Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Happy Hooker

When you write a blog you sometimes get asked to review stuff. Ive been sent things over the years that just haven't grabbed my interest or wouldn't be right for what I chat about.
A few weeks back I was asked to review a crochet book by Michelle, Sylvie and Cecile Delprat, printed by David & Charles.
I immediately loved the fresh style of the book and it looked a lot of fun. Some books are just too fussy or full of stuff I wouldn't want to make ever never.
Hooked is stylish and has motifs to make for the grown-up you and the kiddy inside you.

The white backgrounds and great colour choices really appealed to me too.
A few bloggers have and will write about this book too as we're part of a blog hop to review it.
If you press here you can go and find out just who they are.
I was supposed to make something from the book you know, that makes sense really if I'm reviewing it doesn't it. Well I did and I didn't.

I used the flower pattern in the book to send a few tutorial pictures to Adabea who was struggling with making flowery things. She then solved my how to blog on your ipad dilemma by telling me about the blogsy app. I'm still learning (this is my first time with it) .

Back to Hooked book.

I thought about making a ring as I love to wear a big ring.

Then I thought I might make a cupcake and turn it into a brooch.
I had quite a few ideas, but with all that's been happening in my life nothing has been made I'm afraid

That aside, I know I'll be making all sorts of things once my creative mind comes back properly.

One of my favourites is this bow garland. It makes me think of sweeties all in a row. I know my girls would love this one.

Now something very exciting for you lovely lot is that there's a chance to win a copy of the book and a bundle of crochet goodies.

Follow this link to find out more.

 

Now I've reviewed Hooked, I'd like to say how touched I was by your thoughtful comments. They made me feel very comforted I must say. As always I'd love to reply to each of you, but now even more than usual I'm finding it hard to get everything done that I plan. This post is later than I was supposed to write it. Life feels calmer, a new understanding has been reached, my girls are happy and I am too in so many ways.

I've been blown away by those of you here and on Instagram who talk of me inspiring you. That builds me up no end you know, but to be truthful I'm not sure how, but I believe you all the same. For the little girl who felt her face didn't fit to the woman who stopped caring if it did or didn't and just became me I feel so uplifted when I hear that I make some sort of a difference. So thankyou, it really does mean a lot.

Right I'm off to press send and hope I worked out how to do the links properly.

 

 

 

 

9 comments:

  1. Your post is great - in terms of the post and the links - so don't worry about that! I hope that you can make something when you have time as you are a great maker of things and that is part of who you are. As you come through this difficult time I am sure that you will work it all out! xx

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  2. Sigh! I have wanted to learn to crochet for decades but nobody would teach me as 'left handed people can't be taught.' I taught myself to knit when I was very small, by watching my grandmother and working out what she was doing, but the crochet hook flashes to quickly and book diagrams are hard to follow.
    Wish I lived near another crafter who would s...l...o...w down and show me!

    I really can't wait to see the production of your own, very creative ideas that this book has inspired.

    Love your blog and so glad you have learnt to love yourself.....because you are so worthy of your own approval, as well as that of we bloggy readers.
    J xxxx

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  3. Lovely to see a new post from you, and to hear that you and your girls are doing just fine. It's hard to accept compliments isn't it? And learning to love yourself as you are and blow what everyone else thinks - apart from those nearest and dearest to you perhaps - is a big step on the road to the new you and your new life.

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  4. Lovely to see a new post from you, and to hear that you and your girls are doing just fine. It's hard to accept compliments isn't it? And learning to love yourself as you are and blow what everyone else thinks - apart from those nearest and dearest to you perhaps - is a big step on the road to the new you and your new life.

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  5. I thought of you when I saw this cute owl granny square pattern http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2012/11/owl-granny-square-crochet-pattern.html

    Wishing the best for you and your girls.

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  6. So happy you and the girls are doing well. I think of you often and hope that each day is getting easier. The book looks great.
    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  7. So glad that you and the girls are ok chuck.
    I can't crochet but it looks great and full of the kind of things I would want to make if I could!
    Blogsy is FAB and I use Pixite to store my photos on, if that's any help at all.
    Happy weekend me dear x

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  8. I'm glad to see you post.. I've been sending you my healing energy from all you've gone through. I'm happy you're doing your crafts. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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