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!
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 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!
I seem to have a terrible habit of flying through projects without properly photographing my progress as I’m going along. I’d like to say it’s because I do a lot of crocheting in the evening and the lighting in my flat is awful, but the truth is I forget, which means I have a tough time… Continue reading A few quick makes
So it would appear the crocheting is taking over my life. It’s not a complaint, I love it, as I have mentioned in the past, it’s just that there’s not enough hours in the day to do it all! I had a week off work last week and spent every single day hooking away. I met… Continue reading Obsessed with Crochet
With Easter fast approaching, I thought it would be a nice idea to knock up a couple of Easter baskets just big enough to fit a Cadbury’s creme egg and see if I could sell them. My car recently broke down and funds are low, so I thought it would be a fun and inexpensive… Continue reading A few Easter baskets and a flowerpot!
As you may have guessed, I like to start my next project immediately after I finish the previous one. After I made Marilyn, my grandfather was so impressed he asked if I would do him a gorilla. My grandfather is blind, so I wanted to find a pattern that had a fair bit of detail so… Continue reading A few quick finishes
After I finished Marilyn, I was browsing around Ravelry for inspiration and found an amazing dragon! (Pattern here). I knew I wanted to do it immediately and decided to use the lovely green Women’s Institute yarn I bought with my Christmas Hobbycraft Voucher. I started by making two really tiny rounds and attaching them together to make a… Continue reading A rather ambitious project
Well, an elephant to use its official title! Firstly, I must apologise. I did an absolutely terrible job of photographing this project as I was doing it. Truth be told, I do the majority of my crocheting in the evening, so I never have any natural light in which to take photos, so again I… Continue reading It’s a Heffalump!