So the first day of Lent is upon us, and as always I have signed up for 40 acts. I’m not sure how many I will achieve, but each kind act will make a difference in some way and I will do my best. Here’s link to my original post about it. I’ve seen lots…… Continue reading Lent-it’s not to late!
It’s been a beautiful weekend weather-wise and our attention is beginning to turn towards the allotment. All winter, we’ve collected cardboard toilet rolls ready to use as pots that can go straight into the ground. If you’d like to know more, here’s a link to the post I wrote about them last year.
This morning as I laid in bed I could tell it was a grey day by the dull light coming through the curtains. The pitter patter of rain on the windows was also not a great inspiration to me when contemplating getting up. In complete contrast to the glorious sunshine and blue skies of the…… Continue reading Rain, rain, you’re ok!
As you may know (since I’ve posted so many photos of them!) I’m making a lot of amigurumi snowman/lady baubles for a craft fair using a free pattern from amigurumi bb. They came with two options for hats, so I made some mini holly to decorate the top hats. I also designed a simple bobble…… Continue reading Tutorial Tuesday-Amigurumi Accessories
October was a funny old month that seems to have literally flown by. It held sickness, worry, new job prospects and a handful of birthdays so I guess there’s little wonder it felt like a short month, despite it’s 31 days. 17 cupboards/drawers/storage areas sorted (17) I have tackled some of the areas from earlier…… Continue reading 17 For 2017-October Update
Things have been very slow on the WIP front this week, but my arm/wrist is on the road to recovery now following a treatment from a friend. In the last couple of days I’ve managed to crochet or knit in short intervals, making sure I do the proper hand/arm exercises after each session. I’ve completed…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-25th October
For the first time in ages, this week’s WIPs consist of both knitting and crochet projects. With the weather changing, I felt the need to make some wrist warmers for football and school runs, and I decided to try knitting to give my arm a rest from the repetitive motion of crochet. (Unsurprisingly, the crochet…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-18th October
Around this time last year, I posted about my tough decision to make a big change, job (and lifestyle) wise. Today it is exactly 2 years ago since I made that choice, so it seemed a suitable time to share my post again. In the last year even more has changed: I’ve said yes to…… Continue reading Choosing To Make a Change (2 Years On)
It’s been another crochet week, including a ‘just for fun’ project I’d been meaning to try. I haven’t been terribly productive as I’ve been at work a lot, but even so, some progress has been made. I’ll start with the ‘business’ project. It’s another pair of slippers, this time for a man. I agreed to…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-11th October
The first week of October has been chilly but pleasant, and the weather has been very kind. (Such a British thing to do, talking about the weather, but it’s true!) We’ve been able to get outside a lot, with a couple of allotment trips as well as work on our own garden. It’s felt very…… Continue reading Clinging on to Summer