Ooooh, I am loving working on this freeform picture. Seriously, seriously loving it. There’s something so challenging about it – stripping the brushstrokes down into shapes, building the swirls and colours into recognisable representations of Van Gogh’s work – and yet it’s infinitely rewarding, too. Though I sometimes want to tear my hair out (such … More Wheatfields – progress update #1
I’ve been a bit at a loose end, crochet-wise, over the last few weeks. I’m not being hard on myself over it, because the whole world has turned upside-down, but nevertheless, the fact remains that I’ve been faffing around doing not very much, with hook and yarn. I made some little creme egg cosies for … More Out of the doldrums
Yes, I have finally got around to writing up a blogpost about this project 😀 Ahhh, isn’t it gorgeously rainbow-y? I looooove my cushion cover, I really do. And with a duck-feather cushion pad, it’s delightfully plump and squishable. The kind of cushion you can just grab and hug whenever you want. This cushion cover … More Ta da! Rainbow sparkle cushion
The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that yesterday, my facebook account (and thus all my posts in the CAL group, plus my crochet page, plus my instagram) disappeared. I noticed that too. It wasn’t deliberate. When I logged in to facebook, I was told my account had been disabled. If I thought this was … More A slight hiccup
What peculiar times we find ourselves living in. I think back to the beginning of the Kaleidoscope CAL, in January, and can’t quite believe that was only fourteen weeks ago. The world feels like it’s changed so much – as indeed it has, for many, many people. For me, not a huge amount has actually … More What a (weird) wonderful world
Pssst, have you seen Stylecraft’s new yarn? The Naturals Bamboo+Cotton DK. Look at all the colours! As a Stylecraft Blogstar, I’ve known about this new release for a little while*, and ohhhh I’ve been so looking forward to talking about it, because it’s lush. Absolutely gorgeous. It’s silky-smooth to work with, with a beautiful twist … More New yarn! Exciting!
Sometimes in life, you’ve just got to go with something simple. I started this blanket some time in the autumn, when my mother was in hospital and I needed something brainless and portable to do. Granny squares absolutely fit the bill, though I knew I would also do a section of it as granny ripple … More Ta da! Granny with a Ripple
Well, we’ve all made it through Christmas. Hurrah! And that means I can do my now-annual post-Christmas crafty showing off post. Not that there’s actually much crochet, this year – I’ve been terribly busy and decided to give myself a break this Christmas by not crocheting many presents. I did, however, spend a manic couple … More Post-Christmas round-up
It’s two weeks until the first part of the Kaleidoscope Blanket CAL! Are we all excited? I know I am 😀 😀 It’s been really wonderful seeing so many of you joining the Facebook group, from all around the world. I’m loving seeing all of your colour choices and your excitement over squishy parcels of … More Two weeks to go!
I told you exciting things were coming, and here’s a biggie! Thanks to the lovely people over at Stylecraft, I have three Kaleidoscope colour packs available for some lucky winners – one of Jewellery Box, one of Old Rose, and one of Tequila Sunrise. That means there are three chances to win! To enter, click … More **Giveaway alert!**