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Laura Eccleston
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Owner of HappyBerry Crochet
Owner of HappyBerry Crochet

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Can writing be an addiction?
For years I dreamed of writing a novel , even more so after my English teacher back in school gave me my only ever A* report for a short story I had written. I'll never forget her asking if it would be okay for her to read it out to the first year students....

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Travel Mystery Novel now in eBook and Paperback
2015 has seen some amazing achievements for me, but none more so than finally finishing my first full novel.  That's right, when I'm not designing crochet patterns I absolutely love to write stories, something I have enjoyed since I was a child. But like an...

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This Friday I will be starting a new segment to our Yarn Scrap Friday tutorials, which will run for a few weeks! A Crochet-A-Long (CAL) for a Road Play mat or Blanket, which will be made up of various square designs, which we will join together at the end.

The squares will include roads, fields, ponds, grass and so much more, full of texture and excitement for young ones. This Friday I will be starting with two different squares, a straight road square and a long grass square. I hope you will join me on this fun CAL! www.youtube.com/happyberrycrochet

Materials Required
Yarn: Grey, White, Green, Yellow, Brown, Blue and some extra bright colours for flowers, you may also possibly need some purple and orange - all need to be light worsted/dk weight (or you can use worsted/aran weight for slightly bigger squares). 
We are working to 10cmx10cm squares (4"x4") but size really doesnt matter as long as the squares are all the same size for you so we can join them together at the end. 
Hook: You will need a 3.5mm E crochet hook or a hook size suitable for the yarn you are using. 
Scissors and yarn needle also required (^-^)

Project will run for approximately 5 weeks starting on the 24th April (every Friday), and will contain 8 square patterns to make a 4 squares x 5 squares play mat (made up from multiples of the 8 patterns). Of course you can make it bigger or smaller as this project is completely modular!

CAL will run on YouTube and my blog (I've decided both as I think you guys would like both? ;) ). Links will be given here on my Google+ page and via Twitter/Facebook etc when available. (^-^)
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The protection of artistic works and the myths behind copyright
Oh, the endless debate to copyright law and artistic works, but should it really be so vague? When reading online it seems you can hear conflicting viewpoints all over the place, but a simple qualified check can be the answer to solving many of the myths as...

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IMPORTANT UPDATE As of Jan 1st HappyBerry will cease trading to the EU due to bizarre new VAT rules issued by the EU. Please share and sign this petition to prevent this happening, as this will affect so many small individual people and businesses who sell digital downloads to the EU. Thank you. http://www.change.org/p/vince-cable-mp-uphold-the-vat-exemption-threshold-for-businesses-supplying-digital-products?share_id=OpiXMbmclA&utm_campaign=share_button_chat&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition 

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Pre-Launch Competition: HappyBerry Limited Edition Yarn We are so excited to announce our new yarn coming very soon, Baby Snuggles! This gorgeous DK (Light Worsted) weight yarn has taken us over 6 months to source (very fussy) and is a gorgeously soft anti-pilling baby yarn in 6 shades. To be in with a chance of winning 1 ball of each colour (6 balls) prior to launch you can do so here: http://goo.gl/At0T1u Good luck! Competition ends Midnight 15th September GMT. 100% Acrylic - Oeko-Tex certified - Made in EU
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Ever wished you had a rough idea of how much yarn to buy for a crochet project? Check out our new yarn app! http://www.happyberry.co.uk/index.php?route=information%2Fapps
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An early treat due for you guys, this Friday's Yarn Scrap Friday crochet tutorial on how to crochet some baby turtles! (^-^)

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My latest crochet pattern Toddler Flower Slippers is now available to everyone for my intro price of just $1! (usual price $4.99) Grab it while you can folks (^-^) Pattern is for ages 3-4 and 4-5 years. http://www.happyberry.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=223#.UzlS4_ldV8E
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** I have reached 30,000 YouTube Subscribers ** Yay!! I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who continues to support me. (^-^) www.youtube.com/happyberrycrochet 
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