24 July 2018

Midwinter Carnival 2018!

Hi dolls! Berry Sweet Treats will be at The Arts Centre of Christchurch - Midwinter Carnival on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 August 2018 from 4pm to 9pm!


I will have some sweet previews on Instagram and some surprises to share before then... Check out the amazing, free event, and make sure to save the date!
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10 July 2018

Free Crochet Pattern: Tiny Flowers


Hi dolls - I have a mini tutorial for you today to make tiny crochet flower embellishments!

This easy pattern...
  ♥  Only takes a few minutes or less to make one
  ♥  Is great for beginners to practice making uniform shapes
  ♥  Is a great stash buster.
Gauge, hook, and yarn size does not matter. I do suggest you go a half size smaller for your hook, so you can pull the flower tight. If you are a beginner, try a plain yarn suited for a 4mm-6mm hook in cotton, acrylic, or polyester, instead of fancy yarns.

Materials (what I used):
  ♥  Yarn (4mm acrylic)
  ♥  Half a size smaller than your yarn's suggested hook size (3.5mm)
  ♥  Rhinestones, cabochons, pom poms, etc. (4mm pearl cabochons)

Steps:
(1) Make a magic ring. Check out some fantastic tutorials here.
(2) 8 sc in the ring.
(3) Pull tight, and finish off (FO). Sew ends to the back, not the side you see when you crochet.
(4) Glue on an embellishment in the centre, and it is ready to use in your craft projects! I hope you all enjoyed this little pattern.


23 June 2018

Woo! #GIVEAWAY!


Berry Sweet Treats is almost at 400 Likes! This is a special 'thank you' #GIVEAWAY for your love and support! I am giving away a cute gyoza dumpling keychain and sweet hair pin to one lucky Berry Sweet Treats fan 🍓🎀

To enter, click on the "Giveaway" tab on my Facebook page @BerrySweetTreats or click to enter here or fill out the form below.

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02 June 2018

CO+K Christchurch City Guide

Hi dolls! I meant to share this a while ago for my Christchurch City Guide on Cut Out + Keep! It took a while to make as most of the city is still in its rebuild stage. Here's a few snippets from my post:


There is a lot going on, new buildings, and shops moving all the time, as well as road works constantly when you are navigating the city due to the devastating earthquakes in 2010, 2011, and Kaikoura in 2016. Though, it can be challenging sometimes, you will always discover something new in this resilient city!


I've been living here for about three years now, and I'm always discovering new places, things to do, and incredible street art. I hope you enjoy this 'wee gem of a city', known as the Garden City, and one day get to explore this beautiful country. Happy travels!

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