Crochet update

I’ve decided as I have been doing weekly sewing updates (when I have time and remember!) then why not do a crochet one?


This is a girl’s pram blanket that I finished on Thursday. It is not for anyone in particular right now just part of my stock of baby blankets I hope to sell soon.

galaxy red scarf

This is a scarf I’m making for myself that I started on Thursday after finishing the pram blanket. I’m using King Cole Galaxy Ruby wool. The balls are only 50g so I will probably end up using 2 balls to make my scarf. I’m using a 3.5 hook to keep the work fine and tight.

Until my next update… Happy Crafting!!


Liebster Award!


Thanks to nanacathydotcom I have been my given my third blog award!

So the rules for Liebster award are:

  • Post 11 random facts about myself
  • Answer 11 questions given from the person who gave you the award
  • Nominate 11 blogs I like

11 facts:

  1. Can’t stand fruit
  2. Can’t swim
  3. I live in hope of one day catching every single Pokemon
  4. I’m diabetic
  5. I hope to one day get a piece of writing published
  6. I have started countless stories I’ve never finished
  7. I’m collecting the DC Chess collection
  8. I’m scared of reptiles
  9. I’ve broken one of my new year resolutions
  10. Can’t resist buying paperbacks
  11. Have a huge box full of cross stitch charts I haven’t got round to sewing yet

Now for the exciting bit… and the 11 nominees are:

  1. Quilting with Whimsy
  2. For the knit of it
  3. Got 2 focus
  4. Sapphire reviews by Mademoiselle Snow
  5. Girls Inspired Group (GIG)
  6. Midnight crafter
  7. Bunny stuff
  8. Word by word
  9. Stitch sharer
  10. An owl a day
  11. Craftaceous period

Here are the 11 questions I have been given to answer which are the questions I want the blogs I’ve nominated to answer:

  1. Why did you start the blog? I wanted to share my crafting creations with a wider audience
  2. How many blogs do you follow? 18
  3. What makes you happy? Many things! Finishing a project that has taken a long time or hearing a song I love
  4. What are you grateful for? My parents always being there for me
  5. What is your favourite food? Tomato and basil soup
  6. What sort of weather do you like best? Sunny but not hot
  7. Which famous person would you most like to meet? Hari Dhillon who plays Michael Spence in Holby City
  8. Where would you most like to go on holiday? New York
  9. What sort of books do you like to read? I like a mixture but right now Im into crime fiction
  10. What sort of music do you prefer? I have a broad taste in music but most of it is music from the 80’s
  11. What characteristic do you hope other people with value in you? Generosity

Coming back to blogging

I know I haven’t been properly blogging for a while now and have done the odd post here and there. I have done a new book review on my other blog Musings of a Redhead. If you like this blog please give it a look!

Musings of a Redhead

Crochet Shawls

My mum decided to give making shawls a go by crocheting some.

Here is the trial one she made


As she was pretty happy with that one she decided to make some more



Tell me what you think

Until my next update… Happy Crafting!!


Broken New Year Resolution!

Yes I have been naughty and broke one of my resolutions which is annoying as I didn’t break any last year.

It was the not buying paperbacks one which I thought would be the hardest for me to maintain but I lasted a couple of months!

These are the books that broke it

The why I brought them is because they aren’t available on the Kindle as I’m after trying the Alex Cross series by James Patterson. They were also a good price!

I hope these books are good enough for me to have broken my resolution!

Until my next update… Happy Crafting!!

My very first video!

I know I haven’t been blogging in ages and have lots of blog posts to write.

I was inspired by a post from stitchsharer about making a youtube channel and uploading videos. This got me thinking how can I do that?

I looked at the software on my laptop and found I had a programme I could use to make a video so I did. It’s nothing fancy just a photo gallery of images of Blake Ritson and when I found I could add some background music I had to do it! I decided on the song Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye but the version done by Annie Lennox which she sang in the film Richard II.

But don’t worry I haven’t stopped crafting I have lots of posts to write about that!

So here is the link to my video


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