• crochet

    Lockdown Blanket Dilemma

    A few weeks ago I ran out of yarn for my lockdown blanket. Way back in March I had bought five of the lovely Caron cakes thinking that would be plenty to make a granny square for a double bed.…

  • crochet,  upcycling

    Making Plarn

    Over the last few years we have become increasingly aware of our impact on the environment. As a family our shopping and life choices have changed considerably. We were really proud of what we had achieved over the last two…

  • crochet

    Sunburst Granny Blanket

    Last Saturday was Granny Square Day which is one of my favourite Instagram days. If you are unfamiliar with it, people post a photo of a granny square they have made to make a giant virtual granny square blanket. It…

  • sewing

    Putting On A Mask

    When I was a kid, putting a mask on meant donning my gorilla mask from Bristol zoo and jumping out of the bushes to try and scare my parents. For my kids, putting a mask on means keeping themselves and…

  • crochet

    Lockdown Blanket

    Way back at the beginning of March, when life was still vaguely “normal”, I decided that we needed a blanket for our bed for the in-between times when the winter duvet is too hot and the summer one is too…

  • children's clothes,  diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Well Being Wednesday

    For the last few weeks of term, my daughter’s school has encouraged the kids to take part in Well Being Wednesday. Even for those of us who are still homeschooling, we have been encouraged to spend some time doing activities…

  • diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Me Made May 2020 Week Three

    Isn’t it strange how, even in lockdown, time disappears so quickly? I cannot believe that it is already time for my Me Made May 2020 week three roundup. Monday 11th May My Cuppa Tee t-shirts (Made By Jack’s Mum) are…

  • diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Me Made May 2020 week two

    Another week has gone by in a blur of wondering what day of the week it actually is. A bank holiday on the wrong day of the week didn’t help, but at least the sun has been shining. Here is…

  • diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Me Made May 2020 Week One

    I am so grateful to Zoe for running Me Made May again. I wear most of my makes all year round, but sometimes some slip to the back of the drawer and are forgotten for a while. Me Made May…

  • diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Me Made May 2020

    Thanks to Lockdown, I have completely lost track of what day of the week it is, let alone what month. When my nine year old woke me with the words “IT’S TWELVE DAYS UNTIL MY BIRTHDAY” this morning, I realised…