chickens, flowers, Spring

Finally some decent weather

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


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


Yet another hat……

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……

crochet, flowers

The 'Other 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'



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

crochet, flowers, leaves

That hat!!!!!

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!!!!!