I love to have a vase of flowers or a potted plant on display in the sitting room and I used to use a drinks coaster to stop the vase or pot making marks on the furniture but not since I discovered how easy it is to make lovely bright mandalas to pop under them instead.… Continue reading A Myriad of Mandalas
I made this crocheted wrap last year but couldn’t share it at the time as it was a birthday present for one of my family. The yarn is Rowan Tweed, it is 100% wool and the thickness of the yarn varies. I can’t say it was the easiest of yarns to crochet with and I… Continue reading Crocheted Wrap
I bought some multi-coloured chunky yarn before Christmas for no other reason than I quite liked the colour. After uhming and aghing for a bit I decided to make a small C2C (corner to corner) blanket to use when I am sitting down in the evening. Being chunky yarn it crocheted up quickly and I had soon… Continue reading C2C or not C2C?
Sian the sheep is big, round and infinitely cuddleable! I am totally hooked (please excuse the terrible pun!) on making Heidi Bears’ animals and couldn’t resist adding a sheep to my menagerie. There’s not a lot I can say that I haven’t said before about these patterns by Heidi Bears, they are all well written… Continue reading Sian the Sheep
It is definitely ‘that time of year’. The time of year when the shops are full of little black dresses, sequined tops, gift sets of smellies or underwear for her, gift sets of booze or sports related items for him, mince pies and turkeys. That one week of the year when your inbox is full… Continue reading Tis the Season to be Jolly!
For the last ten weeks I’ve been making the Stylecraft Carousel crochet along (CAL) blanket designed by Sue Pinner and I have enjoyed it so much. I’ve tackled a new joining method and added some new octagon, pentagon and hexagon patterns to my repertoire. You may remember that I chose a palette of yellow, gold,… Continue reading Carousel Blanket Update
I’ve been really loving the warm autumnal colours I’m using for my carousel blanket and thought I’d use some of the same for a hot water bottle cover I’ve been wanting to make. I must admit for this cover I just winged it, no pattern and no measuring beforehand to work out what size granny… Continue reading Hot Water Bottle Cover