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good reads : my Spring Fling Flower Mandala for Crochet Gifts + a giveaway

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good reads : my Spring Fling Flower Mandala for Crochet Gifts + a giveaway | Emma Lamb

Hello my lovelies! Yes indeed, I have some very exciting news for you today about a gorgeous new crochet design - my Spring Fling Flower Mandala! You can find it in the current issue of Crochet Gifts along with a wee interview from me too. Double yay!



Do you remember back in February when I was playing around with some lovely linen yarn from Yarn Stories but being super secretive about what I was working on!? Well this was that project. I was in utter mandala heaven making my own spring loveliness and now that the pattern is finally here you guys can have a go too. Triple yay!

good reads : my Spring Fling Flower Mandala for Crochet Gifts + a giveaway | Emma Lamb
good reads : my Spring Fling Flower Mandala for Crochet Gifts + a giveaway | Emma Lamb

Crochet Gifts is a relatively new quarterly bookazine from Practical Publishing, this is only the third issue. And as they are fairly new it may be a little tricky to track down a copy locally but if you hop on over to their online shop you can find a few copies here, they do ship internationally and at a very reasonable price too! Of course if you would like to chance your luck I do have a spare copy to giveaway ;)

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning a copy of Crochet Gifts is to share the image below then come back here and leave a wee note in the comments telling me about your favourite spring crochet projects and patterns or your favourite mandala projects and why you love crocheting them so much! This was my first foray into mandala crocheting and now I know why people love making them so much. So addictively therapeutic!

good reads : my Spring Fling Flower Mandala for Crochet Gifts + a giveaway | Emma Lamb

As ever this giveaway will be open for a week, until May 9th and I am happy to ship internationally so it is open to everyone, just be sure to leave a way for me to contact you - preferably by email and again, no twitter handles this time either. Good luck everyone!

Emma, x

ps - Don't forget, you still have until Sunday to enter the My Rag Doll book giveaway.

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sneak peek : Craft, Show & Sell by Torie Jayne

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sneak peek : Craft, Show & Sell by Torie Jayne | Emma Lamb

Hi guys! Today has been a wee bit of a crazy, manic, busy kinda day but I just couldn't wait any longer to share a sneak peek of this gorgeous book with you! I am sure many of you will have already seen Craft, Show & Sell popping up around all sorts of lovely websites lately and I know one or two of you already have your copies in hand (just a teensy bit jealous here!), but if you haven't seen it yet I hope you are loving these snippets just as much as I am!?


I can't wait to get my hands on my own copy, to flip through it's pages and swoon over all of Torie Jayne's beautiful projects and inspiration as photographed by the fabulous Sussie Bell. The reason I am super excited about this book is because I'm featured in it too - YAY! Last summer Torie and Sussie came to photograph my wee studio and I can't wait to see how all their beautiful images have been used. So, so exciting!

sneak peek : Craft, Show & Sell by Torie Jayne | Emma Lamb

I'll be sure to give it a full review just as soon as I have my own copy in hand but until then you can see more snippets of Craft, Show & Sell over at Torie's beautiful blog or the official Facebook page. If you're in the UK and can't wait to get your hands on a copy either you can find it in my Amazon shop here.

Oh yes, I should mention that this lovely book is going by a slightly different name in the US - How to Show & Sell Your Crafts - just in case you thought I was going a wee bit loopy and getting it wrong ;)

Emma, x

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good reads : 91Magazine & a little nordic pincushion

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91Magazine Craft Special, January 2014 / includes a Nordic inspired crochet pincushion pattern by Emma Lamb

As you know 91Magazine is one of my favourite magazines (digital or otherwise!) which is one of the reasons why I am so excited about this gorgeous 'craft special' that Caroline has pulled together so beautifully. It is packed full of her gorgeous sense of colour and style that I especially adore and it is choc full of fabulous crafty diy projects to help you beat the January blues...


"It's that dreary month of January, I'm sure it's most people's least favourite month of the year. Everyone's broke after Christmas and it's cold and dark outside. Well! We've decided to try and remedy this problem with our brand new issue of 91 Magazine! It is our first ever Craft Special, as we thought it's the perfect time to stay indoors and get making and also with the new year, it's time to try out some new things!"

Included are a whole host of gorgeous projects from dottie angel's cute knitted bunting (pictured on the cover) to an origami vase by Hege Morris and a chair makeover by Jess Payne. Amongst the crafty how-to's there are plenty of lovely articles to inspire you too. A peek into the lovely home of Leigh Metcalf, a few highlights from London's Renegade craft Fair and a wee look at a couple of vintage fairs from around the UK. Oh and possibly best of all |(I'm being totally biased here!) that little Nordic pincushion I mentioned in the title of this post! Yes, my contribution to this very special crafty issue of 91Magazine is a pattern for this sweet pincushion! I do hope you love crocheting it as much as I loved creating it for you and 91Magazine?

