Tuesday 29 June 2021

Ginx Woolly Linx Party July

Thank you to everyone who joined in the June party. Some lovely projects, and very hard to pick my features this month.

This family of teddy bears from Lalka Crocheta are just adorable, and photographed so cleverly.

This Terra Madre crochet top by Liz of Howling at the Moon is just great. I love everything about it - the colour, the wool, the sleeves with tassels.

Sandra of Hakelfieber has made this great little monochrome shoulder bag from a granny square.  

And finally Maya of The Little Treasures has made crochet buttons with some lovely embroidery flowers.  


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Saturday 26 June 2021

Garden Diary June

Seedlings at various stages

Sunflowers, Peas, Runner beans and Mr Scarecrow guarding the Sweetcorn

I am a little late with my garden diary, and it is going to be rather brief this month. I am in London, and so have got these photos from my husband. It is lovely to see some of the planting that I did not that long ago is coming along.

He has had trouble with a pigeon, who has been enjoying pecking up some of the plants. He had a bit of a feast on some swede plants, and the strawberries that had looked so good before. So that is why Mr Scarecrow has been made, and he has tried to protect some of the plants with wire and netting. We think it is just the one pigeon, and guess we were just lucky last year. There are also a lot of rabbits around, but none of them seem to have worked their way through the fence that surrounds the vegetable plot. I find the scarecrow a bit spooky, especially as he seems a bit back to front. 

Final picture is of one of the apple trees. These don't seem as laden with fruit as last year. We think that perhaps a lot of the blossom was blown off. In a week I am off down to Cornwall, and hoping to get my hands on some of the weeds.

Still a few days left to join in Ginx Woolly Linx Party for June.

Sunday 13 June 2021

Sloths are Trending Again

Sometimes I like to return to my own patterns, just because it is reassuring to reknit them and check that they are still workable. So I decided to make a few sloths, as all the originals in my Etsy shop sold fairly quickly. And despite selling a few of this pattern, I still have not seen any sloth projects. Although this doesn't mean sloths haven't been made, it is always very reassuring to me when I see successful projects from my patterns.

So it seemed really funny that I was sitting working on a sloth a few weeks ago, when a section came up on The One Show, saying that sloths are once again becoming fashionable. The One Show is a UK early evening magazine show, that sort of covers everything.

These little sloths are heading to my Etsy shop. I usually try to make my little animals in realistic colours, but I thought for the sloths it was fun to use some bright colours in slightly fluffy wool that I had in my stash. I think that kids would love to have them attached to a bag or keyring. If you fancy making your own sloth the pattern is available on ravelry, and is a fairly quick make.

Still lots of time to join in Ginx Woolly Linx Party for June.

Friday 4 June 2021

Vintage Caravan


I love Julie's version of my Vintage Caravan pattern. She has used really lovely pastel colours, and added a row of bunting. She says she now has a more modern caravan in Wales, but spent many happy childhood holidays in a van more like this. If you have made anything from any of my patterns I would love to see it, and get any feedback.

Still lots of time to join in Ginx Woolly Linx Party for June.