Showing posts from November, 2019

Christmas Giveaway! - Win 10 Lullaby Lodge PDF's & some super cute Christmas labels...

Hello friends.  It's that time of year that is meant to be all about giving, so I have decided to do a Christmas giveaway.  One lucky winner will receive the first prize, of ten Lullaby Lodge PDF's.  This will include a mix of Christmas themed patterns, blanket patterns and printables... ...and five runners up will receive these super cute personalised Christmas labels. So how can you be in for a chance to win?  Just use the Rafflecopter below.  There are lots of ways to enter and you don't need to do them all, just choose the ones you would like to do.  The more points you get the higher your chance of winning.  You will need to give your email address to enter (this is how I will contact the winners).  I will not use your email address for any other reason. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHO WON! If you have any friends that you think would like to enter, please share on your social media.  The giveaway entries close on 14th of

Candy Cane Dishcloths - Add some Christmas cheer to your chores, with my Candy Cane Dishcloths - Christmas Cal

Hello friends.  It's craft along time again and this week I would like to share with you my pattern for these festive Candy Cane Dishcloths.  I have also added 2 bonus patterns for you to enjoy.  No one likes to do the dishes, especially after eating a big Christmas lunch.  These cloths will make wash up time less of a chore and put a smile on your face while you tackle that huge pile of dishes.  Dishcloths and washcloths also make great last minute gifts.  Each cloth only takes a matter of minutes to make and if you add one of my festive labels, you will have gifts for everyone in no time at all. Candy Cane Dishcloth Materials Aran / worsted weight cotton yarn in red, white & green Darning needle Hook 4.5 (7) hook Abbreviations US Terms (UK Conversion) sc - single crochet (double crochet) ch - chain st(s) - stitch(es) sl st - slip stitch sk - skip Other notes: Change colours every 2 rows following the colour sequence white, gre

Christmas Belly Bands - Printable labels for all your holiday, knitting & crochet gifts...

Hello friends, I have been really busy creating these super cute belly bands for all your handmade Christmas gifts.  They come in 2 sizes making them great for dishcloths, spacloths, scrubbies, hats, gloves, socks and more.  They can be easily printed off at home and look great on both white and kraft paper.  100gsm or more is recommended. The labels are available to buy from my Etsy Store , or as a free gift when you sign up to my Patreon page (this is by far the cheaper option).  You can become a patron from as little as $1 a month and can cancel at anytime.  Other benefits of becoming a patron include... Exclusive patron only content Sneak peeks at patterns in the making Opportunities to pattern test Special offers and coupon codes Pdf patterns Pattern support  Private messaging service The small labels are great for dishcloths... ...and the larger ones shown here, with a beanie and mini hot water bottle. So be sure to head on over to Patreon and

Mini Hot Water Bottle - Great last minute gift idea, quick & easy make - Christmas Cal

Hello friends, this week for the Christmas craft along, I have updated another old pattern.  You can find the original pattern here...   This mini hot water bottle cover, makes a wonderful quick and easy, last minute gift.  I'm sure there is someone you know, who would love one of these. Mini Hottie Materials   1, 50g ball Drops Eskimo or any other yarn with similar gauge  500ml hot water bottle Stitch marker Needles 8mm dpn's or circular needles (using magic loop method). 7mm dpn's or circular needles Ability    Beginner who is familiar  with working in the round Size Fits 500ml hot water bottle Gauge 10 x 10 cm = 11sts x 15 rows in stocking stitch Abbreviations k - knit k2tog - knit 2 together st(s) - stitch(s) ssk - slip, slip, knit pm - place marker Special Stitches 2x2  rib - [k2, p2] Other notes:  This project will use an entire ball of yarn, if your gauge is not spot on

Windsor In Autumn - A bike ride along the river...

This morning I rode into Windsor.  I needed to return some clothing that did not fit.  After dropping Little T off at school I had an hour to kill before the shops opened, so I decided to take the scenic route into town.  It was such a beautiful morning, with blue skies and crisp air. It is such a pretty bike ride at this time of year with the trees all golden.  This part of the river has many boat houses. The swans were splashing about.  The signets starting to lose their baby feathers are becoming white like their parents. This swan came right up to me when I stopped to take the photo.  I think he thought I had something for him to eat.  Sorry Mister Swan. A nice view of Eton Bridge. It was nice to have the time to just stop and look, something we often forget to do with our busy lives. Have a lovely day... Catherine x You might also like...

Tea Light Snowman - Time to get crafting with the kids and make this super cute pom pom snowman - Christmas Cal

Hello everyone!  It's time for our second edition of our Christmas craft along and this week it's one for the kids to enjoy.  Little T loved making this super cute, Tea Light Snowman.  This project is great for using up scraps of yarn and fabric and is so simple to make.  This snowman will look adorable hanging from your tree this year. Tea Light Snowman Materials White yarn Scissors Glue Battery operated tea light Black marker Scraps of fabric Clover Pom Pom Maker Ribbon Start by making a large pom pom.  Little T used a Clover Pom Pom Maker for this, but, you can use your prefered method.  There are many videos on Youtube if you have never made them before.   Make sure you use plenty of yarn so your pom pom is extra fluffy. Carefully cut the yarn and tie securely. Trim into shape... Draw a face on your tea light with a black marker. Glue to the top of your pom pom Cut a strip of fabric for the s

Sock Yarn Baubles - Let's have a Christmas craft along! New projects every week until Christmas...

Hello friends, Halloween is over and the weather is getting colder, which means we are nearing my favourite time of year.  I just love Christmas and what better way to build the excitement than with some Christmas crafts.  Join me all through November and December as I try out lots of new projects with a Christmasy theme.  There will be lots of crochet and other yarny crafts, kids crafts and more.  Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss out on any posts, and why not join my Facebook Group too, where we can all share our Christmas makes... Our first project for the Christmas CAL is one of my own designs.  It is actually the first ever pattern I wrote on this blog and it has been updated and improved with new artwork, including round by round photos.  If you would like to see the original pattern you can do so here... Sock Yarn Baubles Materials Sock yarn (small amounts) Darning needle Tiny bows or some ribbon 60mm bauble Stitch marker Glue gun Hot g