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
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
Only 9 days after starting my slippers, I finished them. You may now well be thinking ‘great’ or ‘what’s that got to do with the price of eggs?’ The thing is, those slippers represent a personal achievement. Not a huge thing, but I bought the pattern two years ago. Two years ago I also tried…… Continue reading Perseverance and Some Slippers
It was only just a month ago that I shared the Worry Monster sewing pattern, and on Saturday I received a lovely email from the charity Knit for Nowt to see if they could add my Worry Monster pattern to their selection. They make and donate Worry Monsters and other therapy dolls and puppets to children in…… Continue reading A Worry Monster Plea
March, wow, what a month, it totally flew by. At the end of the month I made an instagram collage of my March makes, and was surprised by how much I had done. I’m not sure I met that many of my other goals, things have been a bit upside down here! 17 cupboards/drawers/storage areas…… Continue reading 17 for 2017-March Roundup
For our daughter’s birthday treat, she asked to ‘see animals’. There are a few suitable places within an hour or so of here, but we chose this one as it is also near to a relative’s house so we could squeeze in a visit there too! The Lincolnshire Wildlife Park used to be known as…… Continue reading A Trip to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park