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Photo Tutorial: Spiro Star centre for Mandala Madness

Mandala Madness is such a wonderful pattern created by Helen Shrimpton. Go to Google images to see the multitude of fabulous mandalas that have been created using Helen’s pattern. I enjoyed doing her Spiro Star pattern so much for the Nuts … Continue reading


Craft projects with links to Tutorials and descriptions of how they are made. Please ask if you would like a more detailed explanation. Click on the Title to take you to the post. Fabric Box Felted Acrylic Crocheted Coasters Notan: … Continue reading

A Blanket for Haggis

What has happened to me? Making blankets for dogs – oh dear! When Big Bro and Little Bro saw how much their Border Terrier, Haggis,  seemed to like this blanket they asked if I could make for a blanket for … Continue reading

Silly Saturday: Viva La Frida

Shoes from Irregular Choice. Actually it was Fantastically Fun Frida Friday yesterday. My lovely daughter took me to a Frida Kahlo inspired High Tea and Store6 in Dorchester, Dorset. It was an early Mother’s Day present. Floral headbands made by … Continue reading

Ear Savers

Crocheted Ear Savers A band to be worn with Surgical Masks to stop ears getting sore. 5” x 2″ or 12cm x 5.5cm EDIT: I have seen photos of them in use, and the nurse who I made them for … Continue reading

Pastel Mandala Madness

Work-in-Progress Wednesday It is WIP-busting time here. This project has been lying patiently in the pile since August 2017. It was originally started as one of a pair for my twin Grandaughters, but I decided that it would be more practical … Continue reading


Sometimes to urge to start a new project is overwhelming and I have to set all of the WIPs aside and just go for it.  Zoya Matyushenko’s new pattern Yennefer was irresistable. The instructions are well written but do not come with … Continue reading

Beach Bunting: adding beads and shells

Inspired by Attic24’s Dune Blanket. I used: Beading Needle Silamide waxed nylon beadstring Seed beads: here is a link to some similar to the ones I used. Swarovski crystals:  I used 3mm bicone clear AB crystals, although I’m not sure where … Continue reading

Knitted Bunting

There seems to be a bit of bunting fever on the net. Lucy Attic is making some, Eleonora has made some new seaside themed bunting for Little Box of Crochet, and she has other patterns on Ravelry and Wendy of … Continue reading

Mandala Monday

Happy Holiday Monday! Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her wonderfully heartwarming ‘In a Vase on Monday’. Pop over and visit her post and in the comments you can click on links to visit vases from gardens all … Continue reading

Crochet Oak Leaves and a Finger Puppet

Yarn Along! Yarn along! Tra-la-la-la-la! I love Yarn along! I love to see all the other things that are being made, book recommendations, and mainly because I just love Ginny’s Blog and seeing what she is getting up to. Her … Continue reading

Crochet Squirrel Motif

As the Woodland Blanket is being made for Little Bro aged 5, I wondered if he would like a few leaves and squirrels. He would! and so it seems would some of you! I was pleasantly taken aback by the … Continue reading

Woodland WiP Wednesday

The Woodland CAL created by Lucy at Attic24 is growing on me! Week 1. I struggled to get the pattern to work at first – my own fault – it looked so simple I just steamed ahead. After masses of … Continue reading

W.I.P Wednesday

Spiro Star centre for Mandala Madness: photo tutorial here Both patterns are by Helen Shrimpton In Scheepjes Bonbon cotton thread with a 2mm hook. Colours: Chrystaline, Lime Juice, Candlelight, and Snow White (I am still having problems with ‘Photos’ on … Continue reading


shell shapes coastal hues hookery yarning along peaceful mandalas ~ Joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge, prompts: SHELL and COAST The mandalas are getting rather big to photograph, so this week’s prompt for our One-a-Week Photo Challenge gave me an … Continue reading

Week 32: POINT

painting stars with yarn to cover girls a-slumber and bring sweet dreaming ~ I’m so excited to show you what I have done with the Scheepjes Stonewashed Yarn that arrived here this week. A Spiro Star at the centre of … Continue reading

Free Patterns

I have a few Paid Patterns in my Etsy Shop and on Ravelry Go to my Tutorials page for craft tutorials. Go to the CUSHIONS and THROWS pages to find posts about projects with a lot of info on how … Continue reading


Daisies, daisies everywhere Can’t stop making daisies and finding things to put them on – they turn out all different because I make them up as I go along – counting when crocheting is SO boring – and I like … Continue reading

Crochet Along Complete

I did love making this blanket and it feels wonderful to have finished it. Started on 30th September, this year. A Crochet Along really helps to get a project done. Ta Dah! 16 Colours used of Stylecraft Special DK: Spice, … Continue reading

A Crochet Along called ‘Virtue’

I do love to join in with a crochet along, and Helen Shrimpton patterns are always so trustworthy and easy to follow with brilliant video tutorials. You get a new part to follow each week. This is Part 3 completed … Continue reading