We have finally been able to move! Yay! It feels so good to finally be settled in our new house! Unfortunately we didn’t have the internet for 3 weeks! So crochetlola had to take a back seat. However this did give me time to get stuff sorted in the house. Now everything is unpacked I feel so relaxed… With the exception of the fact I decided the other day to swap the cutlery to a different draw and that’s really messing with my head lol! I keep getting myself really confused!
I haven’t been able to get much crochet done over the past few weeks as I have been trying to get the house sorted, but now I’m settled I am excited to start brainstorming ideas again! In the mean time I can show you some photos of some really beautiful flowers I recently received. These where a present from my hubby for our anniversary. They match the ones I had in my wedding bouquet. They are so lovely! The tulips are a present from my in-laws. there’s something really lovely about fresh flowers.
I did some gardening as well but so far not much as grown. My pots are inside at the moment while I wait for them to grow and for the weather to heat up a bit. shouldn’t be to long before I can put them outside hopefully! Tiny plants sprouting! I wish I had labelled the pots because I cant remember what I planted in what! I also planted some wild-flowers and gyp in the raised bed in the garden but at the moment it just looks like a pile of dirt. plus it also looks like a cat has been in the garden and dug up the gyp.
I was supposed to be moving house a few weeks ago however things fell through…. Annoying! It left me with two weeks off work and not a lot to do but also in a very bad mood!
What did I do with myself for two weeks you may ask… Well… I purved on Tom Hiddleston via pintrest… Watched a ridiculous amount of call the midwife on netflix which btw has some amazing crochet moments in! And I also made a few little baby things.
A while ago my hubby bought me the book Crochet at Play by Kat Goldin. It is full of super cute children’s ideas and there is so much I want to make. I thought I would start with a cute pair of monster booties. I altered the pattern slightly as I got a bit lost it (this happens) and I also didn’t want to use elastic. but I think they look super cute. I actually think I might make some more in different colours!
Sometimes with crochet if you are not in the mood it can be quite hard to get into a project, I felt that a bit while I was on holiday probably because I do so much of it and was in a bit of a strop! I decided to do a bit of knitting instead and this felt very relaxing! sometimes I think you just need to do something a bit different.
I got this pattern from The big book of Knitting. I only wanted a small project to get myself back into knitting. I also just wanted to use the old baby wool I had lying around so it’s a bit of an odd colour for a sheep! it looks a bit odd I will admit! It is supposed to be a sheep but I have never knitted anything 3d before. I really enjoyed making this though and so am going to try to do some more knitting for a while.
I used Baby wool for the knitting and stuffed it with an old t-shirt so that it was extra baby friendly as I know baby’s like to put everything they can find in their mouths.
I am hoping to move soon so will keep you posted… watch this space!!!
Crochet baby blanket, this has taken me a while as I decided I wanted to try a wave pattern on a blanket. Its the first time I have done this and it took me a while to grasp, so the bottom of the blanket is a bit bigger and wobbly then the rest but once I got the hang of it it seemed quite simple. I got the pattern from the crochet crowd. There YouTube video was really helpful would highly recommend people follow them by the way, you can learn some amazing techniques from them and if you follow them on Facebook they even share links to free patterns.very cool!
I think the beauty of a baby blanket is that you can try out a new technique without being tied down to a large project. This somehow seems less daunting!
I used a baby wool for this blanket so that it is extra soft and snugly and also washable, since I figure that’s kind of useful for a blanket that’s probably going to be pooped on. I think the wonderful thing about a handmade baby blanket is that it can be kept as keepsake. It should be strong and sturdy and in some time to come it should hold fond memories and significance. I feel a handmade baby blanket from a loved one is a marvelous thing.
You may not hear much from me for while now. I am moving house again! So I may be without the internet for some time since thease things always take longer to arrange then you would originally think! I will be putting the shop in holiday mode as I don’t want to upset anyone while I am away. I hope to bring you lots of photos of the new house. I already have lots of crochet home improvement plans in mind…
Hope you all have some wonderful crochet adventures while a I am away and hopefully it wont be to long till I am back in the Crochetlola saddle!
Well blimey! I’m so sorry that I haven’t really updated this that regular lately! Christmas really has snuck up on me this year and I have been so busy and had so much to take in lately that I have neglected to update you guys. I hope you forgive me! Although I suspect that you to have all been rather busy with Christmas preparations to even think about the fact that I have not updated this. And are probably reading this thinking blimey… she’s a bit weird does she think we just sit in all day online constantly refreshing the page in the mere hope that she has updated her blog! To which I reply.. of course you do! hehe!
Anyway back to slightly more sane mumblings… I have been busy crocheting lately there are a few projects which as yet I cannot show you till after Christmas.. however I am very excited to do so!
What I can show you however is this:
I was recently asked by someone to make a knights helmet for a Christmas present. I had seen a few of these around lately and thought they were very cool so was very excited to be asked to make one as I love a crochet challenge. And so I began, there were a few problems from the start… I purchased a pattern that was in fact a rip off and didn’t make a helmet at all but instead a rather nice beret… while being a nice beret it was not a helmet!!! therefore I decided that I would instead just go by a photo and my own crochet skills. It was a challenge however it was very fun! I didn’t get time to take a very good photo of said helmet before handing it on so I have instead used my impeccable Photoshop skills to make the rubbish photo I took at night in my dressing gown in my bedroom look exactly like I am in a scene from a crochet version of lord of the rings
Nailed it! personally I don’t think you would ever guess that was done with Photoshop!!
So now with a few days left I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas! I hope you all have fun and enjoy this magic time.
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!