The wee man is sleeping (hurrah – doesn’t happen very often!) so I thought I would do a quick post. I have so many ideas and so many drafts with half-completed posts – a bit like my works in progress – so I really am going to make an effort to write and craft more. When… Continue reading Making traditions
Sorry I’ve not posted in a while but I am now the proud mummy to a little boy, one month old today, so I haven’t had much spare time. He is a lovely little thing but it is definitely harder with 2 children, especially as his big sister has been unwell so if he’s not… Continue reading Knitting when I can…
I apologise for being so quiet on here the last few weeks. Things have been a bit stressful for one reason and another, and I haven’t really felt in the mood to craft or to work on either my blog or facebook page. To be honest at times I think I have been teetering on… Continue reading Let’s talk about depression
I was at my mum and dad’s house the other weekend and my mum gave me a whole stash of vintage knitting patterns. She has quite bad arthritis and no longer knits, but she used to knit a lot when she was younger. It was lovely to watch her go through them, telling me which… Continue reading Timeless Knitting
One of my favourite things about crafting is taking a ball of yarn and turning it into something. Preferably something that is either useful, looks fab or, best yet, is both. I haven’t ventured into designing my own stuff yet but I love making things that other people have put thought and effort into designing.… Continue reading From Ball to Bag
I’ve been knitting for three years, and crocheting for about three months, and over that time I’ve learned a couple of things. Well I have learned them, I don’t always follow them – I’m talking about you gauge squares… So I thought I’d do a wee post on some of the hints and tips I’ve… Continue reading 10 Hints and Tips (which I don’t always follow…)
I don’t know about anyone else but the vast majority of things I have knitted and crocheted have been for other people. I like to think people appreciate something that you’ve put time and effort into making. But am I alone in getting slightly miffed when they’re not used?! I’ve made countless scarves that I’ve… Continue reading Is there anything more annoying that an unused handmade gift?!