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

27Dec

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas. We've had a lovely few days with friends and family. I've enjoyed having everyone at home together so much. As always the days leading up to Christmas were hectic. The storms have made travelling hard as roads have been flooded. But it's been nice to have an excuse to hole up inside - I'm looking forward to catching up on some festive TV and all the blogs I have missed reading this past month. 

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

28Nov

Inside Crochet

and some most exciting news!

Inside Crochet

Hello. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may have already heard my extremely exciting news. But for those of you who haven't (and to record it for me - you see I'm still pinching myself) I thought this news deserved a post of it's own...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

24Nov

Vintage Christmas Star Wreath Tutorial

*Guest post*

Vintage Christmas Star Wreath Tutorial

It's starting to feel a bit festive around here. So I'm really excited to share this guest post from Interflora on how to create this beautiful vintage star Christmas wreath...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

10Nov

Crochet: The beginnings of a blanket

Crochet: The beginnings of a blanket

Hello. It’s suddenly got very cold here. We’ve been spoilt with a warm autumn so far but I feel winter is fast approaching. With this cold weather my mind has been occupied with blankets…

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

27Oct

Crochet: This and That

Crochet: This and That

Hello - We're celebrating the fact that half term has finally arrived. I think we are all looking forward to a week of no routine and lots of doing nothing much at all - I was almost relieved when Rob told me the weather would be bad this coming week! As usual I have been working on lots of different crochet projects...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

16Oct

Crochet: Something Finished

A new cardi for Lulu

Crochet: Something Finished

Hello. I feel like the past few weeks have passed in a blur; my days have been full of work, crochet, illness and the everyday dramas such as lost school shoes/jumpers/coats and forgotten appointments/lunches/PE kits - I'm counting down the days till half term already ;)

But amongst the chaos, in that precious hour before finally falling into bed, I've been working on the sweetest cardigan for Lulu...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

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

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