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Hello & Welcome!

 

I'm Claire, a creative mum of three and lover of all things sparkly!  This blog is for sharing adventures in crochet and creative makes...

 

I hope you'll be inspired to create some time for your own crafty journey and maybe discover talents you never knew you had!  xxx

By CreateSome Time & Hooky Buddies, Oct 12 2017 04:03PM

Wow! These First Few Weeks Have Flown By!


Half Term is in sight and we have so many new beginnings to celebrate already this Autumn....





NEW BRANDING


O V A L S H A P E D: Eeek! Feeling absurdly pleased with my new Hooky Buddies logo and have gradually been updating all my teaching materials and business essentials. I wanted it to reflect my obsession with squidgy yarn balls and celebrating handmade. Those cute finger print shapes make me smile!! Whenever I see a ball of yarn, my fingers tingle to give it a squeeze and get making! Is it just me??




NEW VENUE


We've so enjoyed meeting this term's Hooky Buddies at Crafty Happenings. A wonderful emporium, dedicated to shopping and making handmade.




NEW HOOKY BUDDIES


September and October Beginners have got off to a flying start with great hooking and fab first squares!






NEW PROJECTS


September saw some wonderful stitches at #stourbridgecraftlounge





NEW STOCKS


Enrollments are open this week for Hooky Buddies EPIC Club. A beginner friendly crochet along to help you hook your own stylish and versatile infinity cowl from start to finish.





STARSHINE #retrocraftworkshop


Treat yourself to an evening of hygge-ligt crafty indulgence on November 21st in Stourbridge!





SNOWFLAKES & STARS


I'll be bringing a festive crochet workshop to Crafty Happenings on November 22nd.



More details and bookings in the shop Now!



Claire x


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By CreateSome Time & Hooky Buddies, Oct 3 2017 10:40AM


FANTASTIC PROJECTS AT SEPTEMBER CRAFT LOUNGE 2017


You snipped, you sewed, you hooked!


We loved the colour combinations you chose for your beautiful crochet squares. All the shades work so well together in DROPS Paris cotton. Some super slick crochet techniques on display here by practised hookers.




In the stitchy corner, you got really creative with building up the layers of colour and texture on your silk pins and adding different embellishments for fab effects.





A special mention for Nicki's new poppy make, Diana's wonderful join as you go granny squares and Lisa's apple and sultana cake. All delightful!


If you'd like to get hooking your own poppies to sell for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal (All proceeds to the charity appeal) then Hooky Buddies have a members group with tutorials available. Just message for details.





WHAT'S NEXT?


Retrocraftworkshop will return for an evening of winter themed crafting in November. Save the date, more details to follow!


STARSHINE #retrocraftworkshop

Tuesday November 21st, 7 - 9.30 pm at Norton Community Centre, Stourbridge , DY8 3AZ



ARE YOU ON THE MAILING LIST?


Make sure you don't miss your next crafting fix! You can pop on the list here ... CLICK



See you soon!



Claire & Lisa xx



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By CreateSome Time & Hooky Buddies, Sep 20 2017 01:07PM


Join us for more colourful crafty fun this Autumn!


Lisa and I have been busy planning some fab little projects to share with you this Autumn.


Whether you'd love to try a new skill, relax & share tips with like-minded makers or just promise yourself some quality crafting time we're sure to have something to inspire you...




NEW Hooky Buddies


September beginners will be tackling their first granny squares tonight at Crafty Happenings. We're enjoying using our fab new kits in a beautiful new venue. I have spent the summer building a shiny new website with new branding and you'll start to see a fresh new look to Hooky Buddies over the coming term.


LAST FEW SPACES AVAILABLE FOR OCTOBER BEGINNERS!! - Book now, direct from the shop page.




CRAFT LOUNGE RETURNS NEXT WEEK!


SILK PINS


Fancy creating a gorgeous corsage pin to add a splash of colour to your Autumn wardrobe? We've got a sumptuous medley of silks, coloured threads, vintage fabrics, ribbons and wooden buttons to share with you!




GRANNY CIRCLE CASE


In the hooky corner I'll be bringing along a basketful of bright cottons for a granny square pencil / hook case project which will be zipped and lined with spotty cotton.





ARE YOU ON THE MAILING LIST?


Make sure you don't miss our upcoming winter crafting date in November. You can pop on the list here ... CLICK


See you soon!


Claire & Lisa xx


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By CreateSome Time & Hooky Buddies, Jun 28 2017 03:07PM


Hi Hooky Buddies!


What a marvellous night!


Our thanks to everyone who joined us for our double daisy workshop.








Lisa showed you how to get daisy painting with some one stroke techniques and you made some fab samplers to practise your new skills before trying them out on your projects.


Everyone enjoyed the dotting and built up to petal painting!.. Upright brush, press down, slow drag.







Then first cotton daisies began to bloom...




Our thanks to you all for a thoroughly lovely evening from start ......





....to finish!



If you loved it too, please leave a review!


Be sure to share your projects in Hooky Buddies or on Create Some Time & Hooky Buddies. We love to know how you get on.




WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT ?

So that's all for now folks! We will soon be planning Autumn crafting adventures to share with you all.


We'll keep you in the loop!

Wishing you all a fabulous summer,


Claire & Lisa xx



In the meantime, you can find us on Facebook

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By CreateSome Time & Hooky Buddies, Jun 12 2017 10:54AM

Green Spaces Make Me Happy


I took the long way home through the park after the school run today. Starting the day with green grass and daisies helps my shoulders relax after the morning ritual of frantic hairbrushing, lunch packing and hunting high and low for dinner money. I was still home by ten past nine, but refreshed and ready to organise my day.


Weekends too, offer the opportunity to recharge with outdoor adventures and I'm inspired to grab my walking boots every time I leaf through my copy of How to be a Wildflower - a field guide by Katie Daisy. It's full of beautiful artwork and inspirational quotes for nature lovers. You can find more of her wonderful work over at The Wheatfield on Etsy.


Finding those moments of unhurried quiet help me to balance the busy times and it is with this in mind that Lisa and I bring you our latest #retrocraftworkshop.




Create Some Time for Simple Summer Crafting


Our Ditsy Daisy workshop is inspired by daisy lawns and simple summer adventures.


Lisa will be leading you through painting your own folky style daisies, starting with a sampler and moving on to a choice of funky chalk board, gorgeous hanging heart or handy notebook to embellish. (Choose two, or all three for non-hookers)


I'll be showing you how to make some pretty little blooms to turn into daisy chain bunting or cute appliques for your projects. (There'll be a choice of cotton weight too, for more relaxing crochet!)





BOOKING NOW OPEN!


DITSY DAISY WORKSHOP Tuesday 27th June, 7 - 9.30 pm at Norton Community Centre, Stourbridge, DY8 3AZ


Please Book & Pay £22 via Paypal to claire@createsometime.co.uk



We can't wait to share an evening of relaxing summer crafting with you!



This event is Pre-book & Pay only as we'll be preparing materials and a personalised gift bag of your crafting goodies in readiness.



Claire & Lisa xx



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