Vintage Flower Square

Free Patterns

A few days ago, a lady in the crochet group I attend posted a photo of a blanket her mother-in-law had made for her husband when he was a child (40 years ago!), asking if anyone knew the pattern. I didn’t, but I knew I could recreate it. And here it is! I drafted the […]

29 August, 2017

Painted Roses Blanket Ta Da!

Ta Da

This is the second Painted Roses Blanket that I’ve made, the first being done for my Mum in Sandra’s colours as a birthday present. I also made her a matching cushion for Mother’s Day. Mum keeps her blanket on her ottoman, so when we redecorated our living room and I bought an ottoman of my own in […]

22 August, 2017

Peony Weaving Ta Da!

Ta Da, Weaving

The one thing about being a yarn hoarder is you do tend to end up with… well, a hoard of yarn. I didn’t even intentionally collect, either – I just picked up the odd ball here, got a little kit with a magazine there, and all of a sudden, I’d a mountain of the stuff. […]

18 August, 2017

My Favourite Yarns


Stylecraft Special DK is my absolute favourite! Available in a wonderful array of shades which Stylecraft adds to on a regular basis, it crochets as well as it knits, making this a great yarn for garments and blankets. Add to this it being machine washable and tumble dryer safe, Special DK is extremely hard-wearing and it’s definitely […]

5 August, 2017

Pastel Wave Bag in Crochet Essentials 2

Pattern Release

Today I had an interview with the lovely people at Practical Publishing/Crochet Now Magazine. Though I didn’t get the job, I did get to enthuse over my favourite magazine and, more importantly, get my hands on an issue of Crochet Essentials 2 – complete with my very first published pattern! It’s very exciting to be […]

23 June, 2017

Featured on #clevercrafters!


When I bought 3 balls of Stylecraft’s new Mystique yarn, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it – make a “beach reads” bag. My vision was fairly simple; three bands of colour and a bag large enough to hold an iPad or Kindle, plus purse, sunglasses case, and a bottle of sun […]

6 April, 2017

Summer Wave Bag Ta Da!

Ta Da

Hot off my hook is this summer bag! Made in Stylecraft Mystique, it’s perfect for carrying your beach reads and essentials. Shades used are Vino Tinto, Azul, and Aqua.

4 April, 2017