Recycled craft challenge

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May’s craft challenge is to create something from recycled materials. I’ve always had a love of the purses, bags and household objects made from old tyres and plastic bags, so my craft challenge was to made a purse from a … Continue reading

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A new WIP and a need for new needles

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I was so excited when I got Kate Davies’ gorgeous Yoke and Colours of Shetland books I knew I was going to have to knit something from them right away. It was a hard choice as I want to knit … Continue reading

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Green Box-kites – May Patchwork Challenge

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Feeling super happy to have a simple pattern in May’s patchwork challenge I managed to knock off my version this weekend. I cut the fabric one morning before I had to head out and then sewed it together later that … Continue reading

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May Patchwork Challenge – Box Kite

You’ve no idea how happy I was to see that May’s patchwork challenge is easy. If this is the first sewing you’ve ever done then perhaps not super easy, but if you’ve made it up to here on the Patchwork … Continue reading

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When a stash makes pretty things

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I’m between projects – I’ve just finished a jumper for myself, a test knit lace cape and as I’m about to start on a personal challenge of fairisle and steeking (eeekkk). I’m crap at fair isle as my tension is … Continue reading

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One year on… 

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It’s one year on from that moment I fell apart. It’s taken a long time but I finally feel good and not just occasionally, but almost every day. I’d always believed in karma and that everything happens for a reason. … Continue reading

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Spring craft challenge – Cabbage Caterpillar

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Having joined the Craft Challenge my first post is under the theme ‘Spring time Craft’. I have to be honest this left me with far too many ideas of things to make. I’ve spent too much of my thinking on … Continue reading

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