Poppy pride

Once again this autumn I’ve been busy making crochet poppy brooches, based on a pattern by Kandipandi.  I’ve used my favourite Patons Smoothie DK in red and lime green, and raided my stash of black buttons.    Remembrance Sunday is particularly poignant for me.  My great-grandfather, Private William  Norris Simm, is sat on the right…

Vintage ‘Learn to Crochet’ booklet

While clearing out my craft room the other week, I found this vintage ‘Learn to Crochet’ booklet from 1967.     It’s only 47 pages long but very comprehensive and has some fab retro patterns.    I love this headband:     And what hipster wouldn’t want a crochet tie!   

Travelling with little ones: Southwold

We were both feeling a bit of burnout and our adventure in South Africa seemed like so long ago, so we booked a last minute break in Southwold for the end of September, the week after I finished at the day job. Southwold is a quaint, traditional British seaside town in Suffolk.  I used to go on…

A sneaky peek at my craft room

So this is my new office!  It is an absolute disgrace at the moment and my first task is to give it a good tidy but I thought you might like to have a sneaky peak around my craft room. It is a tiny space up in the converted attic of our Victoria terraced house….