Perhaps it's got to the point where you've run out of surface to display your creations? Maybe your family's hinting that your home is not the relaxing, minimalist sanctuary they aspire to - more something like this? Or can you no longer find appreciative recipients for your efforts? Well then, it's time to consider using your skills… Continue reading Crafting for a Cause
The last two months have been manic. I could tell you about every handmade decoration and gift that I churned out during the madness that is the festive period - but let's face it, it's January and the moment has passed. Santa was extremely generous though and I received some lovely new crafty goodies to… Continue reading Happy New Year!
My 5th visit to the annual Yarndale festival yesterday was as fresh and exciting as ever. Such a lot of thought and effort goes in all year round to ensure the event is the success that it is. All the organisers and volunteers should be really proud of themselves. Extra details like the ukulele band, giant… Continue reading Yarndale 2018
Having been extremely lucky in bagging tickets for Wimbledon this year, we decided to make the most of the opportunity and extend our stay in London last week. Thank you to the Grandparents for babysitting (and cat sitting and plant watering) for making this possible! Our hotel on the South Bank was a great base… Continue reading Capital Times
Now I do love my cushions, and a bed or sofa adorned with luxuriously plump ones in all manner of shapes and soft textures is a beautiful thing. The husband however, favours actual sitting space on the settee and appreciates being able to get into bed without ejecting a hundred cushions first. So, 'one in,… Continue reading One In, One Out
January so far has been pretty monochrome. The sky has been hidden under dense cloud and we've had alternating icy rain, sleet and snow. Not the beautiful crisp sort of winter weather that makes you want to head out for a brisk pink-cheeked walk but the damp kind that chills you to the bone and… Continue reading Talking Through My Hats
One of the nicest aspects of the Christmas holidays is the luxury of time to sit, uninterrupted and make. Back at Yarndale, my Mum bought me the Sue Stratford Book, 'Knit Me, Dress Me, Love Me' and put it away for Christmas. There's patterns for bunnies, pandas, cats, mice, dogs, bears and monkeys. You can look… Continue reading Mouse in the House
You know when you nip to your local haberdashery for a bit of ribbon or something and come out with a few random extras that weren't 'on the list'? That's what I did (again) a couple of weeks ago. This yarn was just sitting there in a clearance bucket near the till looking so temptingly… Continue reading A Little Yarn Going A Long Way