This is a photograph from when I had just bought my merchant’s chest. With time, I now have even more varieties of cotton thread and so although they are still arranged into bags of the same sort , they are no longer so ‘orderly’. Similarly the draw with Stylecraft yarn in it, Not so good for this… Read More Photo Challenge – Orderly
I am aware that these photographs were taken and processed rather quickly as I am a bit short for time. Patricia over at Daniella Joe’s blog was interested in pineapple patterns so I thought I would share the ones I have. They were obviously very popular in the past. These are from two books that… Read More Pineapples everywhere!
Just a short post today as I have had a bad cold these last few days and none of my ongoing projects are finished yet. Do you remember these:- And how I used stuff to make the soles non-slip. As you can see rather badly, partly because the stuff became very thick once the pot… Read More Slipper soles
This pattern is now available for sale on Ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/four-snowflake-bookmark This is a very easy bookmark pattern that can suitably be made in either #10 or #20 crochet cotton. Individual snowflakes could also be made in any yarn for decoration. The pattern is available in either UK or US terms. A little silver in… Read More Snowflake bookmark pattern
Happy Christmas Everyone! Now it is actually Christmas and people have had their presents I can show you my crochet key rings. Okay! not actually crocheted key RINGS but little amigarumi figures attached to key rings. These days I give my children money plus a little something I think they would enjoy. This year for… Read More Crochet key rings
Last Christmas I showed you these crochet baubles I bought in Paperchase. And told you that I would like to make some myself for the next year. Well! that time has come but with wanting to finish two blankets and some Christmas gifts to make as well I have not progressed as much as I… Read More Crochet Baubles
In April, I continued making squares for the CAL but got a bit behind because of pain in my hand. I made bookmarks for the people who had commented most on my blog as part of my one year anniversay giveaway and bought lots of lovely coloured crochet cotton for this and future projects. I… Read More April Montage
I had intended to work on a couple of nominations for awards that I’ve had in the last few weeks but family matters have rather occupied me, so instead I am going to do something else that I have been intending to do for a long time and that is to add a US version… Read More Cross Bookmark patterns
Well what have I been up to recently? Here are three of the bookmarks I am making for my giveaway. Hopefully I will get the extra colours soon and can make the others. BUT see at bottom of post!! And here is a picture that actually comprises a lot of practice! It started on 100cm… Read More Practice make Perfect!
Originally I had thought that I wouldn’t be making any more eggs this year but then I got all sorts of ideas for new types of eggs and had to try them out. A bit of an obsession perhaps, like the snowflakes. 🙂 ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** I have added the final version of… Read More Extra eggy ideas
I made some crochet cards at Christmas with removable stars but it seemed to me after I had got into making bookmarks that cards incorporating removable bookmarks would be even more worthwhile. Now I am not really an Easter card sending person but where people have sent me cards in the past, I have felt… Read More Easter cards
Today is a whole year since my first post on 22nd March 2012. I felt that it ought to be marked in some way. Now some people have a special giveaway but since I have just had one of those, I thought maybe I should do something slightly different. I thought of a giveaway where… Read More My Blogging Anniversary
Before I continue with my subject I just wanted to share something that made me happy and surprised. A lady called JudyR who can be found on Ravelry told me about another lady ‘fanalaine’ who had made a blanket using my ‘granny ripple’ crochet pattern. She’s finished a blanket and I’m not even half way… Read More Crochet Bookmarks