Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Picmonkey and Stylecraft ....

I love Picmonkey... it is so easy to use...

I did a quick collage in seconds of some 
Stylecraft Special DK which arrived today....

Stylecraft Special DK collage
making a quick collage is a great way of putting
colours together to see if they work...or to 
plan a granny blanket for example...

Just load all your pics in and jiggle them could even print out the result 
as a template for your blanket! 


I need to make a baby boys blanket... 

Have you visited Ana's lovely blog, "Lanas & Hilos"?

Ana is in Guatemala and she has just finished 
a beautiful granny tiled blanket... -

I'm going to try something similar I think...

The baby (who lives over the road) has already 
been born, so I'd better get a move on!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Beautiful Blogger Blanket 2013... Let’s get going!

If you read my blog last year, or read about 
the Beautiful Blogger Blanket competition 2012, 
you will know that the prize is....

the Beautiful Blogger Blanket 2013 itself!

 The Beautiful Blogger Blanket 2012

 The Beautiful Blogger Blanket 2012

As last year, our Beautiful Blogger Blanket 2013

 does not mind who you are,

it does not mind where you are 

it does not mind whether you are

 a beginner or an expert crocheter.... 

It is a



love-filled blanket!

Now for the formal bit....


Your squares MUST be made in 100% double knit (DK) cotton to make it suitable for all.

They must be made using the appropriate hook for your yarn.

Your squares should be between 5 x 5 cm (smallest) and 20 x 20cm (largest)...anything in between is okay too.

Your squares can be made in whatever colour you choose...

Your squares should be CROCHETED using ANY PATTERN.  Please look at the squares which were sent last year HERE for inspiration. 

Please sew all ends in!

Post your squares to can get my address by emailing the address on the contacts page of my website, or by texting the mobile number given there: 

Don’t forget to include your name and blog address in your envelope. 
If you don’t have a blog that is okay, but please make sure you say so.

Please include the source of the pattern you have used in with your square, for example: ‘From 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton’, so that I give credit where due. If the pattern is yours please say so.

Please ensure that your squares reach me by midnight on 31st January 2013 at the very latest. (I will be strict about this rule this year).

The ONLY difference in the rules this year
 is that you are only allowed to send a 
maximum of 4 squares.  

For every square you send, 
you will get the same number of entries...

1 square =1 entry
2 squares = 2 entries 
3 squares = 3 entries
4 squares = 4 entries

Now for my bit: 

As the curator of the Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2013 I promise to:

Keep your squares safe, clean and dry.

Blog about EVERY SINGLE square I receive - 
including photographs of each square you send.  

I will give details of who sent it 
(I will publish your blog name if you have one
 and link to your blog).  

I will also give details about the source
 of the square pattern.

I will then sew up ALL the squares until we can 
finally see our Beautiful Blogger Blanket 2013!

and then....

I will put the names of all lovely contributors into a bag, and 
(with witnesses) will draw out the name of the winner of 
The Beautiful Bloggers Blanket of 2013 on.... 

1st MARCH 2013

I will then post The Beautiful Bloggers Blanket of 2013 to it’s 
rightful owner who could be YOU!

Have I missed anything out? 

 Let me know if you have any 

questions or problems...