Yummy Mummy Gift

If you’ve been following my site (or my sister-in-law Helen Chandler’s site) for a while you’ll have twigged that she’s just about ready to pop with her second child. I was able to take time off this last week and squeeze in a quick trip down to London to go and visit her and the…

Rectangular Diamond Trellis Basket

More stash busting yarn storage! I know one of the reasons my customisable rope basket has been popular is because of it’s rectangular shape.  So I thought I’d expand on my patterns using the diamond trellis stitch and make a rectangular version of this round one! This rectangular version is also customisable – just do…

Leather & Doily Clutch

I have been working up to this project for a while.  Arguably since I was 15 and my parents bought me this awesome leather jacket.  I have literally loved it to bits! It has been soaked in the rain, thrown about, scuffed up, had acid dropped on it (chemistry class), lost its lining in most…

Making Cards

April and May always seem to feel like really busy months.  In addition to Easter and two sets of bank holidays it is also my mum and brother’s birthday’s.  So I am often left frantically trying to combine fitting in lots of making and gardening in between family time and visits with friends! Here are…

Easter Bunny Pompoms

If you read yesterday’s post on Inherited Stash, you’ll see that I promised a way of using up those odd bits of yarn we all have lying around. And if you’ve been following me for a while you’ll also know that I love sending my niece (aged 5) craft projects to do (I’m sending her…

Simple Letters Card

I don’t know about you, but for me most of the Valentine’s Day stuff that appears in the shops after the Boxing Day sales doesn’t appeal.  Don’t get me wrong – obviously it’s good for people to show their loved ones they care, but personally I would find a giant teddy bear to be an…

Gifts for Grandparents

I was hoping to have my latest crochet project ready for sharing with you this week.  Unfortunately I decided I wasn’t very happy with it so I’ve pulled it all out and started over…  You can see why on my facebook page! The good news is that I have this project to share with you from…

2013: Your Projects

Christmas letters come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  Some are funny, some are long winded, some contain lists of achievements that make you wonder if anyone in that family knows how to have fun.  I’ve never written one, because I’m fairly certain it wouldn’t fall into the “funny” category, and as I’m no…

Christmas Cards

I thought I had started to make these in plenty of time for Christmas.  Some of you may have spotted the sneak preview of this project on my facebook page back in November. Unfortunately (the best laid plans of mice and men… ) a couple of days later I fractured my elbow, which meant I…

Beaded Poppy Bracelet

Update 14th November 2013: Thank you to everyone who supported this project.  I have donated the full amount you paid for this pattern to the Royal British Legion. The pattern is still available, if anyone wishes to purchase it, but I will not be making donations from any purchases between now and next October (when I…

How to make Jar Candles

I have been so excited working on this project!  Mostly because it involves several of my favourite things; candles, crochet, and pretty buttons. These candles are made using some jars I had lying around after my big jam session a few weeks ago.  As you know, I hate waste, and why waste a good jar…

Love! Card

I love mixing up my different crafty hobbies; this one’s card making and crochet. This is the card I made for my parents wedding anniversary last week.  It is based on one I made a while ago, but I made a note of what I did this time so now you can crochet your own! …

Fabric Heart Picture

This week was my parents’ 30th wedding anniversary.  We had a big family celebration last weekend; great weather and great food!  My contribution was my chocolate mudcake, made in a heart shaped tin. I also made this picture as a gift for my parents.  30 years is pearl, but similarly to when my grandparents had…