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Petal Power Mandala

A fabulous free hoop mandala pattern from The Little Bee
  Hooking hoops!   Last week a glorious package arrived in my mailbox, all the way from the Netherlands! It was full of plump, squishy lovelies from Scheepjes and I was bursti… http://thelittlebee.co.nz/blog/2017/08/petal-power-mandala/

Sweet Watermelon Bunting

Simple free pattern for sweet watermelon bunting
A few weeks ago one of my slightly craft-challenged besties sent out an SOS ~ an urgent request for some watermelon bunting for her daughter's birthday party. Now you can't le… http://thelittlebee.co.nz/blog/2016/03/watermelon-bunting/

Last Minute Stars!

The little bee's Christmas Garden Star Garland
It's that time of year again... Christmas! Every year it sneaks up on me and this year was no different. I guess that's what you get for having your nose buried in yarn and croche… http://thelittlebee.co.nz/blog/2015/12/last-minute-stars/

Blocking the Marie Shawlette

Some tips for blocking your Marie Shawlette
The sun was shining brightly today, and seeing as it's the middle of winter and there could be thunder & lightning tomorrow for all I know, I thought I'd finally get around to blo… http://thelittlebee.co.nz/blog/2015/07/blocking-marie-shawlette/

Tick, Tock, Mandala O'clock!

A guide to making your own crochet mandala / doily clock.
Over on The Little Bee Facebook page I often share cool projects, patterns and ideas that I happen to stumble upon when poking around the various social media sites. One conce… http://thelittlebee.co.nz/blog/2015/05/tick-tock-mandala-oclock/

Hit with the crochet stick!

I keep thinking how nice it would be to write another blog post, but time just keeps slipping away! So here I am, coffee'd up to the eyeballs, sitting up late in the dark, making … http://thelittlebee.co.nz/blog/2015/03/hit-crochet-stick/

Biting the Bullet!

Kia Ora, hello, welcome! Well, I've been dragging my heels on the launch of this website as my knees were knocking at the prospect of having to write my first blog post! It's c… http://thelittlebee.co.nz/blog/2015/01/biting-bullet/