Hold­ing on tight

Simply Crochet - - Hooked -

For­get Tinker­bell, Tink­a­boo are grant­ing all our crafty wishes at the mo. This nifty lit­tle on­line store stocks an amaz­ing ar­ray of pretty cro­chet stitch mark­ers and some in­ge­nious crafty jew­ellery, too. Our fave no­tion from Tink­a­boo (www.tin­k­a­boocrafts­foryou.etsy.com) is a clever loop (pic­tured) that keeps your cro­chet hook safely in place for you be­tween hook­ing ses­sions. How have we coped with­out one of th­ese for so long? We need one, like now. When you’ve spent hours hook­ing the per­fect gift, it’s worth spend­ing a lit­tle time on the wrap­ping, too. We’ve rounded up a few of our fave gift wrap ideas and good­ies for you. 1. Gather all you need for stylish, mono­chrome wrap­ping with this fab­u­lous Chalk­board Wrap­ping Kit, which in­cludes pa­per, a chalk pen and twine. £ 7 at www.berryred.co.uk 2. There’s no need to get all tan­gled up with rib­bon, a bit of glitzy tape is a re­ally easy way to cheer up even the most ba­sic wrap­ping. Grab your­self a roll of Be Jolly glitter tape for just £2.50 over at www.berryred.co.uk 3. Hob­by­craft is full of bright ideas for cre­ative Christ­mas gift wrap­ping. Th­ese pom­pom-stud­ded parcels look de­light­fully snowy. You can find bells, rib­bon, pa­per, yarn and more in store or on­line at www.hob­by­craft.co.uk

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