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…

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…

A colourful January

Wow January has been a struggle!  The weather has been so cold and dark that my craft room has been plunged into an eternal gloom and I started the month with zero creative motivation.  However, I soon got over myself and found therapy in colour and crochet! As well as finishing my gloriously colourful New York…

Get hooked on crochet in 2017!

January has seen the return of my ‘Get Hooked on Crochet’ workshops in Birmingham. I’ve taught 9 lovely ladies over 3 weeks and I’m super-proud of what they’ve achieved. From complete beginners, they’ve gone on to master basic stitches, granny squares and amigurumi cacti! I’ve already confirmed dates for workshops in March, both in Harborne and…

New York sunrise ripple blanket – ta dah!

Last January I started a ripple blanket inspired by a photo of a New York sunrise. You can read all about how I got started here. Although I had good intentions of taking time to make things for myself in 2016, the year ran away with me and I had to put this one aside…

Contour shawl

Contour shawl – pattern by Kat Goldin of The Crochet Project