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

01Oct

Crochet: Tea Cosies

Crochet: Tea Cosies

I feel like I have been crocheting non-stop for the past few weeks. Last weekend a friend and I put together a crochet stall at a local fair; it was good fun, but lots of work. I've also been busy working on a couple of other projects that aren't ready to be published yet so today I thought I'd share a couple of tea cosies I've made up recently...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

19Sep

A tale of three cushions

A tale of three cushions

We're getting back into the swing of 'it' here, everyone is settling back into the term time routine. It's getting much cooler but I'm being obstinate and refusing to put the heating on until October! 

This past week I've been busy making bits and pieces for a forthcoming fair and finishing projects that have been waiting patiently in my basket...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

11Sep

Anchor Freccia Colorful World

a crochet necklace

Anchor Freccia Colorful World

Over the summer holidays I received a very sweet email from Coats Crafts asking if I would like to try a new promotion they were running called Anchor Freccia Colorful World. The kit they offered to send included a ball of Anchor Freccia cotton, a 1.5 mm crochet hook, a metal chain and instruction leaflet with two designs for a crochet a necklace.

I'm not used to crocheting with fine thread so I thought it would be a great opportunity to practice some delicate crochet...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

05Sep

Summer Lovin'

Cornwall {2013}

Summer Lovin'

Hello - It's been a while! I've spent the summer enjoying being home with the children. We've enjoyed a week in Cornwall with some beautiful weather (for a change), weddings, family celebrations and a lot of just hanging out ;)

Posted in Day's Out, Family

08Aug

Girls' Night In - Review & Giveaway

*Giveaway now closed*

Girls' Night In - Review & Giveaway

Hello – I hope you all have enjoyed the glorious Bank Holiday weather?

I have a review and a lovely giveaway, which I am very excited about today. When I was contacted by the fabulous Crafty Magazine to see if I’d like to join a blog tour reviewing Hannah Read-Baldrey’s new book ‘Girls' Night In - Craft, Cakes and Cocktails for the Ultimate Party’ I did not hesitate. So today I am following on from the lovely Claire from Claireabellemakes in giving my thoughts and if you like the sound of the book then read on to the end for a chance to win your own copy...

Posted in Books, Crochet and Crafts

05Aug

What's In My Yarn Bag?

Simply Crochet Feature

What's In My Yarn Bag?

I was very honoured to have some of my crochet collars featured in this months Simply Crochet magazine.  I made a couple of two-toned collars for them using some lovely Sidar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK... 

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

02Aug

Crochet - Red Heart UK

and a mini cable blanket

Crochet - Red Heart UK

I was recently sent a press kit with details of Red Heart's UK launch. Red Heart offers a large selection of fashion, baby and sock yarns that have previously only been available in the U.S.

Since delving deeper into the world of yarn I haven't used acrylic much recently but I thought I'd try out the Red Heart Soft they sent me on a small project for Lulu...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

22Jul

Crochet Pattern - Round Ruffle Cushion

Crochet Pattern - Round Ruffle Cushion

Hello. I’ve got another pattern for you today. Surprise surprise I’ve made another cushion…

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

20Jul

Stourhead

and a seventh birthday

Stourhead

We celebrated Oli's 7th birthday this year with a walk and a cream tea at Stourhead. Just us. It was sunny and very hot, like the day he was born, but the walk down to the lake was beautifully shady...

Posted in Day's Out, Family

15Jul

Free Crochet Pattern - Shell Wrist Warmers

Jeanette Sloan Baby Alpaca DK

Free Crochet Pattern - Shell Wrist Warmers

I was recently sent some Jeanette Sloan yarn to review by the lovely people at Black Sheep Wools. Despite being in the middle of a heat wave here in the South of England the first thing that came to mind was wrist warmers...

Posted in Crochet Patterns

<<  1 2 3 [45 6 7 8  >>  

Twitter

bloglovin

instagram

Loves

Black Sheep Wools

Inside Crochet Magazine