I made my daughter a set of Celtic Coasters as I wasn’t sure what to make to give her for her birthday and I had a vague memory of promising her some of these coasters in the past. I had intended to make either four or six but when I decided to use all seven… Read More A birthday present!
As I mentioned in the previous post about my attempts to create a teacosy for my new teapot, I decided to try making one from the small balls of leftover yarn I have. Thus the colours of the resulting teapot were largely governed by how much I had of different colours. I had a very… Read More Colourful teacosy!
[Thank you to everyone who commented on my ‘Giveaway post. I am considering the suggestions and hope to get something together soon] In the past, when I made my cafetiere and tea pot cosies they were in the way of being samplers for patterns or colour combinations . But with my latest tea pot I… Read More Life is tricky without a proper plan!
I recently finished the slippers I told you about. I will be giving them to the person I made them for on Tuesday. Hope he likes them. But then he has tried one on before it was finished so hopefully nothing has changed in the meantime. Here is another view. They are made with two strands held… Read More A Pair of Slippers
As those of you who have been following my blog for a while will realise, I am very fond of Port Meirion ‘Botanic Garden’ china. Now, some time ago my daughter bought me these tea cups. I really like the shape as it makes them suitable as coffee cups as well. The four in the front… Read More Yet another project!
Over the last few weeks I have been working on a dinosaur for my grandson. First of course I had to look for a pattern. I discovered that there are very few books for knitted or crochet dinosaurs; in fact I only found one of each and reviews on Amazon suggested issues. The dinosaurs pictured… Read More A dinosaur for my grandson
Not the real ones I am afraid! When I was a child although we lived in suburbia there were hay fields (with hedges) and a copse at the back of our house. In the summer there were red poppies and all sorts of other flowers in among the waist high grass. No, these poppies are… Read More Poppies
Some time ago I showed you the pot holder I made. Original post HERE.This was great for picking up the lid of my saucepans with this sort of handle without burning my fingers. However I soon realised that it was no good for picking up the lid of my set of three steamer saucepans. So recently… Read More Little pot holder meet your big brother (or sister?)
I have really been procrastinating with regard to sewing up the two sides of my latest cushion.and Mainly because I am never confident when it comes to sewing and I thought that I ought to wait till I was feeling really strong and alert, however last Friday I had nothing to take to “Crafty Coffee”… Read More At Last! I finished my cushion
Had a bit of a funny week. On Monday I saw the consultant prior to my fourth and final chemo cycle. He decided that I should not have the infusion this time, only the tablets which left me both relieved and anxious. Relieved that I wouldn’t have to face the increasingly unpleasant side effects and… Read More Past and future!