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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Something Borrowed, Something Blue - My Engagement Story


What's that I hear? The sound of wedding bells? I'm engaged! Those of you who have been following this blog for a while may have heard of Tom. The behind the scenes technical other half of Heart & Sew, my partner and best friend. To avoid suspicion, Tom popped the question on his birthday, the 18th of February as he knew that's when I would never be expecting it... I know right? I thought I was the one planning the surprises that day but I got the biggest and loveliest surprise of all. Here's our engagement story!

Monday, 11 September 2017

Paintbox Yarn Review

"The Candy Shop" Colour Pack
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I am a self confessed yarn fiend. You probably are too, don't deny it! I love yarn. Good yarn. I can spend ages picking yarn for a project. Or hours dreaming up the perfect project for a particularly scrumptious yarn or colour. I am also a self confessed yarn snob. I don't use anything but the best quality yarns for my designs, whether they are to be gifted to a loved one or just sitting on a shelf with the rest of my personal project collection. Good quality yarn doesn't have to be expensive. It doesn't have to be a particular blend either. Acrylic yarn can be just as viable as pure cotton blends for a truly professional finish - you just have to find the right brand!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Julie's Giraffe - Free Crochet / Amigurumi Pattern


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Meet my giraffe! I've been wanting to design a cutesy, baby shower style giraffe for what feels like forever. I had the idea of exactly what he would look like in my head for so long, I just had to find the perfect yarn and colour selection to bring him to life - and I did! This guy is made in Paintbox Simply Aran, one of my new favourite yarn brands. This yarn was amazing to work with, it's so soft and works up beautifully. Thank you so much to Paintbox & Love Crochet for letting me bring my vision to life with their yarn!

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Ballerina Bunny - Free Crochet / Amigurumi Pattern


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Ballerina Bunny just loves to dance! Due to the popularity of my Ballerina Mouse pattern I thought I'd design a little bunny dancer too! The mouse was the first pattern I ever designed and I have come a long way since then.  This ballerina pattern is totally different to the mouse. The tutu is better, the feet have more shape and she has a little, white pom pom tail! On the whole this pattern is a lot cleaner. I may redesign my mouse with the new improved body, what do you think?