A Crochet Portfolio Of Sorts

Hi!

Today I was wanting to share my crochet dabbles. I am absolutely addicted to wool and have been ever since my mam taught me to knit when I was a little girl. I got into crochet only a year or so ago…maybe slightly more than a year when on a week off from work I decided to get some wool and a hook and sat watching YouTube videos on how to crochet. My technique range is very slim but I’m working on it and I’m so proud of the things I have made so far.

I made blankets for Christmas last year for my work colleges and I have made a cup cozy and finger-less gloves (but I don’t have a photo of that :0() and I have started to learn new edging techniques too. I just find it so much fun and so relaxing. And the great thing about crochet (unlike knitting) is you start to see results so quickly which, for me being a very impatient person, is great!!

Here are a few things that I have done…

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Shell Edging

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I have recently bought a book called ‘A Little Course In Crochet’ which has some basic techniques, simple projects and easy to follow guides so I can’t wait to get practicing with it! I’m looking forward to adding to my little portfolio!

Much Love
Laura xo

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Kawaii Crazy!!!

Today I received my second ever Kawaii box! I subscribed to this last month and loved the first box I received but I didn’t want to post incase it was a little of a one hit wonder, but I tell you what! I have not been let down the second month either!¬†

In my box this month I received a mixture of items:

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Clockwise working in (like a swirly cake!): A Cute Spotted Face Cloth, Grapefruit Flavoured Candy Chews, Cupcake Stickers, Pearly Stickers (for customising phone cases and such), Little Cat Pencil Sharpener, A Cute Fluffy Cat Plushie/Charm, An Adorable Panda Note Card (with checkered envelope), A Pencil Case, Sweetie Hair Bobbles, A Hello Kitty Pen and a Rilakkuma Squishy Charm.

Each box comes boxed and all the items are wrapped in tissue paper when you first open it. You even get a little card too!

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Now I know this box is probably aimed at an audience about 10 years younger than me but honestly? I don’t care! This is the cutest subscription box I have found and I can’t describe the happiness I feel when I get this through the post and open it up and see all the pretty, cute, pink and girly things that are inside! I just love it and would recommend (for all those who are a little girl at heart) you go to www.kawaiibox.com and subscribe straight away. You will not be disappointed!

Here’s a little look at the first box I received too!

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Clockwise: Multi Coloured Loom Band Pack, Moustache Laces, ‘Lucky’ Bear Notepad, Rilakkuma Fruit Flavoured Bread Sticks, Alpacha Character Purse, Fruit Nail Art, Teddy Bear Stickers, Pretty Baggage Label, Pretty Pink Polkadot Bow Headband, Sprinkled Ice Lolly Charm, Cat Phone charm, Donut Phone Charm

Isn’t everything just too cute!??

Much Love

Laura xo

Exciting Times Are Coming

Hi!

It’s been a little while since I posted and today especially has been a very exciting day for me so I thought I would take this opportunity to do a little update :0)

Recently I made the decision to quit my psychology degree and do something a little more creative, a textiles degree. I found that I was just not engaging or enjoying my psychology degree and no matter how much of a personal interest I had in it I just couldn’t help but feel underwhelmed with the course. So, with a boost of confidence from my mother-in-law (to be) and the support of my wonderful fianc√© and family I enrolled onto the textiles degree to further develop my passion and skills in an subject that had been a passion of mine for many years now.

And today I got my materials!!!

All boxed and wrapped and new. A folder, note pad (black ‘n’ red no less!) a swanky OCA pen, a folder containing my first module materials and a really cool A3 bag, pouch thingy to send away all my work. I’m so excited to get started on it so expect this blog to be full of amazing things I have learned and found throughout my studies (as well as the general blah stuff I put up!)

Much Love

Laura xo

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