High five ๐Ÿ™Œ

To @lyndascraftroom and mwahhhh!! We’re slightly buzzing, ever so slightly. It’s funny when we design something, it doesn’t matter how much we’ve tested the pattern, at the back of our minds we always worry we’ve missed a mistake, especially with this months little Box of crochet!

But it’s out, some people are still receiving them, some have finished which is a relief as we know there never was any errors phew!

Yayyyyy!!!! We’re so pleased with it โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ you might still be able to get one from Little Box of crochet

I’ve been working on a wrap for our holiday at the end of March

It’s Helen shrimptons free bubblegum shawl pattern, nice easy tv crochet.

No other exciting news from me because it’s exciting enough!

Happy hooking!!

Lisa xx

Birthday weekend๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„

Well it’s been a whole year, a year today actually! That @lyndascraftroom and I held our very first Crochet Sanctuary it’s been an absolute blast! We’ve met so many amazing people. So our theme for the weekend was birthdays, cupcakes, unicorns, unicorn colours, piรฑatas, pass the parcel, and cake, way too much cake!

We started off our evening with everyone arriving including our guest designer Lottie & Albert, who’s podcast I watch regularly, it’s so odd meeting someone that you watch when they’ve never met you before!

Our room looked beautiful!! So we had 18 weekenders and 8 crochet day guests for the Saturday, so 26 of us in total. We started the evening off by giving all of our guests miffy slipper kits from Stitch and Story the yarn in the kits are absolutely beautiful, including a lovely bamboo hook and some lovely little cotton labels, they would of been perfect had the pattern included had been a little easier to read, it was a little oddly written and took a lot of concentration, which I struggled with, however we do have one person that finished them!

They’re so cute, but I think I personally need a quiet room to concentrate for these ones. Photo credit Sharon Meakin! Well done Sharon!

We also had Amanda from Little Box of Crochet so very kindly donate one of her Learn to crochet boxes ohhhhh my!!!!! I wish these were around when I was learning, they’re stunning, and she donated one for us to use as a pass the parcel and the lovely Alison Bailey won!

Just look what’s included!

Anyway, we had a lovely evening, albeit late, as once everyone had gone we then set up for our unicorn party the next morning

Oh the fun!! Although not so much fun when the balloons tangle!!!

A good friend would of helped……๐Ÿ˜‚

For our workshop in the morning Lynda and I had designed some cupcake pin cushions, one with a great big cream swirl and unicorn, we also had unicorn marshmallows on sticks

Don’t laugh at my sleepy eyes!!!!

But if people didn’t fancy using them as pincushions they had some head bands too, to make a head band

After lunch we moved onto Lindsey from Lottie and Albert Lindsey had provided us all with her rainbow blanket pattern and heart belly basket, the project is created by working 6 strands of dk yarn at the same time, using a 20mm hook, winding the yarn into large balls was a laugh!

It works up so quickly! And it’s so soft, so even if you wanted to use a cheaper yarn because it’s in a larger hook and it’s so airy even a cheaper yarn is so soft!

We used scheepjes colour crafter in pastels

Throughout the day we had pass the parcel games and our guests won things like toft kits, sweets and Amanda Blooms ‘the story so far’ book ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Sunday is always a chill out day, where we finish projects from the weekend, even though we themed the weekend as our first birthday it was more to give us ideas to base the weekend on, but people actually brought us gifts ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ we’ve had chocolates, candles and cards! Oh no!!! That really wasn’t the intention, but check out this amazing gift!!!

Mini skeins of hand dyed yarn in a mug!!!! Like ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ how amazing!!!

Anyway, we really couldn’t of had our 1st birthday if people didn’t actually book with us, so we bought our guests a gift to say a massive thank you to them

And we were lucky enough to have the author of the book there to sign it too!

It’s been an absolute laugh, and what more can you want than a comfy room filled with lovely people, yarn and cake?!

Here’s a few more pics

I think that’s all for now, until next time happy hooking!!!

Lisa xx

February Little Box of Crochet

Hello!! Well I’ve got zero finished wips, barely crocheted the last week, I’ve been so poorly! Full on flu, chest and throat infection, nice, I’ve actually taken time off work to try and get better which I haven’t done in over 8 years! I’ve always thought If i were poorly off work I’d get loads of crochet done, but I’ve just not felt like it whatsoever.

Anyway whenever I lose my crojo I always find Helen shrimpton patterns get me going again, I love her designs, so intricate, I started nameless last June thinking is finish it in July ready for @lyndascraftrooms birthday, but as the date got closer I soon realised it wouldn’t happen. Helen has released a new pattern The Lost Garden it’s beautiful, but I thought there’s no way I can start as j haven’t finished nameless so here’s my progress so far

So my treat is once I’ve finished this one I can start lost garden.

I can also reveal I did some testing for A Yarny Robin for her gorgeous trio of cupcakes pattern, Nicola has released the pattern now so I can share some pics, the pattern is lovely, very vintage looking, and works beautifully with paintbox cotton

Here’s a link for A trio of cupcakes

The other amazing news that we’ve been keeping from you, is that @lyndascraftroom and I are the designers for Little Box of Crochet February’s Box!!!!!! You know I’m a massive fan of lbc and I have been for the last few years, for Amanda to ask us to design a Box was like a pinch myself moment!!! But it’s happened!!!! No sneaky pics yet but, look how amazing the box is!!

If I could of squealed when I saw the pics I would of, but I had no voice whatsoever!! Can you believe it?!!! We can’t wait for you to see what’s inside!!! Never in a million years when I bought my first box (flower garland) did I ever, ever think that one day we would be designing a box, but there you go, we have!!!

Happy hooking!!!

Lisa xx