The Crime of Craft Shopping

My youngest son and I had a trip to Oxford University to visit my second son over half term. Some pre-holiday research identified a craft mega store in the city so maps were consulted and I reckoned it was easy to locate. A pilgrimage was planned into our itinerary. Along with other more cultural things […]

A gift from/ for Mummy

I should take it as a compliment that when my mother returns from holiday and tells me she has something for me I should not expect a stick of rock or a tacky souvenir, but a crochet pattern photocopied in a yarn shop in County Cork where she was staying! It’s a shoulder warmer. Yes, […]

Thinking of Christmas Craft Fairs

After the success of my string bag I have decided to make some string bags to sell at our annual Christmas Fair in November. As all you crafters know, you need to be well organised if you are making hand made goods for sale at that time of the year. I usually start on the […]

Celebrity Masterchef Plain Squares

No it’s not a recipe from the series which has just ended with a very worthy winner (no spoilers in case you don’t know) but the last stitch that my mum and I taught ourselves on our recent holiday in Donegal while enjoying the last few episodes of the cooking programme. Working and learning alongside […]

It wasn’t all crochet on holiday

Just in case you are concerned, we did much more than just crochet on our week in Co Donegal. Lots of cycling, though it was very hilly Long walks on empty beautiful beaches I went running (no cameras allowed please!) And read two books – Perfect by Rachel Joyce, and Philomena by Martin Sixsmith. We […]

Wild Atlantic Way crochet waves

We have just had a very special family holiday week in Co Donegal Ireland where the views are breathtaking, the beaches long and empty, and lots of crochet was done by me and my mum watching the colours change on the sea and the mountains. How could you not be inspired by such views! Our […]

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