Hello New Year!

So 2017 is now in full swing!

I didn’t realise it had been so long since my last post…oops! That November/December period is full on! Family, birthdays, school finishing, holidays…and no real time to sit and crochet!

So, some news from Neen’s Crochet Corner…

My Annie the Alpaca pattern appeared in Issue 52 of Simply Crochet! Who grabbed themselves a copy? Supper chuffed and honoured to be a part of such an amazing publication!

I’m looking forward to bringing some of my design sketches to life this year so stay tuned for new things!

To you and yours have an amazing New Year!

ā™„Neen

 

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Birds of a Feather

I love birds! Well, not the seagull that will steal your hot chips at the beach or the kookaburra who’ll swoop and snatch a sausage off the BBQ! But yes, I do love birds! šŸ™‚
So here are two new patterns, small and simple but cute none-the-less!

My Little Baby Ducky is a breeze to whip up! A good beginner pattern!
Find her here as a free download!

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My Sun Conure is so colourful, it’s sure to put a smile on anyone’s face!
Find her here.

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Marvellous Mice!

Ā So, does everybody love mice? Maybe not but you have to admit that when they are crochet they’re just utterly adorable! šŸ˜€

I’m thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful collection of both paid and free patterns of mousey cuteness in a pattern round up by Rebeckah’s Treasures. My Twitch the Mouse and Twitch Cheese Mouse Lovey are both included (number 5 & 39).

Ā Check them all out here:

Rebeckah’s Treasures: BlogĀ orĀ  FacebookTwitch cheese fullFind Twitch the Mouse and Twitch Cheese Mouse Lovey patterns on Ravelry.

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A Good Day for Yarn

Today I bought my first crochet magazines ever. That’s right, you read that correctly! My first crochet magazines EVER! I grabbed the only two crochet magazines on the newsagency shelf, stuffed down in a bottom corner below all the knitting, scrapbooking and patchwork offerings.

So what did I grab? Simply Crochet Hooked on Handmade issue #32 and Amigurumi Collection (a special collection of all things cute and amigurumi also by Simply Crochet). magsSimply Crochet website Ā Ā  Simply Crochet Facebook

Now, I’m not new to crochet toys. I have my own style and unique ideas but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate and admire the work of others. The cuteness in the Amigurumi Collection almost makes one go into meltdown! So…much…cuteness!! This book would be a great resource for a beginner. Not only does it have cute little projects but it includes crochet basics, stitches and conversions. It’s well laid out and has lovely colourful photos. It really is just a pleasureĀ to stroll through.

My copy of Simply Crochet came with a free kit of yarn and stitch markers to make a special littleĀ bracelet. Again, plenty of interesting things to read, beautiful patterns with wonderful photos all laid out in a lovely magazine. I may be venturing out for the next issue…

Add to that my afternoon trip to my local op shop where I scored a couple of bags of yarnie goodness for a bargain price and it’s been an all round great day in my crochet, yarnie world!

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It really is the simple things in life isn’t it!

ā™„ Neen