Crochet catch up and stuff

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So, i was going to start this week off with another Make up Monday post, but then i got distracted by the fact that today, the 12th is my birthday and i am now 27. Which depressed me, plus i had shit to do okay?

God almighty, why is it when your doing blankets they take forever? Seriously, don’t feel like they are growing especially this one that i posted a picture of. The pattern i am following is here in case you are wondering. I’m pretty sure people interact with me on instagram and then i forget lol!
So, i think i mentioned i have two more mini unicorns to make which is for the two blankets order. Which all need to be done by the end of October, so pray for me guys because you know me and my mind gets distracted. I’ve had a new game for my birthday, and i’ve got shit loads of ideas in my head for writing AND makeup releases.
MAKE SURE I STAY ON TRACK GET ORDERS DONE.

Already have two more orders to do right after these little buggers are done 😦 When will it end? One being a custom doll, and a bloody mermaid tail. YEP they are creeping back…. Also need to get in the festive mood, bah humbug. I found this awesome pattern for gonk’s and an add on pattern for outfits and because my stall in December is going to be at the fire station i am going to make some mini fire men.
Also need to make poppies, but don’t think i’ll have time. I might make a poppy wreath and do a little auction or something on Ebay so you guys and anyone else can get involved and get the money raised sent to the British legion.
My lead for my camera has arrived so i can link it up to my laptop and use it as a live view screen whilst filming, so tomorrow i am going to film my first beauty video and then go straight into filming a little crochet tutorial 😀
and because my Youtube channel is going to be Lifestyle, i need your help in what type of videos i could do other than crochet/craft and beauty. ????????????

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I had this awesome story idea, and i am going to write it up over the weekend. I’ve stored it in my brain so i  hope its all in tact as i hateeeeeeeeeee jotting stuff down.
It might be longer than usual, but i am really kind of excited about this.

My mum bought me a new bullet journal and some water colour brush pens for my birthday. I am going to do a post about my gifts not because i want to brag but it will give me an excuse to post about this scarf i’ve kind of started for myself.. You see, swaying off track with my orders.
Oh yeah, bullet journal. So i aren’t going to use the new one until January, which means i can take the full on piss with the one i currently have. As it has LOTS of pages left and was thinking of carrying it over for next year, but i think i will crack on with it and i haven’t used it this month, i think i will start it this weekend for October. I have been using it more for lists and getting organised with stuff i have.

Example, i have over 700 DVDs, which isn’t alot i know but i want to write down every single one i have, and if i have collections that aren’t completed i need to note down what i need etc.

I did a point to this post, i’ve gotten lost. HELP HELP HELP!!! OH yeah i am writing another post for tomorrow as i am reviewing an eyeshadow palette.
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Tomorrow, in the morning because i love the morning time in Autumn and winter, i am heading down the road to my park and take some pictures. Hopefully nobody will think i am a freak, pervert or will try and steal my camera.

Just looked at the picture above and I’ve already thought of another story, fml.

OKAY so i learned a fact today, Kim Kardashian is a Libran like me. I think i know why i kind of like her? But bitch my birthday is before yours ner ner ner ner. But then you have the one up because your are older and look younger than me. Now i am more depressed.
No seriously, today has been actually depressing for a birthday i got about 4 cards, a phone call from my dad who i’ve never had a relationship with and i had a good old cry earlier when i went to sit on the crapper.
27 and i feel like i’ve achieved nothing. Still in debt, no money, blah blah! I need to change things and i need to do the things i said i would do years ago.
-Write my novel.

 

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Before we wrap this up, here is some things about my star sign. OH and i’ve been keeping an eye on the lunar calender is it? Ever since i took a picture of the moon and got really close, i got these feelings back from when i was a kid in science class. I’ve always loved the universe, and i think i am going to relive some of my old interests again. Go back to my roots and be happy with the things i used to love. We easily forget about stuff we were once passionate about or cared for because life gets in the way.
So being a science geek once again, and listening to Tupac everyday. I know what a mixture?

Ruling planet : Venus

Element : Air

Quality : Cardinal (= activity)

Symbol : The Scales

The Symbol denotes : Harmony, Justice and a Balanced Nature

Characteristics : Airy, Cardinal, Masculine, Positive, Humane

Noteworthy qualities : Thoughtful, unbiased, graceful, modest, adaptable, persuasive, affectionate, cheerful, sympathetic, generous, tactful, balanced.

Undesirable personality traits : Indecisive, extremist, reckless, hasty, susceptible, aloof, tend to get carried away by others’ opinions. You might also be interested to explore about Libra Moon Sign.

Birthstone : Diamond, White Sapphire and White Topaz (The gemstone is suggested considering Aries as the Ascendant/Lagna Sign. To know your Ascendant/Lagna Sign, click here.)

