25th July 2014 Helen

It’s been about two years since I finished my epic Roses and Daisies Blanket and I nearly think I’m ready for another! This time, be under no illusions, this throw / blanket / afghan would all mine, mine, mine. I’m trawling for ideas and am off to set up a little board on Pinterest where all my good ideas can go to either die or flourish. So far I’m in love with this Cluster Burst Granny Square Afghan from Petals to Picots Crochet. There is a free pattern available here:  http://www.petalstopicots.com/2014/06/cluster-burst-granny-square-pattern/, and it’s a lovely modern and non-fussy blanket – just…

14th June 2014 Helen 4Comment

Last year a friend posted a lovely invite on Facebook to become involved in a Craft Swap where – at some point that year, you’d send something handmade to any friend who volunteered to do the same to one of their friends, and so on.  I pushed my dates slightly into 2014 (usual excuses apply) but have at last gotten around to nearly finishing my treats for my three friends, and now to posting them. One of my very good friends has just moved into a new super stylish house – and her freshly painted walls and immaculate carpets are…

19th February 2012 Helen 2Comment

Yes! This one has taken a few weeks – about two or three, to complete but at last it’s done and I’m delighted with the finished result! The original pattern for this – called an ‘Icelandic Jacket’ used a muted palette of creams, greys and greys. These were lovely but as this is for a friend’s baby girl I decided on a predominantly purple mix with some grey and pink added. Lovely mix for a little girl and a nice change from all pink! The beauty of the piece is that it’s one piece so the only making up is along the…