A Liberty Belle? ‘Sew Over It’ Review…

So if you follow me on FB or Instagram you know that I left it bloody late to sew and entire 1940’s style frock for a themed party (which has already achieved epic status!) last weekend. Jim bought me the Sew Over It pattern from Duxford Museum (where all good men do their shopping!) over a…

Light as a feather & moss green…

   I love a bit of a challenge. This certainly covered all areas -stretching my technical skills, working with a yarn I’d never normally choose, and designing a pattern. My lovely friend Timea wanted a swoopy, swooshy summer wrap, something in a strong colour, but light enough to wear in summer. It couldn’t be itchy-scratchy…

"You can’t throw that away Mum!!"

After several days of threatening, I gutted my son’s room. I think the threatening out loud was more for my benefit that his -there was no way he could sort that pit out, and I needed to brace myself… As any mum knows, this kind of bedroom purge has to be done when said occupant…

At a loose end? What to do with leftover yarn…

So there was a great post shared by Rupert’s House this week on using up yarn scraps. I’m in the middle of trying to build up stock for the Autumn/Winter Craft Fair season, and trying to slim down what yarn I have in my desk (basically so I can justify buying some more). I can’t…

Crochet a King Protea Flower -The Pattern xx

I was asked whether I could rustle up one of these flowers, and after I got over the fact that this is actually flower and not a Greek mythical character (ok, I’m not very botanical), I scoured Pinterest (for my board click here) and set about making it work. This is basically a 3D ball…

Getting back…

I hate those blog articles that people write when they’ve neglected their blog for ages and then decide to put the work in again…only to ignore it. Which exactly what one of these is. I’ve been working away at another type of job -and kept the Mrs B thing ticking over on Facebook. Let’s face…

Learn to Crochet: Week Two in the big Granny Square house…

So after the giddiness and down-right naughtiness of the previous week, the ladies of Balsham met again and wielded their hooks. And you know what, the swearing diminished. Everyone managed more than they had the week before -and newbie superstar Kate picked it up like she’d done in in a past life. Despite a torrent…

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 Other Mrs Beaton: Crochet this poppy day…

I posted this last year, and it still stands today. If you want a poppy that’s re-usable then please use my pattern for free. All I ask is that you remember to donate the Royal British Legion who do simply amazing work, all year around. The Other Mrs Beaton: Crochet this poppy day…: I’ve been…