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

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

04Jul

A Fourth Birthday

and a giveaway winner

A Fourth Birthday

Hello. I feel like my posts are getting increasingly sporadic as the end of the school term approaches - I apologise. Life is full of end of nursery and school activities, birthdays, anniversaries, revision and a constant feeling that I have forgot something!

I’m just popping in today to announce the winner of the Pearl Lowe Vintage Craft Book giveaway and share some photos from Lulu’s 4th Birthday…

Posted in Family

25Jun

Crochet Collars

Crochet Collars

Hello. I hope you are having a lovely week. It’s Lulu’s birthday this week so I’m trying to get organised (when I say ‘trying’ I mean writing lots of lists and not really getting much done.) But I thought I’d pop in and share some images of the crochet collars I designed recently for Knitcrate...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

22Jun

Pearl Lowe's Vintage Craft Review & Giveaway

*Giveaway now closed*

Pearl Lowe's Vintage Craft Review & Giveaway

I was more than happy to join Crafty Magazine’s blog tour of Pearl Lowe’s new book Vintage Craft, not least because I had recently purchased it myself and had been drooling over the projects all week…

Posted in Books, Crochet and Crafts

18Jun

Crochet - Granny Square Blanket

and a giveaway winner

Crochet - Granny Square Blanket

Hello! Thank you to everyone that entered the knit Collage giveaway. It made me very happy to read your comments (and that you love beautiful yarn as much as I do!) I meant to post this last week but I got hit with a virus that left me only feeling able to do the necessities like feeding the little people! I’m feeling much better this week so I thought I would post the winner and show Lulu’s FINISHED crochet blanket…

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

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