Friday, April 12, 2019

Lotties seed stitch jumper *free knit pattern

Hey guys,

I was so happy from the response for Lotties hat pattern HERE that I made a jumper pattern too! People have been tagging me on Instagram (@aideenfallon) with their knitted makes for Lottie so I created a high-light reel on my profile called 'My patterns' if you want to check it out!

I think you'll agree the hat and jumper make such a sweet set!

So let's get into the pattern its super simple and in one of my favourite stitches the seed stitch,

Using DK yarn and 4mm needles

Cast on 13 stitches-I use the long tail cast on method.

Knit 1, Purl 1* repeat for the next 11 rows

Cast on 6 at the beginning of the next two rows 

Knit 1, Purl 1* repeat for the next 6 rows

Knit 1, Purl 1 repeat for the first 9 stitches, cast off 7, Knit 1, Purl 1 repeat for the last 9 stitches 

Knit 1, Purl 1 repeat for the first 9 stitches, cast on 7, Knit 1, Purl 1 repeat for the last 9 stitches 

Knit 1, Purl 1* repeat for the next 6 rows

Cast off 6 at the beginning of the next two rows 

Knit 1, Purl 1* repeat for the next 11 rows

Cast off and seam

 Thanks for visiting and if you make any of the Lottie knits tag me on Instagram!

Aideen xo

Saturday, March 16, 2019

#marchmeetthemaker challenge

Hey guys,

If you are following any lovely crafty Instagram accounts you may have seen some #marchmeeetthemaker posts-if not search the # on Instagram and you will see lots of fun posts and maybe even discover some amazing new businesses to support.

The challenge is set up by Joanne Hawker and there is a prompt for each day to show all sides of your small business-I am taking part on my Instagram @aideenfallon and I have them saved to a highlight if you want to go check them out.

Aideen xo

All about Ami headband

Hey guys,

So I was thinking I should share more of projects I have made and what I think of the patterns etc like mini reviews.

This pattern is by Ami from she has a fantastic website full of beautiful patterns and makes! Ami has a lot of patterns available on the site but you can also buy them from her Etsy shop to keep in your pattern library.

So back to my headband well it’s for my daughter and I made it in this funky flamingo yarn by cygnet yarns and I have to say the seed stitch is one of my favourite knitting stitches.

I followed the free pattern on Amis site and it was super easy to follow and quick to make up! I am hoping to maybe try one of Amis cardigan patterns next-I am going to buy it to have in my library.

Cygnet seriously chunky yarn prints in Flamingo is 100% acrylic and it’s super soft and the colours are fantastic perfect for little girls who love unicorn colours like my little ladies!! 

I am currently working on some scarf patterns for beginners myself and I am so excited to hear what people think,

Aideen xo

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Squishy cables for days

While I was in Dublin for the Blogger awards... I got bronze for my category FYI! But anyways while I was up there I had to visit Hickeys as I knew they now stock Wool And The Gang and I am OBSESSED with their crazy sexy wool. This ball I chose is bronzed olive and the colour is so perfect I wanted to pick the perfect one ball pattern for it.

Step in sos knitting company HERE and the MOST amazing cable knit hat-this was my first double pointed needle project and I found it easy once you get started! But the results look stunning.. this hat is the prettiest like ever....

Special thanks to Edward for answering my DPN questions and for making this pattern.. I will be making another for sure,

Thanks for visiting,

Aideen xo

Thursday, December 20, 2018

A hat for Lottie doll *free knit pattern

Lottie available HERE

A hat for Lottie:

Use DK yarn on 4mm needles 

Cast on 26 stitches (I used long tail method)

Rows 1-4  k1 P1 repeat rib

Rows 5 knit row
Row 6 purl row

Repeat rows 5 and 6 x 3 more times 

Row 13 knit 2 together across entire row so you now have 13 stitches

Row 14 purl row

Row 15 knit 1, knit 2 together for rest of row so you now have 7 stitches 

Cast off and seam and add a cute Pom Pom 💕

I mean.... isn't that just the sweetest little hat!

Thanks for visiting,

Aideen xo

Thursday, November 8, 2018

My favourite #irishdiyers

Hey guys,

Wait until you see these great Irish are going to want to follow them and then you are going to want to make all of the things!!!

Did you know on Instagram you can follow hashtags too so if you search a hashtag for example #irishdiyers you can follow the tag and see all the fun posts in your regular feed.

Just hit that follow button and you will be all set!

Katrina is my most recent gem of a find on Instagram and I just love her style and most of all her personality and if you ever get to see a #katrant they are just the best.... if you already follow along you will know what i mean. Kats style is retro and recently she started doing up her daughters room and its so 80s its amazing- just look at it...

Follow her @vintageirishkat

A proud home Joanne is a fun and colourful lady and just makes me want to add splashes of colour and pom poms to everything! I was actually already following Joannes crafty page on Instagram called tinythings1 but like Kat I discovered her interiors page from a house and home article and am so glad I did.
Follow her @aproudhome and @tinythings1

Dainty is my ole pal whos inspiring youtube and instagram will make you want to craft and upcycle and sew... her style is very girlie and shabby chic and just oh so pretty.

Follow her @daintydressdiaries

The two darlings Eimear is brilliant at sharing her DIYs and lots of her makes are the perfect solutions for everyday needs like this cute earring holder. She is currently making a baby gym for her baby and I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Follow her @thetwodarlings

Joanne Condon is a super talented furniture upcycle-r  and crafter-you can buy her lovely book furniture crush HERE and it would be a great christmas gift for any crafter... I actually ordered my copy this week!

Follow her @joannecondon

Who are your favourite DIYers,

Aideen xo

Monday, November 5, 2018

Dreamy dollhouses

Hello all,

Hope you all had a nice mid-term break..I don't know about you but I always think I will get so much done when the kids have time off school and then I get nothing done!!

If you are following me over on my Instagram page you will have been seeing lots of dollhouse posts and stories as doll houses are getting a fun modern makeover and I am loving it-I have the stories saved to a hi-light on my page @aideenfallon.

Photo from minibosss_and_missfashion on Instagram

One of the first people to contact me about making miniatures of my wall hangings was the lovely Charlotte from miniboss_and_missfashion she is a must follow if you love kids fashion and miniatures. I always ask Charlotte when can I move in to Yaras dollhouse because I mean look at it-house of dreams right there. I also want to say a quick thank you to Charlotte she is a great supporter of small businesses and is always encouraging me to make more miniatures.

Photo from minibosss_and_missfashion on Instagram

Charlotte herself is also talented at making minis and recently revealed Yaras bakery which she has lovingly worked on and it is just the sweetest piece of work. You need to pop over to her Instagram to see more pics of the bakery and all the goodies inside.

Photo from little_lucciola on Instagram

Bethan from Little_lucciola makes the most fantastic suitcase rooms which she was custom make as a miniature version of your own home. This little room that I have shared here would be any little girls dream and her attention to detail is everything-she also recently feature in Mollie Makes and shared some great tips on miniature making.

Photo from my Instagram @aideenfallon

And here are the miniatures I made for Charlotte-I enjoyed them so much that I now have an addiction to minis!! I am working on a very fun small business mini decor collaboration so watch this space... cute things are coming...

Aideen xo