Orla Blanket: section 2

Section one of the Orla Blanket is complete! I have to admit, I was slightly dubious about the colours after the first few rows. They were looking so incredibly retro – and not in a good way! But I’m so glad I decided to stick with it as I love how all the colours have […]

Orla Kiely Inspired Blanket

Don’t you just love it when flashes of inspiration come at you from different directions and combine to make something lovely? For the last couple of weeks I’d been mulling over the idea of making a blanket for a friend, but couldn’t decide what pattern or colours to use. All the different combinations I looked […]

Seaside Stash Busting Blanket CAL

I just love starting new projects and in the space of a week I have started two new blankets. Oops! You may have seen my blanket related confession on Instagram recently – in the last 15 months I have made at least 17 blankets (and those are just the ones I can remember…) I think […]

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 […]

Vintage Sampler Blanket Ta-dah!

This ta-dah post has been a long time coming. I actually finished the blanket almost two years ago(!) but there was a rather big blip in my blogging at that point, so I didn’t get round to doing a write up, or even taking photos, of my finished beauty. I had been inspired by Sandra […]

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 […]

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 […]

Delightful Dahlia Baby Blanket

Those of you who follow me on Instagram will have seen pictures of this blanket at various points over the last couple of months, although you may not recognise the name. I originally named it the hospital blanket because it was the ideal project for taking on visits to the hospital – one ball of […]