Dear June: A cold Dragon!

Dear June,

Hello! I hope this mail finds you in good health. I was super glad to hear that everything is going well with you.

This week I have been busy getting some admin work done (yawn!) but also working on a companion for this little guy….Crochet Dragon

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How Addicted To Crochet Are You? | Top Crochet Pattern Blog

Hello and Happy Monday to you ๐Ÿ™‚ Today it’s time for a fun little quiz thanks to ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you dream of yarn? Are you happy when someone calls you a hooker? Well then maybe you should take this test to find out just how crochet obsessed you are ๐Ÿ™‚

Knowledge is power my friends ๐Ÿ™‚

Source: How Addicted To Crochet Are You? | Top Crochet Pattern Blog

P.S My result? I’m on my way ๐Ÿ™‚ Must. Try. Harder ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy New Year!

New Year

Happy New Year! How’s it going for you so far?

So any plans? Goals? Resolutions? Ambitions? History has seen me makingย  lists of resolutions, only to either a) forget them or b) feel really bad about none of them working or c) all of the above ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But not this yearย  ๐Ÿ™‚ This year I have decided to try something a little different and instead just make 5 goals. Within those 5 I have tried to include things that are reasonably achievable and some that are maybe a little more adventurous ๐Ÿ™‚ Goals and I haveย  never been the best of friends in the past, but I figure the New Year is a great time to make new friends, right?

So let’s do this 2016, let’s be friends ๐Ÿ™‚

So whether you make pages of resolutions or just decide to continue being awesome, I wish you all the very best for the coming year ๐Ÿ™‚ Have at it ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy crocheting! See you next time!


Snow is on the way!

Christmas Crochet on Pinterest!

Hello! Happy Monday to one and all ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you started your Christmas Crochet yet? … Me neither ๐Ÿ˜ฆ So today I bring you inspiration via my little Pinterest board to get your creative Christmas crochet (you gotta love alliteration!) juices positively flowing ๐Ÿ™‚

Feel free to share your creative Christmas crochet (love saying that!) inspirations, I’d love to see them ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy crocheting! See you next time!


Winter’s Here!

Happy Wednesday! December is here ๐Ÿ™‚ Winter is here ๐Ÿ™‚ And do you know who else is here? … The Snow Fairy that’s who!!! The Snow Fairy, or “Snow” to her friends is just so excited that her most favorite season of the year has finally arrived ๐Ÿ™‚

Amigurumi Snow Fairy

What Not To Say When Opening Handmade Gifts | Top Crochet Pattern Blog

Hello and Happy Monday to you ๐Ÿ™‚ Christmas is fast approaching, so today I have brought you courtesy of a survival guide if you will, for receiving handmade gifts this festive season ๐Ÿ™‚

The big day has arrived, everyone’s settled round the Christmas tree and you’ve just handed cousin Marie a beautiful package containing a precious handmade blanket that you’ve spent months planning and preparing. She opens it slowly and pulls it out of the wrapping. Now, the moment that every crafter dreads…what will her reaction be? Below you’ll find the top 5 things that you should NEVER say after opening a handmade gift. Ever experienced any of these awful misdemeanours? You have our deepest sympathy, and we whole-heartedly recommend you restrict your giving of beautiful handmade items to people you know will truly appreciate it!

Source: What Not To Say When Opening Handmade Gifts | Top Crochet Pattern Blog

Monday Monday…

Plans….so good to me ๐Ÿ™‚ Hello and a very happy Monday to you! So, it’s been pretty quiet around here lately. In fact I think I just saw a tumbleweed roll past. But hey,ย  it’s time to roll back the covers, blow off the dust, etc. etc.

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Linked Treble Crochet Tutorial

Hello! And Happy Monday to you ๐Ÿ™‚ So, do you like treble crochet? Do you like how quickly it works up and the structure it gives to a piece? Me too ๐Ÿ™‚ But you know what I don’t like about treble crochet? (double crochet if you’re in the U.S) The gaps! Oh gosh the gaps! It really takes away from a piece sometimes and makes it look so unprofessional.

But never fear for today I have the answer to our problems ๐Ÿ™‚ The answer comes via Deja Detmir from the wonderful Crochet Ever After. Deja has such a brilliant range of tutorials, but I was especially excited to find this one, because, well, as discussed previously…. the gaps! Oh gosh the gaps ๐Ÿ™‚

So take a look and prepare to banish those treble crochet gaps forever! Thank you Deja ๐Ÿ™‚

Autumn Popkes

What a beautiful post about autumn, and those lovely woodland creatures definitely look like they would have lot’s of fun playing with Bertie Badger & Nelson the Unicorn in the autumn leaves ๐Ÿ™‚

Son's Popkes

amigurumi crochet patterns

Most of you probably know by now Autumn is my most favourite season by far. I enjoy strolling through the forest beneath those magnificentย threatening skies, while listening to theย rustlingย of the beautiful coloured leaves that soon will fall and breathing in the scent of moist and mushrooms. It is the season I engage in with every sense of my body.

Last year, to celebrate, I made a Sonโ€™s Popkes artwork set in Autumn and this year I fantasized about a special picture like the one I made for Summer.

Yesterday I finally had the change to go to a park nearby and collect leaves in all my favourite colours. While gathering some chestnuts, I felt if someone was watching me, but I didnโ€™t see anybody. But later, when I looked up into the trees to see if there were fresh chestnuts still there, I saw this gorgeous big crow sittingโ€ฆ

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It’s here!

Two posts in one day….Heather have you gone mad?! No. No I haven’t dear reader, but I am however with news, news that I just really wanted to share with as many people as possible ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m on Etsy ๐Ÿ™‚ At the moment pattern downloads are only available, however with time I will be adding finished crochet pieces, and of course lot’s more magical Moon of Arann creatures for you to make!!! Huzzhah! It’s time to feel good! Happy weekend!


It’s Friday!

Free crochet pumpkin pattern

Why so grumpy? It’s Friday! So turn that frown upside down mister pumpkin ๐Ÿ™‚ And remember if you are looking for a handy seasonal little crochet project to keep you occupied this weekend then why not download the Halloween Jack-O-Lantern pattern for yourself here? It’s free, yet another reason to smile ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy crocheting! See you next time!



Sunshine and Unicorns!

Nelson the Unicorn Amigurumi

Is there a better combination than Unicorns and sunshine?! Nelson loves this time of year; the colourful leaves, the crisp air and of course the autumn sunshine ๐Ÿ™‚ He was out and about in Arann enjoying all three today ๐Ÿ™‚ What’s your favorite thing about autumn?