If that’s not a splurge of happy colours, I don’t know what is. I’ve been playing around with a new mandala pattern. I’m writing it up as I work it out..... nothing like some mathematics on a Sunday afternoon to keep the brain engaged! What are you all working on/ up to? Matt x
Cooeeee! I’m back! Hope you’re all doing fabulously? What a great month I’ve had, taking a break from my blog was nice. Taking a break from social media was HEAVENLY! I needed the break from the fake. The month has really made me shift in energy and focus, literally reevaluating my life and realizing what I want and what is actually important to me. With some new insight, new focusses are heading my way and I am beyond excited. So the month was spent in London dancing, working extremely hard.... and guess what.... this boy can still get his legs up! I’m back home now and keeping the new focus but of course doing a little blog/ crafting work along side. Today I started working in a fun little project from a book that had been delivered during my absence... whimsical stitches by @amenagerieofstitches I’ll let you know how I get on, and pop a review of the book up on my blog at the weekend, so you can all have a peep. Hope things have been good with you all I’ve missed out interaction ☺️Matt xxx
Hell lovelies! Hope you’re all doing well? So I’ve been thinking about the next weeks and I’ve decided that I’m taking a little time out. I’m in London at the moment and spending a nice chunk of time here working hard on myself, my dancing, my head... and exploring what I really want out of... well.....EVERYTHING. Taking a break from the social media is needed, sometimes it’s so consuming and honestly we all know that it’s not “real life”. I’ll probably continue to post some live videos and maybe you’ll get the occasional post... but nothing frequent I’m afraid. I hope you understand that a break is sometimes needed, a bit of self reflection and a time of no judgement, no pressure to deliver and no comparison of my real life compared to a glossy Instagram shot. I’ll be back properly mid July.... Thanks always for the love and support you give to me and my crochet work. Your encouragement fuels my creativity! Matt x
M is for Matt, that’s me! M is for mushroom 🍄 M is for Mini Make Along! Toadstool tin caddy pattern is released tomorrow at 10.00am.... are you joining the fun? Info about the pattern, yarn and equipment needed for the MAL is over on my blog and also on the @scheepjes official Facebook page.
I’m teaming up with @scheepjes next week to host a mini make along! Rather cunningly named a “SHROOM-ALONG”! It’s a fun little make, looks super cute, but is also really functional as you can store all of your crochet hooks, stitch markers and darning needles inside. Not to mention the top is a rather handy pin cushion! If you fancy joining in, more info is available on my blog! Mushroom 🍄 Matt x
When you’re feeling lousy..... nothing like a cute little unicorn to lift your spirits! ❤️ 🌈☀️⭐️ patterns by @picapauyan
Hello lovelies! Today didn’t quite go as planed, didn’t get my list ticked off and ended up going back to bed with the aches and a fever. Boooo hooo! New day tomorrow though, so I’m hoping a good nights sleep will get rid of my bout of man flu 😷 I’ll leave you with this.... a shot I took yesterday of my gorgeous mandala made using the pattern from Emily Littlefair @theloopystitch.... it’s gorgeous! Matt x #crochet #crochetmandala #haken #häkeln #menwhocrochet #mencrochetersarehot (liked that tag, I just found 😂)
Today I’m getting my crochet on! Working hard on a few new projects that I’m super excited about! I’m not gonna reveal too much, want it to be all finished first.... but I’m enjoying it immensely and can’t wait to share with you over the course of the next months. I hope you are all having a sunny Sunday and doing something lovely? Matt x
Been working hard on the video tutorial for this bad boy today 🍄 need to spend some time editing... but we are getting there! Pattern will be released next Sunday, but until then I’ve popped some yarn info in my latest blogpost.... so come pop by and check it out! Hope you’re all having a lovely week? Matt x #crochet #scheepjes #obsessedwithcrochet #häkeln #haken
My Tunisian blanket was a lovely place to settle as I sat by the canal made some lists and organized my upcoming plans. I love this blanket.... it has such a boho sort of feel to it. It’s Tunisian simple stitch swapping color for every row (resulting in a ton of ends, which I couldn’t be bothered to sew in, so left as a fringe) creating this gorgeous bomb of intense color! One of my favorite makes. X
A nice 🌈 of @scheepjes Cahlista. I’m playing around with some color options for some teeny tiny bunting. Hmmmmm decisions, decisions!
Today was a day of making a mess, playing around with ideas and seeing where they lead. Some roads need a little more exploration and some were simply dead ends. I guess that’s all part of the design process, a little anxious feeling inside of me though ... I think it’s frustration.... hmmm. I’m going for a run that’ll shift my mood. X
Such a fun day today catching up with friends as well as catching a little sun! This Beauty is almost finished as well.... just one more set of feathers! Eeeeeek!
Hello hookers! Hope you’re all having a splendid Sunday in the sunshine ☀️ I’ve just popped another blog post up on the blog today ( link in profile ) two in one week.... looks like someone is making he most of his free time 😊 today’s post is a new book review, as promised ... Animal Heads by Vanessa Mooncie! Here is a lil pick from my craft-room with the projects I’ve made from the book. If you fancy winning yourself a copy of the book, sign up to my YouTube account and tag a friend in this post. I’ll pull the name out of a hat next Sunday ( good old fashioned raffle style) good luck... it’s an awesome book! Matt x
Out on the balcony sipping on a mojito in the sunshine, I realized I didn’t have any drink coasters! Out with the jute, a simple little pattern, but I’ll write it up all the same . Hope you’re all enjoying the sunshine ☀️ xx
I am working full steam ahead on my blog at the moment and loving every moment of it! The more I delve into my crochet work, the more motivated I am feeling! I’m connecting with so many amazing people and am being inspired daily by your amazing creations!!! You’re all sooooo talented! I have a lot on the go at the moment.... nothing near completion but I see progress, the projects are not always growing, but the ideas surrounding sure are! As you may have guessed things are a little toadstool crazy at the moment! 🍄 😜 I hope to share more with you all real soon. Enjoy the sunshine lovelies xx 😘
Beautiful day today ☀️ I did a nice long run at the gym and since I’ve had jelly legs 😂 bought some tulips on the way home, then got cracking on a tutorial for this rather charming toadstool 🍄 it’s a tin that houses all of my crochet hooks, it’s also a pin cushion on top. Perfect for keep my craft space tidy and adding a touch of whimsy to my apartment. Hopefully the written pattern and video tutorial will be online next week. Matt x
Today was good day... a little organization yesterday ( manageable lists) meant that today was a day of achieving, rather than being overwhelmed by wanting too much. New blog post on the blog ( link in profile) and @vanessamooncie animal heads book review coming on Sunday, also a chance to win the book later in the week. This is my latest #moonciemake, the swan, she’s going to be a beauty! Hope you all had a great day... sending you all a virtual hug and a big slobbery kiss 😘 Matt x