When Timmy met Tamara

Timmy often feels a bit gloomy. He’s not really miserable or grumpy, but he’s never exactly cheerful. This morning he was feeling particularly gloomy. He went for a walk to see if a visit to his favourite plant would cheer him up. He wasn’t really looking where he was going, so it took him a while […]

Timmy the Turtle

Four years ago I met this little guy. He was a little shy to begin with, but soon came out to say hello. He was fascinated by the plant, from the roots… …to the flowers. He thought the leaves were very tasty. Isn’t he a cutie? His name is Timmy and this is the very […]

Moorland Blanket CAL: Getting started

Ever since I decided to re-learn to crochet (Granny taught me when I was little, but I hadn’t done any for years and had to re-learn as an adult) I’ve been a huge fan of Lucy and her Attic24 blog. It’s always just bright and colourful, full of gorgeous inspiration and amazing patterns. So I was […]

WiP Wed: 4th Jan 2017

Hello and welcome to WiP Wed! [That’s ‘Work in Progress Wednesday :)] Here’s what I’m working on at the moment… This is a runner for the top of my roll top desk. I’ve already started to use it as a landing place, and it’s a useful space to move things to when I’m running out […]

Poppy

A few weeks ago a friend asked if I would crochet her a poppy for Remembrance Day. After a quick pinterest search I found this great pattern on Kandipandi’s page. The pattern was easy to follow and it worked up really quickly – my favourite kind of project! I finished it off with a brooch pin […]

Teaching opportunities

Those of you who used to read my old blog (Cute as a Button) may remember that I used to be a teacher. You may not know, however, that I haven’t been teaching since January this year. There were a range of reasons and situations which led to my decision, most of them were fairly […]