Forget me not wreath

Dementia Action Week 2018

It’s Dementia Action Week, something that is very important to me. My dad had the disease. He died a year ago. Continue reading

A Spicier Life CAL Part Two

A Spicier Life – part two

I’ve completed part two of the Spicier Life CAL that I started earlier this year. This section was made up of 18 rows and introduced Easter eggs, bobbles, puffs and spike stitches.

The pattern is full of clear instructions and photographs making it very easy to follow.

A Spicier Life Crochet CAL Part Two

I’m really enjoying making this. It’s nice to be able to pick it up and complete a row or two between other things that I’m making, rather than feeling overwhelmed by a big project to complete.

Spicier Life CAL – part one

Shaggy rag rug cushion

Shaggy rag rug cushion

I started this rag rug cushion a few years ago and, like so many of my projects, it ended up being put on the back burner. I was inspired to finish it after seeing rag rugging on prime time TV a few weeks ago on Make! Craft Britain, and also recently having completed a couple of small rag rug projectsContinue reading

Decorated notebooks

Pimped up notebooks

Last year, when I was having a declutter around the house, I kept coming across lots of notepads that my dad had picked up from various conferences when he was working. A little notebook is always handy to have, but these ones are a bit dull, so they’ve just sat in a pile not being used.  Continue reading

Crochet pot holder

Quick crochet pot holder

Just before Christmas, I popped into Wilko to get some bits and pieces for the kitchen. On my way to the checkout, I noticed they were selling yarn. I didn’t need any, but it was cheap, and it was Christmas, and it looked pretty, so I bought a ball. My original plan was to use it to crochet some gift tags, but I ran out of time, so it ended up going in with the rest of my stash. Continue reading

Crocheted eggs

Happy Easter

These pretty eggs were quick to make. I bought some small polystyrene eggs from Hobbycraft and then raided my stash of Stylecraft yarn – I love this combination of colours. I made the egg covers up as I went along, taking inspiration from amigurumi, granny square and mandala patterns.

I also made a basket for them, giving it a bit of structure by crocheting the last row over some wire.

I hope that you have a very nice Easter weekend and that you get time to do lots of crafting.

Basket of crochet eggs


Easter chick egg covers

Chicks with attitude

Last year I made some Easter chick egg covers for Francis House Children’s Hospice, who sell them on with chocolate eggs inside. I sadly had to buy some creme eggs to test them, to make sure they were the right size and that the eggs wouldn’t fall out when they were lifted. Needs must.

I’m not sure they actually look like chicks. They look like they’ve got a bit of attitude.

Punky chicks!