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February 22, 2019

There has been tons of progress with the Big and Little Crochet throw making. I've managed to work together my first 13 hexagons and have completed all of the hexagons and half hexagons to date. I'm pretty sure we'll be getting some instruction on how to piece more together and we should have a good third of the throw completed. It's going to be a beautiful piece when it's done and I've thoroughly enjoyed working on it so far.

I've really returned to crochet as my first love in terms of crafting. Papercraft took over fo...

October 16, 2018

On Saturday I held a bonanza on my You Tube channel. I uploaded 13 videos in 12 hours! What a feat that was.  The reason for it was that I decided to review a selection of 12 craft kits for kids which are on sale at The Works for just £1 - £3 with most coming in at £1.  I wondered how good these kits could be for that money and just what aged kids they would be suitable for.

At the end of the 12 kit reviews where I actually made up one of each item I uploaded a round up and announced a giveaway of a selection of Th...

August 5, 2018

Another thing I've been doing over on is getting into scrapbooking in a big way. I am really enjoying storing precious photos and memories in such a beautiful way and have made quite a few lay outs now which are shared in a play list on my You Tube channel

Go and check them out or just have a browse at what I've made so far in this gallery.

Thanks for dropping in as always.

Andrea x

August 4, 2018

Since I separated out my papercraft from my other craft on a different blog over at and also on Facebook with my papercrafting being on Crafty Little Paper Things I sometimes forget to cross reference back to here, the heart and home of everything.

So I just thought I'd update you with a couple of posts on what's going on over in my papercrafting world. 

The first thing I wanted to share was my Christmas prep. I'm notorious for leaving things to the last minute so was delighted when Fiona from Th...

May 29, 2018

I had a lovely influx of Big and Little Crochet books recently, receiving a free revised copy of book 4 (due to the pattern error in the original), my free book which was number 5 and my scheduled copies numbers 6 and 7. I also received more rose and slate yarn to work on more projects and a new colour was introduced with book 7, a kind of teal shade called Petrol. It's a gorgeous colour.

On top of all this I received a free gift of a little plastic container with all of the tools you need to crochet (besides hooks and...

May 29, 2018

Today I've uploaded a video tutorial showing how to make this gorgeous lantern holder. The one I make in the video is perfectly sized for a Bon Maman preserve jar, which could hold a battery tea light or fairy lights or a real tea light or even be filled with wax and wicked. Just be careful of where you are hanging it if you are using real flame and also make sure that the handle is longer so that the flame is further away from the branch that the whole thing is suspended from.

I used a 3.5mm hook and Drops 100% recycle...

April 21, 2018

I've uploaded a really easy to follow tutorial on how to make these super cute, super easy little flowers on our You Tube channel please CLICK HERE to go to that video.. Perfect to pop into vases or pots and to bring out each Spring, especially if the season itself doesn't want to appear on schedule.

I used Drops 100%  cotton DK for these and found it a little less chunky than a normal DK but it's perfect on a small hook, I'd go no larger than a 4 with it, the label recommends up to 3.5 but it does crochet well on a 4.


April 17, 2018

Hmmm I quite like the Big and Little thing that's going on as a new subscription but Hachette need to sort out this pattern issue or else its not going to make it to the end of the series. First of all pattern 2 for the first throw hexagon had a problem and an apology had to be issued with a revised pattern. Then in issue 4 the wrong pattern altogether was printed in the book... the pattern for number 3 was printed which by the way had been printed wrongly in book 3 requiring an insert with the right pattern to be incl...

April 4, 2018

I thought I'd share my thoughts on Big and Little Crochet the new subscription crochet series from Hachette Partworks. 

I've waited for my delivery patiently and been worried by some pretty negative reviews but as you'll see I'm quite happy with it and think it's good value... but go and watch for the full details.

I also have a little crochet along test of one of the motif patterns for the throw which you will make eventually as you use the materials and pattern in each of the books as they arrive.

There are useful free...

January 22, 2018

Just thought I'd write a round up of what's been going on in my paper crafting world this past 7 days.

I was on a mission to try out new fold designs in the card making aspect of my journey into trying new crafts and it was perhaps more successful than I'd imagined it would be in that for one it was so much easier than I thought it might be and secondly it was so well received with lots of people liking the creations.

I have blogged each day over on my Crafty Little Blog site which is my dedicated paper craft blog and I'...

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