The Little Ings

The street I walk down each morning to get to the train station is lined with the most beautiful flowers…roses, azaleas, daisies, cherry blossoms…every day I notice more flowers blossoming Making…little crochet squares on my daily commute. Cooking…caramel tarts. We can’t get enough of the mini caramel-slice like tarts in this house. Yum.. Drinking…coffee. It’s […]

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Crochet car tissue box cover

Colourful crochet polka dots have been popping up on my blog a couple of times over the last month (here and here). Now I finally get to share with you what I was making them for – The Polka Dot Car Tissue Box Cover! Since I bought my first car way back in January 2012 I […]

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Allys Custom Blanket – Ta-da!

  Ta-da!!!!!!!!!! If you have visited my blog in the last few months you might have seen the very beginning of this colourful granny square blanket. Ally was inspired by this image and came to me to create her own custom design. I have loved every minute of making it. I’m usually a sort of matchy-matchy […]

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Chelsey Crafts A New Name

Today I mixed together the name of my blog, Facebook page and Etsy shop and “Chelsey Crafts” is what came out. I hoped to take things back to basics and make it easier for you and I to find Chelsey Crafts across all social media. Plus I don’t have a pink fringe anymore! I feel better already knowing […]

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How to Crochet a Chain Stitch

Along with the Slipknot the Chain Stitch (ch for short) is the most common way to begin crochet patterns. It is also used throughout patterns – without the chain stitch Granny Squares would just be Granny Circles or Granny Blobs. So it’s fair to say the Chain Stitch is an essential stitch for all crochet […]

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IKEA 2014 Catalogue & My IKEA 2014 Wishlist

It’s out! The 2014 IKEA Catalogue. If your home is begging for an update, or like us you are about to move into a new home (only 5 weeks now!) feast your eyes on the new IKEA catalogue (complete catalogue at the end of this post).  Here are my top picks: If you like, you […]

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How to make a Slipknot for Crochet

Hold the yarn with the tail end in your right hand. (Leave enough tail to sew in later) Make a loop by taking your left index finger under the yarn… …then holding the loop in place with your left thumb (make sure the tail end of the yarn is on the bottom)  Insert your hook […]

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Celebrity Knitters

A couple of weeks ago Australian Prime Minister(now former PM) Julia Gillard caused a fuss when she posed for the July issue of Australian Women’s Weekly magazine surrounded by her knitting needles and balls of yarn. Whilst I’m not a fan of this PR stunt I would like to see more knitters, crocheters, DIYers and crafters […]

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How to add a Categories widget to Blogger

I like Categories widgets. They look pretty but are also very useful. Categories make it easier for your readers to find related posts from your blog. For example, if Chelsey loves crochet and finds the Categories widget that you can see below, she can click on crochet and find all of your posts that relate […]

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