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Circles everywhere (11/20/2017) - Hello,  haven't been here for a while.  Computer technical issues, don't get me started, but no internet, then folders on … Read More Circles everywhere
Yarn and Colours (11/9/2017) - Who else here enters all these competitions on social media, longing to win, but then with the other thousands of … Read More Yarn and Colours
A little declutter (10/18/2017) - It had to be done....... my craft trolley was bursting at the seams! My very understanding husband had been dropping … Read More A little declutter
The knitting and stitching show (10/16/2017) - I've never been before would you believe it?  Only 45 minutes away.... and every year I've sort of missed it. … Read More The knitting and stitching show
Too Creative? (10/2/2017) - I've come to the conclusion I'm a bit too creative.    I know - shocker! I'm sat here, deciding what I … Read More Too Creative?
Raindrop the Unicorn backpack (9/27/2017) - It had to be done.  The Pink one loves unicorns, I mean she's absolutely besotted with them.  After Violet the … Read More Raindrop the Unicorn backpack
Golf club covers (9/22/2017) - The blue one plays golf, and has been in a few competitions.  He's got a set of golf clubs, but … Read More Golf club covers
Percy the Mini Pumpkin (9/12/2017) - It's definitely feeling like Summer is over, that is if it ever really began!  We had a hugely hot June, … Read More Percy the Mini Pumpkin
Lino Print workshop (9/5/2017) - This is one of those posts I've been meaning to write for a long time.  I thought that as the … Read More Lino Print workshop
Lion Brand Yarn Studio (8/31/2017) - It had to be done - a trip to a yarn store while in New York.  I wasn't planning on … Read More Lion Brand Yarn Studio
A long weekend in New York (8/31/2017) - I know - crazy - I feel like we've only just come back from travels all over the place, and … Read More A long weekend in New York
Echinaeca (8/17/2017) -   Yes - This amazing flower!  I love them!  I've bought many a plant over the years for my garden, … Read More Echinaeca
Cosy Plant Pot Pattern (8/9/2017) - OK...... so this is something I've been wanting to make for a while, so I thought on this very dull, … Read More Cosy Plant Pot Pattern
Violet the Unicorn – the pattern (8/7/2017) -   Unveiling the new soft toy design..........I've finally received the message I'd been waiting for.  A lady who'd been pattern … Read More Violet the Unicorn – the pattern
Pictures from the florist (7/31/2017) - So who wants to see what the very talented Sarah Maylin Flowers did with all those beautiful flowers we bought … Read More Pictures from the florist
A very early adventure (7/27/2017) - Now I don't know about you, but being a grown up - rarely now do I get to do anything … Read More A very early adventure
A baby blanket (7/24/2017) - It's day one of the summer holidays and as I sit down to type this post, my children are still … Read More A baby blanket
The Pig at Combe (7/3/2017) - I've been pretty quiet on here lately, life is busy busy busy! I've just come back from a great weekend … Read More The Pig at Combe
Crescent Moon Crochet Necklace (6/8/2017) - I've been so busy designing things lately its crazy to think that I've made.  I finished my jumper, which was … Read More Crescent Moon Crochet Necklace
Mandalas (5/24/2017) - I've never really been a fan of Mandalas or doilies as us British people tend to call them until......... I … Read More Mandalas
Teaching crochet…..to the kids (5/12/2017) - I love teaching people to crochet.  The absolute joy when someone finally "gets it", and then gets as addicted as … Read More Teaching crochet…..to the kids
Glass workshop (5/10/2017) - I went on this brilliant workshop a couple of weeks ago, designing, cutting and making glass pendants. I'm not really … Read More Glass workshop
Surprise Birthday trip (5/6/2017) - I've been really quiet lately, not for the want of not typing, but that I've been so so busy.  Crochet … Read More Surprise Birthday trip
Crochet Easter Egg Bunnies (4/3/2017) - I've been a busy little bee, making and designing lots of things, then getting distracted and not typing anything up! … Read More Crochet Easter Egg Bunnies
St Patricks day Shamrock (3/18/2017) - It was St Patricks day yesterday, so in its honour, it was only fair for me to pick up some … Read More St Patricks day Shamrock
Spiral Rose Hair Bobbles (3/16/2017) - I'm super lucky to have a little girl, and even luckier that she is a proper girly girl!    Remember … Read More Spiral Rose Hair Bobbles
Bursting with Creativity (3/7/2017) - Back in January when I asked about reliving old projects or getting on with new ones I set myself a … Read More Bursting with Creativity
Cable cuffs (2/11/2017) - A while I ago, I had a go at dyeing some yarn, and told you all about it in a … Read More Cable cuffs
Sixty Million Trebles (2/7/2017) - What's Sixty Million Trebles, whats that I hear you ask? It's a great project started by some ladies in the … Read More Sixty Million Trebles
I really must not start anything else………. (2/2/2017) - Until I've finished what I have started! Yep - I think we've all said that at one time or another! … Read More I really must not start anything else……….
