• crochet

    Sky Blanket

    The other day I dusted off an old WIP. I have been missing making my lockdown blanket in the evenings, and wanted something easy to occupy my hands. After months (possibly at least 12…) of neglect I reached for my…

  • crochet

    Why is a Granny Square called a Granny Square?

    Over the last few months I have spent a lot of time working on my Lockdown Blanket. The simple, repetitive stitch has been good for my anxious mind during these very strange times. Last week I taught my daughter to…

  • diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Latest make: Lander Pants

    Way back in May I found a pattern that I liked the look of for some shorts ready for summer. But then the summer got eaten up by home schooling, and any sewing that happened was for the kids who…

  • Lockdown blanket dilemma: a new ball of rainbow yarn on top of a crocheted blanket
    crochet

    Lockdown Blanket Update

    A couple of months ago I faced a Lockdown Blanket dilemma. I had finally found two balls of yarn after weeks of trying. Unfortunately they turned out to be very different colours to my original yarn, despite being the same…

  • Crovember 2020
    crochet

    Crovember 2020

    It is now October, the nights are drawing in and it’s time to start snuggling under blankets in front of the fire. That can only mean one thing: Crovember 2020 is on it’s way. What is Crovember? Crovember is a…

  • 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.…

  • A ball of plarn made from cut up plastic carrier bags
    crochet,  how to guide,  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…

  • A crochet square, blue centre, yellow and red with a white border ready for a sunburst granny blanket
    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…

  • Putting on a mask - Harry Potter themed face masks
    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…

  • five giant balls of yarn in rainbow colours ready for Rosie's lockdown blanket
    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…