November 30, 2016

Do you have a Christmas style?

tk maxx christmas decoration guide

Do you have a preferred Christmas style or do you change it around each year? Perhaps you are a traditionalist and still have the vintage decs from your childhood? I do, and they are my treasured, and most loved decorations. Perhaps you have a new home and are decorating for your first Christmas? Will it be contemporary and modern or kitsch and bright?

November 25, 2016

The Velvet trend, I'm in love!

Velvet is not just for Christmas you know. Not this year. I for one am so pleased that velvet is back for day wear too and I have to admit I am smitten I am totally in love with the velvet trend. I am already wearing it too are you?

November 23, 2016

Yarndale 2016.

In september I visited Yarndale with two of my best crochet pals, Chrissie who you may already know as Chrissie crafts and Sarah who you will know as Anaboos House. Way back then I also promised you a review of the trip. Did you think I had forgotten?

November 19, 2016

A Laura Ashley Preview: Looking forward to S/S17

January and February are the months I endure not enjoy. Whilst I do not want to wish time away, I cannot greet the grey days of Winter with open arms. Spring, Summer and Autumn oh yes, no problem. I fling the windows wide open and usher them in with a chorus of thanksgiving. I need light and colour to fill my creative world, and make it a happy place. I want to be like that girl in the picture above, strolling through the fields with sunshine in her hair...


November 14, 2016

Crochet Knitwear from Candy Floss? plus a Giveaway from Wool and the Gang!

Crochet a sweater from candy floss, technically impossible? Probably. However with a little imagination, I have found the perfect yarn for you to crochet a sweater from, that appears to be made from candy floss, intrigued? then read on...

November 10, 2016

In the Press October


Do you think a post such as this, is termed as bragging or is it just me being proud?
I try very hard not to come across as a bragger, but I am so proud (and excited) whenever I see myself, or something I have made in the press. I am sure you would be too? As an added bonus, it is also a sure fire way for your teenage kids to regards you as cool.

November 05, 2016

Show and Tell: my October

October is my favourite month of the year. It also happens to be my birthday month, I bet I am not the only one who favours the month they were born in?

October 31, 2016

Meet the Winners: Instagram Ldj Crochet Hook Up and Paintbox yarns Competition.

When I first thought of hosting a game on Ig I was anxious about it, what if nobody wanted to play with me? I remember pressing the 'share' button for the first time last

October 28, 2016

Halloween Costumes and Poldark


Do you like scary, or fun and kitsch Halloween? What is your style of costume when it comes to dressing up for a serious costumed affair? Scary needs a touch of subtlety,  its all in the details

October 26, 2016

Design Inspiration from Ldj Crochet Hook up on Instagram.


It comes and goes in waves. Some days I am overwhelmed with ideas and can hardly keep up with myself! On other days, especially if I feel run down or stressed, inspiration can and usually will desert me. How then to bridge that gap?

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