Clark’s quilt is finally done!

Hello everyone!

I am so happy to report that after years (!) of work on it, Clark’s quilt is finally finished! Well, to be fair it has been finished since July but I never seemed to find the time to post about it. I’ve really loved working on it, it was very slow as I’ve hand stitched pretty much the whole thing (except for the back of the binding). The best thing about this quilt is all the memories it holds. It has travelled all the way down from brisbane with us when we moved to Melbourne. It also has some fabrics in it that have come from Belfast when I went there for a conference, some fabrics that were gifted to me, and the back fleece that my mum bought when I was pregnant with Clark.

It fits perfectly on Clark’s bed! Win!

The best part is that Clark actually loves it, he has been carrying it around the house on some occasions and really likes cuddling up under it.

I have a new quilt idea already, this new one will also be very special but I’ll make a separate post to share my planning and progress with you 😊

I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey that this quilt has been on, and I’m so happy to be back blogging!

My attempt at a lifestyle shot 😅

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New website!

Hello everyone!

It has been a while since I last wrote directly on this blog, a lot of things have been happening in the background. I have still been crafting a lot but I have decided to take my crochet patterns to the next level by starting a business! I’m super excited and a little scared about this new venture (but mostly excited!).

A few of my designs 🥰

I will try to keep on posting here, especially about my sewing (I have some exciting updates with my hand quilt and Clark’s quiet book) but if you’d like to read more about my crochet updates, I now have a brand new website where I’ll be sharing new patterns, free patterns from other designers as well as exciting events/contests/giveaways happening around the web (mostly on Instagram and Ravelry).

I hope to see you over, and I’m looking forward to sharing about sewing here again!

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Amigurumi Showcase – Free patterns part 1

Emma Crafts Design

Hello crocheters!

As promised here is the first round of free patterns that have been made available as part of the Amigurumi Showcase! I will only be sharing the patterns that have caught my eye and that I am planning to make myself (I will update this post with pictures of my makes once I have finished them). These are in no particular order, I’ve also tried to link to the designers’ blogs, Ravelry or Etsy pages if you fancy making any of their other patterns.

1. Kumi the Tiny Doll. She has been designed by a fellow Melbourne designer, Cara, and is just the cutest little lady!

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Feature – Amigurumi Showcase Shortlisted Designs

Emma Crafts Design

Hello crafters!

I’m here to report on the #amigurumishowcase that was organised over on Instagram. My pattern, Gigi the Galah (you can see her design process here) was not shortlisted but fear not, I have now sent my pattern to testers and it will be released for free in a few weeks as promised!

I love the crochet designer community, everyone has been so gracious and will be publishing their entry to the contest for free sometime this month, either on Instagram or on their blogs, so you can expect another feature post in the near future with a list of brand new awesome pattern curated by yours truly 😉

In the mean time, let’s come back to the 6 shortlisted designs! Each designer will release their pattern for free on Instagram in the next 3 weeks, and the public vote will happen on the 4th of October. I…

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Feature – Amigurumi Wildlife Adventure

Hello crafters! You may already know this but September is Biodiversity month here is Australia. To celebrate this, I thought I’d do a special …

Feature – Amigurumi Wildlife Adventure

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Hand Quilt Along – 22/12/19

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to start by wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a great new year for 2020! This year has been trying as I lost my grandad and my great-uncle and my grandma is also facing health issues. But 2019 has also brought great joy with watching Clark grow into the cutest little boy and meeting new friends.

Now, onto the quilt along! I have actually been working on my English paper piecing quilt again and it is getting so close to the end!

As you may be able to see, I only have a little bit on the side left to quilt and then I will be cutting the excess away and sewing the border on, yay!

Again, I hope you have a marvellous festive season!

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, MargaretEmmaTracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen, Kathi,  Bella, Daisy and Connie

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Hand Quilt Along – 10/11/19

Hello everyone!

I’m a bit late again with my update, I started a new summer job last week (as there are no uni classes over summer) and it’s been pretty hectic! I’ve done a few more pages on Clark’s quiet book, and I thought I could share my Pinterest inspiration board as well 😀

I hope that I’ll be able to get some actually quilting done for next update! We have some new members as well this time, welcome Bella and Daisy, and welcome back Connie!

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, MargaretEmmaTracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen, Kathi,  Bella, Daisy and Connie

Emma

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Hand Quilt Along – 20/10/19

Hello everyone!

Needless to say I have been shocking in the last months at blogging. September is always such a big month for us, between birthdays, the semester being in full swing (which lots of marking and long teaching days) and on top of all that I also had computer issues (my screen went completely dead and I had to have it replaced).

I also haven’t progressed very much on my quilt but I did some hand stitching that I still wanted to share with you. I have thought about making a quiet book for Clark for the longest time and I’ve started on a few pages. I would like to make one for each letter (eventually!). I have no order that I am going to follow, here are the first few that I have made.

Fingers crossed I don’t miss next instalment of the quilt along!

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, MargaretEmmaTracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

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Big crochet update!

Hello everyone!

It feels so strange to be sitting at my computer and to finally open a new blog post that isn’t a hand quilt along update (!!). In the last year, with the birth of baby Clark, my life kind of has been turned upside down and I have suddenly found myself with no energy or will to blog. I also stopped crocheting for a while, which is very strange because crochet has been my favourite fibre art media for years now (in fact, since I learnt how to in 2011). I haven’t blogged anything about my crochet since March (where did time go?) but in the last couple of months I’ve actually been back at it full force and I am very excited to share with you what I have been up to!

  1. I have started designing again and I have made quite a few new little critters!

    From left to right, top row: Lara the love bug, Nate the narwhal, Daisy the duckling
    From left to right, bottom row: Little fish, scientist set, Unnamed caterpillar

  2. The patterns for Lara and Nate have been released! You can find Lara on my Ravelry store and Nate for free (which leads me to point number 3!)
  3. I have a new website where I am posting only my free patterns and links to my Ravelry patterns. I really wanted a space where I could have all my patterns in one place and I’m so happy with how it turned out!
  4. I have participated in a very cute crochet along organised by LexInStitches (Alexa Templeton). The pattern is super cool and it is available here! Here is my finished puppy.
  5. If you have been following me for a while, you will know about my lord of the rings blanket (the blanket of shame I have been ‘working’ on for 4 years!). Well I have started the last square, and I have started joining it! Hooray!

That’s it for now, I think I will be back next week with some knitting update! I hope you have all been great and I will aim to catch up on some blog reading this week 🤞🏼

Emma

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Hand Quilt Along – 18/08/19

Hello everyone!

I almost forgot but I didn’t! Here is my update on my english paper piecing and I have some progress yet again. It’s a bit hard to tell but I’ve added a lot on the sides so that most of the width is done.

I actually have been crafting a lot more recently too, I’m slowly but surely getting my crojo back and it sure feels good! I’ve been a lot more active on Instagram in the last few weeks and I’m planning on doing a big blog post soon with all my recent finishes.

I hope you’ve all been wonderful, and until next time!

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, MargaretEmmaTracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

Emma

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