In the need for colour (1/30/2017) - It's so grey and cold and dull, and the heating not working means the January blues are definitely upon me, … Read More In the need for colour
An Owl Cushion (1/17/2017) - My 2 year old niece loves owls!  Any excuse for me to make something!  Her mum made her a fab … Read More An Owl Cushion
Superhero Day (1/12/2017) - I'm a bit late posting this, the actual day was back in November but hey....... For Children in Need this … Read More Superhero Day
New Years Resolutions (1/4/2017) - I sat down to write this blog about an hour ago (Honestly , ok, over 2 hours ago).  I thought … Read More New Years Resolutions
Harry Potter blanket – Part 2 (12/29/2016) - Time to finally share the mission that has been the Harry Potter blanket.  It's been the biggest thing I have … Read More Harry Potter blanket – Part 2
The Harry Potter Blanket – Part 1 (12/22/2016) - So this has been a mission this blanket, to say the least, and this square was a real pain for a … Read More The Harry Potter Blanket – Part 1
Crochet Squares and Diamonds (11/22/2016) - Finally a little bit of blue can be seen in the sky here in England.  It's been a cold rainy … Read More Crochet Squares and Diamonds
Crochet at the pool (11/17/2016) - I haven't been here for a while, it's as a I sit working out why I've not put fingers to … Read More Crochet at the pool
Hand Dyeing Yarn (10/12/2016) - I thought I'd have a  go at hand dyeing some yarn.  Last year... probably about May time (so 18 months … Read More Hand Dyeing Yarn
Corner to corner rainbows (10/7/2016) - The blanket tradition in our house  started a couple of years ago after I learnt how to crochet.  I went … Read More Corner to corner rainbows
Trombonchino Soup (9/26/2016) - Remember those funny looking vegetables from my last post..... The Trombonchinos? We saw a similar squash where we visited RHS … Read More Trombonchino Soup
The new vegetable garden (9/16/2016) - In December we started a huge remodel on the bottom of the garden. It already had some raised beds where … Read More The new vegetable garden
Unicorns (9/13/2016) - The pink one is obsessed with unicorns.  Everything has to about unicorns.  T-shirts, toys you name it!  She even asked … Read More Unicorns
Autumn is on its way (9/12/2016) - I took a few minutes yesterday when the sun was shining to look around the garden and see the signs … Read More Autumn is on its way
Rainbow blanket (9/5/2016) - I've been gone for too long...... no excuse other than busy busy busy with the children in the holidays and … Read More Rainbow blanket
Dhylis (8/20/2016) - This is not the blog post I had planned after such a long absence.  I'm very sad to say Dhlyis … Read More Dhylis
The actual Yarn Bombing (7/13/2016) - Finally you get to see my, and other great woolly creators efforts in the Yarn Bombing of the local church! … Read More The actual Yarn Bombing
My yarn bombing journey – Part 2 (7/11/2016) - I'm lucky to be involved in the local yarn bombing event in a local churchyard.  I'd seen it last year … Read More My yarn bombing journey – Part 2
My yarn bombing journey – part 1 (7/3/2016) - As I'm typing this I'm very proud to say "I'm part of an art installation (Yarn Bomb!) in a local … Read More My yarn bombing journey – part 1
Open garden…… and now relax! (6/28/2016) - Two years ago, for the first time ever I opened my garden for the Red Cross and some other local … Read More Open garden…… and now relax!
