Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Is it a hat? Is it a tea cosy? No! It's....

 Ok, well maybe just a bag actually...
 ...but it is super cute...

...a BIG thank you to my boy for being man enough to model it for me
 ...even though rainbow crochet bags really aren't his thing!
 Promise I'll borrow a girlyniece next time!
The design still needs a little bit of tweaking but I'll be making these to sell very soon, in this size and bigger, and possibly some mini ones too...
...and with some further tweaking, perhaps a hat!...

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Pain, Pain, Go Away!

What was a niggling naggingness of a pain before and while we were away on holiday has unfortunately morphed into a full on flare up of costochondritis this week, which, until either the pain becomes more manageable, or I find a more effective way of managing the pain, means that coming back refreshed and ready to tackle the world and other things hasn't really happened and I'm pretty much out of action for most things :-/
Not impressed! 
But clouds and silver linings and all that, sitting around and being confined to the sofa and unable to move very much for much of the day does at least lend itself quite well to a spot of crochet or fifty ;-)
So, I have caught up on my Leap Year Blanket project...
May's squares...
June's squares...
..and I now have a whole half of a blanket!!!...
...and started working on something new...
...work in progress...
Can you tell what it is yet?! ;-)
More photos tomorrow hopefully of the more finished version :)

Saturday, 12 May 2012

stained glass crochet

Someone posted a link on the Leap Year Blanket group to this ravelry pattern.
I really like the pattern and how it looks with different colour combinations. 
Unfortunately, I still struggle a bit with patterns without pictures to follow and I can't work out how it gets from this...
...to being a square!
Still pretty though :)

*edit : just found this photo tutorial  - I will be back!! ;-)

Saturday, 28 April 2012

one third of a blanket!

 April's blocks
 sewn together with January/February/March
 starting to look proper blankety it is 

Saturday, 7 April 2012


playing catch-up at the moment with my Leap Year blanket
just finished March

Friday, 6 April 2012

Meneer Wurm

off to his new home in The Netherlands

Friday, 30 March 2012


Monday, 26 March 2012

Puppet Giveaway

If you've looked in my shop recently you'll have noticed an influx of puppetiness occuring. 
I'm really excited by this new direction and about adding a more diverse range of items to the shop, so when Miri at Here We Are Together asked me if I'd like to sponsor a giveaway I was more than happy to :-)
I'm still struggling a bit with getting photos that show them off to their best, but even I think they are cute :)
This guy (below) has lost his/her name... 
...To be in with a chance of winning this him/her, all you need to do is hop on over to the Here We Are Together blog and leave a comment saying what you would call him/her. Sharing will give you extra chances to win if you go back and leave another comment saying where you shared it.
The giveaway is open until the 1st of April when the winner will be selected at random...so what are you still doing here?! Get on over there and name that puppet!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Monday, 19 March 2012

who has the best washing line?...

 I think you'll find it's me...

Friday, 16 March 2012

Nanny Taylor's Singer

...'winding the bobbin up' 

Monday, 5 March 2012