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Owl Shawl CALCreated by fledgling crochet designer Babs Rudlin, the Owl Shawl is a gorgeous crochet pattern which is perfect for the summer CAL (Crochet Along).


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As part of a custom order I needed to create a prom dress and accessories for a Charlie Bear. Here is the re-sized tiara suitable for an 18" doll.

My daughters dolls love wearing these simple and fast to make tiaras! Using a sparkly yarn really makes them stand out.

Read more: How To Crochet a Tiara for 18" Dolls


A fun mini quilting project to practice the art of quilting.

Combining my love of knitting, crochet and sewing in this knitting/crochet bag. Only two pieces combined into a fabulously useful bag.

Read more: Sew a Quilted Knitting Bag

Sttichmastery Giveaway and ReviewStitchMastery for those who don't know is knitting chart editing software.

I never knew myself before being introduced by Frenchie at Arohaknits during the 5 Shawls in 5 Days Design Challenge. It would have saved me so much time when creating my earlier knitting patterns... ho hum...

Here I give you my thoughts on the software (spoiler its great!!!!) and a chance to win a FREE License worth £60.

Read more: Stitch Mastery Review and Giveaway

inner-titleFor those just starting out on their sewing journey can find pockets and zips daunting. Which means they tend to shy away from handbags.

Here's a fabulous cheat to get you a complex bag by using a ready made insert!

Read more: Slip Case For a Compex Handbag Inner



A quick intro to my You Tube Channel for those wondering what it is all about.

We just reached 4000 subscribers over the weekend which is amazing! Feel free to share with others who may be interested too.

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In these days of limited budgets we need to make the most of our pennies when sourcing fabrics and notions for our hobbies. Here I share some of my top tips to fill your stash for less cash.

Lets get Sewing....

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How To Sew a BookmarkA wonderfully simple and useful make for anyone starting to sew.

The first in a new series of "10 Minute Marvel" tutorials. A collection of simple How To's esy enough for a beginner, all of which take under 10 minutes to make.

Please let me know how long this project took you to complete in the comments below and share your photos using #10minutemarvel.

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Origami Candle MatThis is a stunning table mat which looks complex but in reality is a very simple make.

You can gussy it up with fancy trimmings, quilting, binding, buttons and bows.

Read more: Valentine Fabric Origami Candle Mat

crochet-star-tutorialA fabulously simple and fast decoration to create for your Christmas tree this year.

Perfect for beginners and you can learn the Puff Stitch at the same time!

Read more: Crochet a Puff Star

winter-coat-titleThis time of year it is essential in our house to make repairs quickly!

We found the arm seam had been slightly ripped on Hubby's winter coat. The next day my kids 'helped' us get ready to go out and after a horrible tearing sound I now have a vary scary looking repair job.

Far too cold to wait to fix it late, don't have the ready cash to replace it in mid winter. So here is my quick repair guide to tackle this type of padded/wadded coat repair.

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headband-titleA lovely and speedy knit - this headband can be completed in an evening for an experienced knitter or two for a beginner.

The headband can be made in any size for children or adults, if you are making for a babe under 3 yrs) please don't add the button as this could prove to be a choking hazard.

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With these free crochet instructions, answers to common crochet questions and helpful tips, you'll discover that it's actual so easy to find beginner crochet patterns that you can work. 

A selection of new tutorials for beginners to cover the basics of crochet and then some projects to work on to build your skills.

I'm looking forward to the crocodile scale pixie cap, mermaid scales and wreath tutrials coming soon....

Read more: Crochet Basics

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