New chicks – and their names (5/29/2016) - I'm very excited to share with you our new arrivals........ Three gorgeous little chicks! They were at the local day … Read More New chicks – and their names
My new camera lens (5/26/2016) - Hello,  thought I'd share with you my lovely husband has bought me a new lens for my camera!   It's … Read More My new camera lens
Tulips (5/10/2016) - This is one of those posts that I've wanted to do since getting home... and has been put on the … Read More Tulips
Flowers in bowls (4/26/2016) - I've been trying to sit down and write this post for a good 10 days now.  Trying to share some … Read More Flowers in bowls
A Serial Project Starter (3/28/2016) - Yep - that's me.  I seem to keep starting things... and then not finishing them!  Sound familiar? So I started … Read More A Serial Project Starter
World Book Day (3/4/2016) - Today is that day that parents run for cover and try to hide on.... or they embrace it completely....... World … Read More World Book Day
The V Stitch kids hat and cowl (2/23/2016) -   It's no shock to all my friends that I love my hat - the one I made a few … Read More The V Stitch kids hat and cowl
A quick and easy dog coat (2/11/2016) - January seems to have flown by, long gone are the resolutions to write a blog post every week - I've … Read More A quick and easy dog coat
A very cold dog walk (1/19/2016) - So this morning I was supposed to be crocheting, and writing up a pattern, maybe making a video or two, … Read More A very cold dog walk
How time flies (1/13/2016) - I seem to have blinked and now we are almost 2 weeks into the new year.  I'd wanted to do … Read More How time flies
A New Hat for Me (1/1/2016) - I know - hard to believe it!  I made something for me for once. Jolly old England has been mighty … Read More A New Hat for Me
A chevron blanket (12/29/2015) - Sorry I haven't been here for a while.  I've been frantically busy crocheting and doing DIY in time for Christmas. … Read More A chevron blanket
Parcel from the other side of the world! (12/11/2015) - How happy am I?   Stupidly happy is the answer.  My postman has just been, and along with the new Simply … Read More Parcel from the other side of the world!
My New Blog Site! (12/6/2015) - I have a huge thank you to my wonderful husband who has managed to transfer my blog over to a … Read More My New Blog Site!
A Sewing Sunday Morning (12/6/2015) - The blue one woke up this morning and spied the sewing machine on the table and instantly announced he was … Read More A Sewing Sunday Morning
Festiwool !!!!! (11/14/2015) - I've had a wonderful day at a local Yarn Festival - talk about heaven!   I was supposed to go … Read More Festiwool !!!!!
Ummmm…….. A Minecraft Cake (11/9/2015) - As I'm sat at the computer I'm still not really sure what I'm going to write about.  I wanted to … Read More Ummmm…….. A Minecraft Cake
A trip to Thailand! (11/4/2015) - I've been AWOL from my blog again....... it was half term, and we decided to head away to a warmer … Read More A trip to Thailand!
Introducing the new girls…… (10/21/2015) - About a month ago I looked in the chicken coop and realised that my flock (I use the word lightly!), … Read More Introducing the new girls……
Reflective Yarn (10/15/2015) - Reflective yarn OCTOBER 15, 2015 ~ OFFTHEHOOKFORYOU ~ EDIT I’ll admit it – I make a lot of hats!  Crocheting … Read More Reflective Yarn
Doing a Good Deed- Premature Baby hats (10/7/2015) - http://Follow my blog with Bloglovin A few weeks ago a local hospital put a call out for people who could … Read More Doing a Good Deed- Premature Baby hats
A poem and a picture (10/3/2015) - My little boy is very clever, well I would say that, I'm his Mummy!  He loves Maths and Science, and … Read More A poem and a picture
The Shark Pattern – an Update to Video links (9/30/2015) - The number of people looking at my blog post on the Shark still amazes me, as I type this I've … Read More The Shark Pattern – an Update to Video links
The Handmade fair (9/19/2015) - I was very lucky to get a free ticket to the handmade fair courtesy of my friend Odd Bobbin.  She's … Read More The Handmade fair
A school of sharks, some mermaids and now some Crocs…… (9/15/2015) - I've been overwhelmed by the number of people who've looked at my shark tail post.  The Shark tail mania is … Read More A school of sharks, some mermaids and now some Crocs……
The chickens are out!!!! (9/10/2015) - I've mentioned my girls before, they live at the bottom of the garden in a bright purple eglu.  Then they … Read More The chickens are out!!!!
The Wedding (9/5/2015) - Any one who has been following my blog for a while will know my sister was getting married, and I … Read More The Wedding
A bit absent lately…… Then the Great British Bake Off???? (9/2/2015) - Hola, as they say in Spain!  So the wedding was brilliant - more photos will come in a separate post … Read More A bit absent lately…… Then the Great British Bake Off????
A frantically busy week (8/20/2015) - The 7 year old and I filmed a video on the shark jaws.  It's on youtube here.  A tail and … Read More A frantically busy week
Exmoor Fun including a prize! (8/11/2015) - We disappeared off to Exmoor this weekend, and when I say disappeared we pretty much did as were not contactable by … Read More Exmoor Fun including a prize!
