Lulu Loves

A blog about family life...and a lot of crochet!

Hello, welcome to Lulu Loves where I write about the things I love; family, crochet, cookery, books, crafts and life in general.

Thanks for stopping by. Em xx

03Jul

A Brief Pause...

A Brief Pause...

Hello, just a quick post today to say I'm having a brief pause this week.  I have lots of lovely things planned for the blog, some new patterns and book reviews over the next few weeks, but this week has been non stop...

Posted in Family

27Jun

Birthday Preparations #3

Birthday Preparations #3

It's birthday time again, Lulu turns 3 this week and Oli 6 next week.  I've been busy making little bits and pieces for parties which started with more cupcakes and mini birthday crowns for Lulu...

Posted in Family

17Jun

Crochet Pattern - Sunglasses Case

Crochet Pattern - Sunglasses Case

While I was being distracted last week from my granny squares I came across this post by Meredith over at One Sheepish Girl and fell a little bit in love with her knitted sunglasses case. So with my lovely new wool I started playing around with stitches to create my own (crocheted) sunglasses case and this is what I came up with...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

11Jun

Crochet - Playing with Colour

Crochet - Playing with Colour

Well half term has just flown by, the weather here has been miserable and meant we celebrated the jubilee with a very wet BBQ - by BBQ I mean Rob in the garden while it poured down, cooking under the gazebo and everyone else crammed into the kitchen and living room! But in true Brit style it was a lovely day nonetheless.

My hook, although slow, has not been idle this week and I did start another crochet project but, as I have the attention span of a small child, this has turned into several projects...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

28May

Crochet Pattern - Jubilee Crown

Crochet Pattern - Jubilee Crown

I wanted to crochet some Crowns for our Jubilee celebrations this weekend and I found some lovely crown patterns online but after making a few up they just didn't match what I had in my head. I didn't just want crowns I wanted a crown that reminded me of HRH Queen Elizabeth II...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

25May

Reasons to celebrate

An Olympic Torch & A Birthday

Reasons to celebrate

What a hectic but fabulous week it's been. Tuesday the Olympic Torch passed through our Town, Oli finished school early & Rob took a long lunch break so we managed to watch the event as a family.  The weather was glorious and there was such an incredible spirit, we were really pleased to be able to watch the torch changing hands...

Posted in Family

22May

Crochet - Flower Bookmark Pattern

Crochet - Flower Bookmark Pattern

I managed to write two crochet patterns last week and after all that mind exhaustion, and the fact I am still trying to shake my 'man' cold, I didnt really feel like crocheting much over the weekend.  But I have got a small project (even smaller than you will usually find here!) to share today...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

18May

Crochet - Collar Pattern

Crochet - Collar Pattern

I have finally finished writing out and taking photos for the crochet collar pattern I promised.  It's been completely mad here this week, we've had a birthday, a shower disaster resulting in some missing ceiling and I have a man cold and we all know how bad they can be!

Anyway it's finished and I really hope you enjoy making them...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

14May

Crochet - Collar

Crochet - Collar

What a glorious weekend! It wasn't even that Sunny here but it was dry for two whole days that must be a first in over a month now!  We spent the weekend in the garden pottering, planting, playing and crocheting (well I did).  We also managed to get out to some car boot sales and found a few treats for the garden so I was very happy.

I took advantage of the sun by getting some photos of my latest crochet obsession; collars...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

10May

Sunshine Award

Sunshine Award

I've been very busy working on some new crochet patterns but I just wanted to check in to write about two lovely things have happened in the past week that have made me feel very happy about my little blog.

The first thing to cheer me was being nominated for a Sunshine Award by the lovely Donna who blogs at Little Acorns. From what I gather The Sunshine Award is a way for bloggers to acknowledge other great blogs, after answering some questions about yourself, you nominate 5 blogs you enjoy...

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