Birth Colours : All shades of pink, White,

Other lucky colours : Shades of Blue, Pale and Light Green

Lucky Numbers : 6, 15, 24, 33, 42, 51, 60

Compatible Signs : Gemini, Aquarius

Lucky Day : Friday

Deepest need : Love, Romance, Social Harmony.

Quality most needed for balance : A Sense of Self, Self-Reliance, Independence

Detriment : Mars

Exaltation : Saturn

Fall : The Sun

Associated Flowers and Plants : Hydrangeas, Large Roses, Lilies, Violets, All Blue Flowers

Best Sign/s for marriage and/or partnerships : Aries

Anatomically Libra corresponds to : The lumber region in general and the kidneys in particular; loins, ovaries and the substance of the kidneys; lumber vertebrae, just below the ribs; lower back muscles at the top of the pelvic bone; arteries going to the kidney and lower back; veins coming from the kidneys and lower back.

To read more about my amazing starsign click here and don’t forget to check out yours! I love this shit, again going to enjoying things i used to.

So thanks for reading and if you made it this far, well i haven’t got a prize to give you but feel free to check out my instagram and other links and maybe i have some prizes… Yes that’s a ploy, again i have no prizes.

 

Serious question before i go. Does anyone know anything about guardian angels or experiences? It’s on behalf of my mum, i think she had an experience over a week ago and i’m just curious to learn more. 

 

 

PEACE OUT!

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Crochet conker – RE-BLOG

 

I saw this post as i am trying to catch up with blogs, and this just filled me up with happy memories as a child.

My grandad would take me on a weekend, usually a Sunday and we would go and find conkers 🙂 I remember use wrapped up warm and rummaging the floor and through leaves for them.
It makes me laugh because i’d have lots and my mum would make comments about washing them because a dog might of peed on them.
Then i would get a hole put in and string attached and play the  conker game.

As i got a bit older, i remember with my street friends (childhood friends, usually my bestie) we would sneak in over the gates of our primary school and play on the playground and then head for the horse chestnut tree and fill our pockets of conkers. We would even find ones not open.

So i hereby declare that i will make it my mission this month, as well as taking my new camera on a journey to collect conkers. I might even make something and put it on my grandads grave in memory.

Happy saturday folks.

 

 

 

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Crochet/Craft catch up & my first moon picture

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Howdy people I’ve been reading some of your blogs and it’s nice to see everyone busy with projects. I’ve just finished my last teddy orders, now i am working on the two Blanket orders which need to be done by November BUT this person has also extended there order after seeing me make another mini unicorn and wants two of these as well LOL!
So, i’ve kept my order book closed until the 20th of October, which was something i was going to do so i can get some prep time in for Christmas, which is only fair right?

I also have another order which i have accepeted, but does ‘t need to be done until December but its the same as this mini unicorn but made bigger and personalised.

 

Horrible weekend.

So i was woken at 6:00AM Sunday by a lady with her two children outside our block screaming help help fire. Sadly, the three story block right next to mine was on fire. Her home set a light by the use of a storage heater, because she lived on the ground floor she managed to get out.
I saw the fire, and this horrible sight of seeing someone pulled out. A guy jumped out of his window and one had to be rescued from this ledge.
The family that i am guessing lived above the lady, has sadly passed away today and i feel completely helpless, her two children are still in hospital critical. I don’t believe in God but i do hope that the baby and kid survive.
I haven’t had much sleep, it’s been playing on my mind alot and i can’t get the images out of my head. I have to wake up and see it out of my window as it was in plain view. I wish i could of helped.

My heart also goes out to those all killed in Las Vegas, i have no words to as why someone would want to such a fucking thing.
This world is bloody horrible at the best of times with all sorts going on with Spain and these god damn storms just ruining peoples lives.

So lets just take a few moments to look at how lucky we were. We might not have much money, or not live in the best of homes. But we have a roof over our head, food to eat and fresh water to drink. And some of us are lucky to have friends and family around us as well. 
We are privileged in so many ways, and yet we do take things for granted whether you want to admit that or not.

Back to it

So apart from that, an i aren’t saying sorry for that sad moment. I’ve been a bit grumpy lately. Like i’ve felt extra stressed and cant figure out why – I have even acted shitty with my mum and i shouldn’t because she’s not very well and everytime i am nasty i want to cry because i really don’t mean it. I think its a build up of something idk.

But i have my camera now, just waiting on my back drop stand cause it took me a while to pick one and some lighting so i can film when its darker.
Can’t wait to make videos, it’s easier to explain LOL – I’ve also made a massive list of things to make in the up an coming weeks and what i want to crochet.

Its long………………………………………….Also buying these crochet magazines, anyone else find some of them shit? It’s a hit and miss most months and i end up getting pissed off i just wasted 6.99 on a magazine that has average crap in it. IDK I hate they are in plastic so you can’t even sneaky peak in them.

