This post has taken me a long time to write, but after much debating I decided I needed to write it so I can get back to crafty posts-it’s been a stumbling block for me for a while. 2019 was meant to be a very exciting year, and in some ways it has as we…… Continue reading A Mixed Bag of a Year
It’s been a while since I posted, but at least I have some new WIPs to talk about! Last time I posted, I mentioned that I was knitting a pair of socks for Mr C on double pointed needles. I enjoyed making them so much that I cast on a pair for myself once I’d…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-9th October
I now have three projects on the go, and all are coming along nicely thanks to some long car journeys on holidays. I am up to the heart bobble squares on the unicorn dreams blanket. I need to make 25 and each takes quite a long time, so I might be on this stage for…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-21st August
Last week, we had our family holiday. This year, our destination was Northumberland, a place we were keen to visit for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it was somewhere neither of us had been, secondly it is the home of Alnwick Castle (which was Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter films) and thirdly we…… Continue reading The ‘extra short’ short break
It’s finally school holidays, which means a little bit more time for us all to do the things we want. I have enforced screen free time in the mornings for the children (and myself!) They have used it to read their library books and work towards the summer reading challenge, and I have used it…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-31st July
At the moment, I have just the one project on the go. I saw the photos of this CAL and couldn’t resist-despite my dislike of sewing in ends and joining up squares, this one was too cute to resist! It’s the Unicorn Dreams CAL by Cute Crochet Makes, and is a really fun mix of…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-17th July
This afternoon, I decided to use up some raspberries by making a batch of jam. Everywhere I looked, it said raspberry jam was ideal for the amatuer jam maker as sets quickly and is really easy. Perfect! Following my last jam making episode, where I failed to make it pass the wrinkle test after 2…… Continue reading Chewable Jam
The allotment has all of a sudden produced a glut of ripe berries, and they are only just beginning. In the last week we have harvested 3kg of raspberries and redcurrants, half of which we picked this morning as yesterday’s sunshine did a super job of ripening them up. We now have a technique for…… Continue reading Bursting with berries!
It’s only been a fortnight since my last post, but it feels like ages. Things here are incredibly busy-the decorating is still in full swing and almost every spare minute is taken up with a little job. The allotment is also very much a work in progress! I’ll start off with a little decorating update.…… Continue reading Long time, no see!
I posted a long time ago about my phobia of the dentist, and yesterday things stepped up a gear as a day I was both dreading and looking forward to arrived. I have been waiting a long time for a tooth to be extracted, as it had cracked after being filled and was beyond repair.…… Continue reading In the dentist’s chair-the ‘high as a kite’ sequel