Crochet flowers

In the spirit of willing on the Spring/Summer, I decided to get on with the flower making. It’s March 29th and it is -10c outside. So annoying. I want to get out my Birkenstocks! I decided to try some different flowers and embellish finished ones. Here they are! Pattern: (I made this up) chain 9, […]

The 20’s revival continues here! Groovy Cloche Hat

My hairdresser is ace. My fixation with Downton Abbey has led me to a 20’s style Amelie bob. Here is my hairdresser: http://hairdesignkingsheath.com/ And here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hair-Design-kings-heath/535737873110212?fref=ts But anyway, I have made a cloche hat in half-double crochet. It didn’t take me long. As always, I have tried to use a pattern, but have had to […]

Sewing with a Headache = Bad Idea

But I did some anyway. Yuck. Go away headache! Too much Pepsi Max, I think. Beaded flower: Crochet flowers with beading/buttons: And an embroidered label: This is helping me get rid of my headache:

Butchering, Downton Abbey and More Beading

I admit, when Downton Abbey started a few years ago, I couldn’t see the hype. I’d read Catherine Cookson and knew all about the guilt and heartache of people at the turn of the century. Now my view has changed – if not for the drama, then for the fashion. My last couple of creations […]

It’s almost Spring. I can tell because everyone’s having babies.

Yeah. I can sense it. Come on Spring. You don’t fool me with your minus temperatures. I can take it. I can drink tea to keep warm. I can ride it. You, however, can’t hide from me – I saw the daffodils blooming the other day. There’s also Easter eggs in Tesco. You, sir/lady, have […]