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Last week when we were in Dorset the weather was very mixed. In fact, it was a week of two halves, with the first half being pretty grim (think thick fog, drizzle, rain, blustery, cold, damp, wet, and grey) and the second half being pretty good (think blustery, showery, sunny, cold, warm, blue, light and bright). We took it all in our stride, venturing out each and every day to appreciate the joys of being at the coast no matter what the weather was playing at. The first morning saw us take our traditional first visit to West Bay, to walk in the footsteps of my childhood, eat a scrummy late breakfast at my favourite Watch House café and breathe in the delicious fresh, salty sea air. It was cold, windy and very grey with a thick, damp fog hanging low over the landscape, but oh how I loved it! We walked around the foggy harbour, then out along the windswept pier and filled our lungs with gulps of fresh air.

Now with patterns! Just in time for Valentine's Day, a little bit of robot love! WALL-E and Eve are crocheted from wool and acrylic yarn and stuffed with lentils and fiber fill. I even snuck little magnets into their arms so they'll hold hands on their own I'm not very good at embroidery yet, but just picked up an adorable book to help me improve. Hopefully my next try will be a little tidier, especially on the WALL-E logo. They are both my own concocted patterns, so if anyone feels inclined to try them, just let me know and I'll type up what I did.

Daisy Granny Square pattern Hello Lovelies, thank you all so much for your wonderful "Yorkshire" comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed sharing my pictures :0) Here is a photo tutorial of my latest square .Quite a few you you lovelies seemed to like it . I expect there are similar patterns already in existence , but this is my own creation and thought you might like to try it ..... Interview with Rachel of Cornflower Blue Studio Hello, all! I’m so (majorly) excited to share this interview with you today . . . Rachel is the genius behind Cornflower Blue Studio (blog and shop). I first saw Rachel on Etsy – a little thumbnail of a fiber sculpture appeared as a “favorite” in my Etsy circle. I was intrigued, clicked, then spent a long, long time looking through her shop. Rachel creates these utterly fascinating sculptures with yarn, sometimes combining them with thrifted frames or vessels.

knick knacks & ric rac just listed 54 swatch bundles in my etsy shop here! each bundle is approximately 1 sq. yd. i end up with a lot of fabric swatch odds and ends from making skirts. these swatch bundles feature sample prints, test ink colors, test dye colors, test fabrics, leftover pieces from print runs and dye lots, prints that i smudged but still have plenty of usable area, and other experimental fun! Owl Granny Square Crochet Pattern I posted this pattern on my friend Kara's crochet blog, Petals to Picots, back in August in honor of her Granny Month. But I thought I would share it with you again and show you how the owl squares are being used! I made them into an owl bunting for my friend Shannon's owl-themed gender reveal party!

Magic Ring (right-handed) Link easily to this tutorial in your patterns: Looking for the left-handed instructions? Or the video tutorial? If not, read on… What is this ‘Magic Ring’, anyway? Crochet DROPS moebius neck warmer and hat with squares in ”Delight DROPS DELIGHT PRINT (50g) 4.95 USD DROPS 152-155 are now available in the stores for $2 per catalog – no yarn purchase required! The catalogs are printed in a limited edition, so visit your local DROPS store today! Find the DROPS Spring & Summer 2014 Collection here! Crochet purse for the Summer Yippie, I have made my very first summer purse! Okay, actually it is not a new project, a couple weeks ago you could already see some WIP pictures of it, but on the past weeks I was obsessed with sewing. That's why I deferred publication. So time to show you one of my favourite crochet object. It is finally something for myself!!

crochet I spent about an hour standing in the craft store Saturday staring at a wall of yarn in the coolest muted tones and edgy colors ... a palette I would have murdered for (with my bare hands) years ago. Seriously. I'm especially impressed with the acrylic selection. by June Gilbank Don’t miss the launch discount, at the end of this post! Now it’s November, I’m so excited to finally be able to launch my new Christmas patterns that I’ve been developing for the past few months: a perfectly-shaped Gingerbread Man and Girl! Chunky and flat, just like the edible version, my Gingerbread Family are crocheted amigurumi-style (in a continuous spiral) and are almost seamless, so you have minimal sewing to complete them.

Despicable Minion Minion army anyone? I just had to. I've not seen the movie yet, but the little guys are just so charming. This is only one of them of course, but at the end of the pattern, are some suggestions for making all different personalities of minions to create your very own Minion Army.

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