My beloved iPad gets a lot of daily use, so much so that the cover I bought for it started to disintegrate a couple of weeks ago. It still protects the iPad, but it just looks a bit shabby. Why not crochet a new one for it, I thought! Continue reading
After starting it just under a year ago, I’ve finally finished my A Spicier Life blanket. Continue reading
I nearly didn’t book for the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show this year, but as I was visiting an exhibition in London the same weekend it was on, I decided to pop along. I wasn’t after any supplies, and none of the available workshops appealed to me, so I really just wanted to get some inspiration, see the textile galleries and catch anything of interest in the Creative Living Theatre. Continue reading
It’s been ages since I did any of my Spicier Life blanket. I’ve now completed part five, which means that I just have the borders left to crochet. Part five introduced some long ladder stitches and rippling waves and repeated the lattice stripes and granny stitches from part one.
It’s called the Spicier Life blanket because it takes inspiration from the sights and flavour of India. I say blanket, but it’s really more of a throw. The finished article is going to be teeny tiny (just under 1 x 1.5m) which is a little disappointing, but I’ve enjoyed making it.
Kissing mice – free pattern courtesy of Lucy Ravenscar.
I’ve been experimenting this week with a craft that’s new to me – wreath making, and not of the woolly variety. Continue reading
I’ve wanted to make a poppy remembrance wreath for quite some time and with the 100 year anniversary of the armistice soon approaching, I thought it was high time I got started. Continue reading