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

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Return of the Mac-rame

My last post about Macrame was the Wool and the Gang wall hanging which was such a fun make using t-shirt yarn for the piece, you can check that out HERE

So since then I have made a few other t shirt yarn macrame pieces and also cotton rope ones-I found the best site for lovely macrame supplies which is owned by the talented Robyn Gough HERE

My top was gifted to me from and is currently on sale HERE

This piece is made using Robyns raw ecru single ply cord HERE, and it is such a nice natural string-I really like single ply cord as it unravels easier if you are looking to brush out your tassels.

Mustard single ply HERE

One of my favourite pieces that I have made is this dreamy mustard macrame piece which I hung from copper pipe-I also really enjoyed trying out the berry knot which is the round knot you can see repeated in the centre of the hanging.

Cute storage from Primark, Bulb glass from An Standún, Macrame UK mustard rope.

Make sure to check out Robyns website and also her YouTube channel if you would like to see how macrame is created or if you are looking to learn something new,

Aideen xo 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

#goalgetters Teresa from DeBrosse NYC

Teresa from DeBrosse is one amazing lady.... she is a maker of pretty things but also a huge helper to other makers and sellers.

I am a big fan of Teresas clean branding and styling.

In her shop HERE she sells her handmade pieces and also loads of maker tools like templates and seller tools that could be daunting for people to design but Teresa has templates all ready to go. Most recently she has designed a full maker course for others showing how she took her online business above and beyond the dream! 
Her Haiti updates are the sweetest (photo from

AND if that wasn’t enough she donates a percentage of all her sales to Haiti where she also visits and spreads the joy of crafting.The most special news recently is that Teresa and her hubby have adopted a baby from Haiti which is amazing and I can’t wait to hear more.. 

The Tabasse just an example of her work available HERE

I have bought some of Teresa’s patterns and also maker tools and have been very happy with my purchases so if you are a maker and looking for some inspiration pop over and look at her work-AND special mention for her Instagram @debrosse_nyc because i could look at it all day....

Just an all round inspiration and someone I love following,

Aideen xo

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The humble but beautiful garter stitch

Hey guys,

I just wanted to pop on and have a chat about knitting and in particular the first basic stitch that you learn called the knit or garter stitch. This stitch is so simple but can be used for lots of pieces from a scarf to even the main body of a garment.

Photo from my Pinterest Knitwear mood board

I am going to make a chunky extra long garter stitch scarf and have been looking on Pinterest for inspiration-in fact I have a whole board called 'Knitwear mood board' so if you want to see more you can pop over to that HERE.

Photo from my Pinterest knitwear mood board

Both of these scarves are knit using the garter stitch and you can see how great they look so I am excited to make one-also I am working on my cardigan at the moment and have the back and two front sections done! 

The main section of the back of the cardigan is garter stitch!

I think putting the cardigan together and the sleeves are going to be the hard part so we will see... I will update again when I get further along and I also post little updates and photos on my Instagram stories @aideenfallon.

Thanks for visiting,