Sunday Funday cardi

I’ve been following Claudine (@iron_lamb) on Instagram for a while and I love her simple but fabulous patterns for jumpers and cardigans.  After seeing so many other crocheters making her Sunday Funday cardi I wanted one of my own! I bought some Paintbox Simply Aran in Lipstick and started hooking a size 14 with a…

Granny’s jumper

I love the patterns featured in Inside Crochet magazine and when I saw the Granny’s Jumper by Cassie Ward (The Missing Yarn) in issue 96 just before Christmas last year I knew I had to make it!  Who could resist a jumper made up of colourful granny squares?! I used Stylecraft Special DK in the…

Small hanging basket pattern

These little baskets are really quick to make and super-practical for storing crafty bits and bobs on a peg board, or your keys on a hook by the front door. You will need: a small bobbin of t-shirt yarn (available from http://www.tshirtyarnshop.co.uk) a 10mm crochet hook a large yarn needle for weaving in your ends…

Persian Tiles blanket

The winter months are made for a touch of hygge: snuggling up with a big mug of steaming tea, a few candles flickering in the fireplace and a crochet blanket on your lap. This January, while the weather was dreary and cold, I set myself the challenge of finally finishing the Persian Tiles blanket I…

New stockist!

I’m thrilled to announce that you can now buy my crochet baskets, made from recycled cotton fabric yarn, at Hedgerow Stories (16 Lonsdale Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9RA). Hedgerow Stories is a gorgeous new floral and interiors studio run by my lovely friend Rachel and her brother Luke.  Rachel creates unfussy yet abundant arrangements, full of…

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…

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…

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…

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…