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Sam  πŸ’• Family πŸ’•pets πŸ’•crochet πŸ’• creativity πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

#aflowerforjenny Sending truck loads of love and hugs with these flowers to Jenny, Amanda and Honey xxx @littleboxofcrochet ~ Two lovely ladies who have truly touched the crafting community with your love and kindness πŸŒΈπŸ’–πŸŒΈπŸ’–

Yesterday we said goodbye to our beautiful girl Angel πŸΆπŸ’” She was the sweetest most loyal dog. I was so undecided which photos to post but I think maybe these sum her up well as she loved sitting in the sun, sleeping and eating (top & bottom right she is waiting for someone to drop their food!) She had survived two tumours in her lifetime but after being unwell for the last few days, further tests/scans revealed a large 13cm mass in her chest which was inoperable. We have been so lucky to have her as part of our lives for the last 13 years but she will be so missed! πŸΆπŸ’–πŸ˜’
#angel #lovehertobits #goodgirl xxx

With the colder weather creeping in I've started crocheting a new #chunkyblanket 🍁🌱πŸŒ₯. That's #widn ~ thanks so much for the tag lovely ladies @happy_hooking @jollijenniandchlola @hel_nsmellen I'm sorry it's taken me so long to post - I feel like I'm always at work lately but that's just a bit boring to post πŸ˜‰πŸ’• Would you like to share what you're up to @jbilson1 @uniquescrappiness @chubbyknots_crochet . No pressure of course! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•
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#crochet #craftastherapy #crochetersofinstagram #crochetgirlgang #sharemycrochetmakes #crochetaddict #chunkycrochet #grannystripe #mypinkcrochetedworld #mycrushonblankies

My donato bears 🐻 for Justine @chubbyknots_crochet to take to Lebanon with her! Go check out her account for more details 😊
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All bits and pieces are now sewn in place. I am considering changing the eyes on the first bear in blue - he kinda has a very surprised look on his face πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚
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#donatobear #gojustine #crochetforacause #crochetersofinstagram #crochetaddict #crochetgirlgang #craftastherapy #crochet

I have been tagged by a few people @inmysparetime_crochet @jbilson1 @hooksandhills @kellygreenlizzy for 20 facts about me. If I've missed anyone who has tagged me I'm sorry and thank you for asking me to share 😊 I was also tagged by @bethynoon and @one.11.rainbowlane for #meetthemaker so thought I could be sneaky and put them in the same post πŸ˜‰ I hope this isn't too dull so here goes:
1. I'm 43. How did that happen??
2. I'm often told I look much younger than my age, something my son finds incredibly embarrassing πŸ™„.
3. I am slightly animal crazy.
4. Due to the above point we own a 13yo beagle 🐢 who is very sweet but very stubborn. We owned two cats until this weekend when we adopted a third 😸😸😸
5. My son used to have a pet rat named Doris (that's kind of a fact about me right?!). She was one of the best animals I've known 🐭
6. I work full time but really wish I could stay home and crochet all day.
7. I taught myself to crochet using Lucy @attic24 tutorials & crochet books. I'm still learning and loving it - I don't want to put my hook down!
8. I have all my Nan's hooks and knitting needles and love to look at them and use them when I crochet.
9. I loved English at school and can still write a 5000 word essay without any problems.
10. I am hopeless at Maths and always have been. I cannot work out the value of x or y - what kind of a question is that anyway, aren't they letters?!
11. I love the beach but hate swimming in the ocean due to a fear of sharks 🦈😱. 12. Despite point number 9 I would communicate solely using emojis if I could πŸ˜œπŸ˜€πŸ™πŸ˜¬πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚πŸ’©πŸ€£.
13. I have a very sweet tooth.
14. I'm allergic to bees and honeycomb but I can eat honey! 🐝🍯.
15. I love books and reading. Second hand bookshops are my weakness πŸ“šπŸ“š.
16. I love dresses from the 60s and 70s πŸ‘— That's the only reason I would love to learn how to sew.
17. I have a growing collection of yarn!
18. I reposted the '20 facts' image on this page. It's the first time I've used the repost app and I'm really hoping it has worked 🀞.
19. Continued below in comments ⬇️⬇️

