2013 ~ A crafting year in review

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With one day to go this year, it’s time for our first ever yearly review. I was thinking today that I haven’t read a book in a while ~ the amount of crochet done this year might explain why! I know I’ve said this before, but it seems the more I crochet the more I crochet. With every new 3am idea completed, there are another five swirling around waiting to be started.

So, here is just a summary of 2013. Apologies in advance for the length of the post!

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January was a very busy crafting month. I seem to recall Moo and I spent the first few weeks of 2013 finding the coolest place in the house to crochet (me) and snooze (Moo).

First, there was the new peg board, then my yearly sewing attempt, my first pin cushion pattern, and a finished blanket for KOGO.

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Pin Cushion_9smlKogo_16smlFebruary Moo relaxed on the sofa with her new cushions and Christmas present ducky. I made little bowls and did a spot of office yarn bombing with a crochet tissue holder and phone cozy.

Bowl_3smlBowl_35smlTissue_21smlMarch this is my favourite crochet pin cushion so far…. and then there were MacBook covers, one for Mum and one for me.

Cushion_1smlMac_23smlLaptop_18smlApril was all about baby blankets ~ first a simple granny square in Stylecraft, then Bear’s Rainbow Blanket.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABlanket_6smlJune looking back at June, I think I lost my crochet mojo a little ~ my favourite project by far was this knitted Capelet. Yes, knitting!

Capelet_22smlJuly being winter in Australia, July was about hot water bottle covers, plus my favourite doily so far.

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September … a busy month, with the end of the cold weather in sight. First there were crochet baby hats for Bella’s babies, then my first ever crochet bag, a mandala floor rug, and a granny square scarf.

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Rug_33smlScarf_2smlMoo_47smlOctober …. this is the quickest and easiest crochet bag I’ve ever made… instant gratification!

Big Bag_28smlNovember …and Christmas preparations begin, with a trio of crochet decorations… plus an early birthday present for Moo.

Xmas Trio_32smlXmas_3smlSqueaky_25smlDecember … was all about Christmas, with crochet pudding decorations, a Christmas stocking, a crochet star garland and our very first giveaway.

3Puddings_5smlStocking_9smlChristmas Garland_1smlGiveaway_28smlWell, if you’re still reading this far, a big thankyou! I didn’t quite realise just how long this post was going to be. Thankyou for sharing 2013 with Moo and I. We have big crafting plans for 2014, so we’ll be back really soon! 😀

Love Terri and Moo xxx

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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Yes, the crochet continues in the Moo household. Seriously, we just can’t seem to help ourselves. And these little starts from Jellywares are really just incredibly enjoyable and simple to make…. and look so lovely in a multi-coloured garland. I think I’m in love.

Do you think I could make one for each season? After Christmas, we could have a brightly coloured summer garland, and then a lovely rust coloured autumn one… the possibilities are endless…

Christmas Garland_1smlOh, and see Moo’s Christmas stocking? This is her third Christmas with us. I made this three years ago now. And above is her very own bone-shaped decoration. Moo loves Christmas too.

And the winner is….

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Giveaway_28smlWell, time is up on my first ever giveaway competition. Thankyou so very much to everybody that entered. We were really chuffed to get so many entries. So, without further ado, the winner of the Crochet Star Garland for our 100th Post Giveway is:

Dawn from Great Britain 😀

Dawn, I’ve sent you an email to let you know, and to get your address. As you can see, it’s all boxed up ready to go.

I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. It’s Sunday afternoon here in Australia. Moo and I have just put our Christmas tree up ~ most decorations are still in tact! 😀

Love Terri and Moo xxx

100th Post Giveaway

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Giveaway_4smlMoo and I were enjoying the lovely weather in the garden this afternoon, whilst trying to run away with photographing some crochet bits and pieces. We realised that it’s not only the first of December and considerably less than a month till Christmas, but that our little blog was about to reach it’s 100th post.

Who would have thought it? Certainly not us!

Giveaway_14smlI was trying to thinking of something special to do or to write about for our 100th post, and I thought, how about a giveaway? Wouldn’t that be a nice way of saying a big thankyou to you all, for still reading about us, and leaving lovely comments and likes.

The giveaway is this little Christmas Star Garland, made with Rowan Cotton Glace. It is 13 stars in total, in pale pink, red and green. I would like to send it to one lovely reader. It will pack up quite small, so I’m happy to post it to anywhere in the world.

Giveaway_21sml Giveaway_20sml Giveaway_19smlI’ve not done a giveaway before, so I hope I’m doing it right. It will run for one week, and I’m using PromoSimple, who will pick out one winner at the end of the week. I’ve never used this site before, but fingers crossed it will all go smoothly.

So, with that, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to you all, from Moo and I. We’re having such a lovely time with out little blog.

Love Terri and Moo xxx

PS Star pattern from Jelly Wares, design idea from the lovely Messyla.