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
I’m a little late in posting this as the blanket is finished!!! But I thought you’d still like to the progress if you’ve followed it from the beginning, round 2, and round 3. This post is about finishing the final squares, blocking, and then the layout. Most if not all squares were completed before Christmas. … Read More Starburst blanket…. nearly done!
This is the year for new crafts – ideally 12, but we’ll see how I get on! You all know I can crochet, I still love crochet, I will always be crocheting, but sometimes you need to try something new too- as I think any crafter is an eternal crafter. Yep -I can’t be the… Read More A new craft – Calligraphy
So in my new year post I may have mentioned I’m a bit of a foodie. Well ok – we went to quiet a lot of restaurants last year as part of an year of celebrations at both having the same birthday with a zero at the end of it! The first one of the… Read More The Secret Foodie – Roganic
Hello, I’m back here briefly to share my blanket progress with you. Remember all those circles with 2 rounds? I wrote about them here, if you want a read. Well then I hit a stumbling block. I had it in my head I wanted no two circles with the same colours. Then I thought that… Read More Blanket progress
Happy New Year to everyone! 2018 promises to be a great year, but it’s also a time for me to sit and think about which direction I’d like my blog to go, and me for that matter! I know I wrote a similar post this time last year, and I made the decision that all… Read More New year New focus?