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***New Pattern Alert!***

Woohoo! I am finally releasing my first amigurumi pattern! I have designed many patterns, but this is the first one I’ve released so I’m very excited!

Birdy Crochet Pattern
You can find this pattern HERE on Ravelry!

This is an interactive baby toy that rattles and crinkles! It’s a full step-by-step photo and written pattern, including how to make all the components to make it rattle and crinkle.

The pattern uses basic crochet stitches worked in a continuous spiral. The components to make it rattle and crinkle are quite simple and you can use things from around the house.

Tension isn’t hugely important, but make sure there is no holes between stitches so you can’t see the stuffing, especially as this is a baby toy.

It only uses a small amount of yarn so would be great to use up odd ends!

Finished size – around 7cm/3 inches, not including the hair

Hope you love it as much as I do! ^_^

Sam xx

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New Item Listed – Baby/Child Bamboo Cotton Crocheted Summer Hat!

I have listed a new item – woohoo!

Baby Hat
It is made with a gorgeous bamboo cotton yarn that has some amazing benefits! Bamboo is eco-friendly as it requires no chemicals and very little water to grow, and it is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. It also absorbs more carbon dioxide from the air than other plants and releases more oxygen. Bamboo cotton keeps you cool as well as absorbing moisture away from your body. It is also great for allergy-prone and sensitive skin, and is anti-fungal and antibacterial! It is breathable and doesn’t retain odors, meaning less washing! With 100% natural fibers it is a great choice for your little one.

Baby Hat
Flowers
It has a really cute triangle design and comes with one big flower and one small one in any colour! There are 11 flower colour combinations to choose from:
Pinks and purples –
Pinks and purples
Greens, white and yellow –
Greens, white and yellow
Blues –
Blues
You can message me if there isn’t a colour listed and I will try to find a matching yarn for you! Or, if you want a different accessory altogether, say a dinosaur or heart, just message me!

Here’s a close up of the scalloped edge

Scalloped edging
For the custom fit: Measure all around your child’s head in a full circle across the forehead. If this is for a gift or you can’t measure for any reason, add the age into the message when buying instead and I will base it on averages. However this is not a guaranteed size and I would recommend measuring for a good fit.

You can buy it from my Etsy shop for £8.50, and I ship worldwide

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you like my newest item!
Sam xx

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Etsy Finds – Birthday Edition

Today’s Etsy Finds is a special edition as it was my birthday on Thursday! I have selected a range of things that I would have loved to receive ^_^

page - Birthday 2014
Here are the links:
3 Bath Cookies
Cat Mug In Back Or White (I NEED this!!)
Fondant Giraffe Cake Topper (I had to include a giraffe ;) )
Candy Birthday Card
Happy Birthday Cake Banner
Personalised Birthstone Necklace (This is beautiful)
Crackle Glass Earrings
Double Flap Clutch (I really want this, it’s so pretty and useful!)
Sleepy Time Epic Vegan Lip Balm (My lips are really sore at the moment so this would come in handy!)

As always, if you have an Etsy shop and would like to be featured in a future post leave me a comment :)

Sam xx

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Pretty Little Bows – Valentines Gift Idea

Good morning!

Mini Bow Hair Clips

These cute little bow hair clips are perfect for any age, from babies to adults!

Crocodile clips are attached to the back

Crocodile clips are attached to the back

They are made from lovely, super soft yarn and measure 4.5cm each – cute!

They come in pretty organza bags

They come in pretty organza bags

They are £7.50 for a set of 3, and can be posted anywhere in the world! Follow any picture for the link, or go here

Thanks for visiting today!
Sam xx

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Pretty Crochet Flowers

Crochet Flowers
Thought you might like to see some pretty flowers I have made recently :) There are two different sets at the moment, one in luxury/premium yarn which is super soft and quite floppy, and one in standard yarn. The standard yarn is still really pretty though as you can see, and they are slightly bigger.

The luxury yarn is the ones in the background and the top picture, and the standard yarn is the one in the bottom picture. 

They are both listed on my shop here

Hope you like them!
Sam xx

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Etsy Finds Friday…. On Saturday – Special Edition!

