New beginnings, out with the old (respectfully) x

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that I’m writing from a different place (no, really, not just metaphysically) than my previous blog. Just before Christmas, the time came to find a platform that fitted what I wanted to do, and focus on both the words and bright, shiny images with equal weight. So, here…

Starting out with a hook -Learning to crochet

I led my first class last week, teaching a group of school-mums how to hook. It was hard, for many reasons. Despite the fact that I love crochet and I’m a trained teacher, I had to teach adults, people I know how to do something that I want them to love as much as I…

Calming down in January….

I get to the other side of New Year’s and want to get rid of the glitz and glitter. This doesn’t make me a scrooge -I’ve LOVED Christmas. I just want some calm. And vegetables. And less cake. I get drawn to calm, grey, soothing things, which is odd for me being a colour-fiend and…

A Woolly Christmas and a Hooky New Year xx

Pic: Natasha Gash @ Sophie’s Smile Christmas Fair 2014 My hook has warped with work this year, and it’s really begun to take off! I am utterly grateful to the crochet monsters in my neck of the words who have embraced the bright (often tacky) madness of what comes out of my workbag, and really helped…

Getting Hooky in 2015!

This might be exciting! Keep a look out on Facebook for details: TheOtherMrsBeaton xx

The Space Between (or, that weird week at the end of the year)…

I’m sat surrounded by the detritus of Christmas -it’s a mince pie leftover hangover and oddly I’m not bothered. Yesterday I was bothered; I threw pegs at my husband and it felt better. (I do actually throw things, usually inanimate, but pegs are a new thing). I like this week. It’s a time-gap somewhere between…

A Word A Day…

There are lots of ‘one a day’ for the new year challenges floating about. I like the way that Facebook can summarise stuff, but then…it’s techie. I like ink and paper too. So… I have a big piece of the white stuff on my fridge, a fine line ink pen at the handy and at…

Blowing Away the Cobwebs…

So happy 2013 -we started the year with a walk on Studland Beach, which after several days of being locked in with rain, was long overdue and did the trick! Hope you like the photos, one of my many New Year’s Revolutions is to work on the camera-snappery…x