Friday, 25 May 2018

Free Pattern Friday - May 2018

Free Pattern Friday is a monthly segment that I used to do on my blog but as my health deteriorated so did my motivation to keep a monthly segment going.  These posts were always really popular and to be honest I really did enjoy writing them so I've decided to bring FPF back! On the last Friday of every month I'll be posting my top 10 favourite free amigurumi patterns I've pinned on my Pinterest in the last 4 weeks. It will be my monthly mission to track down the best and cutest free patterns the internet has to offer. Here is what I've been pinning in May and links to where you can get your hands on the patterns!

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Bertie Bear - Free Crochet / Amigurumi Pattern

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This design has been in my head for a long time and finally I've been able to bring it to life! I was going for simple, classic teddy bear so I'm quite happy with how he turned out. I asked those of you who follow my Facebook page to name him and by far the most suggested name was "Bertie" - so here he is, and now you can make him too!

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Guest Post: Bakery Bear - Free Crochet / Amigurumi Pattern By Little Bitty Critter

Hi everyone! Julie here. I am so excited to bring you Heart & Sew's first ever guest post and pattern! Today I'll be handing over the reins to the talented Capri from Little Bitty Critter who specialises in designing very tiny amigurumi. She has kindly designed this adorable little Bakery Bear exclusively for Heart & Sew readers to make, so if you do use her pattern please check out her Etsy shop where she sells her own patterns and ready made finished toys. Not only is she super talented but she's also a super sweet person and I've had a lovely time chatting and working with her. So without further ado, take it away Capri!

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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!