Oops this is a little late!
Did you all have a nice Valentine’s Day? What did you do? I had a lovely meal with my partner Roxi and we watched a dvd ^_^ Was a lovely night!

I’ve created this Etsy Finds special to make the love last a little longer :) After all, love isn’t just for Valentine’s Day! ;) (Not because I forgot to do the post on Thursday… :p)

Etsy Finds - Valentines Day
Such loveliness! Here are the links:
Heart Soaps (These are so cute!)
Heart Necklace
Brownies (Yummy)
Owl Love Card (Cute!)
Heart Garland DIY Kit (Love this!)
Couple’s iPhone Cases
Heart Door Hanger
Engagement Ring (Wow <3)
Ceramic Heart Bowl

Aww I feel all loved up now! :) Have a nice rest of weekend!

Sam xx

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Happy Valentines Day!!

Crochet Valentines Hearts
Happy Valentines Day!! I hope you’re all having a happy, love-filled day :)
Above is a picture of a heart I’ve crocheted, the pattern can be found here. Its really easy, so give it a go! Perfect gift to show love to your partner, or a family or friend who you want to show some love to! ^_^

I’ll be back in a few hours with a special Valentines Etsy Finds post!

Sam xx

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Etsy Finds Friday – Special Edition

Another special edition!
Today’s is dedicated to everyone affected by hurricane Sandy. As I’m sure you’ve all heard, The East coast of America was hit by hurricane Sandy a few days ago. Lives have been lost and many people are homeless and jobless. The great people of Etsy have been donating all or some of their profits to the American Red Cross and other charities that are providing disaster relief to the East Coast. I have done this post to support their great work in trying to raise money. If you can spare a few pounds/dollars please donate, anything will help. I will put links at the bottom of the page. Thank you.


Every shop above is donating money from the items sold, please take a look. As always I have included something for every budget!
Here are the links:
‘After The Rain’ Latin Ring
Hair Ties (I love these!)
Crochet Blanket Pattern
‘Adopt’ T-shirt (I love the idea behind this)
Tigereye Bracelet with silver ribbon
White Ribbon Earrings (So pretty!)
Crochet Apple Charm (Love this)
Actual Photograph of Sandy
Glass Heart Ornament

A few ways to donate:
Itunes store – Apparently you just need to sign in to your account and click “donate” so you can donate to the American Red Cross (I couldn’t check as I don’t have an apple product) and donate from $5 to $200. It will be anonymous, and 100% of your donation will go to the American Red Cross.

Ebay – They have a page set up so you can donate in a variety of ways: buying items, donating directly, or selling things. They also have a list of items on the page that are for sale that will be donating proceeds to charity. There is also a list of charities down the side with links to listings specifically for that particular charity.

American Red Cross – Their website has a lot of information about how to donate and about the disaster Sandy has left behind. There is 11 ways to donate by following this link. The easiest ways are online and via text. For texting, you need to text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.

There are many other ways to donate and other charities to donate to, but I thought I would just stick to the main ways I could find. 

Everyone that has been affected by Hurricane Sandy is in our thoughts and prayers. I hope you and your family are safe and well, and can get back to normality soon ♥

Thank you for visiting, and I would love to know if you make any donations/purchases!
Sam xx

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Etsy Finds Friday

Hello! How are you all today? Are you looking forward to the weekend?

This weeks Etsy Finds theme is:
BLUE!!


There was so so much to choose from this time!
Here are the links:
Clay Beads
Infinity Cowl
Amigurumi Elephant (Adorable <3)
Tardis Cake Toppers (I had to include something Dr Who related into my blue post!!)
Robot Birthday Card (I love this!)
Covered Button Hairslides
Cushion Covers
Glitter Nail Varnish (I want this so much, its gorgeous!)
Blue Topaz Earrings

The pretty hairslides are made by a fellow blogger! Claireabellemakes has a lovely blog and Etsy shop – you should really check them out! If you have an Etsy shop and would like to be featured in a future post leave me a comment :)

Thanks for visiting today!
Sam xx