OH so, this is the picture i took with my camera of the moon 🙂 I still need some practise with the tripod etc but i kind of wanted to hurry as i felt like people in surrounding flats would see this person with her window open and a camera and assume i was a peeping  tom. It’s not bad, i wanted to get closer but it was a cloudy night so i am hoping the weekend will be better as i want to get in on some of those stars!

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 Hannah @ quietwatercraft has been a doll and made me a custom birthday card for my mums birthday! I love it and she has such a cute eye for detail. We also noted that its such a small world, she used to live locally – how crazy is that?? So i check out her blog and her Etsy shop.

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So that’s it i haven’t a lot to say as i am typing this, and scheduling it my hands are frozen as the window is open and i cba get up and close it.

I hope you are all well, and what have your crafty hands been upto????????????????????????

Here is a picture of my cat for comfort. I don’t know why hes cross eyed here???????????????

 

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Toot toot, just passing through!

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Well, whilst i play catch up the next few days on blog post  i thought i would just say hi and give you an update on life, not that many of you read my shit. Let’s me honest here, our likes are sometimes just likes. Your lying to yourself if you some of yours likes and followers on here and social media are genuine, some are of course!!! Was that too harsh, i don’t care. Which goes onto me saying, i found something new i love about myself – It literally is that i have the ability to not care. Most of the time, my star sign is Libra so i have this balance shit i don’t know.

 

I’ve been gone for a bit, because i’ve been working on orders and life has been busy as fuck. I was ill for a bit, and if you follow my Instagram and read my stories i wasn’t able to work on orders for a while then my mum’s had some hospital shit to deal with THEN my boyfriends birthday has just passed. Not enough hours in the day right? Every time i got a moment to say right i will work on my orders, it was time for bath and bed. So i took some time to relax and i hit the gaming hard. I haven’t had time at all this week or over the weekend just to do much gaming if any at all, not by choice – Time really is nothing.

 

 

So i finished another order whilst things were busy and it was for a customer, she picked a pattern that’s been growing increasingly popular but she wanted it for a boy. The unicorn pattern was very girly and so i made the hair short but i had to be careful with how much detail and things as this was for an IVF baby, so i wanted to keep it simple and of course i used cotton. Which is literally my go to now for toys. If i posted about this i am sorry haha, the picture was already in my media i was like wtf did i already talk about my unicorn??
I am working on two other toys an elephant and a mini unicorn which i’ve made before for people because they seem to be the most popular! But i don’t want to give much away as the customer needs to see it first.

 

New ventures

Okay, i haven’t written much recently and i’ve neglected my bullet journal but anyone that really knows me, should know i love makeup. I mean i really do, i love beauty stuff and i love making myself look pretty and trying different eye looks. So i’ve sat on this idea for a long time now. I am going to start up a Youtube channel!
It’s going to be lifestyle, so i can get away with making all kinds of videos – Can you guess the main two subjects?? Crocheting and beauty!!! I’m shitting myself honestly, the internet is a vile place sometimes. I could do mini crochet tutorials, yarn reviews, makeup shit. I’m still going to blog on here, and show and tell my crochet makes or my adventures & my stories. I love talking and i think videos will be a great way to express myself AND I CAN FINALLY DO A VIDEO OF BULLET JOURNALS AND THE WHOLE T SHIRT YARN MAKING. I am forking out for a camera, i’ve found a reasonable one and buying a camera again has inspired me alot go out and take pictures like i used to do.

About 7 years ago, i started to self teach myself photography, i bought a DSLR and just went for it, times were hard and sadly i had to sell my camera but i really would love to get back into that hobby as this time of year is my favourite and i would to capture some woodland animals in my local parks etc.

So here is some of my BEGINNER photography i did a long time ago – So be prepared they aren’t that great lol! I tried my best with editing and i had no clue about photography i was just starting out with a book and my head. So i have picked out the ones i believe are the best.

 

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So i hope you enjoyed those! I have taken a lot more and some of which i don’t think exist on my social media any more so here is to making new photos and new adventures in life. If it doesn’t work out on the Youtube at least i have my old hobby back. I aren’t doing the videos for money or whatever, just for fun. For my to connect with people who enjoy the things i do on a different platform.

 

So i hope you have a great week, i will be pottering about catching up. If you don’t have me on Instagram follow me by clicking here

CAN I JUST SAY i try my hardest to like your posts if your on here and my insta, so if you randomly get a million likes on your stuff one day its because i have a hard time finding people on my feed. I’ve set up alerts for some people so i don’t miss posts but sometimes thats annoying so i log out of it and then when i log back in i don’t get them. Plus my feed is riddled with 3 days before, so i am scrolling for ever to try and find recent posts fucking annoying.

 

bye, the end

Crochet hook review – Sunday chit chat

I wanted to blog something crochet related as I haven’t really gone into much detail lately about my current projects, I currently have 6 projects that are all for customers and a few on the side for me plus one hundred for my stall – I am actually meeting up with my mum in the week to make a huge list of things I want to sell and she’s going to help me make some things to take the load off!

