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Holiday Inspired Crochet Part 1 - Summer Hat

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Holiday Inspired Crochet Part 1 - Summer Hat

Although Autumn is creeping in here in the UK, somewhere, on this beautiful planet, someone will be enjoying Summer, so I would like to share my holiday make with you, in case you would like to make a Summer Hat too. I had full intentions of making this project before my holiday, as, it is fair to say, a sun hat is a highly useful item when you are off to sunnier climes. Unfortunately, time ran away, so I decided to take this project on holiday with me instead.  My plan was to start the hat on the plane, I...

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My Fancy Flouncy Flip Flops

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My Fancy Flouncy Flip Flops

  Come British Summertime, rain or shine I don my trusty sandals and I am content with the world. I love it when my toes are free, I feel a little more connected with the natural world when my toes can experience the elements. Although, it has to said, there is nothing nicer than pulling on a pair of cosy socks in the evening as the temperature drops. As my good friend discovered, much to her amusement, as I pulled out the thickest winter socks from my backpack to cosy my toes into after our fabulous day at St Anne's...

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Starfish - Crochet Pattern

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Starfish - Crochet Pattern

Here is the pattern and photo tutorial for the Starfish.  For a more concise version of the pattern, please scroll down to the bottom of the post to find links to a printable PDF version.   Pattern Notes  Pattern is written in UK crochet terms.  Yarn: DROPS Paris (see all colours available) red  orange strong yellow 35 vanilla  Hook Size: 5mm  Abbreviations: ch   chain ch sp   chain space cl   cluster dc   double crochet dtr   double treble 3dctog   three double crochet together htr   half treble crochet tr   treble crochet 2tr cl   two treble cluster 3tr...

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On My Hook - Felting with DROPS Eskimo

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On My Hook - Felting with DROPS Eskimo

This week has mainly been all about Admin tasks, so today I decided to take a break from all the paperwork and have some felting fun! Quite a few summers ago, my eldest daughter, was really struggling to sleep at night because she was far too hot in bed. Now a hot and bothered toddler is not much fun at all, so a solution had to be found. On talking to my sister about this, she remembered that she used to pop a freezer block, wrapped in a tea towel, in the bed on a hot Summer night and this...

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Starfish

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Starfish

The last few days have been dull, overcast and the garden has had a good watering. A fascinating man, David King (who predicts the weather based on the moon's cycles and signs from nature), on the TV, assured the nation that this was nature's way of nurturing the corn after the 'dry, hot spell' we have had, so it can put on some good growth ready for the harvest. 'All well and good for the plants' I say, but the weather can have a tendency to dampen down the spirits, so what better way to cheer up a gloomy weekend than to...

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