My crafting in the last month has mainly revolved around scarves. I very proudly finished my advent scarf (both the pattern and yarns were by Cornish dyer Demelza’s Delights) and have been wearing it to football and for doing the school run. Last week it even saw actual snow-which came totally out of the blue,…… Continue reading Scarves galore (and a tiny hat!)
We are half way through the school holidays here, they are only for one week but I feel like they’ve lasted forever already! (Lots of fun and busy days, and plenty of sibling arguments, as well as a school shoe shopping trip.) One bonus is that when I’ve made the most of ‘down time’ when…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-20th February
As part of our decluttering, I am trying to use up some of my yarn stash, including a very pretty one that I have had for over 4 years. I bought enough (when my daughter was a baby) to make her a cardigan, which never appeared. There isn’t enough to make her one now, at…… Continue reading Why yarn choice matters…
As you may know, I have started a little business. One of the main things I’m currently making a lot of is slippers (aka unicorn riding boots). I’ve made them in adult and child sizes, and used several different yarns. Even though I don’t normally review yarns, I thought a little post might be useful…… Continue reading One Pattern, Three Yarns
Autumn is definitely setting in here (the weather has felt distinctly unsummery since the end of July!) and we’ve been making the most of the changing seasons. A few trees are dropping their leaves, the mornings are chilly and misty and we are starting to need to dig out coats for the school run. It’s…… Continue reading Spiders, Sparkles and Spinning
It’s been another busy week here, with progress being made on the camouflage blanket. Part 4 is now complete and all of the ends on parts 1-4 have been sewn in neatly ready for joining. I was so excited I had to lay all of the parts out to see how they’ll look together (if…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-22nd February
That age old question that every crafter has to ask themselves at one point or another (or at many points!) Today has been a grey day, the sky heavy with snow (the powdery kind, not the fun stuff), and we’ve been stuck indoors as my son is poorly. I’ve been crocheting whilst he rests and…… Continue reading To Buy or Not to Buy?