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
This year has just gone by so fast! My son did his GCSE's and we all survived. Decorating was done. The allotment weeds were almost vanquished. Our family holiday was one of the best ever. But a lot was left undone and the year just sped by. I am thinking that the years when your… Continue reading goodbye 2016 -why did you fly by?
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
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
Hi, welcome! I was inspired today to make a new start. Here it is. My old blog is no more. Time for something new. So I'm waving 'goodbye' to one blog and waving 'hello' to Craftymakes. To find out about the crochet pattern used to make these two ripple/wave blankets visit The crochet crowd and… Continue reading Wave