Category Archives: Craft

A 60s party and Holiday Packing

I love a good party, especially if it involves dressing up. I have always taken childish pleasure at changing my appearance and of course if it were possible, I’d change hairstyles and hair colours on a regular basis too. So … Continue reading

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Fibre East 2013 and Other Yarn Thoughts

This weekend  has been wall-to-wall yarn for me. On Saturday, I went to the last event this summer where I was selling my yarn. It was a local High Street event and although for some mysterious reason unfathomable to anyone … Continue reading

Posted in British wool, colour, Competition, Craft, Felting, Fibre East 2013, Knitting, Make-a-Monster, self-patterning yarn, self-striping yarn, Spinning, texture, wool, Yarn | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

A Finger Knitting Project for Absolute Beginners

It’s been a month of “firsts” for me and here’s another one. I’ve asked Hodge Podge Crafts to visit and write a post – it’s good to have a break from and for me. My only criteria was to use … Continue reading

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My First Give-Away AND More Awards

I’ve had a good day today meeting some lovely new crafters and calmly watched others learning to create colourful quilts. It reminded me how important it is to pass on crafting skills. This prompted me to run my very first … Continue reading

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Knitty Jewellery Yearnings sated at Max’s World

It’s wonderfully, gloriously and unceasingly hot. I am NOT complaining, just vaguely in disbelief that there seems to be no end to the sunny weather. It’s almost like being on holiday somewhere on the Continent. I love walking in the … Continue reading

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Madness caused by Summer and 4KCBW Update

I don’t know how long I’ve been yearning for the summer to arrive. For shorts and sandals and the freedom of no coats or jackets. And finally it’s here. I’m loving the heat wave and I hope that it stays … Continue reading

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Pram Blanket for Clever Babies

I’ve seen many blogs recently committing and finishing large projects – complex shawls, large throws, blankets and on and  on. I always wanted to make something large. And this is my attempt. Using some lovely summery soft cotton DK in … Continue reading

Posted in baby, colour, Craft, crochet, Granny Squares, Knitting, my design, Patterns, Summer, texture, Yarn | Tagged , , , , , | 19 Comments

Make-a-Monster Competition

It’s Summer – not that we in the UK would know it! But the Summer means holidays and free time. I thought this would be an ideal time to launch my first Competition. The rules are simple: knit or crochet … Continue reading

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Love Yarn? Love Fibre East! 27-28 July

With only a month to go – a quick reminder… If you’re like me, you spend languid summer afternoons planning the autumn and winter project flow and dreaming of beautifully coloured, creamy-feeling yarn slipping through your fingers being transformed into … Continue reading

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Summer Weddings

We all love a wedding, especially a Summer one, don’t we? As soon as the invitation thuds on to the door mat, my head is filled with wondering about the Bride, the Dress, the flowers, the friends and relatives, the … Continue reading

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