My sister in law is due to have a baby in October and I remember how much I loved the blankets that people made for Lucas when he was born and I thought it would be lovely to make one for my future nephew.
LoveCrafts offered to send me something and they have a range of different crafts that are fab for all levels of crafters. Maybe you’d like to pick up knitting or embroidery? Or, some rainbow pom-poms with the children could be a fun project! What surprised me about the site, is how affordable it is, I’ve seen sets under £2 so they are perfect for encouraging children to spend their pocket money on something creative rather than a plastic toy that gets thrown into a toy box.
Knitting yarn, patterns, needles, crochet accessories, hooks, craft books and kits, you name it, you’ll find it. You can shop all the craft materials you need to start your next project. They ship worldwide and have dedicated websites for the UK, US, and Germany. As well as an ever-growing product range, they have some super handy tutorials for you to use and learn from so it should be smooth sailing!
Carving out time from a busy schedule to work on a new hobby is a great way to practice creative self-care, allowing you to hone an artistic skill set, design meaningful, personal projects, and watch them come to life.
I opted for the We Are Knitters Dragonfly Blanket Kit. This lovely baby blanket is a beginner level craft project but We Are Knitters advise that it’s a bit challenging; after you’ve finished it, you’ll definitely be ready for the next level. The kit contains 2 balls of pima cotton yarn, knitting and sewing needles, the pattern and a label. The instruction booklet comes in English, French, German and Spanish. The cotton yarn is a beautiful aquamarine colour, perfect for both boys and girls.
When I’ve started knitting, I will update the post with my progress and obviously show you the finished result! I’m really looking forward to starting it and I love that my nephew will have something handmade by me, if there are more nieces or nephews in the future, it’s perfect for passing to them too.
LoveCrafts have very kindly offered one of my readers the chance to win this kit too, if you would like to enter, use the app below. Good luck!