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, 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Wool for my cardi

Hey guys,

So as you know I’m in the midst of knitting my first ever garment a gorgeous chunky cardigan... the must have thing for this sweater weather and already all over the high street.

Photo from my Pinterest board HERE

I’m a jeans and tee kinda gal so a chunky knit works perfect with my wardrobe. I had to decide on a yarn for my cardigan and again I don’t know much about yarn as I am pretty new to knitting.

Anyways the pattern called for a chunky yarn so I went onto loveknitting HERE (#AF 15% off first order). and you can filter their yarns by weight but also they do yarn bundles which are perfect for a bigger project like this.

I posted on Instagram asking some of my lovely followers if they used or knew anything about paintbox yarns and I heard some great things and went for it. Their wool mix super chunky is 50% wool and 50% acrylic, looks and feels gorgeous in real life and hopefully washes/wears well.

My goodness though they have a big selection of colours which is amazing!! But I wanted so many... in the end I went with this pistachio green as I don’t have any knitwear in that kind of colour AND I love it! 

Fab tee from

I’m currently working my way through the pattern and have the back and one front piece done, are you working on any fun projects? Would you like to learn how to knit? I am thinking of bringing out a beginners knitting pattern!

More updates soon,


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

My craftroom make over part ideas

Hey guys so my craftroom makeover is still ongoing... storage being one of the things that is hard to work out when you have quite the stash of crafting supplies!!

One thing that I have found so handy are these heavy weight paper bags-these mini gold ones are perfect for smaller items or I like to use them as a catch all for random bits and bobs on my desk and they look so good. They also come in other colours-gold, black, white and grey are just the colours I like to use and they match my shop aesthetic.

Here is an affiliate link to the bags they are from Aliexpress and are fantastic quality:

These larger bags then are probably my favourite as they are lovely to look at but also hold so much-I use them for my chunky wool-the little Wool And The Gang one is from their kit packaging which is great as you can reuse them and I use that for all my wool and crochet accessories. These bags are pretty heavy duty so perfect for storage even for things like teddies and toys or plants-I just love them.

Here is an affiliate link to these bags-I just ordered the one with the black heart on it last night-
they take a few weeks to come but are worth the wait:
Photo from my Instagram @aideenfallon

Back in part one of this craftroom makeover series I had just bought this Kallax unit from Ikea and here it is with all my goodies in there-the boxes are called Drona from Ikea which are made to perfectly fit the unit and will fit 12x12 scrapbook products. So the bottom 3 shelves are the boxes of crafty supplies and the top shelves are my cute things displays.

Thanks for visiting,


Sunday, August 26, 2018

#etsylove supporting other shops

If you guys follow my Instagram @aideenfallon you will know that I love cute things and supporting other Etsy shops especially other Irish shops-in fact when you are searching on Etsy for something you can filter the items by location and I will always put in Ireland first to see can I get something from an Irish maker.

Today I am going to share 3 of my absolute favourite recent buys from Irish Etsy shops and would ask you to always consider and support small handmade artists when you are looking for a gift or treat for yourself! It means the world to the maker and makes such a difference to support and nuture small businesses.

Felt Fauna by AC was one of my most recent finds.... she had a stall at Bloom and the lovely Dainty Dress Diaries shared a photo on Instagram and I just HAD to get one of her unreal wool felt creations. I have tried wool felting myself so I know how much time and love have gone into Ali's makes. The hardest part for me was to decide which animal to go for-I decided on the bear but it won't be my last purchase!
You can visit Felt Fauna by AC HERE

My next must see is @themessybrunette one of my crafty pals whom I am lucky to own a few of her beautiful hoop art pieces-personally I love her Christmas script hoops and floral work. When I saw her share a photo of a Frida Kahlo embroidery on Instagram I had to have one... and Maura even made the flowers to match my craft room.. she's a real little work of art and Mauras flowers are stunning too...
Visit The Messy Brunette shop HERE

Recently llamas and alpacas are appearing on lots of cute things in fact at the moment in Flying Tiger Stores there are lots of fun bits (Aug 2018 collection). While browsing on Etsy I came across the sweetest shop @elis_elna with the most colourful llamas and cacti made from felt so I was like take my money!!

Visit EllyYork workshop HERE

Even by following these wonderfully talented ladies on Instagram,
liking and commenting and maybe even making a purchase,
you will be supporting the work that they do,

Let me know if you get anything cute in their shops-you will not be sorry,

Aideen xo 

Friday, August 24, 2018

#goalgetters Chunky knitting queen Lauren Aston Designs Ltd.

Hey guys, so I decided to share some of my favourites crafters to follow and support with you all so you can go check them out-their instagrams are inspirational... they are ultimate girl bosses and they have beautiful shops full of gorgeous goodies.... swoon....

