Christmas stock now live!

I know it’s still October and technically I’m not supposed to mention the C word until after Halloween, but I’m thrilled to announce that my Christmas stock is now live on Folksy and Etsy. I’ve gone all out on the colour this year with pops of neon orange and bright pink.  If you can’t be…

Harborne Handmade Christmas Market 2017

We have an awesome line-up of talented local makers for this year’s Harborne Handmade Christmas Market.  Click on the links for more details of their lovely products and come along to Moor Pool Hall on Sunday 10 December to see them in real life! A Flutter of Flutterbies – handmade dolly pegs A is for…

Southwold garland

This Summer we went back to Southwold in Suffolk, a place very close to my heart.  We were there for two weeks and I took plenty of yarn to keep me busy, including some DMC Natura cotton that came from Kath Webber‘s recent de-stash. A couple of years ago James bought me issue 79 of…

Rag rug – ta dah!

In a post from 2014, I introduced a rag rug I started way back in 2012 and was struggling to finish. Well, I recently had a huge clear out of my clothes, found loads of old, unwanted tshirts and decided to resurrect this long-neglected project. If you want to know how I made my rag…

October workshops

Get hooked on crochet this autumn! Over three workshops on consecutive Sundays you will learn how to hold a crochet hook and yarn, have a go at making a retro granny square, and create a cute amigurumi potted cactus. The workshops will be held at a new venue, The Steam Room in Harborne. They do…

Scheepjes Whirl shawls

I have a new yarn addiction!  I’m completely in love with Scheepjes Whirl. This gorgeous yarn comes in 200g balls and 24 different shades (with new ones being announced every couple of weeks).  The colour changes are really subtle and seeing a new colour emerge is so exciting! So far I’ve bought four shades: Cotton…

Harborne in Bloom – ta dah!

Earlier in the Spring I put a shout out for contributions towards a community yarnbombing project in my area of Harborne, Birmingham.  The plan was to wrap 14 trees on the High Street in green yarn squares and flowers to bring some Summer colour. I was absolutely thrilled to receive over 140 crochet, knitted and fabric…

Harborne Handmade is back for 2017!

Harborne Handmade will be taking over Moor Pool Hall in Harborne once again on Sunday 10 December 10am-4pm and I’m looking for creatives based in the Midlands to sell their handmade and original products. This will be the second Harborne Handmade Christmas market and the 2016 market was a fantastic showcase of the very best local craftspeople and…

Sunday Shawl

Alia Bland aka The Little Bee’s Sunday Shawl pattern has been on my to-do list for ages and I’m so pleased I finally got round to making it this spring. I decided to use Stylecraft Special DK for this one, mostly because I had lots of gorgeous colours in my stash already.  I chose silver…

Eden Blanket

Over the Easter break, we took the boys down to Cornwall for a week of beaches, pasties and cream teas. One of the main reasons we chose Cornwall was to visit the Eden Project and it seems we picked the perfect time to see their awesome displays of spring tulips.  These beauties were growing in the…

Harborne in Bloom

I’m looking for knitters and crocheters to help me with a summer yarnbombing project for my home town of Harborne, Birmingham! The plan is to cover the trees outside Fallen Angel Bakery on the High Street in knitted or crochet green squares and colourful flowers to make them look as summery as possible. Green squares…

Crochet jam jar cosy pattern

We’re trying to declutter our basement at the moment and came across a box full of old jam jars.  Rather than put them in the recycling bin, I decided to upcycle them with a bit of granny stripe crochet and create pretty vases.  Here’s the pattern if you want to make your own: You will…