• Accessories,  Knitting,  Yarn

    Crafty Wool Gift

    Just under two years ago, we left London and moved back to our home town of Derby. It’s been the best move ever, but I was sad to leave behind my friends in London and also the work Craft Club, where I’d learnt to knit and had completed lots of really fun projects and learnt new skills!

  • Toft Abergeldie Lace Cardigan - From The Back
    Cardigan,  Knitting

    Toft Abergeldie Lace Cardigan

    I first saw this Toft Abergeldie Lace Cardigan cardigan on the cover of the Toft Quarterly Winter 2016 magazine and immediately loved it. I’ve eyed up a few lace back cardigans in the past, but I liked this as the lace wasn’t too fussy and different from most lace I have seen.

  • Knitting

    Designing Butterflies

    In under a months time I’ll be yarn bombing a tree as part of the local arts trail, EEEEK! The theme for the yarn bombing is Winged Things. I’ve asked friends and family to get involved and as the theme is quite broad I’ve left it up to each person to decide what they want to create.

  • Jumpers,  Knitting,  Wednesday Pattern Share

    Wednesday Pattern Share: Hyannis Pullover

    Hello! Apologies about missing the last two Wednesday Pattern Shares! Bad stomach bugs and busy weeks have kept me away, but thankfully I’m on the ball now to share my favourite pattern for this week. I actually came across this pattern whilst I was looking for the summer knit for the last Wednesday Pattern Share and I’ve fallen completely in love with it!

  • Knitting,  Wednesday Pattern Share

    Wednesday Pattern Share

    This week’s Wednesday Thursday Pattern Share is slightly selfish, but it’s a great pattern so I didn’t think anyone would mind! In the UK spring is most definitely well underway. The sun is shining and all of the plants are finally getting going. This lovely weather though has highlighted something I’ve known for a while, but have been trying to ignore; I have a serious deficit in the spring/ light weight knitwear section of my wardrobe! I have a long, cotton, crocheted cardigan I bought from Gap several years ago, and some cheap, slightly too small and ill fitting cardigans, but apart from that everything else is super warm and thick.…

  • Knitting,  Patterns,  Wednesday Pattern Share

    Wednesday Pattern Share: Knitted Farmyard Pencil Toppers

          I often need some inspiration on a Wednesday so I thought I’d start a new blog series ‘Wednesday Pattern Share’. Every Wednesday I’ll be sharing with you a pattern I have recently found which I really love, and I hope that you like them too! To start with I wanted to share these lovely knitted Farmyard Pencil Toppers from Amanda Berry. I have written before about how much I love Amanda Berry’s patterns so it’s no surprise that I’ve completely fallen in love with these pencil toppers I found on Ravelry. They’re sooo cute! I love their little googly eyes and I could definitely see me with a pig on the…

  • Sewing

    Dog Fabric Tote Bag

    The weather has been glorious this weekend, so it was a bit of a shame that I chose this weekend to sew my dog fabric tote bag. I still made sure I spent plenty of time in the garden though, so I don’t feel liked I missed out on the sun too much! I saw this dog print fabric on the M is For Make website before Christmas and instantly fell in love. Being totally dog crazy this had my name all over it and J kindly got it me for Christmas! I created a pattern from some old paper that was 41cm high and 36cm wide, with a 1.5cm seam…

  • Charity Knitting,  CraftyNews

    Craft News 16th April 2017

    Hello! Happy Easter Weekend! I hope you’re all having a glorious day. Shame the weather is much greyer than last weekend. Now that the new website is up and running (HURRAH!) I’m going to try and do a fortnightly post called ‘Craft News’. This will be a collection of my favourite craft news from around the world. So for the first Craft News EVER, I bring to you… BABY RHINO BLANKETS! I first read about this on the New Zealand Herald website. It’s actually a really sad story. The baby rhinos are made orphans by poachers killing their parents for their horns. Baby rhinos can’t regulate their own temperature and so people…