February was generally disappointing. We were expecting to move. We were expecting to downsize from our beautiful flat in Clifton, Bristol to a stunning harbourside apartment which met our requirements perfectly. But then somewhere along the way it went very, very wrong and on the day of exchange our buyer pulled out. England seems to… Continue reading Mindful escape to Portugal
For the past couple of weeks I have been doing Tunisian crochet. This has been due to the fact I taught my first crochet class this week. It was the first of a series of six lessons based at The Home Crafters in Yate; introducing different techniques and the subject for the first class was Tunisian… Continue reading Tunisian Crochet
As you may have gathered I love crochet. I really can’t get enough of crochet. Yes, I appreciate it might make me old fashioned and some might consider it somewhat boring, but I absolutely love it. The textures of the yarn, the colours, the techniques, the beautiful fabrics that you can create and the uses… Continue reading So my Nana’s Crochet
This week I have completed this scarf. I absolutely love it. It’s probably one of the prettiest things I have ever made. I am increasingly in love with vintage patterns. For some reason the patterns seemed simpler and the designs more elegant than you find today. The principle of Hairpin Crochet is incredibly simple, as… Continue reading Hairpin Crochet Cosy Scarf
And here it is, 2017, a brand new sparkly year, full of hopes and dreams of better things to come.
Over the past few days I have been doing a lot of thinking about where I am and where I might like to be.
Normally at this time of year I am getting a little over-excited.
…… !!!!!! For me, you could always tell it was far to early for Christmas when a friend of mine started singing the old Cliff Richard tune in the office! It is still way too early to be thinking about Christmas, but for me it is increasingly a feature of November life. Since returning from… Continue reading Christmas time……
One of the best things about living in Portugal for me, is the relaxed approach to life
I have discovered a talent for crafting. All things crafting. It seems I am also very good at it. I have started creating home-made bags of different sizes and styles. Some are based on patterns I have found on the internet. Some are blatant copies of those I have seen in shops on my travels… Continue reading From Teacher to Trader