Have you all been following the Stylecraft Blogstars Garden Party? It’s been so much fun to take part in this. It’s always great working in tandem with the other blogstars, and it’s so interesting to see how we all took the same starting point (garden party and ‘pastel colours’) and came up with different things. … More Paja’s Party
Would you like to meet my new chickens? Yes, of course you would! So a few weeks ago, one of my older ladies, Gabby, died rather suddenly. She’d laid me an egg two days before, so I wasn’t expecting it, but it happens. That left me with four: Gertie , who hasn’t laid in god … More New hens
Every time I’ve sat down to write a blog post, over the last week or so, my mind has gone totally blank. I couldn’t tell you why, there’s no rhyme or reason to it, but blankness has been the result. So forgive today’s ’round-up’ style post, because it’s been hard to get down to it … More A ‘knit and natter’ post, only without the knit…
By now I imagine many of you have seen the fantabulous news that Stylecraft’s 2022 crochet-along has been designed by none other than yours truly 😀 Under the Sea is the blanket I designed a year ago, and it’s so thrilling to finally be able to share it with you all! I actually began the … More Under the Sea
Hello from my new home! Wow, what an insane few weeks it’s been. Pre-move, there actually wasn’t all that much for me to do, since it was blindingly obvious that the only sensible course was for me to pay the movers to pack me up. But ten days before planned completion, the party at the … More Hello!
Well, friends, to quote my favourite musical* – ‘the time is now, the day is here’. Moving day! Yes, after a very long year of sorting, clearing, paperwork and inching my way through the whole process of probate, I am finally moving. The contracts have been exchanged, completion is set, and I will be in … More Moving house
We are deeply into the January cold in my part of the world, with lots of frost and mist and a definite need to snuggle under piles of blankets. However, believe it or not, spring really is just around the corner. Snowdrop and crocus shoots are already beginning to show above ground, and the days … More Bees ‘n’ Bugs ‘n’ Butterflies Wreath
As promised, I’m back to round-up the final few Christmas present/Christmas-related projects I’ve been working on over the last few months. Looking back at my post a few days ago, and at the projects I’ll be talking about below, it’s clear that one aim of my Christmas crocheting was stash-busting! Odd balls of things that … More Post Christmas ta-da – part 2!
Happy New Year, everybody 🙂 I hope you all had safe, covid-free Christmases and got all the yarn-y presents you wanted. I had a more pleasant Christmas Day than I feared I would have, in the few days beforehand. My brother came to stay on the Sunday before Christmas, quite late in the evening, and … More Post-Christmas ta da!
I’ve been nosying through my recent projects, trying to work out what I can share with you all. Despite the paucity of my blog posts, I’ve actually been crocheting quite a lot lately – it’s just most of it is for Christmas presents, and I’m never 100% sure which of my ‘real life’ people reads … More