crochet, patterns

Super Chunky Granny Square Bag

I have a lot of left overs of Super chunky (Super bulky yarn) from making hats and ponchos and basically lots of wintery things.  There is too much to throw away, but not enough to really do anything with it…. or so I thought! The Super Chunky Granny Square bag was born! US Terms Ch… Read More Super Chunky Granny Square Bag

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flowers, gardening, kids, Spring

My first visit to Kew Gardens

Today we went to Kew Botanical Gardens. I’ve always wanted to go – and it was lovely there.   It’s English Spring time – so not a huge amount in flower apart from Tulips, Magnolia, Rhododendrons and Blossom – it was still beautiful. Rather than a load of words – here some pictures.

crochet

A Mermaid Tail

My little girl and I have been poorly all week, no work or school for us, but a bonus was that I was told to rest…… so what better way to rest than to crochet! My daughter had seen the mermaid tail blankets and expressed a liking to them “Mummy, I want one of those!”… Read More A Mermaid Tail

baking

The school cake sale

It’s my children’s school cake sale today – make any cakes you want – donate them and they spend the proceeds in the school.  Sounds easy…….. I usually make what I call a standard cupcake – iced with butter icing (or frosting to some), and made to look a bit pretty. This time – after… Read More The school cake sale