You must not slay dragons (or, The Tricky Second Album)

A little over a week ago I scribbled a letter to the PM (they haven’t got back to me yet, neither have McVities) and lots of you got stuck into the debate. This was unprecedented for my blog, primarily because I mostly write about wool and hooking (and I get that) What made me super…

Hearty-Hearts…

Originally posted on The Other Mrs Beaton:
Yep mush-head continued and I finished the hearts bunting that I started when Hattie was born…Looks pretty cool and when I get my butt in gear, and decorate a nursery (which probably requires a house move and whole lot of other to do lists first) they are going…

The End of Summer…

Sounds a bit E. M. Forster that, but is clearly not that literary. My boy has (finally) started school and the weather has turned. All of this is good. I was looking over some photos that I’d taken on Instagram over the past couple of months, where I thought not a lot had happened that…

Patience -a virtue begrudgingy learned.

I am not a patient person. No matter how fast broadband becomes it will never be quicker than turning a page in a magazine or book, and even then, that can be too slow. Projects get started and then I get excited about the next, then the next, turning what I’m doing into a chore….

Lashings of Ginger Beer and the Odd Scotch Egg…

We were lucky enough to be invited to a super friends’ family picnic in Milton Abbas, Dorset…Beautiful, sunny, the pics speak for themselves! What did you do this fine family Bank Holiday weekend?xx

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!”…

My Fabric Family Tree…

I’ve been tidying and having a sort out recently(were hopefully selling our house) and I realised that I have something of a fabric obsession. It’s genetic. Can’t argue with it. Then I got me a thinking about where all these pieces came from, and there were some good times…Some pretty icky screaming baby times too,…

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…

How to Make…Crochet Girl’s Purse

This purse accompanied the shopping lists and used up lots of odds and ends of wool that I had knocking about. Took about an hour and was a quick, satisfying make, working in circles. Other colourways would work really well too -pick whatever you have knocking around your yarn stash. You will need:A variety of…

Fabulous Feedback!

Thank you to those who have e-mailed feedback on our blind instruction sheet -it’s always so quiet in blog-land and when people take the time to talk it makes it all the more worthwhile! The comments are super helpful and rest assured, tweaks are being made. Lovely x

Be Mine Valentine…

Just when you thought you uld put away the fabric scraps after Christmas decoration making… Valentines Day gives us girlies the green light to propose…even though I’m married I might just ask hubbie again (he better say yes…). But why buy a card that ends up being blown off the shelf (i’m sure there’s another…