I just wanted to share with you guys the latest work by my hubby. Hes so talented I am very proud. I would have shared these sooner except the router broke for our internet connection so I have been out of online action.
Again these are for The Ritz Cinema which is a fantastic project that you really should check out! The Ritz
I was recently asked to make a hat for someone that is a huge fan of certain bear with a blue nose. I couldn’t find any patterns so I had to design my own. Since I am feeling extra nice … Continue reading →
Wow! Can you believe Crochetlola has been going for a whole year! That’s gone quickly!
I have been very busy lately with custom orders and Christmas prep so have not had much time to blog. However I wanted to share with you guys something really cool. I know you have all probably heard of the The Big Knit by innocent smoothies. Its an amazing way to raise money for Age UK. If you don’t know much about it click on the link above or check out this cute little video
I wanted to take part this year and made a few hats however I ended up getting distracted by work and life and so didn’t send them off! So I have resolved to do it next year and set aside the few I did make.
I did however spot these lovely hats in my local shop and had to buy them. The makers were really awesome and I love them!
How cute is that carrot beret! Its wonderful to see knitting and crochet help people and I wanted to share this with you guys and ask if any of you participated? And if so feel free to post pics in the comments section as would love to see your work! Likewise if you find any interesting smoothie hats that you would like to share
I wanted to share the amazing commission my hubby has just done. Its a Slimer for the Ritz Cinema in Lincoln. The Ritz is a community project to regenerate an old cinema. They asked him to create this to go in the lobby! Click here to view his blog update and you can find out more about the Ritz Cinema here.
I wonder if any of you have been watching ‘Masters of Sex’? I think its all been shown in the US but we have only just gotten it here in the UK. Its absolutely amazing though!I If you love vintage Mid Century aesthetics as much as me then this program is for you!
The show itself follows the work of Bill Masters and his study into human sexuality and the orgasm.
Set in the 1950s the show is aesthetically beautiful! The clothing is stunning! Seriously! When else can you text your friend with the sentence… ‘I’m in love with the dress the prostitute is wearing’ (and then pray she is watching the same thing as you or that sentence might raise some eyebrows!)
While rummaging around on the internet I came across some wonderful stuff I wanted to share with you.
The hollywood reporter This is a really cool page showing the costumes and set designs in the show and words from the costume designer Ane Crabtree.
Vanity fair Again this is a similar sort of thing but it has some lovely fashion illustrations at the end.
So while I currently have an excuse to I am going to share with you some of my favorite if I won the lottery fantasy finds!
The shop is finally re-open. I have listed some items from the craft show. unfortunately the photos are not that good because we have had terrible weather and my camera couldn’t pick up enough light. However I hope they are ok.
Pop over to the shop and see if anything takes your fancy!
Well I now have my first craft fair under my belt and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it! The other stallholders where really lovely! They sold some really cool stuff. There were some quiet periods in the day and it felt nice to have a drink and chat to the other crafters. I couldn’t find links to them all but here are some I found Jodie Paterson and Ar jewelery. All in all it was a really fun day. Here are some photos I took of my stall.
Vintage Jelly mold lampshade
The link for the shop it was held in can be found here rock+paper+scissors Its a really cute little shop they sell crafts,tea cake and do craft lessons and clubs.
I recently visited my Nan and received some cool vintage knitting patterns. Some of them are really 80s… which is kind of depressing that 80s would be vintage as was born in 85 and now feel very old! Some are from earlier. I wanted to share some of the photos with you as they made me giggle I hope you enjoy. I don’t know how I didn’t manage to get a good photo without my husbands foot in it!Some of the toys are terrifying!!!!!!Some are cute Although that cat is pretty frightening! HOW CUTE!!! a knitting Bee!!!!!! I love this!I wish I had seen this page before I entered my teapot cosy competition!
It was really cool to go through my Nan’s knitting stuff with her. There was lots of patterns and designs that she had drawn up years ago and it was really cool to see how we both share the same passion. When I was younger nearly all my clothes were knitted by Nan. I remember even having quite itchy knitted trousers! My favorite thing she knitted me when I was young was cardigan that was covered in different buttons… I must have looked like some kind of messed up Purly Queen but I loved it! I even have two jumpers now that she knitted me.
Something else I wanted to share with you was the new advert for 3 mobile. I don’t know if you have seen it but it is so cute!!!
crochet and a doggy! awww!!!! This is not an advert for 3 by the way I just wanted to show you the cute dog in a crochet hat.