HOTH Crochet Mug Warmers

This week has been all about mug warmers, mug cosies or mug hugs!  What ever you want to name them I’ve been drowning in them!

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HOTH hats and headbands!

It’s that time of year when hats and ear warmers become a priority.  Yes it’s winter and knit wear is the ultimate way to accessorise.  Unfortunately I can’t knit but as you know I’m quite partial to a bit of hooking so with that in mind I’ve been cracking on with some awesome hats and headbands.

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FREE crochet headband pattern

This weeks free crochet pattern is another headband ear warmer.  They make such good stocking fillers and are a great way to use up left over yarn at the end of a project.  I’m really loving these at the moment as there’s so much you can do with them to make them individual and they’re a brilliant way of avoiding hat hair!

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Teddy Bear Headband – Free Crochet Pattern

So this months free pattern is a headband complete with super cute teddy bear ears.

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Hot Off The Hook – I’m Back

It’s been ages since I hit you up with a HOTH section!  Things have been crazy busy with the kids getting back to school and Christmas requests coming in and foolishly I decided that this year we’re going for a handmade theme on the Christmas tree.  I’ve crocheted 5 tiny stocking to hang so just another 19 to go, no pressure!  There’s also been lots of demand for the fox headbands again this year so I’ve had a few of these on the hook these past few weeks.

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New Year, New Tea

In my last post I mused about the familiar Facebook posts of “new year, new me” and my strong opinions on the subject.  I voiced concern over the pressures of modern society and went so far as to admit that I’m fat.  We ended with my need for tea and that’s where I’m starting today.

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New Year, New Me

So we’ve reached the time of year where the usual Facebook posts hit “New Year, New Me”.  A load of bollocks in my opinion.  What’s wrong with the old you?  January is the most depressing month of the year and it’s not hard to see why.  There’s so much pressure these days to be the “ultimate woman”  the answer to all needs.  Need a glorious housewife? I can be that but I’ll also work full time and have children who are all immaculate and the house will be show home perfect (unless you look upstairs which is where I dumped all the crap when I saw you pull up outside).  I’ll also strive to be picture perfect.  Yes I can be thin and trophy wife ready whilst doing home made cakes……..lie.   The image must me maintained.

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Slapton Sands Devon

After a busy start to the week with the husband pulling a 48 hour shift and numerous other commitments cropping up I was feeling well and truly burnt out today.  I started a detox yesterday and was feeling the lack of sugar in my system.  My mood was feeling much like the clouds over at Slapton……..dark.

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The Beach….Not Just For Summer

I remember, as a child, vividly, going to the beach whilst on holiday.  We even went to Broadsands beach which is where we visited today.

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The Count Down Begins!

Many of those who know me know my love of food and in particular anything sugary.  It’s now 2 weeks until Brads Christmas party and I’m already feeling like frumpy mum.  With Winter in full swing I know my love handles have grown more lovely and the spare tyre’s growing a twin so I decided with the party on its way I’d do a 2 weeks detox.

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