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 … Continue reading New beginnings, out with the old (respectfully) x

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 … Continue reading Starting out with a hook -Learning to crochet

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 usually … Continue reading Calming down in January….

A Woolly Christmas and a Hooky New Year xx

Pic: Natasha Gash @ Sophie's Smile Christmas Fair 2014My 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 promote … Continue reading A Woolly Christmas and a Hooky New Year 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 New … Continue reading The Space Between (or, that weird week at the end of the year)…