Good Times Blanket

I’ve finally finished the first of two Good Times Blankets, both (hopefully), Christmas presents. I’ve been working on this one for months, taking it with me when commuting, outside appointments, waiting outside after school classes, in front of the TV, etc etc. It’s been (until the last few stripes), a great portable project, although thanks…

Sneak peek – Good Times Blanket

I now have two blankets on the go, the Intarsia Mountain blanket is currently on a back burner, I’m still loving doing it but it’s quite limiting about where and when I can work on it, basically it has to be on my bed, with the multiple balls of wool spread out, the only distraction,…

Moving blogs

I know that I haven’t been blogging much here lately, I’ve decided to jump ship over to Squarespace and to move the majority of my social media over to my own name (I am still keeping my original twitter account back from my original blog, for my political ranting). The new blog is a little…

What I’ve been working on this month – October 2019

Top to bottom, left to right – Another Good Times blanket, the run-up to Christmas is obviously not the run-up to Christmas for me, unless I’m making this blanket for someone, last year I made two. I will one day release more stuff in the shop, just gotta make that sample first. More Madrid stitching….

Christmas crafted gifts

I was crafting gifts right up to the last minute this Christmas Eve, finishing the blanket, a rainbow version of Wool and the Gang’s Good Times Blanket. I also ‘finished’ two embroideries as gifts that evening, I say ‘finished’ as one of them the colour ran 😱 when I washed off the Sulky Solvy so…

What I’ve been eating this month – September 2019

6.9.19 Go To Fruit Cake One of the few recipes I make time and time again, is the fruit cake from Jane Brocket’s Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer, which is sadly out of print now (it is an ‘old’ book, published 2008, but it looks like you can still get second hand copies on Amazon…

May 2018 books

I’m on a history kick this month. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Immortalists is at times an incredibly depressing book but it is also utterly beautiful. Telling the tale of four siblings in 1969 New York, who go to see a fortune teller who tells them the dates…

5 things I liked this week – 20.1.17

La La Land! Oh I so absolutely loved it!* For once my TMJ was hurting because I was smiling too much! I loved the songs, the dancing, the music, the cinematography and oh the clothes. Finding a dentist I actually like. I had a really good dentist for years, he was so lovely I even…