October 2017 wrap up

Emma Crafts Design

Happy Friday!

I hope you’ve all had a great week. Because it’s the beginning of the month again I thought I would share my makes from October with you.

On the knitting front, I’ve finished my Colour block jumper and my Hermione’s Everyday Socks and I’ve been loving both so much!

I’ve done quite a bit of crochet as well, mostly amigurumis, and I’m in the process of designing another ami for the amigurumipatterns.net contest. I’ve shown you Wiley the Wisp, my cute dolls and all my Halloween makes.

And of course, now that I’ve finished moving houses for a while, I could participate in our Fantastic Bake-along once again!


I have plenty of things planned for November! For one, I have joined a Hand Quilt-Along hosted by the beautiful Kathy from Sewing etc. I’m super excited about this as it will give me the opportunity…

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For the Love of Crochet

Zeens and Roger

Hey there! To be honest I’m just popping by to say hello. I haven’t written a blog post this week and can’t think of anything specific to write about. So this just because I love crochet and want to share it today. Hope that’s OK.

I finished a blanket, which is pretty much the same as the first Rainbow Edged Granny I made. Unlike the other one, this one is in my Etsy shop. At the moment there is a 20% discount on all the items. That runs until the 16th of this month. The code is ZEENS.  You’ll need that to get the discount, should you wish to spend some spondoolies.

I don’t think I mentioned here that I made my friend an Urban Stripe shawl. I used Drops Merino and in case you wanted to use that too, I will tell you that it took 7 balls…

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New York, New York! (and the crochet I left there…)

Coastal Crochet

I was so shocked and saddened to hear of the terrorist attack in New York City which happened earlier this week on 31st October. My family and I had returned from a fabulous trip to New York on 29th October and we had in fact cycled along the same cycle path just days before… 😦 😦 😦

But we had such a great visit to the wonderful city of New York that I’m going to write this blog post as planned…

Wherever I go, ‘Coastal Crochet’ comes too. My passion for crochet means it’s always with me…whether I have crochet in my bag ready to take out, whether I’m wearing something I’ve crocheted, whether I’m looking at yarn shops, whether I’m admiring crocheted things that I see out and about or just thinking up new design ideas in my head, somehow it’s always there. So when we went on an…

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Craft Fair is Coming!


screen-shot-2016-12-12-at-10-49-44-amI was inspired by a fellow blogger to start thinking about the yearly craft fair that happens at the school where I work. I’ve done the craft fair on and off since it’s inception way back when my son went to school there (he is now a big senior in high school). I’ve had various successes and failures and every year, I’m not sure if I’m going to do it or not. When I do decide to do it, it’s always at the last second and then I start crocheting furiously trying to make sure I have enough things to show. It’s a hodge podge and there’s no consistency. I have a little bit of everything. I guess that’s not true. The consistency is that it’s all fun things kids would enjoy. Toys, dolls, purses and cases. I have had hats and beanies but they are always kid friendly.


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