Well actually, I thing String of Pearls is only a succulent but it alliterated! Recently I crocheted another three succulents from this book. They are all ones I have made before but I wanted a present for someone and I thought these three would work well together. They are “Cardon Grande”, “Old Lady Cactus” and… Read More A Cluster of Cacti
First a little story of times past The first toy I ever bought for one of my children was a set of small coloured wooden blocks in a cardboard box. One inch each edge. Years later when my eldest was twelve and no longer played with the blocks and even my youngest was eight and… Read More You Win Some, You Lose Some!
Just the card and present for my daughter. I took a leaf out of Sandra at Wild Daffodil’s book and decided to use the sample I had made while planning my Lost Garden blanket colours for the birthday card. Of course I tidied it up and sewed in the ends. And attached it to a… Read More A Crafted Birthday
A while ago for my daughter’s birthday I made a couple of cafetière cosies. Why two? Well they have two cafetières. I had promised a cosy years ago but my daughter had never told me the measurements so on a recent visit I surreptitiously measured them and brought the measurements home on a scrap of… Read More Something I couldn’t show you before!
I think I have probably spent most of my time this last month working on this project and with time ‘of the essence’, as they say, I have had to give up being a perfectionist and just do the best I could in the time. Originally I had just wanted to buy a boy (not… Read More A Birthday doll
Here it is. And here is my story! I discovered not long before Christmas that I needed another present and since the person in question didn’t like chocolate, which is always a good option, I thought I would make something. Remembering how quickly I was able to make a scarf in Super Chunky yarn that… Read More So Soft Scarf!
I can’t share with you what I have been doing these last couple of weeks because it’s a few small presents for the family. But this is as far as I have got with my wrapping of presents. I will show you what is in the small packages after Christmas. ***** ***** ***** ***** *****… Read More Shh…. It will soon be Christmas
This wasn’t the sort of commision that those of you that sell stuff get, no this was my daughter asking me if I could make some bunting for their friend/lodger, James, whose birthday was early in July. Since she asked me only a few days before I went to Criccieth, I decided that I would… Read More A special commision with extras