Protea perseverance

I’ve already mentioned my lack of skill when it comes to keeping house plants alive. However, during our holiday in South Africa at Easter I thought it was a brilliant idea to buy a kit to grow my own Protea plant. I planted my three furry seeds in their little pot of compost as soon…

Scheepjes Flight of Fancy CAL – Week 4 update!

I promised an update so here you go! The Scheepjes Flight of Fancy CAL is now into its 7th week and the next installment of the pattern is due to be released on the Facebook page tomorrow. However…I have only just finished week 4! It’s not that the patterns are particularly time-consuming, just that I’m…

Pink girliness

Being a mum of two boys, I don’t often get the chance to indulge my love of all things girly and pink.  So when a friend had a baby girl 6 weeks ago, I couldn’t resist making her a couple of cute gifts.   First up were these adorable baby sandals, made using a free pattern…

Scheepjes Flight of Fancy CAL

Look what the lovely postman delivered this morning! It’s Scheepjes’s Spring-to-Summer CAL, Flight of Fancy. I first saw it in a copy of Inside Crochet that J bought me for my birthday last week. I had a bit of birthday money to spend and it would have been rude to spend it on anything but…

One year on…

Happy birthday to me! ¬†Clare Gets Crafty is 1 today! My fledgling business has come a long way in 12 months and I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who has liked my Facebook page, followed me on Twitter, followed this blog and bought my items. When I first opened my Folksy shop on 1 July 2014,…