Here is an update on my bears for Justine @chubbyknots_crochet to take with her to Lebanon in May and give to Syrian refugee children. My tiny brain cannot fathom what it would be like to be displaced and unable to return to your own home. Justine you are amazing! .
My bears are not completely finished as I've had some difficulty with their facial features - eyes in particular, and sewing their noses on straight 😐 I have been commiserating with Liz @liz306harvey over these issues. Thanks Liz for empathising with me (or suffering through my complaints anyway πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚) Despite these minor difficulties they have been fun to make! I will post an update later when the bears are finished and fit to travel ✈️
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#donatobear #crochetforacause #crochetersofinstagram #amigurumi #crochet

I have been busy making these little bears that will be sent to Justine @chubbyknots_crochet very soon. Justine will be travelling to Lebanon in May and taking these bears with her ~ head over to her insta page to read more. I have almost finished them and have another on my hook! πŸ»πŸ’–
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#donatobear #crochetingforacause #crochetersofinstagram #crochet #crochetlove #amigurumi

I was tagged by two lovely IG friends @obeythecrochet and @happy_hooking for #widn ~ thank you both so much for thinking of me πŸ’•πŸ’•
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I am enjoying a long weekend πŸŽ‰ and currently squishing this gorgeous @knit_picks yarn that arrived this week πŸ’– I'm planning on making some fingerless gloves πŸ–
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Would you like to play along Jo @a_barking_bird and Angela @angelala242 ~ only if you'd like to and have some time of course πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–
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#crochet #crochetersofinstagram #yarn #yarnaddict #crochetlove #ilovepink #squishyyarn #knitpicks

My @amourfou_crochet bear is all sewn together! I think I'll call him Pedro (the polar bear 🐻).
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I've made him some accessories - two scarves. He also took a keen interest in my unfinished @littleboxofcrochet mug cosy from the February box, using it as a cape...naughty Pedro! I think it kinda suits him though πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™
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#amourfou #littleboxofcrochet #crochet #crochetersofinstagram #craftastherapy #crochetgirlgang #sharemycrochetmakes #amigurumi #amigurumifun #crochetaddict #crochetlove

Here is an update on my amigurumi project, as promised 😊 I felt terrible for making you all guess with my last post so I won't wait any longer...I am making Leopold the Polar Bear by @amourfou_crochet which is such a fun project πŸ€— My goodness he's so cute, even though I think I put his face on his neck πŸ˜³πŸ™ˆ! If you haven't already visited, go check out the Amour Fou blog/website - she also has incredibly awesome patterns on Etsy 😍😍 I hope you all have some fun crochet projects planned for this weekend πŸ’•πŸ’•
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#amourfoucrochet #amigurumi #nevergonnamakeitthroughmywippile #craftastherapy #crochetgirlgang #crochetersofinstagram #beginneramigurumi #crochetaddict #crochetlove #crochet #handmade

I thought I would try some amigurumi. Can you guess what this will be? Hint: not a ghost πŸ‘»πŸ˜‚
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#amigurumi #beginnerfriendly #crochet #crochetersofinstagram #craftastherapy #crochetgirlgang #crochetaddict #crochetlove

Thank you to everyone who offered tips on photographing this blanket and for all the love and encouragement on my last blanket post πŸ’πŸ’• There was even a little ray of sunshine while I was outside snapping away! 🌀 Here is the last pic of my sister in law's blanket. It's going in the post today as she lives interstate πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’™
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#crochet #crochetlove #crochetersofinstagram #crochetaddict #stripeyblanket #c2c #crochetblanket #mycrushonblankies #sharemycrochetmakes #craftastherapy #crochetgirlgang

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