 

Anyways, so I think when it comes to our craft and hobbies its important to have good supplies, ones that work for us and really make our work not only enjoyable but smooth sailing. I think that’s really important with crochet and knitting, though I aren’t a pro in either I don’t know how to knit so I can’t really give much of an input on that part. I will say though I have had a few experiences with hooks and I found it really important once I got better at crocheting to be comfortable and happy whilst making things.
Also, I suffer bad with my wrists sometimes probably due to all the warehouse jobs I have worked in so my hands etc become tired easily and I feel the strain more – Which is why I wanted to go through my hooks and talk about what works for me and doesn’t and how I rate each one.

This is no way shape or form meant to force to buy the hooks I love, as everyone is different and has a preference when it comes to hooks and things but I have a speciality hook with I think will interest some folk. So shall we begin?

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Aluminium hooks are probably the first set of hooks anyone will buy as a beginner. Why? Because they are cheap and a great way to learn how to crochet. I mean you must be crazy if you fork out lots of money when first learning something new!
These are a brand called Fusion, set of 12 and I paid £4.99 for them! I believe the name fusion is just private labelled as you can get these metal hooks from pretty much anywhere online for super cheap. Ebay have hundreds!
Okay, so whats good about these is that they are cheap, and they really do help with learning the basics of crocheting. It gives you great insight on how to get comfortable holding a hook, as we all have our own way. But for long term use, for me personally they don’t work. ESPECIALLY the smaller sizes, I mean my most used size hooks are 2, 2.5, 3.5, 4, 6 and when I am making toys I used 2, 2.5 a lot. These were so not comfortable to use but when I started out I really didn’t get that? I just assumed it comes with the craft, especially when it comes to delicate yarns and cottons these things would snag and make all sorts of mess to my fibers.
However I wont throw them away because the larger hooks are ‘okay’ to work with. I just can’t crochet with them for long, especially since a year has passed and the skill has improved massively. Great for beginners, not so much good if you do suffer with joint inssues in the wrists, or arthritis because they are slippy and uncomfortable to hold, especially after a long period of time.

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When I started to get better a crocheting and also began to experience pain in my wrists, people would tell me about hooks with rubber handles or the more elite and expensive ones, Clover etc. Because my budget wasn’t quite there I noticed that the brand Fusion who made those really uncomfortable metal hooks also did some rubber handle style ones. They didn’t even break the bank, seriously! I got a set of 9 for £7.99 WOW right!?
To this day, they are the best books I have ever used and of course a little stronger. I mean my 2mm hook on the old set fucking bent when I used it! These were amazing and I noticed straight away an improvement in my crocheting, my hand pain was less and less and I was able to crochet faster, neater and for longer periods of time. I was super happy!
These again are perfect for those that are starting out and don’t want to break the bank AND PRO’S – Honestly, I will say recently I got a clover hook and sometimes I still switch back to this because of how comfortable I am when I crochet. Basically, in my pot of hooks if I need a hook this is the one I reach for without thinking! I will never stop using these hooks and I will never forget them because they helped my improve so much.
So if you are looking for hooks that save you money and  have an ergonomic handle this will be your life saver!

 

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This is just a quick tough on bigger crochet hooks and the one small one I have.  I mean its an absolute rare occasion that I use such big hooks! I don’t think I’ve ever made anything chunky or bleugh because when I have, regardless like aka t shirt yarn my wrist hurts and I find it so hard to work with hugely bulky yarn. May because I aren’t used to it like some crocheter and knitters so I probably need to spend more time with fat yarn. So I got some hooks, these are not a set and got each one alone. I was using these plastic shitty pony ones that I did not like and I will touch on them at some point in this post.
These Knit pro hooks cost around £2.90 each, that’s just an estimate. I actually got them from Ebay, and if your precise and don’t rush a buying on Ebay you will find legitimate sellers as I know a lot of fake hooks/brands get sold but I do have a few sellers I buy from and they are really good. Especially for price. As I don’t use these hooks that often, I just wanted to say findind a hook with a rubber hand and metal head will probably work better for anyone like me who finds it difficult or has wrist pain. Its a lot more comfortable to hold and the yarn will just slide easily on these hooks. AVOID the shitty ass cheap pony ones, they are vile…DSC_0047

Oh look shitty ass plastic ones. Okay, they don’t function well with yarn and I can’t seem to get a good grip on these at all. They hurt my hand it in all kinds of ways from wrist pain, to friction on my palm because I have to hold them in a weird way to feel comfortable. They make me feel like I have to work ten times harder when crocheting rather than just effortlessly moving that hook, I mean you guys might have good experiences with these but I don’t. The only good thing about them is they are cheap, so yeah.

