• Upcycle

    Yarn Shelves

    I am SO happy with my latest project! I’ve been after yarn storage for ages, drooling over the lovely creative spaces on Instagram but unable to afford a certain cubed block from a certain Scandinavian store. So when I happened across this unit for sale on Fb Marketplace for just £20, I jumped on them. As you can see, they weren’t in top notch condition, but that didn’t bother me. Neither did the missing shelf. My plan was immediate – I’d remove the doors and use them to make a new shelf. Andrew helped me pick them up and then… rain stopped play. There was no way we could move…

  • Yarn Review

    Stylecraft Highland Heathers

    Highland Heathers is one of Stylecraft’s autumn releases and it. Is. Gorgeous! It feels very like Batik to crochet, but it’s 100% premium acrylic, making it ideal for everyday wear. Each of the 12 shades is a blend of two colours, creating a subtle heathered effect. The palette is influenced by the Scottish countryside and sees purples and pinks alongside greens and blues, with a couple of greys for contrast. Being tonally similar means the shades harmonise brilliantly. Of course, the big question is what to make. I’ve only gotten my hands on 7 of the 12 shades, so I think I’m going with a basic solid granny square blanket.…

  • Crochet

    Why I love crocheting

    I taught myself to crochet in 2015. I had two copies of Your Knitting & Crochet magazine, one open on the pattern, the other on the how-to section. I made an elephant. It was imperfect and wonky, but I loved it. And I’d fallen in love with crochet. Since then, I’ve made several projects and even designed a couple of my own. When Stylecraft brought out their Mystique yarn, I had an idea immediately and bought three balls from Black Sheep Wools. The resulting bag was chosen as one of their #CleverCrafters and was later published by Essential Crochet. At the end of 2018, my husband had a stroke. He…

  • Tadah

    Rose Blossom Blanket

    Hot off my hook is this baby blanket from Stylecraft Special Aran yarn in purple, pink and cream. The squares are the first 5 rounds of Priscilla Hewitt’s Sunburst Granny, sewn together in pink. I then worked a border of my own devising using trebles and star stitch.

  • Upcycle

    The Create Desk

    I should have taken a proper before photo, because this thing was covered in woodworking tools, sawdust and spider webs. The desk was originally bought for our woodworking business and I believe I bagged it on eBay, though I could be wrong. It cost about £15.