Ok so first up is Lauren Aston, the chunky knitting queen who makes the most fabulous squishy giant knit blankets and soft furnishings, funky Christmas decorations and most recently stunning cardigans and jumpers. Lauren is currently recovering from a bad arm break which is a disaster for a knitter-so wishing her a speedy recovery!

Photo from her Instagram @laurenastondesigns for amazing posts,
fun stories, the cutest doggy and random musings about things like milk

Over on her website Lauren Aston Designs you can shop her ready made items and also her diy and kit items. I bought the pattern for Laurens mini Santa hat tree topper last year and found it so easy to follow and achieve such a cute result.. I have this chunky chenille wool in pink which I am thinking I will make a pink one this year-I like the whole pink/mint/red/silver look for Christmas too.

Photo from my Instagram @aideenfallon

The other thing I have bought of Laurens is her book Super Chunky Knits which has LOADS of patterns for you and your home there are 35 in fact-I really want to try the cable bolster cushion and twisted headband and the chunky knit blankets and.... everything really...

You can get her book HERE (#AF)

Thanks so much for visiting ans watch out for more #goalgetters posts soon,

Aideen xo

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Picking a chunky knit cardigan pattern

So as I was saying in my other knitting post I really want to accomplish making a cardigan for autumn/winter for myself. There are so many amazing photos online of gorgeous chunky knits with cabling and textures and that is the style I want to achieve!

Wool and the gang bomber kit HERE

One of my favourite things to do is go onto Etsy and set the filter for shop location to Ireland to see can I find what I want from a fellow Irish crafty shop.So that’s what I did and I bought this chunky knit pattern by Bummbul HERE

I love the textured sleeves on this cardigan and really hope that I can achieve the same look.

Now I just need to decide on what yarn and what colour!! 

Aideen xo

Friday, July 13, 2018

Handknitting using pure wool roving

I am sure you guys have seen all the fab pics of chunky knit blankets on Instagram and Pinterest and if you have looked into them like I have they are expensive! The reason they cost quite a bit is because pure wool roving is expensive to buy so even for me as someone who can make a chunky knit blanket the roving cost still makes it expensive.

Photo from Pinterest-Like hello squishy cosy goodness

I love the look of the extreme knit blankets so I had to have a try at hand knitting and I did with this chunky knit cushion-the roving for this was about €32 so you can imagine for a throw blanket you would need a lot more roving.

I also did a quick time lapse video while I made this cushion:

Maybe one day I will get the chance to make a blanket too,

Aideen xo

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

I have an Etsy shop... its called Fluff Beag

I’m not sure if I ever mentioned anything on here about my Etsy shop but I have a little shop called Fluff Beag HERE I also added the link in the side bar of my blog.

Last week I added a new little collection to my shop which I called Codlath Sámh which is a nursery and kids room decor collection.

I have the sweetest, softest, fluffy weaves, pure wool felt wall hangers and the fun wooden sshhh... sign you can see in the photographs here.

For all my pieces that I have for sale I use the purest best quality ingredients which I try to source from local and other small businesses like mine which is so important to me.

I would love for you to have a peep,

Aideen xo

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Chunky knitting for the win

So I have fallen in love with chunky knitting... including super chunky knitting using needles or your hands!

I learned how to knit when I was younger from my nanny and have worked on a handful of small projects since then-mostly scarves... so nothing too complicated but anyways I still know how to knit so that’s step one.

In this pic I am working on a tapered chunky knit scarf-I bought the pattern on Etsy from

But my goal for this year is to knit a chunky knit cardigan that I can wear-I love chunky knits in the autumn/winter so to make one for myself would be so cool.

Cardi from River Island

I have a pattern bought and am still learning about different types of yarn etc but hopefully over the next few weeks I’ll pick a yarn and make a start on my cardigan.

Do you knit? Do you love chunky knitting too? Send me any recommendations!!

Thanks for visiting,
Aideen xo

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Finding my crafty mojo... circular weaving

You guys.... long long long time no see!

Over the winter months I didn't make many new crafty projects-between doing up my crafty office space and being a constant mom taxi I just didn't have time ( I am still working on my crafty space just slowly but surely).

But recently I have been back making some weavings and other fun pieces that I am going to pop up on my Etsy store-which has also been neglected.

One of my recent makes was a circular weaving using the Prima Fiber Arts small circular loom from Hobby Lobby-I even made some videos... This first one shows how to warp a circular loom:

Recently there was a big yarn event on in Dublin called Woollinn-did you get to go? I wanted to but with work and kids I unfortunately just couldn't get up there... anyways one of my favourite Irish yarn shops Apple Oak Fibre works was there and I made up a circular weave using Jennifers lovely yarns.

I am OBSESSED with chunky yarns ans roving and Jennifer has such a great selection in her shop HERE so go check her out and support a small business which is always the best-another video here of me making the weave:

Thanks for visiting,
Aideen xo