 

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My babies! Clover hooks! YUP – Expensive. But I only bought the sizes I truly use the most because I want to feel comfortable as I am a lot better at crocheting. This past year my bones and joints just aren’t the same and I even had to wear a bandage for a week because my wrist was fucked up. I still have to wear it when I feel like I need support whilst crocheting.
So the top image is Clover soft touch, and these are a God send. I didn’t know what to expect when I had these, as I know everyone goes on about these and I’ve been wanting them for such a long time and the past few months I’ve been lucky to upgrade a little on my hooks. The first one I bought was a 4mm I have two of those because I thought id lost the other LOL – I got it and fuck, it was the lightest thing I’ve ever held. Which what makes the hooks so great. They are so light in your hands that you don’t even realise you are crocheting, so I could crochet even faster and longer without hurting or straining. I wasn’t sure if was going to like them because of the handle its flat and not bulky and round like some other hooks, so I had to adjust the way I held my hook and it took me a day to get used to it. But now I love them, the hook itself is so well made you can tell by the shape and I have not experiences any yarn catching or snagging especially the smaller hook when I used cotton for toys. It’s so smooth I can’t explain it. If you want to not ache as much with crocheting then these are the next upgrade, they are pricey over all. I mean £3.69 approx  for one hook hence why I got them over time, and I aren’t too bothered about getting every single size as I have other hooks etc I am ok working with.
Then the go onto the picture below – These are Clover Amour and work out around £5.99 for one hook, so even more pricier. I have a 6.5mm in this as I started a blanket with chunky yarn and I didn’t really have a great hook other than my fusion rubber handles and I was experiencing snagging and just bleugh. FUCK £5.99 is worth every penny. The handle looks the same doesn’t it as some others? But its not, the rubber is softer than talc on my ass. The hook itself is plastic but I know they have Amour ones made from Aluminum – For plastic it doesn’t look like it, so it must be special because the hook is so smooth and well crafted. The handle and everything I could just tell the difference as I worked with my chunky yarn. I enjoyed crocheting with it, I just kept going and going because I had no issue.
These hooks are worth the buck in my opinion, you guys might not like them but that’s okay. I aren’t saying buy buy buy – Add them to a wish list for your birthday or Christmas, and if you get the chance to treat yourself once in while invest in one at a time. Don’t get a whole set because you need to see if these hooks will work for you!
Now I am saving the best til last 🙂

 

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OKAY! This is a 6mm Prym ERGONOMIC crochet hook. I paid £4.29 so yes again price!
If you want to invest when your ready and want a really decent ergonomic hook then this is it. BUT I want to give you the bad news – These start from 6mm to 15mm, which pissed me off though I totally get why. The bigger the yarn the bigger the hook, and it can become quite tiresome and hardwork as I mentioned with another hook, so you have more strain on your wrists and this isn’t always a nice thing if you have arthritis.
We want to craft and be comfortable, not do it for half an hour and be like damn I need a cocktail to forget the pain.
I am not lying when I say DO Get these hooks, DO try them. If they made these hooks in smaller sizes, I would switch out my whole collection for these. SERIOUSLY, that’s how good they are.
I mean, Prym hook me up if you do smaller sizes!
The only thing I had to get used to is the handle is longer, which is actually a good thing this makes it nice and easy for you to hold the hook nice and light without gripping it for your life. Which means it’s comfortable.
The metal hooks, and the nasty ass plastic things I had to hold really tight because I could not get a good trip or feel comfortable.
These glide and your wrist moves smoothly when your tackling those stitches! Add this to your wishlist.

 

Hooks I aren’t fond of.

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So I won’t fully say piss off to crochet hooks with fancy handles, or bamboo hooks as well the polymer clay hook was free with a magazine. It snagged my yarn, it wasn’t made very well on the hook you can feel something rough and the handle is hard and uncomfortable. I do however like the roundness of the handle, it made it easy to manoeuvre in my fingers.
As for the bamboo hooks, they cost like £1.99 and I think the one with the interchangeable end cost around £2.99 or £3.99 – They suck! They feel so light and I was so scared of snapping them, not only that the hook itself didn’t seem like the size it said. I compared them to another hook size, and it just seemed really small!
Not only that they caught onto my yarn and snagged, I struggled to finish a stich and couldn’t really get a good rhythm or flow with my crocheting. I got pissed off and threw them to one side.
HOWEVER – I am very open to trying more bamboo hooks, and more fancy hooks with cute polymer clay handles. These ones that I have are just an actually no go!

 

Thanks for reading!

So yeah! That’s my thoughts on my hooks, again these views are my own and I am in no way shape for form encouraging this to be your opinion. I think it’s important in crocheting and in any craft that you find the tools your most happy working with. It’s about experimenting and testing out, which is why I don’t and wont ever buy full sets of the expensive ones so that’s also important for you to remember! No pressure in upgrading, it took me a year to do so and if it wasn’t for my mum who has been helping me recently by treating me every now and again I probably will be still using those fucking metal things. They are really sharp at the bottom, so I need to add that if you have kids just watch them with those, they would make a good weapon.

 

I hope you are all having a good weekend!

