Hello Paper Lover Subscription

The newest subscription on the block is Hello Paper Lover! It sold itself with the title!  I find beauty and make up subscriptions can get a bit much as how many mascara can one girl use at once? Especially when that girl has only got bottom eyelashes thanks to alopecia! 😦  Being a tight Yorkshire…

Long Crochet Scarf

My lovely cake club friend Miss B bought me three balls of wool for Christmas. If you don’t buy it yourself it can’t be classed as your addiction! Though Miss B does know I have a Bundt, wool AND fabric addiction. Anyway three balls of gorgeous chunky wool and I immediately thought… scarf!  3 x…

Winter Hat and Wrist Warmers – Crochet Pattern

The lovely people at LandLust Magazine sent me this gorgeous wool… hmmmmm… what to make? Do you like my new hat and matching wrist warmers? I’m terrible with winter hats, this is a nice loose slouch hat that won’t slip up your hair! Here’s how to make them. UK crochet terms. HAT Crochet hook size…

LandLust Magazine – Spirit of the Countryside

I was asked by the people at LandLust Magazine if I would look at their first issue to be launched in the UK in November 2015.  The magazine was first launched in Germany 10 years ago and focuses on country life, cooking, crafts and much more.  I’m an ideal person to look through a new…

Crochet ‘Allotment’ Flower Pattern

If you make some of these crochet flowers I hope they brighten up your day as much as they do mine!  I have sunflower ones strung together using a basic crochet chain stitch in our back garden, these have a brown centre with yellow petals. On our allotment I have a string of brightly coloured…

Crochet Scarf

I saw this pattern in Simply Crochet and thought it was really pretty and perfect as a lightweight scarf or shawl. The pattern said it would use three 50g balls but unfortunately I found three balls didn’t actually get me to the end and I’ve two whole shell patterns missing from my finished scarf. Lovely…

Crochet Slippers

My mum thrust a crochet pattern at me a few weeks ago and said ‘I like these.’ I gather the idea was I’d crochet them and she’ll add the leather/suede pads to the sole. Anyway ta dar… They used most of a 100g ball of chunky wool that I bought from The Skep in Farsley,…

Sunflowers In The Garden

I love seeing flowers in the garden but only a couple of dandelions have appeared so far. Sunflowers have been planted but are still all stems and leaves and will be for a while. I’ve no ‘big’ crochet project at the moment so have been doing little things, lots of bunting, flowers, cup covers… the…

Travel Mug Crochet Covers

Loving my travel coffee mug when I’m up at the allotment. It’s one of those insulated flask mugs that they sell in supermarkets. Mine was bought for me by a work friend and I’ve now bought one for Mr C. Hot drinks stays warm in them for ages! I thought I’d give them a quick…

How To Make Fabric Bunting

You all know I love bunting… you only have to look at my garden and my spare room/office at home and there’s bunting galore.  Soon we’ll have our shed up at the allotment so another place bunting will appear as well as across the growing areas of our plot. Fabric bunting is very easy to…

Bunting

I love bunting. Those little flags of lovliness always make me smile.  A great way to dress something up and give it a slightly vintage feel. I’ve even made a cake with bunting on! When it was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee there was more bunting in our garden than there was in Pudsey town centre!…