In my opinion there’s nothing nicer than giving a newborn baby a beautiful handmade item as a gift. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not particularly fond of gender stereotyping when it comes to colours and don’t like the ‘blue for boys, pink for girls’ mentality that most people have. That being said, I do appreciate… Continue reading Baby Stuff
Well I’ve only gone and opened a flippin’ shop! Katie Lou Makes Stuff is open for business! Okay, well it’s not quite a real shop, it’s an online Etsy shop, but a shop is a shop is a shop! I’m so excited! Loads of people were telling me to do it because I keep churning out loads of… Continue reading I’ve opened a shop!
June 9th was my birthday. I might be 34 now, but I made a point of telling everyone that I like to be made a fuss of! It’s the one day of the year that’s all about me!! I came into work to find my office had been covered in balloons and banners and had… Continue reading Birthday Madness!
Blogging is hard. No wonder so many people give up! I have so many ideas, so many thoughts running through my brain about projects, patterns, colours and general chatter that I worry about getting it out in some semblance of order! I’ve decided that I’m just going to get stuff our, regardless of anything else.… Continue reading Higgly Piggly nonsense, colour and fun!
I’ve had a busy few weeks since finishing Brian from the Crocheted Wild Animals book. I have plans to make a few more things from there, but have been working on a few other projects to have a little break. 30th April was National Yarn shop day in the UK, so I went to my favourite local… Continue reading A coffee and a catch-up
I had taken a bit of a break from amigurumi recently whilst I made a few blankets. My best pal requested a fox for her birthday and I remember seeing one in a book I borrowed from the library a few months ago. I went back and took it out again, it is Crocheted Wild Animals… Continue reading Crocheted Wild Animals – Vanessa Mooncie
I am a crochet machine! I can’t believe the rate in which I’m getting through projects! Because cross stitch is such a time consuming craft, I’m not used to finishing things so quickly! It’s actually brilliant because it means I get to do lots of different things and use lots of different yarns. As I’ve… Continue reading There’s just no stopping me!
A few weeks ago I took a trip to the Kraft Kabin in Pontypridd. They have a wondrous selection of yarn, I think I could live there forever and never get bored! Like most crafters, I bought things I didn’t need, didn’t have plans for and couldn’t really afford! I couldn’t help it when I… Continue reading The Skull Shawl
I have two very beautiful dogs; Peggy a mischievous chihuahua and Sansa a mixed breed rescue dog. Unfortunately, they live with their other mother, so I don’t get to see them as often as I used to. Anyone who has ever had dogs will understand how horrible it is to be away from them. I… Continue reading Doggie Blankets
So, it would seem the Virus Shawl is pretty hot right now. Absolutely loads of people were attempting it on the Bella Coco facebook group I’m a member of and I really loved that way it looked. Despite the fact I still have a C2C blanket on the go, I really couldn’t wait to try it.… Continue reading The Virus Shawl