 

Bye Bye August – Random chit chat

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Well, as far as crocheting is concerned i am working away at orders and don’t have many finished NEW and exciting WIPs – Except the hat. I have however managed to get back into my bullet journal and now my life is becoming before busier than usual i feel like i need to set routine for my crocheting, especially now i need things to get done.

I aren’t the greatest artist, but i actually took some time with what i’ve put into this month and started a new bullet journal book because i fucked up the last one. And by that i mean i got pissed off with how scruffy it was and threw it out. I have this OCD thing where if a notepad or in this case my bullet journal has too much scruff in it or doesn’t look nice inside i have to have brand new. Which i think related to my hoarding issues because i have ALOT of notebooks that all has the same stuff in it but it’s all been re-written because a few pages in the old one was bit messy.

I have around 6 weeks for my first stall and i have jack shit made, do you also want to know something else about me? Okay, so i have tried all my life to plan etc and i even am trying now but i just cannot plan ahead – I am a last minute person, i always will be. I can’t even plan what i am going to do at the weekend, even though i know i will be doing the same thing like relaxing and gaming but i want to go our Monkey forest but i can’t tell you if i will or what time.

When we wen to Liverpool, i got an open return ticket which means you can catch anytime to and from – But i had planned in my head the exact time i want to arrive so i got the train times and guess what? I got the next one because i was running late.
I think when it comes to the morning and just waking up, it takes me a long time to function. We are talking an hour before i start to move, i tend to relax with a cup of tea check emails, messages watch pointless conspiracy theory videos and then i will have a second cup of tea. I thought this would change since i quit smoking, because that would be in the routine but it hasn’t – So i am fucking lazy basically.
When it comes to over all planning and what time, or what time to meet people its a kind of ‘hey mum lets meet at noonish’ and remember the ISH part, because that then gives me my excuse for if i am running late. ‘Why you so late, you said noon?’ NO mate i said noonish.

And we have swayed way off track, so what were are learning right now is that i have some mental issues – I hoard, i can’t plan, I have weird OCD things.

If i can’t fascinate you with my life and babbling’s how will i ever get people to read my book when and if it surfaces – Again this is where the i can’t plan thing comes into play.
How the foook, am i going to keep track of my bullet journal LOL

 

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So the picture above is my habit trackers for September, Writing being the main one which Crochet should be bigger but the reason i made the writing one bigger is because of the space next to each date. – So the purpose of the habit tracker is to track each day something you do etc, so i will highlight on the day i do these things and with the writing one next to the day i am just going to jot down how many words i do.
I am aiming for the min of 1,000 because sometimes when i write not alot comes out and i don’t want to force too much and then sometimes lots and lots comes out. Hopefully with this i can gauge the average word count and what days i do write for next month and then i will hopefully set a writing routine.

 

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This is actually not a monthly collection/list but this is part of the collections before you start your actually diary/month – I am in the works to do a video, i really fucking promise i’ll do it. I just can’t PLAN when. Have you noticed when i’ve planned to do something and show you guys on my blog i don’t do it – TOLD YOU, planning problems.
I just thought i would create a two page spread of recipes i want to try, one side for me and my boyfriend and the second side solely for me as i am more open minded to trying to new things. OR i could use it for healthy recipes because i am getting more fatter. I need someone to throw salad at me.

I am a free bird, i do what i want when i want.

 

And that is about it, i felt like i need to blog because i was in a chatty mood! Hopefully next week i will post some pictures of what i am working on order wise. I just don’t want to right now because i like to get so far in an order before showing a preview as it keeps that kind of element of surprise! Plus two are blankets and are looooooooooooooooooong.

 

OH OH OH – British bake off has started, i really enjoyed it even though its been taken over by shitty Channel 4 – ADVERTS OMG i can’t cope, sooo i might have to watch it on catch up because at least with BBC one you didn’t have to watch people badly mime a fucking script for tooth paste.

Also started watching the TV series The Vikings, obsessed! Just finished season 1, i believe season 5 starts in a few months so i need to go out and get the rest.

 

OH OH, i haven’t done much in the way of practising my calligraphy or handwriting but it’s my birthday in October and made a list of a few things to get me so i can actually have some kind of guidance/exercise books which i saw on amazon.

 

Book reviews LOLOLOL ok i haven’t finished my current read, i got busy. And now it’s been a few weeks i cant be arsed with that story though it will bug me if i don’t finish it. 

byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! I hope everyone is fine and dandy 😀

Crochet puff stitch hat & catch up

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Well well well, look who it is! It’s me! HA. I’ve really enjoyed my feed recently, even though i haven’t posted anything. – I had nothing to really say? I’ve been so busy, with now a huge random bulk of orders, and i also had a bad wrist which set me back but i’ve also been meeting up with my mum much more and instead of sitting at home being bored we just randomly hit up some charity shops and see if we can catch a bargain.

