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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10 Ways to Use Dried Lavender

Here’s the ultimate guide in the best ways to use dried lavender.  It details various crafts relating to the aromatic lavender and how to make the most amazing DIY gifts.  Perfect for teachers, neighbours, packing out a DIY hamper or just treating yourself.  If you’ve got heap loads of this herb growing in your garden but you’ve never dried your own  lavender then be sure to check out my post How To Dry Lavender.


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Fox Dungarees Hot Off The Hook #2

This week on HOTH it’s all about dungarees!  If you missed it don’t forget to check out my last hot of the hook instalment.  I love dungarees on babies.  Its my all time favourite outfit.  They always look so scrummy and comfortable in them.  Dungarees are also super versatile  as you can put various tops underneath to achieve a different “look” and when your toddler is ….. well ……toddling there are no issues of trousers falling down.  They’re the ultimate crawling/climbing ensemble both cute and practical!




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Hot Off The Hook #1

So this is the first instalment of hot off the hook and there won’t be much writing just pretty pics of great makes or awful pics of disasters!

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Baby Boy Crochet Sleeping Bag Cocoon Pattern

So I’ve been super busy recently hitting the hook and getting my wool fix.  I attempted this week for the first time to write my very first crochet pattern.  This is a total first for me and I’ve got to say I’m pretty chuffed with the overall result.


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Summer and Crochet

My quest for summer wool projects continues.  With hats and scarves months away I’m feeling the need for projects in keeping with the coming summer season.


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Sloe Berry Splendour – Identifying

The first stage of your sloe berry “journey of discovery” has to be recognising and identify sloe berries and damsons (larger and more plumb like sloes with a very similar taste).  Want to know how best to handle your sole haul?  check out my post Sloe berry Splendour: Jam

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