Eaten by an Alligator (8/7/2015) - The interest in my shark has been amazing.  I'll still incredibly overwhelmed by how many people have been making my … Read More Eaten by an Alligator
The Mermaid Tail Pattern (7/31/2015) - Wow - what a whirlwind few days! Blog land is keeping me very busy (not what I'd planned for at … Read More The Mermaid Tail Pattern
Triangle Bunting (7/27/2015) - I was going camping and needed some bunting.  I know what your say..... "Who needs bunting on a tent?" Well … Read More Triangle Bunting
A Parallel Universe? (7/21/2015) - I wasn't going to write anything today - but it's been such an extraordinary day I can't resist. I woke … Read More A Parallel Universe?
A very purple field (7/20/2015) - Just around the corner from where I live,  and I kind of do mean just around the corner, I could … Read More A very purple field
There's so much more I want to make!!! (7/17/2015) - I'm having one of those mornings when I thought I thought I was going to be super duper busy, and … Read More There's so much more I want to make!!!
Geocaching and a few pictures of the garden (7/12/2015) - A bad week for the iMac and Photos behaving themselves.  The new camera has been put to good use (it … Read More Geocaching and a few pictures of the garden
My Mandala for Wink (7/9/2015) - I was so shocked to hear the sad news of Wink.  She was an inspiration in the crochet world. Lots … Read More My Mandala for Wink
Yarnbombing the local town (Unfortunately not by me!)! (7/6/2015) - I am very lucky to live in a part of the UK that loves Crochet and Yarn.  Last year the … Read More Yarnbombing the local town (Unfortunately not by me!)!
Crochet, the camera and summer is finally in the garden! (6/29/2015) - I was without a posh camera for a few weeks.  The good news is that finally I have a new … Read More Crochet, the camera and summer is finally in the garden!
No Crochet for over 96 hours – what???!!!! (6/24/2015) - So what a week it's been for me.  The internet went crazy (In my small terms), for my shark pattern. … Read More No Crochet for over 96 hours – what???!!!!
Gardeners World Live (6/15/2015) - I haven't posted for a while.  I've been super busy.  The pinks ones 5th Birthday party was last weekend.  Predictably … Read More Gardeners World Live
Rainbows (6/9/2015) - You know when you find something on Pinterest and think - yep I can do that?  Well I did! A … Read More Rainbows
A gardening week (and a dog walk) (6/4/2015) - It's been over a week since I've posted anything really.  It's been a horrible week - which I wish I … Read More A gardening week (and a dog walk)
Playing with clay, amusing the kids and making a yarn bowl (5/26/2015) - I've looked over my photos from the previous week, and boy have I been busy with little projects. The garden … Read More Playing with clay, amusing the kids and making a yarn bowl
A quick half an hour in the garden (5/20/2015) - Its been a really cold miserable May where we are.  Not many frosts, but not much of increase in temperature … Read More A quick half an hour in the garden
I lost my Crojo! (5/18/2015) - Last week I hate to admit it - but I just didn't want to crochet.  I know - hard to … Read More I lost my Crojo!
Sorting the Stash and realising……. (5/14/2015) - I came to the realisation that I need to sort out exactly what yarn I own.  This would then hopefully … Read More Sorting the Stash and realising…….
Hunting for Shaun the Sheep in the City (5/11/2015) - Shaun the Sheep in hiding in London!!!  Completely true. Why - I hear you ask?  Well to raise money for … Read More Hunting for Shaun the Sheep in the City
Sharing the tulip love! (5/8/2015) - Todays post was all planned in my head.  A walk around St Pauls Cathedral in London finding Shaun the Sheep … Read More Sharing the tulip love!
Eaten by a Shark – The pattern …. finally (5/4/2015) - A little later than planned, but here is my pattern for a shark  tail. The shark was made when my son … Read More Eaten by a Shark – The pattern …. finally
A bluebell wood anyone? (5/3/2015) - Last year, after living in the same place for nearly 8 years, I discovered in a magazine (of all places) … Read More A bluebell wood anyone?
A scientific study of the Russian Spiral Crochet hat (and The Movie) (5/1/2015) - Abstract The beautiful pictures of the little girl in the crochet hats had been circulating on Facebook for a few … Read More A scientific study of the Russian Spiral Crochet hat (and The Movie)
A Workshop – Time to learn crochet? (4/26/2015) - So a few days ago I held my first workshop teaching 2 lovely ladies how to crochet. These were officially … Read More A Workshop – Time to learn crochet?
