With Easter just a few weeks away, now is the time to start preparing and filling your lives with all the pastels. Whether you celebrate Easter or not, it is such a lovely time of year with all the blossoms, new life, decent weather (we hope!) and I think we should appreciate it in our… Continue reading Easter Crochet Crafts
I'm not getting off to a good start with the idea of sharing the month's craft musings on a regular basis. We are now into March and all I have are crafting goals. That's good enough in a sense but it isn't really what I want, particularly for this blog and my own crafting accomplishments.… Continue reading Project Catch Up and Monthly Musings.
Hello! Recently, I published a post based on my highs and lows of 2019 and now it is time to be in a more positive mindset with my knitting and crochet. This means creating some goals for the new year and making it bigger and better than ever. Finish all my incomplete and languishing WIPs.… Continue reading Crafting Goals For 2020
2019 was the year to tell me how grateful I was for being a crocheter and knitter. It gave me a distraction when I couldn't focus on a book, and helped me to cope with the challenges the year brought It was everything I needed it to be, but like everything, it wasn't perfect. It… Continue reading Crafting Highs and Lows of 2019
Hello! On the back of my blanket post a month or so ago where I rambled about the blankets I was making, I thought I would update you with the other works in progress I have on the go. Currently, there are two piles of WIPs - the "active" pile and the "temporarily inactive" pile.… Continue reading WIP Update: I’m Drowning In WIPS!
Much to my joy and surprise, I'm seeing a few more people on my social media feeds picking up crochet or knitting for the first time and enquiring about tools, materials and all the notions one needs for these particular crafts. I've been knitting and crocheting for a couple of years now (give or take)… Continue reading My Starter Crochet Tool Kit
Now the horrible July heat is gone and we've returned to having a traditional British summer, I'm back to working on my growing mound of crochet projects. All I want to do is snuggle up on the corner living room chair with a cup of hot tea, a good audiobook and a project - most… Continue reading My love of blankets keeps growing!
I think I've been hit with the summer blues. Now I don't mean that desire for the heat and those carefree days whereby we all lounge round a pool doing whatever. I mean feeling down, disinterested and not having the motivation to do the things I often want to do like read, knit and crochet.… Continue reading Can I blame Summer for my drop in crafting motivation?
If there's one thing I know about crafting and in particular, crochet and knitting, it is easy to make the projects that are comfortable and enjoyable. For me, it's blankets. I can make blanket after blanket and not get bored. I also find it a nice way of trying different stitches. However, something will ultimately… Continue reading Whenever is it the right time to step out of one’s comfort zone?
I'm not an arty person by nature. I'm not someone who is naturally gifted when it comes to all aspects of design. When I want to start a new project I have to take a lot of time working them out, colour palettes especially, because I will always place the wrong shade of colours next… Continue reading Looking at nature for colour inspiration.