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!
I’m wondering what I should write about – sat here, I thought I was going to show you a new cloche hat I’d made, or a baby hat. Or I could have shown you how I covered my crochet hooks, or how pinterest made me go to Ikea (well I sent my husband), to get… Read More Eaten by a shark!
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
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……