14th February 2016 Helen 4Comment

I’m a bit meh about Valentine’s Day. It’s all very nice and that but – maybe a bit like I find the ‘in your face’ sexiness of Fifty Shades oh-so-unsexy, I’m less than excited about the slightly embarrassing obviousness of it. That said I have had some truly memorable Valentine’s encounters.  There were, of course, many years of telling childish fibs about stacks of cards that had never actually arrived.   In my late teens I had the Dawson’s Creek style overly-elaborate, rose-filled Valentine’s that only a (well-intentioned) teenage boyfriend could have thought was a great idea.  In my twenties I traveled with a…

14th February 2013 Helen 2Comment

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!Super-tired here today after a brilliantly successful first Marino / Fairview Knitting and Crochet  Circle last night.  We had an absolutely amazing 28 crafters with a brilliant mixture of knitting, crochet and even a little embroidery. Myself and Raphaele from La Creature and You ran up some nice decorations – love heart garlands and some lovely bunting.  I had decorated some plain white mugs with a mixture of little (slightly shaky) drawings! I did these with Sharpie markers and put them in a cool oven at 220C for ‘heating up time’ plus 30 minutes and then left them…