I've just noticed that my little blog has just hit double digits in followers :-) So to celebrate, I'd like to host my first giveaway! The first THREE people to comment on this post will receive a little surprise in the post made by me-all I ask is that you put your email address in the comment so that I can email you for your address :-D I've yet to decide what the surprise will be but hopefully you'll like it!
Now also seems like a good time to celebrate some of the blogs that I personally enjoy a great deal. When I started blogging here, I hadn't been crocheting very long. I found it difficult to learn new techniques or to expand on my crochet skills. These blogs have become my favourite places to find inspiration, to discover other crafting methods and to have a lovely peaceful few minutes sharing their crafty stories. So go say hi and enjoy them with me!
Attic24 is FULL of colourful and amazing crochet projects. Her blog is packed full of beautiful photos and clever ideas! She has stacks of tutorials for all kinds of things-from making a granny square to borders to flowers and leaves and literally so many others! Her tutorials are some of the easiest to follow that I've come across and she is so generous to share so many of her patterns :-)
Mummycat has a lovely blog where she crochets, sews, upcycles and creates the most wonderful items! I'm very lucky because she is my biggest sister but, bias aside, her blog deserves a shout out because she shares so many great ideas for crafting around the home. Just look! When I finally started to crochet, it was because she had sent me hooks and a copy of 'The Happy Hooker' and here we are now!
So please, go say hello to her :-)
Gillian uses a lot of photos and colour in her posts-I really admire her ability to take such fresh, striking photographs. She does a lot of home crafting-I particularly love how she gave some of her old plant pots a completely new lease of life in this post!
Debi Y is a fantastic blog to visit-she is an avid crocheter, makes lots of beautiful baby blankets, hats, cocoons and she donates items to her local hospital. I love her blog for all the ideas she has as well as the fact that she shares LOADS of her granny square designs! I mean it-when I was learning how to do different types of squares, hers was the place to go! Still is in fact :-) The ways she writes out the patterns are so easy to follow and I'm so grateful to her for sharing so many of her unique designs.
BunnyMummy is another blog that has gorgeous photos and bright splashes of colour :-) I love reading her posts and she also has some fantastic photo tutorials that you should definitely check out! Full of crafty goodness and stunning photos and a lovely place to relax and read :-)
SIBOL deserves a very special shout out-I've written about this blog before and this certainly won't be the last time as I think it's such a wonderful project. Mrs Twins, the crocheting force behind SIBOL, takes in donations of squares from all over the world which she makes into beautiful lapghan blankets to donate to the Elderly in care homes across England. She and her Ravellery group come up with many 'challenge' ideas for blankets which are a constant source of inspiration and have really encouraged me to think 'outside the box' when coming up with blanket ideas. If, like me, you love to make squares and blankets but are running out of people to give them to, then this is DEFINITELY the place for you :-D
Last, but most certainly NOT least, comes another amazing blog. Jess gets crafty is a fantastic place full of ideas and colour-she is the undisputed Queen of Amigurumi in my mind-her abilities with solid form shapes out of crochet are unparalleled! Yes, she also has the honour of being my big sister but this isn't bias (again lol) as she is genuinely so talented. For as long as I can remember, Jess was the one who could make anything out of anything. It didn't matter if the instructions were incomprehensible as Jess could always figure them out. She's been crocheting for decades and has so many beautiful ideas on her blog it could make you weep. I love her blog simply for all the inspiration and ideas-you should also check out her etsy shop where she sells gorgeous handmade baby booties and hair clips :-) So pop over and make her day!
Right then folks-don't forget to comment! And I hope you like these blogs as much as I do :-D Share the love!