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Valentine’s Offer! (And A Big Announcement!)

Etsy Valentines Promotion
Struggling to find the perfect gift for your loved one? Or perhaps you just want a nice treat? Well you can get 20% off any item in my shop until midnight on Valentine’s Day! (GMT)
Just enter the code VLOVE15 (No minimum spend – woohoo!)

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheGiraffesHat

Plus I have a BIG announcement – I now accept custom orders! As an added bonus you’ll get 20% off them too if you order before midnight on Valentine’s Day (GMT)! I am up for a challenge so whatever you have in mind message me :)

Thanks for visiting,
Sam xx

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My New Shop!!

I’ve finally opened my first ever Etsy shop! I’d love it if you could check it out :)

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheGiraffesHat

Here’s a sneak peak of what you will find there:

Preview of new shop
I hope you like everything! I currently only ship to the UK as I am trying to find a courier who can ship for much cheaper than the post office is offering! I’d welcome any advice!

Also, my shops facebook page is here if you would like to keep up to date with my shop!

Sam xx

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New Baby Love

A few weeks ago my brother and his wife had a little baby girl! She is called Jasmine and is absolutely gorgeous <3 I wanted to make her something special that was useful, so decided to make a matching hat and headband set.


The pattern for the hat was found on Ravelry, the headband was created by me based on the bigger headbands I made, and I found the flower pattern in my Art of Crochet Magazine collection. They were really quick and easy to make which was really satisfying!


She looked so so so adorable! The hat was a little tighter than I would have liked, but hopefully it will stretch a bit the more she wears it :)

I’m thinking of making some baby-sized headbands to sell along with the bigger ones when I open my shop, what do you think?

Sam xx

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And The Winner Is……

Firstly, I am so so sorry this is almost a week late…. I have had a very bad tummy bug and my blog had to be put on hold while I recovered. I’m improving now so finally here is the winner!!


So, are you excited?!

The Winner Is………..


Crayons And Milk!! Congratulations!!
Please send me a message (via the contact button) with your address and confirmation your colour choice for the headband!

You can visit Crayons And Milk’s blog here

Thank you to everyone who took part, and hello to my new followers! I hope to have another giveaway at my next milestone so keep and eye out! :)

Thanks for visiting today and I hope to be back to normal blogging this week!
Sam xx

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Competition Time!!!!

This post will be sticky until the end of the competition on the 13th of August, so please scroll down to find my other posts! :)

Its finally time!!!! YAY!!! We have finally reached 50 followers so we’re having a giveaway!! Woo!

Although first, as promised, I will post the celebration cakes for my blogs one month anniversary! (although as I was waiting for 50 followers before posting this it’s a bit late!)


Mmmm they were delicious…. When I next make them I’ll take step-by-step pictures of the process and give you the recipe :) They are the best cupcakes I’ve ever tasted!!

Okay enough about delicious cakes, are you ready for the competition?!
**Drum roll**
This is what you can win!


The actual prize is:

  • 2 balls of Hayfield Bonus DK 100g
  • A selection of pretty buttons
  • And the winner gets to choose between either the blue or pink bow headband (Adult size)

Awesome right?


Pretty pretty buttons, useful for so many things!!


Whoever wins will be the lucky first owner of one of my bow headbands! They are designed and crocheted by me, and I have been making lots to fill up my shop when it opens :) The winner gets to choose between either the pink or blue one, and I’d really appreciate feedback!

So here’s how to enter:
Make sure you are a follower and leave a comment saying which bow headband you would prefer – pink or blue. That’s it! Simple right? :)

Multiple comments wont count, and I will double check just to make sure. The competition is open internationally, and you have to be a follower to enter.

You have until the 13th of August to enter, so get commenting! I’d really appreciate it if you shared too! :)

Thanks for visiting,
Sam xx

Don’t forget this post will be sticky until the end of the competition on the 13th of August, so please scroll down to find my other posts! :)

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Pretty pretty yarn

As its Wednesday I would normally post a work in progress, but as I’m making lots and lots of headbands (and the headbands were the last thing I posted!) I have nothing to show you! So instead I’m going to show you my beautiful new yarn :)


Pretty isn’t it? It arrived on Saturday and I had to try it straight away! (Which is why the pink ball is smaller! :p) Its so so soft, and great to crochet with! I am totally in love! <3
I don’t have a pictures of the blue on made up, but here is the pink one:


I will try to post a picture of the blue yarn made up soon :)

Thanks for visiting!
Sam xx

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Headbands!

You might remember this work in progress post where I was in the middle of making a pretty headband? Well its now finished! Yay! (It was actually finished a while ago but with moving house I’ve not had chance to show you!)
In the end I made my own version of the headband. The pattern was quite confusing and I didn’t like some parts of it, and I’ve changed it so much that this is my own pattern!


Pretty isn’t it? I liked it so much that I made more!


I also designed my own bow ^_^


I’ve been making lots as I will be selling them in my shop! It’s really fun making things ready for when I open my shop :) I’m so excited about it!

Also, I have some news about the competition! The items I will be giving away arrived over the weekend, so as soon as I reach 50 followers I will be posting the giveaway post! :D So get sharing, we’re almost there!

Thanks for visiting today :)
Sam x