Paris crochet inspiration

Paris crochet inspiration

Paris crochet inspiration! I’ve just returned from a wonderful city break in Paris and I have returned with lots of crochet inspiration for some French inspired designs! Pastel heaven at Laduree We visited the French institution of Laduree on the Champs Elysee – an incredible building worth a visit just to admire the stunning interior but of {Read More…}

Happy crochet 2017

Crochet sheep baby blanket

Happy crochet 2017 to you all!  I’ve had a very busy few weeks of crochet pattern writing which is why I have been a bit quiet of late. I finished a baby blanket pattern called ‘Counting Sheep’ for Inside Crochet magazine that will be published in issue 88 on around 31 March.  It’s part of {Read More…}

Crochet Monkey business

crochet monkey

Phew, we have had quite a week at Ruby & Custard Towers; the older Custard had a serious accident last week at home which involved an extended Casualty department visit and then emergency surgery at the end of last week.  Amazingly she has bounced right through it all but us adults are still getting over {Read More…}

Free Pattern Little Crochet Bird Crochet Beak

Little crochet bird crochet beak free photo tutorial

Free Pattern Little Crochet Bird Crochet Beak! My free little crochet bird pattern is very popular and I love to see what people make from the tutorial. I have recently been sent a brilliant adaptation to create a crochet beak by the very talented Karen who is based in Ireland. It is very simple and {Read More…}

An Owl Party! DIY Owl party bags

Owl party party bags

Owl party bags! I’ve had a couple of days off hooking recently to prepare for a joint celebration in our home – our gorgeous little boy, aka baby Custard was 6 months old and he was baptised and as my family all live so far away we decided to combine the celebrations with our daughter’s {Read More…}

Crochet Yarn Storage

wool yarn storage ideas

Yarn storage sorted…for now. I have learnt something rather shocking about myself this week – I am a hoarder!  This has come as something of a surprise as I had always considered myself to be a ‘don’t need it, get rid of it!’ sort of person.  I seem to drop bags of assorted stuff off {Read More…}

Crochet Frog prince or princess hat

crochet frog prince hat

My trips down memory lane are continuing and these photos of a frog prince or princess hat have brought so many happy memories back to me. This is the first baby Custard when she was only about 7 months old modelling the crochet frog prince or princess hat.  I made this little hat for her {Read More…}

A Crochet Flower Brooch

crochet flower brooch

I believe that it’s really important to say thank you and this week I made a couple of crochet flower brooches to give as gifts to some people that have been so lovely to me. This week I really wanted to say thank you to a couple of lovely ladies who help run a local {Read More…}

Crochet Spaceman Helmet Hat

handmade child crochet spaceman helmet hat

Now I have a little bit more time (baby Custard is going to bed at 7pm!!! I am soooo proud of him for this) I’ve had a bit more time to think back about some of the commissions I have been lucky enough to do and the spaceman helmet hat was a definite favorite. The {Read More…}

Spring Crochet Flower Hearts

crochet flower heart wreath

Crochet flower hearts to bring some (much needed) sunshine into your home! The rain and grey days continue here, and although I can see the new shoots in the garden and I have planted some jolly little primulas by the front door it still feels far too wintry here in England. So, I have been {Read More…}

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