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…Continue reading Orla Blanket: section 2
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…Continue reading Orla Kiely Inspired Blanket
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…Continue reading Seaside Stash Busting Blanket CAL
Our WiP-Along* theme of the week is inspiration, so here are a few of the things that inspire me and get those creative juices flowing… Colour I love having colourful things around me and really enjoy playing with different colour combinations. My yarn pegs are great when I’m planning out a new project, or even…Continue reading Inspiration
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…Continue reading Woodland Blanket CAL
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…Continue reading Looking back at 2017
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…Continue reading Vintage Sampler Blanket Ta-dah!
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…Continue reading Autumn WAL WiP List
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…Continue reading WiP Tips
I’m so excited to be writing this post! Because of my excitement, I may waffle on even more than usual. If you lose track of what I’m on about, head to the end of the post where you’ll find the key points! I told you a couple of weeks ago about my August WiP Challenge. Before…Continue reading Welcome to the Autumn WiP-Along!