Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Learn to knit on the round:The Timpeall Hat

Hi guys..

I am back again with another beginners pattern I have written up and its all about how to knit a hat on the round using circular needles which you can buy HERE in my Etsy store.

As with my Simplí scarf pattern it includes links to all the relevant videos which I have recorded on my YouTube channel HERE

For anyone who has not used circular needles before I recorded an IGTV video too on my Instagram @aideenfallon 

Phew... alot of work and bits and pieces go into the patterns so I hope you like it and if you do make any of my patterns please tag me in any Instagram pics so I can share.

Stay safe everyone,

Aideen xo 

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Learn to knit: Beginners Simplí scarf

Hey guys,

Hope you are all keeping well and safe during this crazy time! I have been busy sharing my love of knitting and how to knit both on my YouTube channel HERE and my Instagram @aideenfallon.

I have even started writing my own patterns which is something I have been wanting to do for ages and now have the time between home schooling... baking... etc

The first pattern I have written is my Simplí scarf and it is a simple guide and everything you need to know to knit your own scarf from start to finish. My patterns include links to the videos which I have recorded to show each step and technique. I also have some IGTV videos up on Instagram talking thru the pattern with hints and tip along the way.

My Simplí scarf pattern is available now in my Etsy store HERE and can also be made for any age.

The next pattern I will be posting soon is a beginners hat called the Timpeall hat which is knitted on the round using circular needles,

Aideen xo

Friday, February 7, 2020

Learn how to knit: The basics, knitting 101 for beginners

So you guys know I love to knit-I am not the speediest knitter and I don't get much free knitting time but making something for someone out of wool and love is an amazing feeling.

One of the main purposes of my blog and YouTube channel HERE is to inspire people to start a new crafty hobby or maybe re-learn a craft you love.

This year I am going to focus on knitting and learning how to knit first, I have some videos on my channel now showing the basics which are all you need to get going. I will add all the video links below;

Thanks for visiting, let me know if there are any other knitting videos you would like,

Aideen xo

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Making a Proud Home in mini

Hey guys,

So I have a love for all things miniature and when the lovely Joanne @aproudhome was admiring my miniature makes on Instagram I knew I wanted to make something for her just for fun and also I like a challenge.

My mini version of Joannes living room

Joannes home is fun, bright and inspirational-if you check out her instagram @aproudhome you will see what I mean-she is also a wonderful DIYer and crafter!

Close up of the little details-Feck wall art by @themessybrunette, you're terrible muriel print copied with permission from @ladygraygraphics

For my mini I wanted to have as much similar items as I could so it includes a mixture of handmade items such as the couch, wall decor and some pieces I bought like the rug and drawers. I also included a basket of knitting as Joanne loves making pompoms and doing punch needling... a mixture of vintage bottles and a gallery wall complete the look.

Rocky by @weetreetribe 

I made a short video showing some of the process too which you can see here and I know Joanne enjoyed her gift.

Thanks for stopping by,

Aideen xo

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Macrame UK-United Knots beginners macrame mandala

This post has been sponsored by the wonderful Robyn from Macrame UK-United Knots, I usually get my macrame cord from Robyn so I am delighted to be doing this tutorial-I have also made a video showing the steps to make it easy to DIY.

The supplies you need are:

Macrame UK raw ecru single ply cord HERE
Macrame UK 4 inch metal rings HERE

The knots you use are:

Larks head HERE
Square knot HERE
Double half hitch HERE

This is such a sweet little mandala and a great beginners project-it makes a great wall decor piece but would also look lovely as a candle surround for a centre piece or if you could back it with a mirror that would look amazing.

Tag me on Instagram if you make one @aideenfallon,

Aideen xo

Monday, July 8, 2019

Rico PomPon yarn review and tips

Hey guys I have another mini review today and its on Rico PomPon yarn AVAILABLE HERE (Pssst if you enter AIDEEN FALLON at checkout-referred by a friend? section you will get 15% off your order and so will I).

The little pompons are like squishy marshmallows

I chose Rico pompon in silver and its a beautiful unisex colour perfect for making a baby blanket as a gift. The tricky part for me was the casting on/off but with lots of research online and trying out different methods I found what worked best for me which I share in my video below.

From my Instagram @aideenfallon

Once you get going with knitting in the yarn it is very easy to do and the pom poms just fall into place. I made a blanket and it is the cutest, cosy, snuggly blanket ever!!

Here is the video of what I found that worked best for me:

Thanks for visiting,

Aideen xo

Thursday, June 13, 2019

#etsylove Irish owned faves

Hey guys,

I am back to share some more Etsy shops that I have been loving and these ones are all owned by fantastic Irish ladies.

First up is The Golden Stitch HERE and my crafty pal Caoimhe, she makes the most beautiful wall hangings and not only that but she dyes and spins the coolest yarns sharing the process on Instagram-@goldenstitchdesigns so go check her out because she is just fantastic!

I bought this mini skein from Caoimhe which I keep admiring but one day I will add to a weave I promise...

Daisy and Tanya HERE is where you will find stunning hair pieces and tutus for any occasion or colour scheme. I bought a floral crown from Tanya for my daughters communion and it was just perfection-she loved wearing it.

And one of most recent finds and a lovely local lady is Beyond the Pink Door HERE, Andrea who is a talented sewing lady making such beautiful outfits-check her instagram @my.galwayhome but on her Etsy she has such fun cushions...definitely on my wish list.

Fun cushion from Beyond the Pink door HERE

Tell me some of your Etsy or small business faves,

Aideen xo