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

05Jan

Happy New Year {2013}

Happy New Year {2013}

Hello and Happy 2013! We all had a lovely Christmas and have been enjoying the slow pace of the holidays ever since. I've had a bit of a break from technology, (partly enforced by an accident involving my IPhone and the toilet) and it's been strangely peaceful...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Family

18Dec

A Crochet Christmas

Christmas Tree Pot-holder Tutorial

A Crochet Christmas

I've been busy making bits and pieces for Christmas, one of my favourites has been this crochet granny square Christmas tree pot holder...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

07Dec

Crochet Pattern - Sweet Decoration

Crochet Candy...

Crochet Pattern - Sweet Decoration

I was playing around with some new yarn the other night and for some reason it made me think of sweets so I attempted to crochet one. However, once I had finished I felt the yarn was more suited to gloves or socks but I really liked my little sweetie so I decided to make a few more in cotton for my Christmas tree...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

04Dec

Crochet - The Good, bad and The Unbelievable

Crochet - The Good, bad and The Unbelievable

It's been a week of ups and downs here. It's so easy to write about the things I've made that have worked but that is not always the way things go...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

20Nov

Crochet - Gingerbread House

A weekend project...

Crochet - Gingerbread House

We had a quiet sort of weekend so I spent some time browsing the Internet for crochet gingerbread patterns after a friend and I were discussing how to make them, I got completely sidetracked when I came across this gorgeous pattern for a gingerbread house and knew I had to make it...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

13Nov

Crochet Pattern - Jar cosy

Crochet Pattern - Jar cosy

I've been seeing lot's of lovely crochet jar cosies used for tea lights recently, I think it must be something about the winter months that just makes me want to make everything look warm and cosy, so I decided to have a go at some. 

I've also found they are brilliant for practising new stitch patterns...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

05Nov

Crochet - Hats, Hats and more Hats

Crochet - Hats, Hats and more Hats

We actually had some snow over the weekend, not enough to get excited about but enough to remind me that winter is fast approaching. This time of year I always end up crocheting hats for myself, friends and family so I thought I would share some of the patterns I have been enjoying...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

04Nov

Lazy Days...

...and a bit of Harry Potter

Lazy Days...

The children have been home for the past two weeks for their half term holiday. I love the October half term as with Halloween and Bonfire Night there is always lots to look forward to, but as the nights draw in it's also a perfect time to cosy up and do very little...

Posted in Day's Out, Family

20Oct

Crochet - Granny Square Snood-Scarf

Crochet - Granny Square Snood-Scarf

Where are the days going? Sometimes it feels like a blur of work, cooking, homework, classes, washing etc and before I know it a whole week has passed again! I've been working on a few hat orders and any free moments I've had in the evenings have been spent very selfishly crocheting an item for myself.

I really wanted a bright snood and I was so inspired by all the granny square scarves I've been seeing online, especially those from the House of Holland Winter 2011 show, that I thought I'd have a go at making a granny square snood, just for me...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

05Oct

Crochet Pattern - Granny Square Pincushion

Crochet Pattern - Granny Square Pincushion

One of the items I've been making for our stall at the Christmas fair are some cute crochet granny square pincushions. They can be made in well under an hour, are simple but look great and would make perfect gift/stocking fillers for any craft lover...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

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