Saturday 1st February AKA day off that wasn’t a day off (in pictures)

Hello. Today is my day off. I am meant to relax. I’ve been working hard all week. BUT OH NO I’m having to do loads of stuff for the Vintage Fair next week. I am enjoying preparing for it. Just not with a headache. Here is my day in pictures.     Everything is a […]

Cakes, Bubushka Dolls, Scarves and Blankets

Wow. What a week. I went to my friend’s mehndi ceremony, which was beautiful. I was taken with the amount of colour and sparkly bits on display. I loved the food too. Samosas, spicy chicken, curry, rice – nom! My friend was very emotional but looked beautiful. Today is her wedding. I can’t wait. I […]

This is what happens when you are a perfectionist

When something is wrong with your work, you take it apart and do it again. Remember the previous post? The owl phone cover? I unravelled it. And followed the pattern properly. And added in my own stitches. It has worked out SO much better. I am so glad. Before:   After:   He doesn’t look […]

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 […]

Crazy Single Crochet Bag

It is official. One of my hands is significantly thinner that the other. I blame it on crochet. I have at last finished my bag which is completely crocheted using single crochet stitch. I know. I’m mad. But a bag made from the single crochet stitch gives so much more strength than a larger, looser […]

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 […]

The Groovy Fish and the Advent of the Crochet Bag……

No, not the name of my new groundbreaking novel, but the introduction of the grooviest fish in town. I tried to give this fish a little something different………maybe it’s trying too hard. Anyway, I am making a crochet bag with a single crochet stitch at the moment. Here is my progress so far: This is […]