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Lee Mac. Crochet artist. Crochet portraits = Obsession. I am surgically attached to my Ipod and crochet hook.
Bookworm. Pop culture addict. M&ms are as important as oxygen. Einstein hit the nail on the head with "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

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2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
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The Book Thief
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Gough Whitlam
A Short History of Nearly Everything
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
One Summer: America, 1927
Gone with the Wind
Who I Am
Small Bamboo: How my family's journey on a leaky boat led to our wonderful life in Australia
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Sushi for Beginners
Rachel's Holiday


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Saturday 9th February, 2019
Lifeline Book Fair Boo Haul | Feb 2019

Lee xox

Friday 1st February, 2019
The Read-a-long begins!!

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Thursday 31st January, 2019
#1 Crochet Catch Up | 2019

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Monday 28th January, 2019
Book #3 | My 2019 Reads

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Friday 18th January, 2019
Time for a Change

Hello guys.
Totallee.net will be 14 years old this year. Scary thought isn't it?! Since 2009 it has primarily been a place for me to not only post about my crochet, but a place to nurture, help and support yarny folks embrace and learn how to crochet portraits. Be that through free patterns, video tutorials, etc..
Over the past 6 months or so, I have noticed a tremendous increase in not only traffic on this site, but also in people getting in touch with me via Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, E-mail, etc.. which has been both wonderful and, if i'm honest, miserable.
If you've been around the place for a while, hopefully you've come to know me as someone who doesn't like to let 'a few bad seeds ruin the whole watermelon.' It's a mantra I have tried to live by as the level of angry and demanding messages, comments, e-mails, etc. started to pile up. However, as I said, over the last 6 months in particular, i'm having trouble 'enjoying the watermelon' and for me, sadly, there are now way too many seeds.

Silly fruit analogy aside, the level of negativity coming my way has reached a ridiculous level and therefore I have decided to remove my free patterns. Remove my YouTube crochet tutorial links and I am considering, but have not yet decided on whether to remove my 'Totallee.net' Facebook page.

As I have stated many times before, crocheting portraits is a hobby of mine. I don't run a business. I don't earn money from it. Over the years I have genuinely loved to crochet portraits, help people the best way I could (over the internet, which has been tricky,) offer advice or direction, etc..
If I were running a business, I would understandably expect to cop a bit of negative feedback. Goes with the territory. However I am not running a business and i've had enough.

Thankfully, for those of you who have caught the 'crochet portrait' bug, there are now plenty of online businesses tailored to creating portrait patterns available for you to choose from. You will find them with a simple search on Facebook, Etsy.com, Ravelry, etc..

As for Totallee.net, it will remain up. I will continue to post updates on my crochet, my reading journey, etc.. however I will no longer be providing patterns, advice, etc, in regards to crocheting portraits.

I would like to sincerly thank everyone who has stopped by over the years. Who has grabbed a pattern, made it and loved it. Seeing photos and hearing the stories of people who have made and especially gifted these portrait pieces to their friends, families, etc, has brought me tremendous amounts of happiness over the years and I truly thank you for sharing in on the fun! In the spirit it was always intended to be celebrated in.

Many thanks for all the lovely comments, messages, etc over the years in regards to the patterns, videos, etc. I provided guys. Sadly, the scales have tipped and instead of losing my love for crocheting completely, I have chosen to instead, take a step back and crochet for the pure love of it.

Lee xox

Sunday 13th January, 2019
Book #2 | My 2019 Reads

Lee xox

Monday 7th January, 2019
Totallee.net Read-A-Long!

Lee xox

Sunday 6th January, 2019
Book #1 | My 2019 Reads

Lee xox

Saturday 5th January, 2019
Hello 2019!

I hope 2019 already finds you happy, healthy and up for a ripper of a year ahead!
I'm pleased to announce that the new year is starting out extremely well here on Totallee.net already! I mean just look what I found lurking in my inbox as we all ushered in the new year !!

Talk about starting the year off right eh?!?
The atrociously talented Leontine got in touch to say that she had crocheted Harry for her daughter's birthday and she loved it !! Flipping FANTASTIC work Leontine and i'm so happy to hear she loved him!! Leontine now plans on tackling Bellatrix, followed by Hagrid, Hermione.... ugh so so SO happy to hear that you are hooked and on the way to creating a Hogwarts Bunch blanket of your own Leontine!! Well, one for your daughter at the very least !
The extra special aspect of Leontine's Harry, is that she managed to figure out how to eliminate tie-offs and therefore worked with 20 little bobbins! Carrying her yarn in order to create a portrait that was reversible!! AMAZING DEDICATION!! !!
I'm always beyond impressed (and quite frankly completely flummoxed) when you guys crochet these to be reversible! I feel so lazy, taking the easy way out with cutting and tying But it really does come down to finding a style and method that you enjoy and like the look of, but honestly, for that extra wow factor, reversible pieces are just that little bit more impressive and super cool, so hat's off to you and your mad skills Leontine Fantastic!!

Lee xox