Here is the UK I’m told we are lucky to have 4 distinct seasons – but personally I’m so over winter it’s silly, and spring is here – well trying to be! I went a bit crazy with a bulb catalogue in the autumn, spent over £100 on bulbs which seems like a good idea… Read More Finally some decent weather
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
I sit here not quite knowing how to write this. We’ve had an imposter chicken in our midst. Daley – has been happily taking credit for laying the blue eggs for about 2 years now. I’ve been up there thanking her every time a blue egg has been laid. Then at the weekend we made… Read More Chickens and eggs – which came first?
So if you’ve been following my blog you’ve seen some of my trials with the Russian Hat – and then my eureka moment yesterday. I’m very lucky to have shared this journey with Louise – on the other side of the world in Melbourne! The post yesterday showed an unfinished hat – modelled by a… Read More The Russian Crocheted Panama Hat (in English!)
It seems all I’m doing lately is playing around with hats and brims, but I’m so excited to share with you this version of the brim (and it looks exactly like the ones in those photos!). So excited in fact I couldn’t wait for my model to get back from school – so here it… Read More I think I’ve cracked it – that hat and the brim! (Russian Cloche/ Panama)
It seems all I’ve been doing lately is playing with lovely mercerised cotton – specifically the Yarnart Begona – which I have to say is amazing to work with! After that hat, and then the other hat, I decided to play with the brim yet again. In the original wonderful pictures of the hats, and… Read More Yet another hat……
A couple of weeks ago I made ‘that hat’ – you know the one, the wonderful facebook pictures of the little girl wearing wondering summer hats, very intricate and covered in beautiful flowers and beads. You can see how I did it here with the help of Louise’s post. Then I decided to try the other one,… Read More The 'Other Hat'
This week has flown by, I remember sitting here at this silly hour of the morning sharing my sunrises lat week while the house slept…. and here I am again! Monty and Luna (who I still need to introduce) have been walked, and I’m sat in my (what is turning in usual) Saturday morning spot… Read More Spring, a cheeky chook and sneaky peak and the 'Other hat'
I have to admit that I love this time of year. From the depths of winter when its cold and dark, finally the UK seems to be waking up! I’m a morning person, or a lark – which you might discover from the time most of my blog entries will be made. I get up… Read More Sunrises
I’d seen the hat photos on facebook a few weeks ago and ignored them – too tricky and not right for our current UK climate – you know the ones….. Then a couple of days ago a good friend challenged me to make one, one friend I could ignore, then two others pipped up on… Read More That hat!!!!!