Plus i think i have over whelmed myself. So when you’re a crafter, its like you have to plan ahead right? I booked two craft fairs, one for a woman who runs them all year around mine is in October and then i am doing a Christmas one for my local fire station. I knew this right, i had this under control whilst orders had relaxed i thought right lets make shit loads of stuff and also get more baby things on the website. Okay then i started to write more and read more, which then all of a sudden LIFE YES LIFE became really busy and over whelming, i could not fit shit in. THEN my wrist, i am dead sure it’s repetitive strain because when i have a dead line or need to get something finished i am straining and working all day til late at night.

Right now, i am over whelmed because not only do i have lots of things to make for orders, i still need to prep and make things for October and also Autumn/Winter/Christmas things to feature on my ‘not finished baby section’ as well as every thing else because this time of the year, without running a website  and orders is busy for me regardless. I opened up my bullet journal i have people’s birthdays left right even my own is in October – FUCK. And to anyone that knows me which you guys don’t, i am the type of person that once gets stressed stops and lets the world fly by and then cram shit in last minute because as much as i like to be busy i also like to be peaceful and i really don’t feel peaceful.

I managed to fit in this hat for myself! I follow someone MAJORLY talented, i mean you are all talented! Her name is Jessica Carey and she is the Hook Nook – This young beaut has such an eye when it comes to designing patterns and this is exactly where i got the pattern for this puff stitch hat from. I got it from Etsy and the link is here > The Hook Nook Etsy

I used my all time favourite yarn, King Cole Drifter. I swear to GOD i need more of this and i will get more because its so soft and snuggly, everytime i work with it i must say ‘oh wow this is beautiful’ as if it’s the first time lol!
I chose this colours last minute without the intention of making a hat, i think i was going to give myself some more practice at knitting and make socks or crochet a scarf, fuck knows tbh.
Then when i was browsing The Hook Nooks instagram i was like hmmmm, clicked her store and i finally purchased one of her patterns. I have been wanting to make something of hers for such a long time as she has this really cute top and jumper pattern but i still haven’t got in that jumper crochet mood yet! The hat however is pretty freakin perfect and this yarn is even more perfect for it.

I also never really like to make hats because everyone makes them and its just a popular, generic thing to make but i feel like when the weather is colder and that i have craft stalls it’s a good thing to use up some of my stash. 

 

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I used the clover pom pom make – PLEASE HELP ME. I always make my pom poms with a maker and everytime i do, no matter how tight i pull the pom pom at the end the strands afterwards are so easily pulled out. Can anyone advise me on how to stop this? I have used all types of thread etc, and i thought by buying the Clover set would make a difference. I have watched endless of videos and tried pretty much everything and it still doesn’t stop it from coming apart. 

I haven’t finished my book i am currently reading because i’ve been so busy, but if anyones interested i am reading The Dungeon House by Martin Edwards. I am enjoying it so i hope to finish it by the end of the weekend if i have time!

So i hope everyone is fine and dandy, i will be slowly catching up on blog posts so if i have clicked like and not commented i am going to i just wanted to be like oh hi i am here LOL plus when i scroll through my feed it reminds me to just quickly do that.

OH MY – Okay so i said i was going to write more, well i have being. I’ve entered some competitions which i won’t win but i started to write/plan and research this idea i have for a novel.
You know me i am a thriller kind of girl, well I’ve scrapped it. Literally today when i got pissed off at life and had a good moan/cry over the stupid things because i am a woman and i am just emotional hahahah it came to me. My story came to me, i know what path to take with my writing.
SO thank you to whatever that was, maybe i am actually opening my eyes more to my spirit guide and hearing it’s communications. – I know for a fucking fact that it or God or whatever exists doesn’t want me to win the lottery for some reason WHY IS THAT HUH?
I had a family member win ALOT on a scratch card not so long ago so every now and again i have been buying the same one and i was one off, i just needed a certain symbol and i would of been 300,000 richer. So i would like to say a huge screw you and piss off out of my good vibes to who ever is blocking my rich vibe.

I hope everyone has a good week/weekend, i won’t be blogging much as you can tell because i have lots to do but i am about on my Instagram don’t forget to get out Jessica carey, here website is Thehooknooklife

Insta: hook nook
Etsy: Puff stitch beanie pattern

 

PEACE OUT

Sunday – Reblog

One of my favourite blogs that I follow. Every single post makes me smile and relaxes me, I am so glad I follow. It breaks up all my hectic feed, I don’t have much to blog about so thought I would share! I wasn’t asked to do this but I think we all need something beautiful to look at once in a while.

Please check out CitySonnet and give them a follow you wont regret It!

 

balcony garden setting growing marigolds Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word In August – Y2 (setting, growth) Flower of the Day

via Little Marigolds —

Catch up – blog changes & more 

I think have a book addiction but I’m also a hoarder. I’ve come to terms with this. 

So I’m being distant, I can’t help it. I hate social media and right now and even crochet, including the ‘look at me’ posts all the fucking time. 

but I’m pushing through because I have a craft fayre in October and a Christmas one in December so I am very busy. 

