I’ve been awol from this blog again. Good reason, we’ve been back to Thailand (oh how I love this place). This time was a little different, instead of heading straight down to Koh Samui, this time we decided that with the little people people being nearly 8 and 10, we’d take them to Bangkok too.… Read More Our Easter family break
Eeeeekkkkkk is about all I can manage to say at the moment! I’m so excited its silly. You might have heard of this fantastic magazine called Simply Crochet….. well this month – issue number 69 I’m in it with one of my patterns! This was my 2017 goal – to be published in a magazine,… Read More Yay – I’m in Simply Crochet
A long time ago, I started a jumper for me – well I say a jumper. I wanted a cardigan…… but “winging it” with no pattern was not on my side this time! It was my first time making an adult sized item of clothing. I’d seen some gorgeous jumpers on Pinterest, in the most… Read More A new Jumper for me!
I treated my self to a new crochet book a few weeks ago. I’d seen lots of people talking on instagram accounts, and I’ve followed the author Lalylala on Instragram for a long time – I love her Sheep doll! So, while I was waiting in the hospital for many hours with the pink one… Read More Lalylala, Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies
It’s time to finally show you the blanket that I made at the end of last year. I’d made lots and lots of circles and changed them into squares which you can read all about in some previous posts I made. The final layout was decided pretty quickly – before I could change my mind!… Read More Starburst Blanket Finished!
Friday saw the turn of craft number 3 being attempted – hand spinning! Calligraphy and Macrame are both great fun, so I thought I’d try and give this a go. I’d seen these lovely stalls at the knitting and Stitching show, and Festiwool selling these super colourful plaits, but hadn’t ever really know what to… Read More Craft number 3 ……… Hand Spinning
It’s half term in the UK this week – and as predicted the weather has been horrible! It’s cold, rainy, and still dark a lot of the time. Little people have needed to be amused, so yesterday saw us painting rocks. I say us, they both started, got bored, so I carried on! Its not… Read More Rock Painting
Do you ever get to the point with crochet that you really want to make something that quick, straight forward, and someone else has done the hard work for you? I love designing things, but sometimes sat down on the sofa with note books, pencils, and scribbles absolutely everywhere and ‘frogging’ happening every row can… Read More A Cardigan in under 9 hours
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
Ok, So I will admit it, I’m getting a bit obsessed with glass Jewellery, and making it! I did this workshop in November (at The Makers’ Cabin), but I had to wait until after Christmas to share the pictures, as a few were given out at presents! I’ve been on a couple of great workshops… Read More Another Jewellery workshop