• 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…

  • 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…

  • crochet,  diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Make Nine 2020

    One of my favourite things about sewing my own clothes is that I can get clothes that actually fit me. Plus, I can put pockets on everything. The more I make myself, the harder I find it to buy ready…

  • crochet

    Crovember

    A few weeks ago my lovely yarn was packed up and moved into our garage while builders make a mess of our house. Obviously I kept some projects out, but I have missed my stash and all it’s yarny goodness.…

  • crochet

    Stash Busting

    We moved into our house nearly 18 months ago. Since then, the spare room has been the home of my stash. It’s a big room, so there’s plenty of room for yarn (and fabric) to be squirrelled away, ready to…

  • 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…

  • baby girl crochet shoes
    baby clothes,  crochet

    baby girl crochet shoes

    It’s been a bit quiet over here for a few weeks. Between birthdays, poorly children and school holidays, there hasn’t been too much time for anything else. This week my kids went back to school and I decided to ease…