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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Love is..... a crochet heart

Happy Valentine's Day, lovely people! 




My current love is these gorgeous crochet hearts. I determined to work out how to make them and now that I have, I can honestly say that they are SO easy!! One of my friends teases me whenever I say this, but, believe me, it really is easy - once you know how!!!

I found a great video tutorial that I watched several times before realising she was talking American-crochet-speak. Once I'd wired out the UK equivalent, there was no stopping me!

Here's the link to the video tutorial : 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=23EvTAIFM_U

For those of you who prefer either the UK version or in written form, here's what to do -

Make a magic ring
Chain 3
Double treble 3
Treble 3
Double treble 1
Treble 3
Double treble 3
Chain 3
Slip stich through the centre of the ring
Pull the end tight to close the ring and form the heart, then tie off.

See, I told you it was easy!!



These photos aren't the best but they show 1) & 2) making the magic ring 3) having chained 3 and double trebled 3 and 4) half a heart.

The size of your heart will depend on the type of wool used and also the size of your crochet hook, but rest assured, anything goes. You'll soon have a little pile of gorgeous crochet hearts to play with!

I crocheted a long chain and attached the bigger hearts to make some lovely bunting (photo evidence to be added later, sorry!). I added brooch backs to the little ones for Valentine's gifts. 

Crochet-love is a real thing in our house. I'll tell you more next time!

Much love for a happy Valentine's Day.

Friday, 30 January 2015

2015 - a year of loveliness, please!

Oh my gosh, tomorrow is the last day of January! Can you believe it? Already? Is it too late to wish you a Happy New Year? Probably, but I will anyway, since this is my first post of the year...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Here's hoping 2015 is a good one for all of you. At least, let's find lots of loveliness in our days. That's my intention for this year, not a whole load of unrealistic resolutions but an intention to find as much loveliness as possible.
And it's started well... I live in the beautiful city of Bath and these lovely sunny winter days make the whole place shine and, most importantly, make me smile.  





I have a long list of lovely things to share with you. Watch this space!

In the meantime, I sincerely hope your year will be full of lovely things, too.

:-)