Feeling all Emoji-onal 

At last crafting emojis have happened. You can buy them in the App Store for around £1.99 and there are emojis for sewing, crochet, knitting, craft themed words and phrases including “shut up I’m counting” . The smiley faces are balls of yarn including a ninja ball. My crafting friend and I have been messaging […]

A nice way to say thank you

My dear friend and fellow crafter also occasionally takes in waifs and strays of the four legged kind. Recently while I was away celebrating Mr Husband’s birthday she had the responsibility of our rather lively dog Naughty Lucas teaching him to be nice to cats and even bringing him to work! (She does works as […]

Edward’s Menagerie

   At last I’ve finally made a lovely bunny from this super book of crochet animals. Edward’s Menagerie is written by Lucy Toft and her designs are of cute long limbed animals ideally to be stitched from alpaca yarn from the Toft farm itself. I bought this book very shortly after learning to crochet and […]

Joining the Magic Circle

Joining the magic circle doesn’t mean that I have filled the vacancy sadly left by the passing of Paul Daniels. No, I’ve finally learnt how to begin crochet using the magic circle method.  But it’s so easy I hear you cry.  Not for me.  But thanks to a link on Pinterest I finally have it […]

Crochet Emojis

   Thanks to Dr W who sent me this by email yesterday.  Emojis always annoy me as there are no craft related icons except for a pair of scissors, ✂️, so this selection will have to do.  I can assure you I rarely leave a wool shop looking like this 😇 I’m just finishing off […]

Antique Rose Granny Square Baby Blanket

Last weekend I discovered the most fabulous well stocked yarn store, The Wool Shop, in Newcastle Conty Down. There was a great range of all colours, manufactures, styles and price range. There are sofas at the back of the shop – a crèche for men who venture across the threshold. It was all very tempting! […]

Nothing Plain about these Granny Squares

Another of my son’s “bottom drawer blankets” has been completed. On 1st January I thought I had maybe a week’s work to finish off, it actually took 17 days to block each of the 70 squares, choose the layout, join squares together, and crochet 6 rows of edging. And then the arduous task of sewing […]

100 Crocheted Snowflakes. Well almost.

I will be very honest from the outset and say my copy of “100 Crocheted Snowflakes – make your own snowdrift” by Caitlin Sainio probably arrived by post towards the end of April.I had big plans back then to have made 100 different snowflakes to hang on the Christmas Tree by early December. However that […]

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