I love how the antlers have turned out on Rudolph, I have changed my pattern slightly since making him as I had planned to add legs. I think he will look cute as a hanging decoration!



LJ Stitch and Sew

I’ve just set up a Facebook page as a dedicated place to showcase all of my crochet and sewing pieces. I’m trying to develop my skill set and offering pieces at low cost before I potentially start to sell things more regularly!

This hobby has helped me through a lot of stress and is currently keeping me sane through my teacher training, so any encouragement, feedback and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Please use the link to connect with me on Facebook!


For me this ‘celebration’ has no real meaning. At school we learnt about Hallows Eve and the time of harvest, at home I enjoyed fancy dress halloween/birthday parties with fireworks, toffee apples and of course costumes.

Some hate the date, some love it and we all have different reasons for making a deal out of the day or not. I love fancy dress and pumpkins, the colours of autumn vegetables, the smell of rain and freezing cold sunny days. So I see Halloween a time to celebrate this perfect season.

I haven’t carved many pumpkins in my life, maybe two or three? They never looked impressive so this year I tried out my new hobby skills and made one. I love it! The stalk needs to be made with a darker brown to accent the orange yarn more, and I need to neaten up the stuffing, but then again pumpkins aren’t usually perfect in shape.


First granny square

A granny square is a popular choice for beginner crocheters as they are pretty, easy to do and fairly quick projects.

I finally got round to attempting one myself and am extremely pleased with the outcome. I introduced new colours for the first time and have a head filled will pattern writing ideas!


I am using DK yarn while I am still practising and getting used to this skill but I can’t wait to get some finer cotton to work with. Hopefully this will help me achieve a crisper finish with finer and professional detail to my projects.

Birthday Bear

I made this sweet crochet bear for my boyfriend’s nephew who turned one last week.  I thought it would be a great additional personalised gift and it was lovely to make.

I used a 3mm hook rather than the 4mm I am used to and found it easy to adapt to the new loop sizes. I love the smaller finish on this bear and can’t wait to try mini bears.

This was my first attempt at facial embroidery using scrap yarn, practice is needed as you can see from the wonky nose!!

I also self taught with the help of pinterest, how to crochet a letter R for the bears tummy.


“I may look cuddly and cute but I am best used as decoration”