Tonight I got out the cardmaking things and ended up knee deep in pretty things as I experimented with colours and patterns for a birthday card for my baby. It was one of those projects where you think ‘all I’ll need is the Cricut machine, card and adhesives.’ Several trips to the craft cupboard later…… Continue reading Cardmaking Heaven!
The day is getting closer-my baby is turning 2. She adores her cuddly bunnies so it seems fitting to plan an Easter/bunny themed party. Sadly I was a bit disorganised with buying party bits and bobs-my husband does the shopping most weeks and he doesn’t just pop things in the trolley which might be useful…… Continue reading Bunny little things
It’s finished! I had an unexpected day off work as my daughter was poorly, so whilst she slept I crocheted the border (and washed all of the bedding J got through last night!) The border was just treble crochet around the posts-1 stitch on a dc row and 2 on a treble row. I kept…… Continue reading A blanket at last!
Tonight the blanket has reached a milestone-the main body is finished. All that is left is the border, I can’t decide what to do so I am browsing. The Attic24 blog is proving rather helpful with this though! It is a huge relief; as much as I love the blanket I was getting a little…… Continue reading The end is in sight!
Today we spent 4 hours in the freezing cold at the allotment. My main jobs were weeding, crowd control (we haven’t fenced around it yet and the children wanted to explore) and planting raspberry canes. I managed 1 out of 3 so I’m going to call it a win as the raspberries are in fairly…… Continue reading Shed update-it has windows!
Last Autumn we decided to take on an allotment as a family project. All through the winter my husband has been collecting materials and dismantling pallets to make his dream shed. The weather has been a bit kinder to us in the last couple of weeks so he has finally had the chance to get…… Continue reading The Allotment aka A Great Big Crazy Plan
Whilst tidying and sorting I found these. I made them almost a year ago, but it feels like yesterday. They were one of my first crochet garments and taught me a few important lessons about gauge and actually reading patterns. I must have made the sole of the first boot around 5 times before it…… Continue reading Bootiful!
I had been feeling uninspired lately and in need of a new mini project, so I’ve been looking out for ideas and inspiration. I was browsing when I saw a beautiful mandala on the front of a magazine; the spring colours just really caught my eye. I decided to find a pattern online and have…… Continue reading Mandala time
As usual, I have been disorganised and not made the Mother’s Day cards in time. My visit to my mum was a spontaneous one so I bought her card, otherwise I wouldn’t have got there in time. Tonight however I have made one for my mother in law, as my husband is going to visit…… Continue reading Last minute rush
Today it was World Book Day. Love it or hate it, it happens this time every year. As a young teacher I loved getting dressed up and finding costumes. Now as Mummy it is the stuff of nightmares (at least the costume part, we love books!) This year I thought we had it easy, my…… Continue reading World Book Day (aka Mummy’s worst nightmare)