Category Archives: crochet

Cushions galore!

Making yet another cushion in order to try out a pattern – well you can never have enough… can you? I always have to have an easy project on the go to pick up in any odd moment and this … Continue reading

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Crochet calm

When life gives you lemons – crochet! Life has been a bit stressful recently, blogland is one of my glorious escapes, and so is sitting in a colourful corner of my garden next to drying poppy heads, whilst taking a … Continue reading

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Throw.n

Nearly finished …. There is always a mini feeling of sadness when a big project is coming to an end, like when you arrive at the last chapter in a great novel and you don’t want to leave the world … Continue reading

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Wild Daffodil at Society6

I have tried to hold back until a few things are sorted out before sharing a new online shop with you all – but it’s no good, I just can’t wait any more! Society6 is an online shop based in America. … Continue reading

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Crochet cross country

aaaaaaaah – that view!!! On Monday a friend and I went off to meander around West Dorset and take in some ozone packed Art on display through Dorset Arts Weeks . We drove to Abbotsbury and visited Dansel Wood Gallery. We … Continue reading

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Throw Progress

I took the beginnings of the throw on the train when I went to stay with my son and his family in London, setting off from our little country station Started the night before just to set the pattern, I … Continue reading

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Day on the beach

beach-combing sitting in the shade with Granny a glorious day   picnic   home time  

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Zing!

  I just could not wait to try out this zingy colour combination.  

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Summer Flight Throw

Have been wanting to start a new big crochet project and inspired by Lucy at Attic 24 who has put together a palette of colours on the Wool Warehouse and Deramores websites, I wanted to have a go at putting … Continue reading

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Sculpture Hut

Miss E (my 6 year old granddaughter) asked me if she could ‘do some art’ with Sarah at the Sculpture Hut and so I booked a session and off we went with our packed lunch and warm coats. E just … Continue reading

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Woodland Hoodie, free pattern.

Ravelry.com is an amazing source of all things knitting and crochet. You can find all manner of patterns on the site for free and to buy. I have a few patterns for sale on Ravelry and Etsy – and gosh it … Continue reading

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Post Card Swap! Nov 13

This is my third iHanna Post Card Swap. I LOVE making all these wonderful creative connections across the world. During your visit to this blog, it would be fabulous if you would be able to take the time to put … Continue reading

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Bingo and Perennial Plants

Back to more Wales tales. One of the conditions for Jude joining me on the trip was that on the Tuesday night,  we would go to Tony’s Bingo at the Harbour Inn, which is right next door to Felingog.   … Continue reading

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Pembrokeshire Beaches

On our second day in Pembrokeshire, we set off on a drive to visit the little coves and beaches south of Solva. First stop Newgale, where Jude and I had spent many happy summer teenage days with my Grandparents. The … Continue reading

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3rd time this year

I’m back in Solva again for the third time this year – bliss! This time I am here with my dear old friend, Jude. We came here together as children, and stayed with my Welsh Grandparents, it is wonderful to go … Continue reading

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These here wigs!!!!!

Who’d-a-thought it! A lovely woman called Sue asked me to be a Guest Blogger on her Crochet Addict site. I have never done anything like that before and it was fun to put together. In the piece I wrote, amongst … Continue reading

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Entries close 12 noon tomorrow

Entires for the freebie little jacket, more pics here , will close tomorrow, Saturday 13th. at 12 noon.   Draw! The jacket is going to London as a present for a new baby with a very lovely and unusual name!

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A new baby!

My Godson and his very clever, lovely wife had their first baby today! There is always a touch of apprehension waiting for a new arrival, but she arrived safely and Mum, Dad, and baby are doing very WELL! I have … Continue reading

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Sunshine!

There are little pockets of time when the world stops spinning quite so fast and one steps into some kind of heaven – lunch with old school friends in a beautiful peaceful haven of a garden gave me just such … Continue reading

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Knitting for Fairies

Last week was bit of a knit-a-thon! (I was happy to take a break at the weekend and go gardening) I have been trying to create a pattern for this darling little jacket: The style was inspired by one of … Continue reading

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Studio Days

I was lucky enough to have a couple of days at the beach hut last week, on Wednesday I was working on creating a new crochet pattern which, of course has a daisy element, my latest passion. On Friday, Sarah … Continue reading

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Daisy wig finished

The wig adorned with crocheted daisies is now finished and in the shop! (The original inspiration for this wig came from a picture I found on Google Images when looking for inspiration for a pixie hat. The picture did not … Continue reading

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Daisies

Daisies, daisies everywhere Can’t stop making daisies and finding things to put them on – they turn out all different because I make them up as I go along – counting when crocheting is SO boring – and I like … Continue reading

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Sharing the Link Love

Sharing links to other blogs is a LOVErly  idea from Tammy at Daisy Yellow, so here goes – some British blog links: 1. The blog of a Scottish architect interested in Land Art 2. My fellow blogger Sarah did a stunning … Continue reading

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Links

Great idea Tammy of Daisy Yellow to share the links to 5 blogs Here are some of my favourites: Quinn Creative Great thought provoking articles with lots of links to other blogs and art journaling. Matt Scrumptious crochet, wonderful colours and … Continue reading

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Swarovski Daisies

Continuing with the daisy theme, I have just added this fairy princess headband to the ‘Wild Daffodil’ Etsy shop: With the icy blasts continuing from Siberia, could also be perfect for a Snow Queen. It was fun to add the … Continue reading

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to keep

Sometimes I make something that I just can’t let go of – I’m not sure what it is about this post card particularly but ….   I like the window as a way to peep out of the picture and … Continue reading

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Relaxation, collage style

I have returned home from Wales thick with cold, so I am having a very cosy time in front of the fire today. Last night I was feeling too tired to do anything that needed thought or planning, and having … Continue reading

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Excited!

Phew! I have finished both E and R’s cushion. So this afternoon I will take them, and the one for my daughter, and see them all in their new home. E and R had fun arranging the squares for the … Continue reading

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Green tractor cushion

R also wanted a cushion, and I delight in the design process that we go through. He wanted a car on it and he did NOT want a pocket as his sister’s cushion had. He likes my little red car … Continue reading

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Cushion with a pocket

The back of the cushion (front can be seen in the previous post) Larger concentric squares do not have so many ends to sew in Once the pocket had E’s favourite flower on it it was appliquéd in the middle … Continue reading

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Team Work

So E told me that she wanted Granny Squares with flowers on them, and there had to be big and small flowers. She wanted a big flower that was pink in the middle with blue petals because they are her … Continue reading

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Crocheted Cushions

I can’t remember now how I came across the blog Attic24 but it has been a wonderfully inspiring find. I was first fired up to make a pile of little crocheted balls, which led to the knitted and embellished picture frame (I … Continue reading

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Frame?

This is how I spent Christmas Day 2012: Although I have a large family and 8 gorgeous grandchildren, I choose to spend every other Christmas Day alone: one year with the family, and the next either on my own or … Continue reading

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Elfie’s Tree

Inspired by a post card from the post card swap my 4 year old grandaughter drew this picture as a card she wanted to send to her godmother for her birthday.   She then asked me if i had made any … Continue reading

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