Craft Bomb Your Bike

If you are a subscriber to the Claireabellemakes newsletter you will have found out about my secret project last week. Now, I’m super pleased to share it fully with you all here on the blog….at long last!

Last year I was approached by a publisher and asked to contribute to a new book titled Craft Bomb Your Bike! As an avid cyclist and a huge fan of DIYs, I was really excited to be asked and to be included alongside other craft bloggers whom I follow and admire.

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The book includes 20 makes for you and your bike including some fantastic crochet wheel guards and even leg warmers for cycling.

My projects include these pretty ribbon and lace handlebar streamers.

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A pom pom bike basket garland….(I just HAD to do a pom pom project).

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And circular fabric bunting for your bike basket.

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The book is now available for pre-order on Amazon and is released on 29 August. If you can’t wait, the patterns are also available as pdf downloads on the Stitch Craft Create site.

I hope you will agree this is a really exciting project to be involved in and what a perfect book for me! I’ve been bursting to tell you all, especially as people keep linking me to the book as they “thought I would like this” ha!

And it’s great to see people talking about the book on Twitter before it is even out!

Toodles!

Claire

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Crochet Flower Bicycle Basket

A new season calls for a new DIY bicycle basket decoration. Rather than going for a themed basket, I made these flowers from my yarn scraps.

The Crochet flower (brooch) pattern is from Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 5.

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Pretty huh? And the sun was still shining in Cambridge this weekend, so I took a few trips out on my bicycle to run errands.

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If you are looking for inspiration for how to decorate a bike basket, you could take a look at my past posts:

DIY Bike Basket Bunting / DIY Pom Pom Bike Basket

I also used some more scraps (of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino) to make a Crochet Camera Strap (from Simply Crochet Issue 10).

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It’s been a crochet kind of month! I started a knitting project this weekend which challenged me a little. I’ve neglected my knitting needles for a while now so it’s good to get back into it.

Keep an eye out for a crochet flower pattern coming to the blog later this week.

Toodles!

Claire

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