12 New Crafts, Craft, handmade

Learning a new craft – Number 2 for 2018

I’ve been super busy and super secretive too…… learning Macrame! New skill number 2 – tick and it’s only January!  (Number one was calligraphy – read about it here) I know – very retro, but also very in too! It’s super addictive too when you get going, and pretty quick to get results. The downside… Read More Learning a new craft – Number 2 for 2018

crochet, handmade, holidays, Travel, yarn

Mandalas

I’ve never really been a fan of Mandalas or doilies as us British people tend to call them until……… I started seeing these amazing mandalas all over the place on instagram.  I was going on another very long plane trip, and thought I’d have a go.  Now the problem with this is that you can’t… Read More Mandalas

Craft, handmade

Glass workshop

I went on this brilliant workshop a couple of weeks ago, designing, cutting and making glass pendants. I’m not really one for jewellery, but thought I’d make one for my mum (read a bit further on!). The workshop was held by Vivien Dent Glass. We had so much choice!  First we had to get to… Read More Glass workshop

blanket, C2C, Craft, crochet, handmade, yarn

The Harry Potter Blanket – Part 1

So this has been a mission this blanket, to say the least, and this square was a real pain for a good few months of the summer.  The project I found on Two Hearts Crochet , where she’s very kindly shared loads of free graphs, and has a Facebook page where lots of other people have shared… Read More The Harry Potter Blanket – Part 1

Craft, crochet, granny square, handmade, patterns, winter, yarn

Crochet Squares and Diamonds

Finally a little bit of blue can be seen in the sky here in England.  It’s been a cold rainy few days since I showed you all my crochet at the pool, and me crocheting squares, basically what I make while the blue ones swims length after length after length…….. The finished pieces are 2… Read More Crochet Squares and Diamonds