Essential Crochet by Erika Knight cover

{Review} Essential Crochet, Erika Knight

Erika Knight dedicates her book to all stitch makers passionate for their crafts. Subtitled “30 Irresistible projects for your home” this bookful of bright ideas by Erika Knight is filled with beautiful photographs that would set any yarn lover’s crochet hooks aquiver. There is a variety of patterns to choose from aimed at a range of different abilities.  Everything from small scented pillows to large afgan throws, detailed filet cushion … Continue reading {Review} Essential Crochet, Erika Knight

{How to} Turn a shirt into a cushion cover

{How To} Turn an old shirt into a cushion cover.

This simple twist on the classic envelope cover is a great way to give new life to an old shirt; 4 straight lines of sewing and someone has already done all the fastenings for you. Here’s how you do it… You will need:   1 shirt 1 cushion inner – I bought mine but you could make your own. measuring tape/ ruler chalk/ pen/ pencil … Continue reading {How To} Turn an old shirt into a cushion cover.

{How To} Upcycle an old jumper into a bag.

Every so often a friend of my Mum’s brings me a huge bag of hand-me-downs. It’s such a treat. After her last visit I plunged my hand into a bag, rummaged around and pulled out a huge knitted jumper. It was a chunky, grey wool knitted in loose, wide stitches. The body of the jumper was a T shape, two large squares for the body … Continue reading {How To} Upcycle an old jumper into a bag.

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{How to} make a beautiful Easter basket

The lovely people at Bristol With Kids asked me if I would like to write a guest post for their blog so I shared this super simple, 5 minute craft with them. We LOVE living in Bristol, and if you’re looking for things to do here then Nichola and Fritha’s blog is a great place to find out the best sights and sounds in this … Continue reading {How to} make a beautiful Easter basket