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Apologies for the large paragraph below, this has come directly from my Facebook page and it’s not something I can remove. If you look below this you will then see my Facebook Page Posts, so feel free to skip the first part to see these. This is via a special application which is why I have little control but I know it will be a useful feature for some of my viewers.

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I have started this page so I can share what I create with my friends and family, and anyone else who is interested. I love to craft and love all types of crafting, although sadly due to illness I am restricted with what I can do. I love to crochet and I find this one of the more manageable crafts for me. When my health allows I love card making and paper crafts πŸ™‚ although I do find this takes a larger toll on my body. The inspiration behind the name bedcrafter, is because I have to craft from my bed due to being severely long term ill. I have been bed bound for many years now and the only way to craft is in bed. This is why I choose the name bedcrafter, as this is what I am. I hope to share all the things I make with you but also tips and tricks I have found a long the way. I have found several things that have been helpful when crafting from my bed, I'd like to be able to share this with others in the hope that this might help them if they are in the same boat. This page, my website and my other social networking sites are all a way of me sharing my crafting with you and other craft related things I'd like to share with you. I hope you enjoy what I share and maybe you even pick up on a few tips you didn't know before! Please bare in mind that I am very ill so I might not always be as active as I would like to be. I am hoping with the wonders of technology that I will be able to stay fairly active despite not being very well but know that if there is a period of quietness its just because I am struggling. Thank you!
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BedcrafterThursday, August 17th, 2017 at 1:51pm
Photo 3 of 3: Just thought I'd quickly share another project I'm working on :-). It's my main focus at the moment as it's going to be a charity donation as one I follow needs some handmade items for their auction coming up soon and as it's a children's charity I decided on amigurumi characters. This is one of them and I hope it will do well, I'm already falling in love with it and can see it being hard to let go so hopefully that's a good sign?!

These photos are from the last two days, Tuesday and Wednesday. I started Tuesday evening and worked on this most of Wednesday (today) as I was having a bad day si relaxing with some crochet was just what I needed to help me to cope. After finishing the basic head I decided to skip to the ears as I wanted to finish off the head first (as I enjoyed doing this when I made the Llama recently). Once I finished the ears I sewed them in place and then skipped further ahead to add the nose and mouth. I'm so pleased I did as it's lovely seeing the finished head and to start seeing the character come to life already. It will be nice to look at whilst I focus on getting the other parts made.

I was able to make one arm as well as finishing the head today so that was a good days progress for me. I started on the other arm which I'll finish off tomorrow. In case your wondering about the body, which was the next part after the head πŸ™‚ I'll be doing that after. I decided to do the arns first as I didn't have much of my first ball of yarn left so this way if I wait I can start the body with a new ball of yarn, which will mean I don't have to join yarn half way through!

In case your wondering this cute pattern is by Melissa's Crochet Patterns and it's called Pearl the White Kitten. I'm using my favourite cotton from Three Bears Yarn in cuddles & cream colourway. Oh and a little pink for the face from Drops Muskat. I'll be back with more updates soon!

#crochet #crochetwip #crochetcat #crochetkitten #amigurumi #amigurumicat #amigurumikitten #melissascrochetpatterns #threebearsyarn #cotton #cottonyarn #dropsyarn #dropsmuskat #dropsmuskatcotton #veganyarn #craftastherapy #crochetaddict #crochetersofig #crochetersofinstagram #crochetforcharity
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BedcrafterThursday, August 17th, 2017 at 1:46pm
Photo 2 of 3: Just thought I'd quickly share another project I'm working on :-). It's my main focus at the moment as it's going to be a charity donation as one I follow needs some handmade items for their auction coming up soon and as it's a children's charity I decided on amigurumi characters. This is one of them and I hope it will do well, I'm already falling in love with it and can see it being hard to let go so hopefully that's a good sign?!

These photos are from the last two days, Tuesday and Wednesday. I started Tuesday evening and worked on this most of Wednesday (today) as I was having a bad day si relaxing with some crochet was just what I needed to help me to cope. After finishing the basic head I decided to skip to the ears as I wanted to finish off the head first (as I enjoyed doing this when I made the Llama recently). Once I finished the ears I sewed them in place and then skipped further ahead to add the nose and mouth. I'm so pleased I did as it's lovely seeing the finished head and to start seeing the character come to life already. It will be nice to look at whilst I focus on getting the other parts made.

I was able to make one arm as well as finishing the head today so that was a good days progress for me. I started on the other arm which I'll finish off tomorrow. In case your wondering about the body, which was the next part after the head πŸ™‚ I'll be doing that after. I decided to do the arns first as I didn't have much of my first ball of yarn left so this way if I wait I can start the body with a new ball of yarn, which will mean I don't have to join yarn half way through!

In case your wondering this cute pattern is by Melissa's Crochet Patterns and it's called Pearl the White Kitten. I'm using my favourite cotton from Three Bears Yarn in cuddles & cream colourway. Oh and a little pink for the face from Drops Muskat. I'll be back with more updates soon!

#crochet #crochetwip #crochetcat #crochetkitten #amigurumi #amigurumicat #amigurumikitten #melissascrochetpatterns #threebearsyarn #cotton #cottonyarn #dropsyarn #dropsmuskat #dropsmuskatcotton #veganyarn #craftastherapy #crochetaddict #crochetersofig #crochetersofinstagram #crochetforcharity
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BedcrafterThursday, August 17th, 2017 at 1:44pm
Photo 1 of 3: Just thought I'd quickly share another project I'm working on :-). It's my main focus at the moment as it's going to be a charity donation as one I follow needs some handmade items for their auction coming up soon and as it's a children's charity I decided on amigurumi characters. This is one of them and I hope it will do well, I'm already falling in love with it and can see it being hard to let go so hopefully that's a good sign?!

