This morning I was gazing into the beauty of that which is my succulents. Bathing in what now is the Winter sun and trying to keep warm. Oh that was me, not the succulents lol. It's a bit fresh this morning and is officially the first day of Winter. A couple of weeks ago a … Continue reading Succulents and Propagation
I cannot remember the last time I reviewed a book. It's highly likely that I was still in some form of schooling haha. BUT this is definitely not like a boring book review you did back then... THIS is like being a kid in a candy store! If you're like me, (chances are you're very … Continue reading ‘Colorful Crochet’ in review…
Last Wednesday I went in for an ultrasound on my breasts. After months of pain (which worsened in time) thinking it was just hormones I finally asked told my doctor and he sent me to get it checked. Turns out there is a lump there which sticks out a bit more than normal. So tomorrow … Continue reading Look after yourself!
So this amazing thing happened. I was asked to be apart of a blog tour to launch the book 'Colorful Crochet' by Marianne Dekkers-Roos, her very first crochet pattern book. On the 31st May I'll be running a giveaway where you could WIN a free copy of her book. I'm also making one of … Continue reading ‘Colorful Crochet’ Book Blog Tour
Howdy doody! It's me again... well obviously. I have this goal to post more often and if possible even regularly. But most of the time I feel as though I have nothing to say. And then as it turns out, once I get on a roll, I sometimes can't shut myself up lol. (This could … Continue reading A bit about what I’ve been doing…
Hi there, I'm still here lol. Just busy busy with secret crochet projects and the usual hustle and bustle of life as a mother of three boys (sometimes four if you count their father). I introduce you to my first ever shawl, and item of clothing other than beanies and cowls/scarves. It was so nice … Continue reading Meet Winifred, my first Shawl pattern
Some time last year, I purchased my first ever supply of DMC yarns. I have the DMC Natura Just Cotton (4 ply / fingering weight) and DMC Natura Just CHUNKY!! Since then, it's been the main yarn on my hook. I love working with cotton, it would have to be my favourite type of yarn … Continue reading Yarn that I’m loving at the moment!
Eeeew wow! It's almost the end of January, but it's better late than never, right? Happy New Year hehe. Unfortunately I don't have too much to report as I've been super busy behind the scenes of crocheting, being mum and having the children home for school holidays. BUT today my eldest starts Year 2!! I … Continue reading Happy Belated 2017
Howdy doody! I cannot believe it's been over 2 months since I have posted. Bit slack but I have been so busy with trying to heal and crochet and do everything else I'm supposed to do. I would firstly like to say a big thank you to my followers! I have cracked the 100 mark. … Continue reading It’s been too long…
Sooo I have an ongoing concussion, insert lots and lots of sobbing. I know it's crazy! I slipped on the weekend and hit my head hard on the tiles. I went back to the doctors yesterday and I am not allowed to crochet till I am better, whenever that will be.... I also have to … Continue reading Concussion and crochet
At the start of the year I set myself a goal to design a cal (crochet along). I started one, then decided to change it a bit and made two versions. Now I need your help in choosing which design should be released. I am asking my Instagram followers and a group on Facebook too, … Continue reading Choose your cal design.
Spring is here (in the Southern Hemisphere anyway) 😀 and what better way to celebrate than crochet a mandala every day for the month of September. This idea is the brainchild from Leah from Snakewood Designs. She asked me the other day if I would like to join in and play as well. It's like … Continue reading Crochet Mandala A Day
Howdy Doody! I thought I'd share a new pattern with you all. So here it is... (this photo is of the crocheted work facing the wrong way, I put the ribbon on back to front 😉 ) Materials: - I used Patons 4ply Cotton in Black - 3.25mm recommended hook - Scissors - Yarn needle … Continue reading Crochet Dream Catcher
It's finally live and I couldn't be happier with it. Thank you very much to my testers, your help and hard work has not gone unnoticed. I really appreciate you and what you do. You can purchase the pattern by clicking 'buy now' button or by clicking this link. The colours I used for these squares are … Continue reading The Lace and Bloom Square available to purchase
Good morning. I am very excited to share with you my newest design 'Lace and Bloom'. It's a beautiful, textured granny square that I am love with and I hope you will be too. It's currently in its final testing stages so once the all clear is given, it'll be available for purchase. I am … Continue reading My Lace and Bloom pattern is about to be released.
Hello fellow hookers! I've been meaning to post this pattern for a long time. I had even taken a photo of the pattern I'd previously written, which I searched everywhere for to not avail... one of my pattern books is MIA lol. There are many variations for this easy pattern and every time I crochet … Continue reading Crochet Crown Pattern
'Crochet Heart', two words which I have searched many times over and over, never really falling for any designs 😉 get it? lol ok, enough lame jokes. Last week I offered my services to Mr A's teacher to make some hearts for Mother's Day, and once again searched those two little words for inspiration or … Continue reading Easy Crochet Hearts
So it's been about a month since I posted the pattern for this blanket. And I haven't added many rows (as I should have). I've been busy making other things as you do. So I thought I'd share where I'm up to with it. I'll update the pattern with what colours to use for what … Continue reading Crochet Mexican Blanket Continued…
NOTE: This post has now been updated with the complete pattern. During the week I was asked by my fiance (don't know why I don't like using that word, sounds odd and posh to me lol), if I could make him a Mexican Blanket... so I googled and fell in love!!! They are absolutely amazing … Continue reading The Loopy Stitch Mexican Inspired Crochet Blanket
I've been a bit MIA lately! William finally arrived 6 days over due 🙂 He's a very content and alert baby. I cannot believe how fast he is growing up. 7 weeks old already and quite a decent size. Love him to bits. I am enjoying every minute of it, even the ones when I … Continue reading The Parterre Garden Granny Square