91Magazine Craft Special, January 2014 / Nordic pincushion crochet pattern | Emma Lamb
91Magazine Craft Special, January 2014 | Emma Lamb
91Magazine Craft Special, January 2014 | Emma Lamb
91Magazine Craft Special, January 2014 | Emma Lamb
91Magazine Craft Special, January 2014 | Emma Lamb

Huge congratulations to Caroline for another gorgeous issue of 91Magazine and huge thanks for inviting me to be a contributor to this very special issue! Happy crafting everyone!
Emma, x

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good reads : Mollie Makes Crochet + a giveaway!

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Hello my lovelies! I'm running a wee bit a lot late with today's post but hopefully it will be worth the wait since it's the first of two lovely giveaway's this week!? Was that a 'Yes' I heard you murmur!? Okay then, let's get on with it shall we!?

good reads : Mollie Makes Crochet, including 11 exclusive new designs by Emma Lamb

I am sure many of you will have already have seen Mollie Makes Crochet since it has been out for a few weeks now. I didn't get to talk about it sooner thanks to all the nonsense that's been going on in my little world but I'm a firm believer in the old adage 'better late than never'! And of course it can never be too late to share my excitement about this being the very first book to feature some of my crochet designs. Eep! Yes, an actual book! It's such a thrill to be able to flick through it's pretty pages and see my creations immortalised for all to see, for years to come!


The designs I contributed include a vintage inspired doily, two retro modern potholders, an updated doily and coaster set and a bouquet of seven different flower motifs...

good reads : Mollie Makes Crochet, including 11 exclusive new designs by Emma Lamb

It's safe to say that any review I give of this book will be totally biased because, you know, I'm in it alongside a whole bunch of fellow crocheters that I admire greatly - Pip Lincolne (Meet at Mikes), Beata Basik (Rosehip), Ilaria Chiaratti (IDA Interior Lifestyle), Anita Mundt (A Creative Dimension) and Cara Medus! So with that in mind I'll try to keep my review a little more factual...

First of all this is a book aimed squarely at beginners. The patterns make up the first half of the book and are simple enough for newbies to learn the basics via a few sweet designs. Alongside my doily, potholder and flower contributions there are place mats, blankets, gadget covers, pillows, edgings and amigurumi style Russian dolls. They cover a wide range of techniques including working in the round, basic hexagons and squares, joining motifs, puff and popcorn stitches, increasing and decreasing, simple lace work, the aforementioned amigurumi and more. While the second half of the book is dedicated entirely to explaining these techniques as well as lots of other crochet basics. It's fairly in depth with plenty of clear illustrations and photos of the projects side by side so it is easy to compare the two.

good reads : Mollie Makes Crochet, including 11 exclusive new designs by Emma Lamb

As for the look and feel of the book, it's a hardcover with spiral bound pages inside which I'm not overly fond of. I think this makes it feel like a manual instead of a lovely craft book and in my mind doesn't really fit with Mollies Makes overall informal and pretty style. That aside, Rachel Whiting's photography throughout the book is really, really pretty! She has totally captured the playful feel of the colourful projects which are beautifully presented. The styling is very much Scandi inspired with lots of painted white backdrops to really make the colours pop and tons of vintage props to compliment crochets retro heritage. Think granny chic at it's prettiest!

That was okay, not too gushy right!?

Right then let's talk 'giveaway'! I have a spare copy of Mollie Makes Crochet just floating around my studio and I would very much like to send it off to a new home where it will be able to work it's magic and teach someone a few new tricks! So if you, or someone you know, are longing to learn to crochet and would like an early Christmas present, here's how you could get one...

First share the below picture via Pinterest, Facebook or the like with a link to this blog post, then come back here with a link to your 'share' and tell me why you want this book. Simple!

Edited to add: For folks not sure how to link to their 'share' page - all you need to do is copy the URL (the web address starting 'http' or 'www') for the page you shared my picture on and paste it into a comment on this blog post. I hope that makes sense for everyone?

Giveaway time! Mollie Makes Crochet, including 11 exclusive new designs by Emma Lamb

This giveaway is open worldwide and I shall randomly choose a winner in one weeks time. Good luck everyone!

Oh, but if you can't wait to get your hands on a copy you can find it in my Amazon store here.

Emma, x

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sponsor spotlight : Crochet Today

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sponsor spotlight : Crochet Today | Emma Lamb

This month my fabulous featured sponsor is Crochet Today magazine, a US based crochet magazine (Well, obviously it's a crochet magazine! I don't really need to reiterate that since it does what it says in the title!) from Future Publishing. It is published six times a year and is available for US, Canadian, international and digital subscription. Currently Crochet Today are offering up to a whopping 58% discount on the usual cover price and as a special treat just for you lovelies - you can get a further $5 discount when you enter the code ELAMB at checkout. Fantastic!


These fun pictures are from the current and colourfully festive November/December issue which also includes a wee interview with yours truly! I'm looking forward to my copy arriving in the post so that I can whip up a pair of those bobbly mittens ready for the chilly Scottish winter - I have my fingers crossed for lots of snow to make the most of said mittens!

My two page interview in the November/December 2013 issue of Crochet Today | Emma Lamb

Oh, and if you need any more temptation to try out a wee subscription here's a wee sneaky peek of the January 2014 issue, out November 5th...

sponsor spotlight : Crochet Today | Emma Lamb
All images : Crochet Today

Emma, x

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