Joe Browns, one of my favourites….lots of fabulous stuff for the colder weather…
Blossom Couture Shoes…. how luxurious are these??
The Remarkable Velvet Coat….a touch of luxury and great for Christmas…
Feeling Foxy Dress…..quirky and cute…
And in the sale for next summer – Beach Party Dress.…
I need a clothes shopping spree!!
Colourful Traditional Crochet from Crochet Crazy Girl (#ad)
Due to numerous requests from her followers and fans, Wendy’s first book, Crochet Crazy Girl – My Colourful Life is followed by a second book. It is a rainbow of colours and focuses on Wendy’s love of traditional crochet and her uncanny way of choosing yarn colours that compliment each other. She found inspiration and a theme for her second book after sitting down to draw her own portrait version of well-known Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Wendy was greatly inspired by the beautiful art and flowers Frida surrounded herself with. The end product is once again a feast for the eyes.Wendy Erasmus-Koutlis is known as Crochet Crazy Girl on social media. This artist does not like to be boxed in. She is her own free spirit, marching to the beat of her own drum, lacking fear and doubt. In this second book she continues to draw artistic inspiration using her home life and surroundings in the country as a canvas for her magical projects. You can see her surroundings in the beautiful photography in this book.
(Very high on my Must Have list!)
Paint the seasons in your favorite colors with these wonderful crochet designs!
Designer RedAgape (Mandy O’Sullivan) loves crochet so much that she needs to crochet all year round, without exception. She now happily shows you around her creative space in 12 outstanding patterns and shares her most colorful, splendid, and bright ideas to bring out the best of every season.
The book presents a kiwi cushion for summer, a leaf tote for fall, a heart blanket for winter, flower embellishments for spring, and much, much more! Each season has plenty to offer, to make the most of all the happy and cozy moments that make that time of the year unique.
Whatever the season, you will find projects that will bring a smile to your face and allow you to be creative, all year round!
Amazon link (affiliate)
This book by Adinda Zoutman is so much more than a conventional crochet pattern book. It is an exceptionally inspiring collection of beautiful color images, motivating texts and colorful ideas to start you off on your personal journey with hook and yarn. Adinda is the inventor and designer behind her ‘Happy Stola’ shawl series and a major supporter of crochet freestyling.
Other than containing creative crochet instructions enabling you to freestyle a unique Flower Shawl, it also gives you the notions of Adinda’s tried and true tips, tricks and tools for maximizing creative inspiration.
Everyone is born with their very own, individual creative resourcefulness which we can lose sight of in today’s highly digital world. This book will have you realizing that ultimately it makes no difference how you reclaim your creativity, provided you set your heart to it!
I am throwing this link in here now so that I don’t lose it…I love this jacket… I must make one!
Click on the picture for the link to the Etsy shop, there is a You Tube link in there also, you can probably make it from the video alone…I am going to need a copy of the pattern…
I am currently finishing off two blankets as gifts…made up patterns…now to make a load of crochet flowers, stitch them on…wash them up and give them away.
Oh the joys of now having a local wool shop!!
So, my favourite finds today are….
Some absolutely beautiful patterns here…free Crochet along at Nana’s Crafty Home -loads of tutorials, patterns and info and advice here…. (not a paid ad or affiliate, I just love the colours here…)
I have been working on the border of my happy scrappy blanket…she is almost ready to be gifted…
I haven’t attempted any Jane Crowfoot designs yet, but they have always caught my eye….you can get them here in booklet form at Purple Valley Yarn on Etsy rather than PDF….(click on picture, affiliate link).
AND check out these shoes from Joe Browns….previously £60 and now £35….
Edith Couture Shoes….very kitsch and quirky…click on picture for link (affiliate).
Nearly the weekend guys….enjoy!!
I am trying really hard to fit in some crochet therapy every day….so far so good….I am now on the finishing edging before creating some corner tassels and I am loving creating this little beauty….
I am not ready to buy another pattern yet so this next one is on my “to purchase” list…
How absolutely marvellous is that!! You can purchase this pattern from The Edge of 17 Boutique (affiliate link/Etsy).
So, for now I must recommend following your bliss…..find time to spend time on you…you won’t regret it.