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


Homemade Ice-cream

Homemade Ice-cream

With the warmer weather finally approaching we’ve been making lots of our favourite ice cream puddings. I love homemade ice-cream but have never made any myself. I toyed with the idea of buying an ice-cream attachment for my kitchenAid. But after a bit of research and discovering it needs to spend fifteen hours in the freezer before use, I realised it would probably end up forgotten in the cupboard – And really I’m just not that organised...

Posted in Food


Catching Up and A Giveaway Winner

Catching Up and A Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway for the 'Girls' Night In' book. I really enjoyed the blog tour and reading about your favourite crafts. I'm a bit late posting this week as it's been non-stop here but I wanted to stop by and have a catch up as well as announce the winner of the giveaway...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Family


Free Crochet Pattern - Chunky Bobble Bows

Free Crochet Pattern - Chunky Bobble Bows

I can't believe it's Friday already! I am very happy about the long weekend the Bank Holiday brings. I am also very happy crocheting these bobble stitch bows - I've had to stop myself making them before they take over the house...

Posted in Crochet Patterns


Crochet Bows and Angel Cake...

weekend makes and bakes

Crochet Bows and Angel Cake...

I had a lovely weekend visiting friends and finishing projects. I made time to bake, crochet and read…

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Food


Something for the Weekend


Something for the weekend April 2013

This weekend I am very excited to be traveling to London to catch up with some friends I have not seen for too long. Besides enjoying good company I hope to squeeze in some of these activities...

Posted in Something For The Weekend


For the love of vintage

Frome Vintage Bazaar

For the love of vintage

The sun has finally made an appearance here and we've been making the most of it. Although typically the minute the weather warmed everyone caught colds! Despite the sniffles the children were very happy to be out in the sunshine over the weekend.

Not wanting to spoil my their fun I decided to leave them in the garden with Rob and made my way to the Spring Vintage Bazaar in Frome...

Posted in Day's Out


Paper Mache Hot Air Balloons

And a bit of a catch up...

Paper Mache Hot Air Balloons

Hello! It feels like a very long time since I've posted anything here. I have been busy crocheting, although recently my efforts have been focused on designs for other people. This has been both exciting and challenging. I have enjoyed being able to pin down some of my ideas into new projects - it has taken me out of my comfort zone but this is a good thing!

Anyway I thought I'd stop by quickly today to share some of the Easter crafting the children (and I) enjoyed...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts


Something for the weekend


something for the weekend March 2013

This weekend I am hoping to indulge in the following activities...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Something For The Weekend


Crochet - Cushion Love

The Crocodile Flower

Crochet - Cushion Love

Hello! I came to a bit of a standstill this weekend with my crochet projects. Lulu's blanket is still coming along and although I've completed 120 squares I had not sewn in any ends. I'm now paying the price and trying to sew them in after I've joined each row. Making it slow going (and slightly tedious) but I know it will be worth it in the end. I've also been working on some new ideas but what I really wanted was a weekend project, something that I could finish!

I took to Ravelry to find something pretty that I could make which would take my mind off the numbers/stitches/charts that had been clouding my thoughts...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts


Crochet - Granny Square Tea Cosy

Crochet - Granny Square Tea Cosy

Where oh where is spring? It's bitterly cold here and that has been reflected in the things I am working on. Lulu's blanket is coming along nicely and this cold weather means I'm still enjoying it. I'm getting increasingly hopeful that this one will be finished soon! I have also been asked to make a couple of tea cosies recently, which gave me the opportunity to try out an idea that had been brewing in my mind...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

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