Tulips, tulips and a few more tulips…… (4/24/2015) - Back in October when I stupidly spent over £80 on bulbs to make my garden look pretty in spring - … Read More Tulips, tulips and a few more tulips……
A few nights away up North (4/21/2015) - The Easter holidays were almost over,  previously we've always gone away - Lanzarote last year (the kids still talk about … Read More A few nights away up North
Super Chunky Granny Square Bag (4/16/2015) - I have a lot of left overs of Super chunky (Super bulky yarn) from making hats and ponchos and basically … Read More Super Chunky Granny Square Bag
My first visit to Kew Gardens (4/14/2015) - Today we went to Kew Botanical Gardens. I've always wanted to go - and it was lovely there.   It's … Read More My first visit to Kew Gardens
A Purple Wavy Flower (4/13/2015) - I was emailing chatting to my new penpal in Australia, Louise from Red Haired Amazona, about flowers.  She mentioned about … Read More A Purple Wavy Flower
Sometimes a Bargain isn't quite as good as you think! (4/11/2015) - So I was walking around our local town about 4 weeks ago and spotted these great shoes - for UK … Read More Sometimes a Bargain isn't quite as good as you think!
Eaten by a shark! (4/8/2015) - I'm wondering what I should write about - sat here, I thought I was going to show you a new … Read More Eaten by a shark!
A Mermaid Tail (4/4/2015) - My little girl and I have been poorly all week, no work or school for us, but a bonus was … Read More A Mermaid Tail
Finally some decent weather (4/3/2015) - Here is the UK I'm told we are lucky to have 4 distinct seasons - but personally I'm so over … Read More Finally some decent weather
The school cake sale (4/1/2015) - It's my children's school cake sale today - make any cakes you want - donate them and they spend the … Read More The school cake sale
Chickens and eggs – which came first? (3/30/2015) - I sit here not quite knowing how to write this. We've had an imposter chicken in our midst. Daley - … Read More Chickens and eggs – which came first?
The Russian Crocheted Panama Hat (in English!) (3/28/2015) - So if you've been following my blog you've seen some of my  trials with the Russian Hat - and then … Read More The Russian Crocheted Panama Hat (in English!)
I think I’ve cracked it – that hat and the brim! (Russian Cloche/ Panama) (3/27/2015) - It seems all I'm doing lately is playing around with hats and brims, but I'm so excited to share with … Read More I think I’ve cracked it – that hat and the brim! (Russian Cloche/ Panama)
Yet another hat…… (3/25/2015) - It seems all I've been doing lately is playing with lovely mercerised cotton - specifically the Yarnart Begona - which … Read More Yet another hat……
The 'Other Hat' (3/21/2015) - A couple of weeks ago I made 'that hat' - you know the one, the wonderful facebook pictures of the … Read More The 'Other Hat'
Spring, a cheeky chook and sneaky peak and the 'Other hat' (3/21/2015) - This week has flown by, I remember sitting here at this silly hour of the morning sharing my sunrises lat … Read More Spring, a cheeky chook and sneaky peak and the 'Other hat'
Sunrises (3/14/2015) - I have to admit that I love this time of year.  From the depths of winter when its cold and … Read More Sunrises
That hat!!!!! (3/8/2015) - I'd seen the hat photos on facebook a few weeks ago and ignored them - too tricky and not right … Read More That hat!!!!!
A walk in the woods (3/1/2015) - Bright and early on a Sunday morning we went 'number hunting' and scavenger hunting with the dogs.  We lost the … Read More A walk in the woods
The first day of spring (2/27/2015) - What a glorious day!  I had a little mooch around the garden, and noticed I actually have some flowers! The … Read More The first day of spring
Some time in the sun (2/25/2015) - It was half term last week, and we deserted the usual British weather (which I've since been told was horrible), … Read More Some time in the sun
A frosty dog walk and a day at the beach (2/9/2015) - We visited my parents this weekend on the South Coast.  Here are a few photos of what we got up … Read More A frosty dog walk and a day at the beach
Playing with Photos (2/5/2015) - So forgive a second post in a day - but I really need just 10 minutes playing to get the … Read More Playing with Photos
My first blog entry (2/5/2015) - So here goes........ I've had this blog for a while - but it's sat empty waiting for me to decide … Read More My first blog entry

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