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Thomas B Ramsden and the Advent Christmas Tree Crochet Along CAL

I spent a slightly surreal July in a very hot conservatory crocheting Christmas Decorations!  Why would you do that I hear you ask?!  I was actually working on a design for a company local to me (Thomas B Ramsden).  They wanted to create a crochet along (CAL),

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Who’s hoping for minions of Easter eggs? (Day 4)

Who’s hoping for minions of Easter eggs? (Day 4)

This is the final post on making a crocheted Minion to hide your secret Easter Egg chocolate stash in! Today we’re making his arms and finishing off. If you’d like to catch up, Day 1 tells you everything you need to know about materials and abbreviations. The posts

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Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 3)

Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 3)

This is part 3 of the instructions on how to make this little blue and yellow guy. He’s very well trained in helping you hide your secret Easter Egg chocolate stash. Here are the links if you’ve missed the previous posts, Day 1 (Lower Body), Day 2

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Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 2)

Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 2)

This little chap is highly trained in subterfuge and able to cunningly disguise the fact that he is on a secret mission to keep my teenagers from finding my (did I say it’s MY?) chocolate Easter Egg! Continuing on from my previous post this is the second

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Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 1)

Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 1)

Me?  Personally I don’t find chocolate remotely despicable but neither do my teenagers so I have to resort to hiding what I consider to be “mine”.  This Minion is helping me out.  I’ve told the teens that he’s a crochet hook holder but actually he’s hiding my chocolate

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Stash busting Pop Art campervan cushion cover

Stash busting Pop Art campervan cushion cover

I’m pretty sure most of us can’t resist squirrelling away lots of yarn, even those little bits and bobs that have been rescued from partially created items.  It seems such a waste to get rid of them yet they aren’t quite long enough to make into “proper”

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Sheep Dip Island Resort – crocheted happy place!

Sheep Dip Island Resort – crocheted happy place!

I’ve had so much fun creating this! The Sheep first made an appearance at Yarndale last year and they seem to have been well loved.  They’ve had a busy year and I thought that they might appreciate a break.  So, here it is – Sheep Dip Island!

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Here come the Girls – Doll knitting pattern

Here come the Girls – Doll knitting pattern

I have two teenage boys and a husband so, other than the cat, I’m the only female in the house.  Though I don’t think of myself as a girly girl, I do have the occasional rebellious inclination to make something which could be construed as “girly”.  The “Girls” are

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Yan, Tan and Tethera, the dangly crocheted sheep from Yarndale

Yan, Tan and Tethera, the dangly crocheted sheep from Yarndale

Yarndale 2015 was a very busy occasion!  These little sheep made their first public appearance there and seemed to enjoy themselves immensely (though they get a little boisterous when excited!).  I’d made some extras which sold out almost straight away so I thought I’d share the pattern

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New VW Beetle / Bug inspired Cushion

It’s taken me a while to get this how I wanted it but I’ve finally managed to make a crocheted Beetle Cushion! I hope you like it! I’m hoping to get the pattern written up soon and will add it to the shop so please keep watching

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Black Friday or Happy Friday?

Black Friday or Happy Friday?

It’s not BlackFriday here at Slightly-Sheepish, it’s Happy Friday! We’re giving you a 50% discount on our knitting, sewing and crochet patterns until 9am (GMT) tomorrow! Come and browse the website. Once decided just enter “Happy Friday” in the “apply coupon” box at checkout. Happy shopping and

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Hug-a-Bug, the crocheted Beetle

Hug-a-Bug, the crocheted Beetle

Who can resist the classic VW Beetle? My Husband had an orange Beetle as his first car.  My eldest son, now 17, wants a Beetle as his first car too! With it’s friendly shape, the VW Beetle was the inspiration for my latest crochet pattern, the Hug-a-Bug.

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