Knit Hook Sew — craft projects

My Summer Project

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I thought it was time pick up the needles again after the Christmas break and as it's still pretty warm and humid outside, I’ve decided to do a small project using one of our lovely light wintery yarns. I absolutely love Paton’s Soufflé yarn (42% mohair and 58% acrylic) – there are some cool colours and it’s light and soft to work with. I’ve chosen the colours teal, mustard, stone and red for my project and I’m knitting with two strands together on 8mm needles, so it’s quick to knit. My plan is to knit a striped blanket using the...

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Make your own Peppa Pig

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A few weeks ago we had a knitted Peppa Pig in the shop on loan from Alison, our knitting teacher. Peppa Pig - the knitted version in the Crumbz Store Unbeknown to me, Peppa Pig is a huge celebrity in "kids world" and she caused quite a stir in the shop, with every little person wanting to take her home.  Understandably, a few tantrums were thrown and tears flowed when they realised she wasn't for sale - it felt terrible saying no to so many sweet kids. I'm a far better crocheter than knitter, I decided to do some...

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Kids aprons are a Mum’s best friend

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OK, so the kids are back at school and you don’t like admitting it, but it’s actually a bit of a relief.  Life can get back to normal.  Routines can be established.  But the constant washing of school uniforms is always going to be a chore!!  What if I told you that we at Crumbz have come up with a bit of a solution for you?   You see for some people, aprons are just for us grownups to pull on over their heads when they’re in the kitchen making dinner.  But for kids, aprons are FAR more versatile.  ...

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Crafty Christmas Gifts with the Values of Yesteryear

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As a busy Mum, sadly Christmas can seem like an ordeal to be lived through, rather  than a time for celebrating. All too easily it can feel like the true values of Christmas have been lost in the commercialism and blatant spend, spend, spend marketing messages we’re subjected to, as early as now! And when it comes to choosing Christmas presents for all your kids and their friends, the ‘love’ for Christmas can be lost very quickly. We have great intentions; we set out determined not to spoil and over indulge our kids, but we end up helpless to control the gift giving,...

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