• custom made vintage map badges
    accessories

    custom made vintage map badges

    I do love a good map, which is odd given I hated geography at school. I also love a good badge for livening up an outfit or tote bag. I have a growing collection of vintage maps of various places…

  • mini project bag
    review

    finding the perfect project bag

    Like many crafters I know, I never very rarely have just one project on the go. At the time of writing I have five (possibly more *whistles*) WIPs of varying sizes, and I work on whichever one is appropriate for…

  • crochet basket
    Patterns

    crochet basket

    I’ve had some t-shirt yarn in my stash for a while now, just waiting for the right project to come along. And then, just like that, inspiration struck the other day. The dog needed a new basket for his growing…

  • crochet

    rustic twine table mats

    After a couple of quiet weeks I have had a burst of creativity, and there are lots of projects on the go. In complete contrast to the gorgeously soft granny square baby blanket I finished a couple of days ago,…

  • rosie and bright granny square baby blanket
    blanket,  crochet

    granny square baby blanket

    After a couple of weeks of mainly crocheting with string, it was nice to get back to using some actual yarn. In this case, Drops Muskat mercerised cotton. It was the first time I have used this yarn, and it is beautifully soft.…

  • crochet

    pretty things made of string

    When I was little I remember being read the story of The Ugly Duckling and being really moved by it. The poor little fluffy duckling being picked on because he was different  really struck a chord. I like making pretty…