Here is details of what I made for my granddaughter. I wanted to encourage her love of crochet and I had acquired some crochet hooks and a book on crochet from someone at Crafty Coffee who had things to get rid of. So I decided to give her a ready made stash and bought a… Read More A Suitable Gift for a Granddaughter
My younger daughter bought me this book. I think it may have been last Christmas. As always when receiving a book like this I feel that I ought to make something from it, although I really didn’t like the look of the fairy on the cover. She had an air of menace about her. However… Read More Behold a Blueberry Fairy!
I met up with my eldest and family and had a couple of meals and had fun in an Escape Room. Although this is not my photograph and therefore I do not own the copyright I am sure the Escape Plan guy won’t mind as this can be considered an advert. He was keen on… Read More What was I doing on Saturday?
On Wednesday I had planned a trip to the Hardy monument as it is not open earlier in the week. Open means a cafe and the chance to go to the top. Otherwise it stands there out in the open. Recent experience in walking in the countryside to well known locations or popular routes led… Read More A week in Weymouth – part 2
First I have to say that I have discovered that it is so much harder to think about taking photographs when you are responsible for a granddaughter. So the following will not be my normal steady progression of photographs, more an ‘as and when’ record. I took a couple of photographs of the apartment we… Read More A week in Weymouth – part 1
My eldest is very much involved with amateur dramatics, so of course that was what I first thought of when I read the word ‘play’. However the drama group she is normally involved with does not allow photographs. Recently she took part in a play with another amateur dramatic company and played the daughter in… Read More Photo Challenge – Play
In August I shared with you some more about what Louisa and I got up to while she was here, as well as three months worth of contributions to “Monochrome Madness” and various mandalas I had created over the years.I then shared with you the two crocheted cafeteire cosies I made for my daughter’s birthday.… Read More August Montage
I can see that Louisa certainly has the making of a crafter in her. She was working on at least two projects simultaneously during the week: her cord bookmark and her crochet headband. (More if you count the practice crochet and colouring). She already has plans for what she wants to make in the future.… Read More A Crafty Week – Saturday
This post is the most important of the set because it is about the most gratifying part of the week. Louisa had changed her mind about making a coaster and anyway the thought of having to count twenty stitches each row just to check she had the right number did not appeal. She had realised… Read More A Crafty Week – Friday
On Thursday, as I said in my last post, we had a bit of a lie in and then we went down to West Quay and had lunch in Nando’s. (We used to patronise BHS’ restaurant but it is just not the same these days!) After lunch I offered Louisa a choice between shops and… Read More A Crafty Week – Thursday