A little later than planned, but here is my pattern for a shark tail. The shark was made when my son wanted a mermaid tail kind of thing like his sister had – but being a boy – didn’t actually want to be a mermaid (Mermaid tail pattern can be found here)! And the Alligator here!… Read More Eaten by a Shark – The pattern …. finally
Last year, after living in the same place for nearly 8 years, I discovered in a magazine (of all places) that we live pretty close to a bluebell wood! So as a lone bluebell has comer into flower in the garden we ventured out last weekend. I would of posted this last weekend however Apple and… Read More A bluebell wood anyone?
Abstract The beautiful pictures of the little girl in the crochet hats had been circulating on Facebook for a few months. The avid crocheter that I am decided to try and make one after being challenged by a friend. However on further inspection the patterns or you tube help available are in Russian! This… Read More A scientific study of the Russian Spiral Crochet hat (and The Movie)
So a few days ago I held my first workshop teaching 2 lovely ladies how to crochet. These were officially named my guinea pigs! So they were asked to come to my freshly tidied and hoovered house at 9.30am. Told to bring themselves and that was all that was needed. I’d made cakes the day before… Read More A Workshop – Time to learn crochet?
Back in October when I stupidly spent over £80 on bulbs to make my garden look pretty in spring – I thought it was a good idea. That was until I had to plant them! I’ve said before, and I’ll say it again – I officially hate planting bulbs…….BUT …… I love the results! To… Read More Tulips, tulips and a few more tulips……
The Easter holidays were almost over, previously we’ve always gone away – Lanzarote last year (the kids still talk about the mini club man Martin on a daily basis), Dubai the year before, Egypt the year before….. you get the ideas. Time to escape the Great British weather and get some sunshine. This year, my… Read More A few nights away up North
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
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.
I was emailing chatting to my new penpal in Australia, Louise from Red Haired Amazona, about flowers. She mentioned about a wavy flower, and while I love crocheting roses – I made a good few in the last couple of weeks so thought I’d try something new! I remember making a wavy flower by accident… Read More A Purple Wavy Flower
So I was walking around our local town about 4 weeks ago and spotted these great shoes – for UK people – they are Startrite, normally at £35 a pair. This little shop was selling them for the bargain price of £5 a pair, and much to my great delight, they actually had my daughters… Read More Sometimes a Bargain isn't quite as good as you think!