Chocolate and Whiskey Cake

Chocolate and Whiskey Cake

When I asked my husband what he would like for his birthday cake this year, he thought about it for a bit and then said “Can it have two layers please?” After further consideration he added that chocolate plus one other flavour would also be nice. As you can tell he is pretty easy to…

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Linen Stitch Cowl Mk 2

I have been wearing this Linen Stitch Cowl and Linen Stitch Gloves set a lot so far this winter.  It seems to go with a lot of things in my wardrobe and is snuggly and comfy to wear.  I’ve been getting annoyed when the weather is too warm to wear them! I really loved the…

Butterfly cards, heart strings gift wrapping, Shamballa bracelets, Crochet Water Lily and Crochet Shells and Lace Jar Cover

Butterflies, hearts, and bracelets

I’m a lucky girl – this week I got to kick my heels up at two different birthday celebrations. Two cards and two presents were needed, so I had fun rustling up these gifts. (You can find the pattern for my water lily here and for my shells and lace crochet jar cover here) I…

Crochet Flower with Hand Painted Card

Special Cards

If you’ve liked me on facebook you may have seen my latest project in progress. It is lace weight yarn, which I haven’t worked with before so it is taking me a while. I’m excited to get it finished though! (Even if it is another distraction from my blanket). In the meantime, here are a…

Tiara headband - Picot fan stitch

Tiara Headband

I’ve recently been given the book 200 Crochet Stitches by Sarah Hazell.  Just flicking through makes me want to start a bunch of new projects and I’ve been itching to try most of the stitch patterns. It was my friends’ daughter’s 1st birthday last week and so it seemed the perfect opportunity to try out…

Pretty beads

Pink Facets Jewellery

I consider myself to be blessed in many ways – one of which is that I still have all my grandparents.  Well recently it was my Nana’s 80th birthday and so of course we all got together to celebrate (including both sets of grandparents). I’ve always thought my Nana is one of the most elegant…

Assembled puzzle ball

Crochet Puzzle Ball

I spotted this fun ball on Ravelry (free pattern here).  Those of you who know me will already be aware that I like a good puzzle (I collect unusual Rubik’s cubes, and similar) so this project appealed to me.  Don’t worry though, it isn’t anything like as complex as that, it is aimed at babies! …

How to make shamballa bracelets

Bracelet Giveaway!

Win your choice of one of these five bracelets! I have been having lots of fun this last week or so making some more items for my shop.  As you may know it was one of my New Year’s resolutions to sell a few more items through my online shop, and I guess this starts…

More cards, more parties! :)

More Cards!

As I mentioned in my last post about the diamond scarves I have been busy making for my grandparents, it was their 60th wedding anniversary celebrations last weekend.  We all had a great time (perhaps surprisingly in Norfolk in February) eating too much food and hearing some lovely speeches. I made this card to go…

Pretty Card 3

Pretty Card

What a week.  Started off with a cold but I recovered just in time for my birthday – I had a pancake party!  So not much time for being crafty between the sniffles and cleaning up sticky pancake batter (yes, it got everywhere)! It was also my sister-in-laws birthday this week so I did manage…

Banana and Orange Loaf

I mentioned it was my husband’s birthday last week; well I think it’s a tradition in most offices to take in cakes on your birthday.  He asked if I would mind baking him some to take in and of course I said I would!  There were about 30 to feed so I made a batch…