Woodland Blanket CAL

Ever since I started relearning to crochet, I’ve been a fan of Attic24’s wonderfully colourful blog. Her simple, easy to follow instructions, full of helpful photos, helped me gain confidence as I was getting to grips with using a hook and following a pattern. Over the years I’ve made several blankets using her patterns and […]

Looking back at 2017

2017 has been a much more settled, stable year than 2016  was. My job has continued to be pretty stress free, which has meant that I’ve had plenty of time to spend on all sorts of crafty activities! This year I have also discovered the wonderful crafting community on Instagram. It’s been great connecting with […]

Autumn WAL WiP List

Ever since I started thinking about the idea of running a WiP-Along I had a kind of vague idea about what I would work on too. You see, I have a WiP box in my craft room. It has been there for the last couple of years and even though it’s been moved around at […]

WiP Tips

So, you’ve decided to join in with the Autumn WiP-Along – hurrah! We’re so happy to have you on board! This is going to be a great month, full of loveliness and encouragements and finished projects. But before we get started, we need to start deciding what to work on. And that can be the […]

August WiP Challenge

Does anyone else ever have so many different works in progress that some of them get sidelined? Maybe for weeks, months or even years at a time? Well that’s the state that I’ve found myself in. I love the excitement of starting something new, buying new yarn, picking out a great pattern… And I usually […]

Etsy Shop: Open!

Hi everyone, how are you all? Just wanted to stop by and let you know that my shop (that I’ve been procrastinating about carefully planning for ages) is finally open – hurrah! If you’d like to stop by, you can find it here. And when I figure out how, there will also be a permanent […]

This week…

…I took a trip to London to see ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’. It’s the funniest thing I’ve watched in ages – you really should go and see it! My brother ended up on stage propping up scenery – that’s him on the left… …I worked on week two of the Moorland Blanket on the London underground, on […]

Mini Christmas wreath

For the last few years my friend Ness and I have hosted a Christmas craft evening. It’s always a fun get together with festive music, delicious food and great conversation. However, it’s getting harder to think of crafts that we haven’t done before! Thank goodness for Pinterest! I came across this idea here and made my own […]

Advent 2016

I’ve always loved this time of year and used to especially enjoy it as a teacher. I loved the fact that there was time for more fun and creativity in the lead up to Christmas. I loved spending afternoons making decorations with the kids, then hanging them up after school so they’d get the ‘wow’ […]