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Here we are at the first Tuesday of February with our Photographic Monthly Meet Up. The theme this month is WARM, so join us by leaving links in the comments to any photographs and/or posts both current and archive. Let’s all meet … Continue reading

Fun way to keep your ears warm this Winter

Wigs and patterns have been flying off the shelves of my Etsy shop, so I am busy making more and improving the patterns as I go. I’ve had some fun requests too which I can’t share with you yet – … 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

Scrap Happy: Flask Cosies

This could have been a ‘Silly Saturday’ post! As part of my birthday celebrations (in November), I treated myself and a couple of friends to a day in a hut on the island at Sculpture by the Lakes. We took … Continue reading

Mosaic Crochet: Tom’s Blanket

Finished at last! This Mosaic Blanket for my nephew Tom has been a long time in the making, but I finished it just in time for it to be a house warming present for him as he moves into his … Continue reading

A Vase and An Adventure!

A couple of weeks ago I set off for the North. I have not travelled any long distance for a couple of years so I was both nervous and excited – I have a tiny 14 year old car – … Continue reading


It is very exciting to see one’s name in print and even more exciting to know that this blog has provided a spark of inspiration for a fellow blogger. Amanda of ‘View From Our Hill’ contacted me about the balls … Continue reading

Coastal Crochet Crochet-Along

I do love a Crochet Along and Eleonora’s pattern, Picnic on the Beach, intrigued me. It starts with Tunisian Entrelac, which I have never done before. Eleonora’s video tutorials are superb! In Eleonora’s pattern the squares represent red and white … Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday: My Christmas Tree

On Friday I took my daughter and her children to see the Ignite Garden display at Kingston Lacy Which was a magical way to meet outside at the start of their Christmas holidays. This is Little Miss M, in a … Continue reading

Crochet: Sunset Blanket Edge

Here it is finished! Measuring 1m 32cm x 1m 65cm, it makes a cosy lap-blanket or throw. To see the row order for my Sunset Version of Attic24’s Dahlia CAL go to this post I love – it makes me … Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday

Quaking grass, sisyrinchium, and nigella sit in a nightlight holder above a few blooms of hypericum. I particularly enjoyed the way the setting sun played with the grass, making shadows. Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Life continues to … Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday

I was standing at the kitchen sink wondering what to put in a vase today and saw these 3 right in front of me on my windowsill – odd bits and pieces, picked up at various times as I wander … Continue reading

Wigs and Blankets

As Storm Dennis rages outside and local social media is full of trees falling on cars, high banks sliding across country lanes and coast paths collapsing, I am staying safe and cosy, warming myself up with a wonderful array of … Continue reading


It is Cathy’s 6th Anniversary of In a Vase on Monday! Congratulations Cathy you have brought together some wonderful gardeners from all over the world. Warmest heartfelt thanks for the floral camaraderie and all the knowledge (and plants) shared. Cathy … Continue reading

Stitchbook Collective: Texture

The Stitchbook Collective is off and running! Our first pack arrived a day early – wow! I was jumping up and down with excitement. Little packages of delight. A present I have given myself, each month for a whole year … Continue reading

Little Crochet Mats

These crochet mats were made as a housewarming present for a friend of mine who collects Willow Pattern China. Do you know the story of the pattern? There is a sweet animation of it on You Tube. The square mat pattern … Continue reading

A Solstice Vase on Monday

After weeks of wet and gloomy, we had the most glorious weather for the Summer Solstice The honeysuckle grows on a fence outside my bedroom window – can you imagine the heady wafts of scent on a warm solstice evening … Continue reading

Yarn Along with Ginny

The Scrap Happy Throw is coming along. If you remember I started this as an easy project I could take with me whilst travelling to Egypt. Great to make on the plane and anytime I did not want to have … Continue reading

Egypt: in search of shells

Of course I went beachcombing whilst in Egypt – I was hoping to find more material and inspiration for some Silly Saturdays, sadly there were very meagre pickings. I did find these few pieces of coral and small white shells … Continue reading

Find Green

Find green Put it in your heart Wrap it all about you Roll in it Live it Become it   Bathe in green Bask in green Receive the peace and love of green   When you truly have a sense … Continue reading