Update and a request for help….

Morning!!!  Well, its been a while again hasn’t it?  I really should put in much more effort.  But we have been busy!  I promise!

I think when I last posted we were about to go to Toft, well we did that…..it was nice to see Toft, although the weather wasn’t great and silly me went and worn sandals (still in holiday mode i think) so we didn’t do the alpaca walk

The yarn is absolutley lovely.  If I have to be 100% honest, I am not sure I would do a workshop again, the kits to buy are £24, with everything included, the workshop was £44 and we must of crocheted for about an hour once everyone finally got sorted, obviously we got a drink and a bit of cake, but just not quite sure where the other £20 was going, especially when the pack we got didn’t include black for the eyes or stuffing, but we did get a nice canvas bag (please don’t shoot me for being honest!)

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It is well worth the trip wherever you are, its a beautiful place, and the shop is fabulous, some pics below

And I did treat  myself!  This book is fabulous!  I can’t wait to get some projects out of the way so I can make a start, @lyndascraftroom and I have said we are  going to make a toft doll of each other, just for the crack!

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There are so many options!

Anyway on the day we did our little #crochetsanctuaryontour my niece Charlie was taken in to hospital for surgery to have her appendix removed, so I very quickly found a good home for Mabel bunny, I wasn’t overly keen on her and as I will be crocheting her again at  the September Crochet Sanctuary I thought I may aswell cheer Charlie up a little!

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We’ve been busy working on our Autumn CAL for knitcraft, it was a slow start on this one, but now we are full steam ahead!  No pics yet though.

Anyway after finsihing Mabel I had some pink Merino yarn left over, far too good to throw away, and not quite enough for another project.  Plus Hobbycraft had a big sale on shadow box frames, tiny ones for £2 each!  So I made a few more hearts from the Merino and popped them in frames for gifts, I think they look fab!

On a more serious note

A bit  of a cry for help.  One of our ladies at our knitcraft social, unfortunatley almost two weeks ago, her beautiful baby Fern was born too soon.  Ferns mummy and family are overhwhelmed at the support they have received from the hospital, and the bundles of preemie clothing they received for Fern, albeit she was so small that even the preemie clothes were too big.  Ferns family want to give something back, Ferns mum and nan are both learning to crochet so that they can make tiny gestational clothes to give to the hosptial, and we as a group are going to help.  Its heartbreaking how small these clothes are.  I have made a hat and held it in my fingers so that you can see how small they are, this is for a 22 week gestation

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I know exactly what you’re thinking.  Anyway, we really want to help Ferns family, they are such lovely people, so we will be holding a crohetathon in October.  And we are looking for yarn donations, Hobbycraft have already said they will help, and we have had some fabulous people in our lovely crochet community already making items to donate and offers of yarn to send too.  Can you help us?  Do you have any 4ply or dk baby yarn in your stash you can bare to part with?  Or do you have a spare 15 minutes to make one of these?  We have found an amazing blog, that have free patterns for babies of a gestation age, Mama that makes

If you can spare any time at all, and would like post them to us, the address is:

33 Vine Street, Widnes, Chehsire, UK, WA8 6DW

Anything you can do at all, would be brlliant.

Happy Hooking xx

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It’s been a while!

Hello!! It has been a little while since my last blog, but I’ve been on my jollies, having some fabulous family time in the sun. Weeks running up to me going I was trying to get my day job finished, then some Crochet sanctuary stuff sorted, and designs! @lyndascraftroom and I have a few projects we are working on at the moment, including the autumn cal for Knitcraft, some bits for Marriner yarns which is exciting. You know we love Knitcraft yarns, well we also very much like Marriner. You should really take a look as they have some stunning yarns and very well priced. In fact I think they under price their yarn, which can often make people think it’s cheap or poor quality, but it’s not, they’ve got some good dk’ sand some fabulous chunky verigated yarns and beautiful cottons, have a look!

So we went to Bulgaria for 10 days, and stayed in Nessebar, I was very much hoping to find some yarn, but I did come across some ladies making a living from their crocheted items

That was all the crochet I found!! I didn’t get much done whilst I was away either, took plenty of wip but it was too hot.

Before I went away I had my granny square design released on the Hobbycraft blog

We were given a list of items to crochet using granny squares, I chose the hot water bottle, using Knitcraft in the zone, I love the bright colours and the yarn just glides over the hook, lovely stuff!

Then whilst I was away my Not so little box of crochet arrived!! My neighbour kindly took it in for me, oh wow!!!!

It’s amazing!!! It’s designed using intarsia crochet…….never tried it before, and I don’t think I will again! Thank goodness the pattern Said we could use tapestry, intarsia for me is just a mess at the back, and I wasn’t leaving a long enough piece of yarn, tapestry is much easier, I’m not posting a pic yet as I’ve only done about 6 row after frogging the intarsia! It’s beautiful though and I know Amanda still has some boxes so you should order!

We’ve only got 5 weeks until the next crochet sanctuary Yayy!!!! I’m so excited, it seems ages since the last one.

We’ve got the rather fabulous Heather from KCACOUK hosting our guest designer workshop on the Saturday afternoon, which I’m really looking forward to. And we’ve completely sold out until June 2019! What’s that about?! Who ever knew we’d sell weekends so quickly, and to think @lyndascraftroom and I were sick with nerves when we started! We do love it, and we have some amazing guests.

I’ve really missed not going to our Knitcraft social the last few weeks, so looking forward to going back on Saturday, it’ll be lovely to see everyone. Then! On Sunday @lyndascraftoom and I are off to Toft in Warwickshire, we’ve never been before, it was Lyndas birthday in July, so for her gift I booked us both in for a workshop to crochet Chablis the unicorn

Isn’t she gorgeous?! There is also an option to supersize her, so I’ll see how much it is, I’ve been a little naughty recently in terms of yarn 🙈 I can’t help myself.

I’ve still got my nameless blanket to finish, Sophie’s universe, 2 Sophie’s stools, a Mabel bunny from wool couture, primavera blanket oh jeez the list goes on and on! And now I’ve bought this!!

Couldn’t not to be honest! Sneaky little purchase while lying by the pool, ah well!! I really do nee to start concentrating on finishing some WIPs it’s starting to take over the whole house, and that’s without the crochet sanctuary deliveries. So we will see about Chablis!!

I think I’ve caught up…. oooh!!! I bought a sewing machine!! Made one bandana for the dog 😂 bought tonnes of material and tools, cutting boards, rotary cutter tailors chalk pins you know, everything I need, subscribed to sewing mags, got quite a few patterns, and I’ve done nothing….. but I will, I’m a bit scared I think! As my dad would say, ‘all the gear and no idea’

So yes I think I’ve caught up, will let you know how the toft workshop goes!!

Happy hooking

Lisa xx