These photos are from the last two days, Tuesday and Wednesday. I started Tuesday evening and worked on this most of Wednesday (today) as I was having a bad day si relaxing with some crochet was just what I needed to help me to cope. After finishing the basic head I decided to skip to the ears as I wanted to finish off the head first (as I enjoyed doing this when I made the Llama recently). Once I finished the ears I sewed them in place and then skipped further ahead to add the nose and mouth. I'm so pleased I did as it's lovely seeing the finished head and to start seeing the character come to life already. It will be nice to look at whilst I focus on getting the other parts made.

I was able to make one arm as well as finishing the head today so that was a good days progress for me. I started on the other arm which I'll finish off tomorrow. In case your wondering about the body, which was the next part after the head πŸ™‚ I'll be doing that after. I decided to do the arns first as I didn't have much of my first ball of yarn left so this way if I wait I can start the body with a new ball of yarn, which will mean I don't have to join yarn half way through!

In case your wondering this cute pattern is by Melissa's Crochet Patterns and it's called Pearl the White Kitten. I'm using my favourite cotton from Three Bears Yarn in cuddles & cream colourway. Oh and a little pink for the face from Drops Muskat. I'll be back with more updates soon!

#crochet #crochetwip #crochetcat #crochetkitten #amigurumi #amigurumicat #amigurumikitten #melissascrochetpatterns #threebearsyarn #cotton #cottonyarn #dropsyarn #dropsmuskat #dropsmuskatcotton #veganyarn #craftastherapy #crochetaddict #crochetersofig #crochetersofinstagram #crochetforcharity
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BedcrafterWednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 12:29pm
Here is one of my companions from this evening β™‘. This is Huggy Bear, our blue mitted male ragdoll. He loves it when i have my electric hospital profiling bed like this, with my legs all the way up with added pillows. Most of the time him and Angel will come straight over and make themselves comfy. I did have Angel, our other raggie up there for a bit too but by the time i thought to take a photo she'd gone and Huggy Bear was making the most of the space!

Tonight I was relaxing watching a film with my husband and doing some crochet, it was just what I needed after a very hard day. I'll share some photos of what I was working on tomorrow πŸ™‚ and I hope you like these quick photos I got for you!
#crochetcompanion #ragdollcat #ragdollsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #ilovemycat
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BedcrafterWednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 9:55am
Thought I'd share a project I've slowly been working on in the background between other projects, although lately I've had a few days I've been able to purely focus on it. You may have seen it if you've been watching my Instagram stories recently ☺ but in case you haven't here are some work in progress photos.

I'm making great progress on this cute pattern, as you can see the body is made and both arms are too. I've actually just finished the first leg this lunch time and I hope to do the other leg soon as I'll be back to squeezing in some time amongst a few charity projects. I'll make sure to come back and share more work in progress photos soon!

By the way I'm testing this handspun yarn for Debs as it's her first time doing vegan fibres. She has dyed the fibre beautifully and I'm in love with the colours. I will be giving her some feedback on her first attempt and hopefully she'll try doing some more again 😁. I can imagine several of these bunnies in different colours, maybe even do a few other characters too as they are looking great with this yarn.

Details: Pattern - Knit a Miracle by Nelly Shkuro ; Phil the Cheerful Bunny. Yarn - Handspun Faux Cashmere Hand Dyed Yarn by Crafty Cat knitty bits πŸ’š. #crochet #crochetwip #crochetbunny #amigurumi #amigurumibunny #knitamiraclebynelly #nellyshkuro #philthecheerfulbunny #cheerfulbunny #handdyedyarn #handspunyarn #fauxcashmere #fauxcashmerenylon #yarn #yarnaddict #yarnlove #craftycatyarns #yarntester #yarntesting
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BedcrafterWednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 6:25am
Sorry it's taken me a bit longer than I planned but here are photos of R2D2 that I finished recently. I hope you like his photoshoot photos as I think he has turned out perfectly!

In case you don't know R2D2 is August's #amigurumicharityrun character that my husband Vegan Runner will be running with throughout the month. As his ankle is still healing he'll be doing a mix of swimming and running until it's fully healed, but you'll get the daily photos as usual now ☺.

I made R2D2 using a pattern by LucyRavenscar Crochet Creatures from my Star Wars Crochet Pattern Book. I used my favourite cotton to make him Three Bears Yarn 🐻 Affection 100% Cotton, Aran weight. I'll update my ravelry project asap and then share a link should you want to know more.

Nearly forgot, R2D2 will be raising money for Support Dogs and will be available as part of this month's Raffle held during the last week of the month. So if you'd like to win him keep an eye out for the Raffle! #crochet #crochetstarwars #crochetr2d2 #amigurumi #amigurumistarwars #amigurumir2d2 #lucycollin #lucycollinstarwars #starwarscrochet #threebearsyarn #cotton #cottonyarn #veganyarn #craftastherapy #crochetaddict #crochetersofig #crochetersofinstagram #crochetforcharity #supportdogsuk #amigurumicharityrunsupportdogs