from Search Press.


There are some designs in life that just speak
for themselves.
Jane's Indian blanket is one of them.
Her beautiful rendition conjures up
thoughts of the old west and painted sunsets.
The design honours the Indian Art Form.

The colours she brings together create
a magnificent look that you will be able
to create for yourself.

All you need is the worsted weight yarn,
a g hook (or the hook required to achieve the guage)
and a tapestry needle.

13 different colours are used in the design
and you need varying amounts of each.

The whole of the design is worked in a sc
and by only crocheting in the front side.
This is also how the tassles are created
at each side of the blanket.

The pattern itself is in written terms
but the actual colours you will be crocheting
are in a graph chart format.
It will take concentration to get this
blanket correct but it will be well worth the effort!

A fantastic design that really does look
like a piece of Indian Artwork.

Available direct from Search Press.


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

Friday, 29 January 2016

I've Made Friday Week 185

Good Morning everyone!

I hope you are having a good week
and looking forward to the weekend.

Wow what a week.
I am starting to feel a bit more like me.
I am super excited to tell you
that I managed to design something :-).
This is a big step for me.

I designed a hooded cowl.
It's called;
Night & Day Hooded Cowl.

I will have the free pattern for you soon.
It's made using Manos del Uruguay
Wool Clasica.
It's handspun pure wool that has
been kettle died.

This yarn is from Xena Knits

Benji has had such fun going out in the mud

He has been meeting up with his friends
Tilly & Rocky

Tilly is my favorite.
She is super cute and super cheeky :-)

I finished William I.
Now onto William II

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Into The Jungle ~ Annie's ~ Book Review

Designs by Cindy Cseh

ISBN: 9781573679527
Publisher: Annie's
Publication Date: 01 June 2015
RRP: £7.99

Available direct from Search Press.


I love this book and I love these patterns.
They make up such an amazingly cute
toy that would be brilliant to give to
any child.

Each of the animals is super fun and super cute.
It's a fantastic toy that just makes you 
want to smile!

You start off making the centre palm tree
and then move onto each of the animals.
At the bottom you have the giraffe, then
elephant, lion, tiger & monkey.

When the whole toy is finished it measures 17" tall.

The pattern uses Red Heart Super Saver
medium Worsted weight yarn.
So it really isn't going to break the bank.
You need a 5.5mm crochet hook, tapestry needle,
stitch marker, 12" tall plastic foam cone
& fibrefill.

The pattern calls for a confident beginner
so it's something that most crocheters 
would be able to make.

Each part of the patterns is in written format
in an easy clear and concise way. 
Each animal etc. has it's own section in
the pattern book and is broken down
into the different parts.
There are pattern notes to help as well
a full stitch guide to help you along.

I would highly recommend this book.
The design is great fun and would make
brilliant gifts!

Available direct from Search Press.


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

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Thursday Handmade Love Week 126 ~ Deer

This week's theme is.......... 

Etsy Sewing Patterns;

Deer Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern, PDF Pattern, DIY Sewing Project, Plushie Pattern, Plush Sewing Pattern, Digital Download  Fawn - PDF Pattern  Fabric Deer Head pdf Sewing pattern instant download

Etsy Cross-Stitch Patterns;

Fawn cross stitch pattern, Baby deer cross stitch pattern, Сross stitch pattern, PDF / JPEG Instant Download, Cross stitch PDF, MCS130   Wildlife of Field & Forest, by Stephanie Hedgepath - Pegasus Orig., Counted Cross Stitch Chart, Red Fox, Gray Wolf, Black Bear, Deer, Bobcat Stag Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern

Etsy Knitting Patterns;

KNITTING PATTERN hooded cowl deer fawn Bämbi with antlers (baby, toddler, child, adult sizes) FLASH SALE! Faux Deer Knitting Kit - Make Your Own Arctic Friend - Taxidermy Trophy Head Pattern jingles reindeer PDF email toy knitting pattern moose deer bambi

Etsy Crochet Patterns;

Intarsia deer crochet pattern bambi baby blanket graphghan newborn pattern crochet woodland nursery Crochet Pillow Cover Pattern Cushion PDF Stag Woodland Decor Countryside Wildlife Animals Deer Modern Decor Deer Silhouette Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern and Chart

Etsy Quilt Patterns;

Quilt Pine Needles Quilt Paper Pattern--Deer Crossing (23" x 21 1/2") PDF Quilt Pillow Pattern...Appliqued Deer on a Log Cabin block.....easy to make....full size templates The Forest Abstractions Quilt by Violet Craft

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.