Monday, 1 August 2016

Happy Hippo - Free Crochet / Amigurumi Pattern

Is a hippopotamus really a hippopotamus or just a very cool opotamus? Crochet your very own cool, cuddly pal complete with bobble fingers and toes!

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Houses, Hippos & Apologies

Hi! I'm alive & I come baring gifts!
Happy 2016 everyone! Do you know I just had to double check with my computer calendar which year it actually is? That's how frazzled I am at the moment. I may not be sure of what year it is but I do know that April is way, way too late for my first post of the year. When I started this blog my aim was to try and release one new pattern every month and one free pattern round up at the end of every month. I feel so annoyed with myself for letting things in my personal life get on top of me - so much so that my little blog has been pretty much neglected. I'm sorry to my regular readers who have been wondering where I've disappeared to!

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Free Pattern Friday - November (10 Free Christmas Crochet Patterns)

1. Murray The Merry Reindeer / 2. Elf Family / 3. Christmas Wreath Ornament / 4. Christmas Coasters / 4. Striped Snowman / 6. Little Santa / 7. Reindeer / 8. Christmas Character Ornaments / 9. Snowman & Bird / 10. Christmas Elf

November's Free Pattern Friday is a week late I'm afraid! I've not been feeling very well at all for the past few weeks (winter blues perhaps) and haven't felt up to blogging, designing or doing much of anything recently. However it hasn't stopped my Pinterest addiction and trying to hunt down the best free crochet/amigurumi patterns the internet has to offer! All through November I've been pinning and sharing lots of wonderful free Christmas patterns and here are 10 of my absolute favourites. I added my Christmas Elf pattern in there too - just to be a bit cheeky!
Sorry for the delay, I know a few of you out there look forward to Free Pattern Friday! If, like me, you love free patterns make sure to like Heart & Sew on Facebook where I share a new free amigurumi pattern every single day!

 Julie xxx 

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Gingerbread Men Christmas Tree Decorations - Tutorial

Is your Christmas tree full of handmade decorations too? Ours seems to have a timeline of my crafty Christmas makes from over the years, from about age 3 upwards! This year I was contacted by Wren Kitchens and asked if I would like to do a little tutorial for their #24DaysOfWren advent calendar - and if there's one thing I like to make at Christmas it's decorations! Try your hand at these super simple fimo gingerbread men. They're made entirely of polymer clay - they won't go stale and will keep for many years to come!