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Thursday 29th December, 2016
{{{ LOVE TO THEIR FAMILY }}}



Lee xox

Wednesday 28th December, 2016
Bittersweet Jingle Bells


Far out... what a mixed way to end a strange year....
I had a wonderful, relaxed and happy Chrissy Eve, Day and Boxing day, with food and family but coming to terms with the loss of George Michael and now Carrie Fisher, along with so many other wonderful people My word it has been a topsy turvy few days for the emotions
I'm not a hardcore Star Wars fan. I've only seen the original 3 films twice. However, Carrie Fisher was and will continue to be a true inspiration
I have always admired her honest, blunt and unfiltered take on the world and especially on mental illness. She was a pioneering princess in more ways than one, but her strength, bravery and tenacity were qualities we should all strive to uphold
So, naturally, I have turned to my yarn stash and proceeded to find JUST the right yarns to pay tribute to Carrie and the wonderful, kick-ass woman she was !



Once completed, this pattern will be made available for free in the pattern archive
There is so much I could say, but really...i'm feeling quite empty and deflated. She was taken too damn soon
RIP CARRIE


Lee xox

Saturday 24th December, 2016
T'was the night before christmas






Lee xox

Thursday 22nd December, 2016
GIZMO!!!





Well, well, well, look who has made an appearance JUST before Christmas!!!
The wonderfully talented SARAH has throw caution to the wind and has brought a gremlin into her life right before Chrissy !!! Loving your style Sarah !!
You've done a BRILLIANT job!!!! Sarah will be turning this piece into a pillow/cushion for her hubby who LOVES it!!!
You're giving me the warm fuzzies guys!! Such great news!!
A thousand thank you's once again to the lovely Valerie for the pattern and allowing it to be hosted here for others like Sarah to whip it up into a wonderful work of art !!!
If you would like to bring a cute and cuddly lil' Gizmo into your life, check out the FREE PATTERN in the archive and get hooking !!
BUT JUST REMEMBER FOR CHRISTMAS' SAKE!! READ THE DIRECTIONS PEOPLE!!!
NEVER expose him to BRIGHT LIGHT
NEVER expose him to WATER, and
NEVER feed him AFTER MIDNIGHT !!!!
Otherwise, your precious crocheted little snugglebug could go from cute and cuddly...



TO A CRAZY CHRISTMAS CRACKER OF A NIGHTMARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Lee xox

Wednesday 21st December, 2016
Hooked from a Book #2!


Lee xox

Tuesday 20th December, 2016
"Starry Starry Night..."





My interpretation of 'The Starry Night' by Vincent Van Gogh!
Started: 7th November, 2016
Completed: 18th December, 2016
No. of Stitches: 27,117
NOTES: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Say G'Day to my second 'Hooked from a Book' piece!!
Sadly my editing software... YUP! YOU GUESSED IT!!... it karked it again ...
So i'm having trouble uploading the video reveal and to be honest, I have been BUSTING to show you guys what i've been working on for the last 6 weeks that I just HAD to post !!!!
This palette, has been, an absolute DREAM to work with !!!
Not only were the yarns super easy to use, but the colours, ugh, THE COLOURS were so pleasing to the soul !
There is something so soothing and comforting and cleansing about the colour purple isn't there?! No idea what it is, but everything is better with purple.... it's kinda the bacon of the colour world isn't it !
I was inspired to challenge myself with this piece after picking up the book 'Van Gogh: The Life' by Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith earlier last month. It is an absolute MONSTER of a book, coming in at close to 1000 pages so I still have a heck of a lot of reading to do, but i'm so happy I decided to have a go at one of the most famous and beloved works of art known to man !
I can't wait for the exhibition that is coming to Melbourne in May!! Tickets are bought! Excitement is off the charts !!
There is ALSO the first ever fully painted/animated feature film 'Loving Vincent' on the way in 2017!!! VAN GOGH FOR THE WIN IN 2017 BABY!!!!


Lee xox

Tuesday 13th December, 2016
Christmas has come early!



CHRISTMAS HAS COME EARLY PEOPLE!!!!
Or, in the very least, we have received an early gift from the RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED VALERIE in the shape of her COMPLETED 2016 CAL PIECE!!!!! !!!!!!


For those who are new to the page, Valerie's piece features the ASTRONOMICAL structure in Brussels, known as the 'Atomium' !!
Quite possibly the COOLEST building in the world !!!
I can't quite recall how many colours this piece consists of, but I know Valerie and I had a few back and forths about it, as we really wanted those clouds and the reflective surfaces of the 'atoms' to be the stars of the show and can I just say.... Valerie, you totallee nailed these colour choices my friend !!!!
I'm seriously having a hard time deciding which elements are my favourites!!! The reflections are clearly fantastic, the clouds have tremendous depth and also manage to have a gorgeous fluffy type quality to them...
But then there are the vivd greens of those leaves !!!! STUNNING!!!
CONGRATULATIONS ON A BRILLIANT CAL PIECE VALERIE!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!
Thank you so much for taking part and sharing your talent with the world!!!!


Lee xox

Sunday 11th December, 2016
#TheYarnLoversTag!




LINKS MENTIONED
Queen's Yarn Boutique (The channel I accidentally called 'Happee Knits and the one I actually saw the tag on!)
Happee Knits (she's awesome too and i'm subbed so check her out!)
Beautiful Things (original tag)
Crochetbynumbers.com
Mario Mushroom pattern by Linda Potts
Totallee.net Ravelry Group
Lee xox

Thursday 1st December, 2016
Super CAL (afragal- Lee no.)





2 TOTALLEE CAL UPDATES!! FROM 2 AMAZING LADIES!!
The wonderful JOYCE has hit 60%! on her Larry piece which is A MONSTER and is just so so STUNNING !!!
And the wonderful RAE has just said hello to 65%! on her Bladerunner tribute piece
Which is looking BLOODY BRILLIANT with the in-built venetian blinds effect that it has going on !!!
Quality hooking skills ladies!!!
Now it's time for me to take a little 'crocheting-related-walk-of-shame'....
Mr. Time has crept up on me a little bit and has decided that it is time to say hello to the month of December...
I'M NOT BLOOMING READY TO SAY HELLO TO DECEMBER YET!!!!!
I've only just hit the halfway point on November's 'Hooked from a Book' piece!!
I MAY have been a little over-ambitious when selecting this piece as far as the 30 day timeframe goes...
Well, clearly I was REALLY over-ambitious
So I forsee two possible solutions!
A) I do a combined November/December 'Hooked from a Book', which means the piece stays under wraps till the end of December aka. till I get it done, or...
B) I upload a 'currently hooking from a book' video, in which I show you the piece at its 50% point, whilst wrapping up what I read in November.
Of course the catch with option B is that yes the surprise will be revealed to those who watch the video and therefore MAY get revealed on places like FB and the ravelry group...
Side note - apologies if you're reading this for the second time after already seeing my post on
I'm honestly easy either way because...I already know what it is
Feel free to let me know on the tagboard and thank you to those who have already weighed in with their opinion on Facebook !
Now it's time for me to bring out the Christmas crap!!!
If I can remember where the frig I stored it !


Lee xox

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