This is such a busy time on the allotment, so many things changing really quickly and so many jobs to do! We’ve had a few days there this month as well as growing plants at home, and the chickens now live there too! Last Sunday we moved them, and noticed one wasn’t looking too well.…… Continue reading A Potential Pear (And Other Allotment Tales)
I’m currently on the hunt for a perfect pattern to use with my hand dyed yarn, although so far my search has proved fruitless (more effort may be required). As I’ve been browsing the plethora of patterns out there, I’ve been contemplating whether or not to buy a pattern. I tend to work from a…… Continue reading Patterns-To Pay or Not to Pay?
Its been a busy week here, and pretty productive too. My hooks are on fire! (Feel free to sing that Kings of Leon style.) One project has been finished, but it was only interesting enough to have its own Instagram post and not a FO blog post! The popcorn basket turned out larger than I…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-26th April
Our allotment has been a hive of activity in the last couple of weeks, with the scene being set for a (hopefully!) productive growing season. The raised beds have been filled with compost, and the little plants to go in them are being carefully tended to at home (butternut squash, pumpkins and courgettes mainly so…… Continue reading The Allotment in April
April sees a huge number of birthdays and I end up making cards in bulk (I don’t like that word, it makes me think of cupboards filled with bargain loo roll and gallon bottles of bleach-not beautiful things!) When I’m making multiple cards, I tend to turn to kits or packs of decoupage with matching…… Continue reading Black and Gold Birthday Cards
It’s been a long time since I wrote a branching out post, partly because I haven’t tried anything new for a while! Way back in September when we went to Yarndale, I bought some undyed Merino yarn with the intention of trying out dyeing it myself. Over the last few months, I’ve read blogs about…… Continue reading Branching Out-Yarn Dyeing
This week has seen a bit of rebellion against my own rules. I’m not sure whether it was brought on by an overindulgence in chocolate, a bank holiday or the fact I’m at home whilst the children are at school/preschool because my school has different term dates. Anyway, whatever the reason, this week there are…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-19th April
Easter bank holiday Monday means one thing (apart from nursing a chocolate hangover) and that is the start of car boot season here. We are lucky that there’s a regular car boot sale at the other end of our village, and we usually pop down there for a rummage. Sometimes we come away empty handed…… Continue reading Bargain Hunting Season Begins!
This evening I have laid out the children’s eggs on their little table ready for the morning, so that they can see exactly what they aren’t having for breakfast. They have got rather a lot of eggs, but they’ll last a while and we can always recreate last year’s rocky road with them. There is…… Continue reading Easter Traditions
Last night I finished sewing in the ends of this blanket, it was a complete contrast to the last blanket I made as it used a much smaller hook and finer yarn, so progress felt far slower. However, it was an interesting enough pattern to keep me focused without being too complicated. Because the pattern…… Continue reading Finished Object Friday-Beautiful Shells Baby Blanket