For the love of succulents

I’ve always loved succulents. They’re exotic yet simple and easy to grow, which is a bonus considering I’m absolutely rubbish at keeping house plants alive. Our holiday to South Africa in April only reinforced my love for these hardy little plants, as they were absolutely everywhere. These are the plants that were growing outside our…

African flower cushion – Ta Dah!

In a previous post, I showed off the lovely African flower hexagons I made while on holiday in South Africa. I decided that I needed to make something out of them as they were just too pretty to be put away in a drawer. I only had small bits of yarn left so I set…

Crochet apples

2015 is running away with us and it is almost time for the school summer holidays! I have a lot of friends who are teachers and they’re always moaning about the obscene quantity of chocolate they’re given by their pupils at the end of the academic year. So I thought maybe they would prefer a…

Crochet kimono slippers

This weekend I finished another commission order for kimono slippers. After a bit of Pinterest research I settled on this fab free pattern from Drops. I used Women’s Institute Soft and Smooth in Biscuit from Hobbycraft and Drops Lima in Cerise for the pink edging and tie. These slippers were really quick to make and…