Movember Crochet Moustache…

Contrary to popular opinion (that of my soon-to-be 5yr old) I have a little difficulty growing a moustache and can't join in with the fun and lamb-chop games of Movember...Until...This morning! I twiddled up this -principle is the same as the Poppy Appeal (thanks to those who used the pattern, ordered some and shared, a … Continue reading Movember Crochet Moustache…

Chunky Crochet MacBook Cover…

Like Apple but not the generic plastic covers? Or don't have the budget for a super-swanky leather effort (even though we'd all love one really?) At the end of the day I needed something to protect my new laptop from scratches, dust and damage, so I headed to Craftdays in Saffron Walden to pick up … Continue reading Chunky Crochet MacBook Cover…

Crochet this poppy day…

I've been super busy crocheting stock for a local primary school fair on Nov 17th, and posted some of my ideas on Facebook...Then someone (I guess by his profile, a soldier) suggested poppies. Obviously it's a charity close to my heart and it's nice to give something back and do my bit too. I'd seen … Continue reading Crochet this poppy day…

Hooking up with the Women’s Institute…

I am just about emerging from the food coma that is a weekend at Denman College...The past 72 hours completely challenged my expectations of a weekend with the WI, and I'm left feeling much calmer, focussed and yes, full.My friend (a seasoned WI member) and myself (interloper) embarked on a weekend Crochet for Beginner'scourse at … Continue reading Hooking up with the Women’s Institute…

Sunny (Bank Holiday) Sunday…

I've just spent a lovely afternoon sat in a ditch (no, really) in the back of the Landrover, watching the Duxford Air Show...A thrifty afternoon by all accounts as the week before we head off to France, spending another fifty quid wasn't really on the cards. I packed a picnic, we took the back off … Continue reading Sunny (Bank Holiday) Sunday…

Crikey, my bloomers are a-flappin’ in the wind….(or, a crochet peg-bowl)

Yep, it might just be Spring. I've been making this for a while, but couldn't put it to good use due to the rain....for the last 6 months...It's a pretty simple make in terms of pattern -if you can crochet in flat circles (have a look at my placemat cover) you can do this one easy. … Continue reading Crikey, my bloomers are a-flappin’ in the wind….(or, a crochet peg-bowl)

It’s not all cooing and crochet…

Well, maybe a little bit...quite a lot...This week one of Sam's awesome key workers at nursery goes on maternity leave (boo!). She's brilliant and has him pegged to the extent that we're scared of her too...And she is used as a threat throughout the area when kids misbehave at meal times "we'll tell Kelly!" I'm … Continue reading It’s not all cooing and crochet…

Not helping me to see in the dark…

Probably shouldn't crochet by an energy saving light bulb really. Even if they are carrots, they sure aren't doing anything to help my eyesight! The last couple of weeks have all been about the making -I spend oodles of time on the interwebby stuff that sometimes I forget what it's like to get absorbed in … Continue reading Not helping me to see in the dark…

Heartbombing Fun!!

So yep, plucked up the courage to sneak around a supermarket and leave a few hearty presents. I cannot believe how nervous I was...as a teenager I was far to nerdy and good to shoplift, and I couldn't play poker as I get nervous when lying, so sneaking about was really tricky...even though I wasn't … Continue reading Heartbombing Fun!!

Loopy crochet flowers…

<img border="0" height="320" separator="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-olhFFIV0eps/URqFJPehYRI/AAAAAAAABr4/3gVDhVFPRa8/s320/Loopy%2Bflowers.I think these are really cute, and with a bit of pressing with an iron at the end, would smarten up a Mother's Day card, gift tag or brooch pin...You will need:Odds and ends of yarn/ crochet cotton;Size 3.00mm hook;Darning needle;Scissors.Read on for step-by-step images and instructions...To Make:1. Hook in right … Continue reading Loopy crochet flowers…