Tuesday, 31 March 2015

A Super Scarf

This scarf is Super.
Really it is.
It is Super because it is mahooosive and cosy and warm, but not bulky.



And it has pom-poms.
Everyone loves a pompom, right?

If you'd like to make one, then tune in to Craft Daily TV this week to see find out how to make your own Super Scarf.

Here's where to find me:

Craft Daily TV is the UK’s first and only instructional TV programme and broadcasts on Mondays at 10.30am, and Thursdays at 7pm on Sky 192, Freesat 402 and Freeview 244 (select showcaseTV).

You can also watch the live stream here or catch up with previous episodes online here.

Enjoy!
Sarah x

Saturday, 21 March 2015

The one with the competition

Da da da da da da daaaaaaa! (It's a trumpet fanfare, of course)



And so, the lovely people at Craft Daily TV and myself are offering a wonderful giveaway - 
The chance to win my Yarny basket (handmade by me and the very one featured in my new book).

And actually, not just the Yarny basket.
The Yarny basket filled to the brim with gorgeous yarn and other lovely goodies!

If you fancy entering the competition, it couldn't be easier. You need to be a UK resident, then click here and you'll be whisked away to the Craft Daily TV website where you can enter.
No difficult questions, no answers in 100 words or less, no jumping through hoops.
Nope.
Just a simple 'subscribe to the newsletter' email entry and you're done.

The competition will close on March 29th, when a winner will be drawn at random, blah-de-blah, usual conditions apply, see website for details.

Good luck!

Sarah xx

Monday, 16 March 2015

Today is the day

Do you like crochet?
Do you like mahooosive yarn?
Do you like big hooks too??

Then tune in to Craft Daily TV this week to see moi crocheting up a chunky yarn storm with some fabulous projects from my new book.


Here's where to find me:

Craft Daily TV is the UK’s first and only instructional TV programme and broadcasts on Mondays at 10.30am, and Thursdays at 7pm on Sky 192, Freesat 402 and Freeview 244 (select showcaseTV).

Enjoy!
Sarah x

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Crochet a magic circle

Probably one of the most useful little tricks I know, this one.

It's a great way to start off your projects in the round (hats, toys etc) as it leaves a nice neat finish, with no visible hole.

And it's really not difficult, either.

I tried a few techniques until I settled on this one, which I thought I'd share with you.



Enjoy crocheting,
Sarah xx

Sunday, 8 February 2015

The one where she does Youtube

So I've thinking for ages about making some video content for my blog and I've had lots of lovely peeps asking me for patterns, tutorials and the like in video format.

No, I said emphatically.
I am too technologically challenged to even comprehend how to achieve such things.

And then a while ago, I got a smart phone and a tablet and all these impossible tasks became a little easier.

Actually, a lot easier.

And so, buoyed by my recent adventures on film, I decided to have a go.



I wanted something which looked ok, but the most important thing was its clarity; I wanted the videos to be informative and clear.

So now, with a little precarious balancing of the ipad on the corner of the coffee table and trying to record audio inbetween the dog barking and the kids demanding biscuits, I have cobbled together a few videos.

It's just a little start, but I intend to cover the basic stitches, as well as some simple projects and a few patterns from my blog, too.

The clips are just over there on the left sidebar, so do have a look, and I'd love it if you subscribed to my channel too- just click on that button at the top and you won't miss out on anything new.

Right, am off to order a proper ipad-holder-bracket-type-thingy from a well-known online retailer.....

Wishing you all a fab week,
Sarah

P.S. do let me know if there's anything you'd like to see as a YouTube tutorial.. x