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
It’s all go at the moment on the allotment and at home; since I finished work for Easter planting has begun in earnest. Prior to that, the only planting had been 5 rows of potatoes on Mother’s Day. Last Friday, the children and I got ourselves set up with a planting production line. For a…… Continue reading Ready, Steady, Grow!
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
Free pattern and tutorial for making a Worry monster for use in school or at home.
This week there is no crochet, not one project on my hook right now (apart from the mermaid tail which I’ve not done any more to). Instead I have a sewing project, or rather 4! My boss came to see me and asked if I could make some worry monsters for our school to help…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-8th March
UK readers will know that Thursday was a tad blowy here thanks to Storm Doris. She caused a fair amount of havoc locally in the form of blown over trees, power cuts and lorries tipped on their sides. I was at work in the morning and drove home at lunch, and it was not a…… Continue reading Cheers Doris!
For the first time this year, I have been to the allotment. Mr C has made several visits over the winter so it was exciting to see the difference and admire his hard work. So much has happened there, and the recent (unexpectedly) warm weather meant we had a whole afternoon there on Sunday. Compared…… Continue reading The Allotment in February