Saturday 28 January 2023


This is the first completed crochet project of the year. I started it in November 2022 and finished it at the beginning of January, but have just gifted it today. 

My granddaughter and her boyfriend have just bought their first home. As she loves sunflowers, I couldn't resist making this as a housewarming present. It's big enough for them both to snuggle under.

The pattern is "Sunflower Throw" by yarnspirations. Made with Red Heart supersaver in coffee, medium thyme, pumpkin, gold and soft white.

Thursday 12 January 2023

Tunisian Mosaic Squares CAL 2023

So this year I have decided to join a CAL (Crochet Along). Since retiring from work, I have more time to crochet, so I thought I should learn something different. 

Arunima Goel from the Facebook Group "KnitterKnotter Hangout" has created a blanket using 25 Tunisian Mosaic squares. She is sharing a new pattern every two weeks and then she will share the pattern for the border. 

Although I have made several things using Tunisian Crochet, I have never tried Mosaic. I tried the first square and fell in love with the technique and the result.

Week 1

Looking forward to the next one.


Sunday 24 January 2021

More scrapbooking

I'm really enjoying playing with digital scrapping. I'm using a very old scrapbooking software called Craft Artist. It's no longer available and is pretty basic, but it just right for me to practice with. 

This time I made a memorial to our lovely dog Maccs. He was named Maccs as we were on our narrowboat on the Macclesfield canal when we got him. He was part of our family for 13 years. He will be in our hearts until we meet again at Rainbow Bridge. 

Papers, elements and alphabet from Pets Bundle by Marisa Lerin.


Friday 15 January 2021


I have recently discovered digital scrapbooking. My stepdaughter has been scrapping for years and has recorded many events from her children's lives. I never thought I could do this as, although I enjoy crafts, I usually need a pattern or instructions.

I can never find a planner that includes the items I want so I decided I would try making my own printables. I started looking at digital scrapping sites to see what I could find. I came across the Pixel Scrapper site. It is full of beautiful papers and graphics to download. I soon got lost in all the kits and spent far too much time looking at all the beautiful stuff. 

I found some graphics to make my planner pages and after looking at all the wonderful layouts, I had a go myself.

So here it is - my very first digital scrapbook page!

I used "Vintage Memories" kits by Jessica Dunn and really enjoyed making this. 

Stay safe everyone.