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Crochet Camping In Miniature!


A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I happened across this fabulous little book by Kate Bruning called ‘Let’s Go Camping’.

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Well, despite the proper thing to do being to put it on my Christmas wish list at this time of year, it somehow found its way into my Amazon shopping cart and, lo and behold, dropped through the letterbox a day or two later.

Of course, the sensible move would be to pop it on the relevant section on the book shelf, wait until I finished my really long gifts-to-make-for-Christmas list and then think about crocheting miniature camping paraphernalia. But I thought I’d just have ‘a quick flick through’, whilst grabbing five minutes with a cup of coffee.

To quote Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman – “Big mistake. HUGE!”

Faced with delightful images like this of a crocheted caravan complete with crocheted bunk beds and kitchen sink, how could I possibly resist the crochet itch which was insisting on being scratched?


Well obviously I couldn’t, but I did have a moment of clarity which told me that making anything in the book would soothe the itch, so rather sensibly decided to ignore the time-eating caravan and hook up a quick little picnic scene instead.

And here it is!

let's go camping kate bruning teepee

Just look at that sweet little teepee!

let's go camping kate bruning teepee and cushions

Kate suggests covering wooden skewers or similar with washi tape to use as tent poles, but I improvised with some twigs from the garden which work just as well.

let's go camping kate bruning bunting

Miniature bunting was made in no time at all.

lets go camping kate bruning bunting

A circular rug provides a more comfortable sleeping area for the playmobil characters.

lets go camping kate bruning rug

I made three tiny cushions both round and square, a chequerboard picnic blanket (my own design) and what picnic is complete without a hamper full of food?

lets go camping kate bruning picnic hamper

The lego baseplate will have to suffice until I get around to making the crocheted camping backdrop complete with all manner of trees, bushes and even snow-capped mountains!

lets go camping playmat mountains

The Boys have already declared ownership and spend many a happy minute playing camping with their “mens”.

lets go camping kate bruning

At only Β£7.49 I think it’s a great affordable Christmas present idea. Are you putting it on your list?

(This is not a formal review – just my own opinion)

On another note – swap partners have now been allocated for the #stitchingsanta. If you haven’t received your email, please check your spam folder first before getting in touch.

Author: sewchet

Sewing, Crochet and other loveliness!

59 thoughts on “Crochet Camping In Miniature!

  1. You’ve done a great dljob on LOVE this book and also ordered a copy from Amazon a couple of weeks ago!

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  2. Sorry, my comment posted before I was finished!! I meant to say you’ve done a great job of the little tippee and it looks great on the Lego base πŸ™‚ My copy of the book is going to be a christmas present for my daughter so it’s still tucked away. Can’t wait to make things from it! πŸ™‚

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  3. This looks like a lot of fun, I’m not surprised that the boys like it, I want to play with it too. I hope the writer does well with her book, imagine if she was paid per smile, she’d be a sqillionaire.

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  4. I am very very tempted, it looks so sweet.

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  5. Oh wow!!!! I LOVE it – beautiful πŸ™‚

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  6. I’m not surprised your boys have claimed your adorable crafting for their very own, equally I’m not surprised you couldn’t resist just creating a little something from the delightful book πŸ™‚

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  7. So tiny and so much fun to make. I can just imagine the boys loving it just as much. πŸ™‚ Stunning book.

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  8. Hehe, that one didn’t make to my Christmas list either but magically appeared on my doorstep πŸ™‚ I did get it out this morning to browse through later but after reading this, I may just resist until all the Christmas gifts are made!

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  9. Utterly bonkers but I completely understand the need to put everything else down!

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  10. The twigs were the perfect choice! I absolutely love all of this but I’m particularly taken with that tiny picnic basket!

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  11. Adorable! I remember the days of teeny-tiny toys, but sadly none that I had made. Your boys are lucky to have such a crafty mama! Love the twigs and the checkered blanket, love it all. πŸ™‚

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  12. Completely adorable! I love Playmobil but have never seen them enjoying such luxury as this before! Love all the little details like the hunting a circular rug. So sweet.

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    • The playmobil characters were one reason I bought the book because The Boys have a room full of the stuff which they play with every day. I knew they’d love it. Well, that’s my excuse for making it anyway!

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  13. This is beyond cute!!

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  14. you are totally insane but i love ya!

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  15. They’re soooo cute! Reminds me of when I used to play with my fuzzy felt. Obviously nothing like fuzzy felt but proper playing’s what I meant πŸ˜ƒ

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  16. Toooo cute crochet!
    But are you certain An Intervention isn’t needed? Lol! πŸ˜‰
    Shall we see a bonfire piccie on the weekend ~ hint, hint!
    (Still pleased with your ipad & keyboard? Was looking into it again this week. Such indecision…)

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  17. oooh gorgeous! can’t wait for grandchildren.. miss making toys!

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  18. Oh I really wish you hadn’t shared this adorable book and your stunningly cute crochet creations as it means I’m going to have to become similarly distracted in the near future! ❀️

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  19. Oh, wow! Was about to log off as was in a rush, but couldn’t resist clicking through after spotting that image. You’ve done it again! Am so wishing I lived closer so I could sign up for some of your lessons. Beautiful!

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  20. OH what a sweet tee pee! I love how wonderful! it turned out. what a wonderful Woo Hoo!!

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  21. So adorable! Looking forward to seeing the caravan too! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for your email regarding #stitching Santa! I’m on it!

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  22. Just love the look of that book. Think ‘ll definitely have to ask Santa. Nice to see you making another wigwam πŸ™‚

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    • The book is a coffee table winner, even if you never get round to making anything in it – it’ll certainly be a talking point!

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      • Had to laugh when I read this. I have so many knitting books scattered across the coffee table Mr H will go apoplectic if I suggest we buy ones especially to put on it πŸ˜‰

        Of course that doesn’t mean I don’t believe you or that I won’t be buying it πŸ™‚

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  23. Now I know for sure: it’s going on my wish list ……. Marianne xx

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  24. Pingback: Look what I made… from a Wonderful book! | Coastal Crochet

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