Keep Calm and Crochet On UK 8,000 Pattern Party Giveaway

I’m so excited, proud and appreciative of the fact that my little ole page on Facebook has now got over 8,000 lovely Facebook Friends.  THANK YOU so much to all of you lovelies that have supported me since I started in June 2012 and got me to this amazing milestone! This giveaway is my way of showing you much love ♥ !!!


So about the giveaway; well I’ve managed to round up 34 (including me) designers and there are over 77 pattern prizes to be won!!!

The wonderful designers donating pattern prizes are: me (Keep Calm and Crochet On UK), Little Treasures by NancySchere’s Crafty CrochetIrish Hooks & YarnFrom HomeBlankies by JackieKrissysWondersCharmed By EweHigh Strung DesignsToo Yarn Cute Crochet MagazineFelted ButtonFamily Traditions CraftsForever StitchinHodgePodge CrochetLove To Be In StitchesSimply D’ BestSincerely PamCuddle Me BeaniesGramma Bean’s Homemade GiftsKnotted NotionsThomasina Cummings DesignsCrochet GertNeon Hooker DesignsTricity Hokes CreationsCrystalized DesignsDearest DebiGrammyJo LidsOne and Two CompanyProcraftistationPattern ParadisePlayin’ Hooky Designs24 Carat CrochetCherishable Creations and The Hooked Haberdasher !!!

Please pop along and show the vendors much love and appreciation!!!   

To enter check out the pinned post on my Facebook page, the rules accompany the prizes! The giveaway ends Sunday 21 September.

Good Luck!!! ♥

April in a Nutshell …. still busy!

It’s been another busy month but I do prefer to be busy than twiddling my thumbs.  Inbetween working and crocheting we’ve managed to fit in some fun family activities.  We went to the circus (first time for me and little G), went on a day trip to the zoo and did lots of digging and planting in the garden.  I’m not very green fingered (unless it’s house plants) but I do try!  Last Bank Holiday Monday was spent very pleasantly in the garden planting pansy’s and viola’s in tubs and baskets for the patio with support from apprentice gardener Little G which she thought was great fun.  As Little G’s favourite food is tomatoes  we brought her a tomato plant of her very own and she  thoroughly enjoyed the process of putting a plant in a plant pot just for her.

And just look how much it’s grown already!!!

Crochet wise I have been quite busy working on some big custom orders but still managed to squeeze in the time to release 1 new pattern and a 1 new FREE pattern into the world…

As it was all about Easter in April I released my Easter Bag Buddies which Little G loved using in the Easter Egg Hunt we set up around the house.  That was such a magical afternoon seeing her little face light up with glee as she found each of the eggs we had hidden.

My new Afghan square pattern this month (for my self set mini challenge to create a new Afghan Square every month for 2014) was my Mini Filet Square which I blogged about here. I was really pleased with this square and I’m just waiting for someone to make a blanket out of the pattern and send me the photo (hint, hint!)

Now we are in May I am hoping to get the 3 big custom orders out the way (1 down, 1 half started and 1 to go) and I’ve got a couple of new patterns with my lovely testers at the moment so I’ve got enough going on to keep me out of mischief! 

Have a happy month of hooking!