I have lots of blogs to catch up on and I’ll get to your posts at the weekend. 

This week and most of last week was none stop and will be til Saturday so I can relax and catch up on everything. 

ANYWAYS. Before I go I want to announce something. 

I’m going to be getting rid of my website and using the Facebook shop function, OK I haven’t worded it the way I should. The website is technically staying but the store will be linked in Facebook does that make sense? I think this will be a better marketing strategy for me as MOST if not all my orders come straight from the Facebook world. I know how I can pursue customers and I am more Facebook savvy. I think this will help my website more by linking it into one. 

I’ve also got two blankets available on my Etsy shop. It’s not a permanent thing as a personal preference I don’t like Etsy but way to go to everyone that has success with it. 

OKAY ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT 

Im really really really really putting my mind into writing. So watch this space! I also have some short stories saved as part of a new blog schedule I am planning. 

Which brings me to my schedule! 

From the beginning of August I’ll be posting 3 times a week. I want to try and do specific days but I know that won’t happen so as long as it’s 3x I’m okay. 

One day it will be crochet, another day it’s going to be random anything from crafts to a rant. Third post will be story/writing related. 

I’ve yet to do my bullet journal video and making t shirt yarn. Life does happen! 

Now here’s the fun part woop woop. Every two weeks It will be 4 posts because I’m going to do book reviews!!!!!!!! Heck I might even start a book club every month?!?!!!?!?!?!?!?!!! 
So that’s it for now! I pinky promise to catch up on blogs. I have liked some but yet to comment. Peace out. 

WIP Wednesday – Catching waves, neat ripple crochet blanket.

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Ner ner ner, i accomplished one of my goals!!! I finished my sea wave ripple blanket.
YES! So proud right now but i aren’t proud that since the start of this month ive done nothing but eat shit, drink diet pepsi and just meh whatever though.

So happy 4th of July for yesterday LOL! – I spent ALL day on this thing and I started one of my other goals which was to watch Pretty Little Liars as i had never seen it before, i actually think i started it on Sunday? Whatever. It hit midnight i had like 6 rows to go and i was so drained from working it all day that i left it til today.

Why is it when your so close to the end of something it literally takes forever? Please explain that to me, my wrists were tingly i had crocheted that much. I took toilet breaks quick email check etc but honestly i just busted ass.

I followed the Attic 24 neat ripple pattern for this blanket and it turned out pretty well.
I think during the process i had to frog a few rows as my count was off at the end of the row and i usually found that i would fucked up around about the start of a new row so it was such a pain to frog back all that way. FML – I will say that this blanket wouldn’t be done if it was adult size, this is a baby blanket and measures at 31×35 inches so its a nice size for a baby. I kind of hate thinking of blanket sizes because i don’t come across babies that often LOL so when i first ever met my friends baby, i was like shit they really are SMALL. I don’t know why i thought they were as big as a blanket. Honestly – I think that’s a good reason why i will never be ready for a child hahaha Ill be buying my kid cars before they even know how to tie laces.

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I actually really enjoyed doing this blanket. Anything blue i love, because it’s my favourite colour. It relaxes me, i mean just look at those shades i feel so close to the sea which is always such a memorable and relaxing place right?
It makes me want to pack up and live in a little wooden house right on the sand 😦

I usually get really bored of blankets even when it’s a request and i tried to do the ripple way back when i started my blog and i never finished it. In fact whatever i did do got thrown out months ago a long with the colours.

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The yarn is used is…… Obviously stylecraft. I always go back to this brand and i think they are spot on with the shades that they have especially the blues. I have a few more colours that i wanted to use as it reminds me of being under water and searching for Atlantis. But i don’t know what ill do yet as i just seem to have yarn just for ‘just incase’ type of moments.

Starting from the white and going to the darkest shade here are the colours i used in stylecraft special DK :
White (1001)
Duck egg (1820)
Storm blue (1722)
Petrol (1708)

 

I used a 4mm crochet hook and for the border i jut went down the sides of where i started and end rounds and did two TR/DC in each space of where i have row of colours. Meaning i did 6 TR/DC for each set of colour.
I tried to follow the Attic 24 edge pattern i think that’s kind of the start of it but I just did my own thing. I didn’t want anything over the top for a border and i didn’t even do a border on the sides that were wavy.

I can’t say i ever use crazy borders on my projects because i like to keep that aspect of it simple, i see it more of a frame and the blanket is it’s own portrait.

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So for the rest of today/evening and tomorrow well some of tomorrow i am going to relax, check my bullet journal and it’s to do lists then move on to the next.
(I can now record a video without any issues so Saturday will be bullet journal shit cause you can plan next week with me :D)

 

That’s it for today. I am catching up on blogs BTW So if i comment or like something from weeks back that’s me catching up LOL!
Hope everyone’s having a good week and if your craft happy what you all been making?