When I first started reading blogs there were a few crafty terms that I just didn't understand. What was a WIP? What Is a CAL? Well, a CAL is a 'crochet-a-long'. You buy a kit and then the pattern is released a week at a time and you all work on it together. At least… Continue reading ‘Crochet a long’ so far
I am so looking forward to taking part in a crochet-a-long. I've never done one before and when I saw the Scheepjes Hygge Cal I couldn't resist. It brings together two of my favourite things - crochet and embroidery. I wouldn't even think of having a go if it wasn't for the online tutorials that… Continue reading CAL
At last my granny square blanket is done. Decided not to go to bed last night until it was finished 🙂 Trying to make each square a different set of colours was sometimes tricky. It seemed that there were colour combinations that I was preferable to and I had to concentrate on making 'random' choices.… Continue reading all done
I have had an Etsy Shop for a few years. I sold four things a few years ago and then all sorts of things happened - you know how it is! Anyway it's got one thing in stock - wish me luck! and please take a look if you have a spare minute. Rachel's shop… Continue reading dabbling with etsy
I am so enjoying half term. Spent yesterday shopping with my daughter and making pancakes and pastry with my son. I've managed a trip to the allotment and Ikea. Does life get any better?! Well a cottage in the country would be lovely but you can't have everything. Anyway, I am trying to get to… Continue reading taking forever?
It seemed like a hot summer here in London - hot for us anyway. So the autumnal chill in the air is very welcome. The garden is still confused though, with hollyhocks and asters (or have they changed their name?) flowering together while leaves change colour. But this is my favourite time of year. I… Continue reading celebrating autumn
This is my first attempt to blog from my kindle! So far so good. A good friend is expecting her first baby in three weeks time so I have been making a baby blanket. It's a granny square made with Sirdar Crofter baby fair isle effect. It's a lovely, soft,multicolored yarn. So far I really… Continue reading Granny baby