Crochet in the sun

Have been sitting in the sun all wrapped up in the hexagonal cardigan I have just finished that I started last week..

with it being quite mild I have been doing lots of gardening and its been lovely to sit out again especially with a salted caramel cappuccino with proper grated chocolate on top

I finished my sons ravenclaw scarf and he hasnt stopped wearing it which is nice.

Had a great email last night as a previous bag I had made called little rag bag of calm is to be published again by Stampington in the best of spring issue Haute Handbags..looking forward to getting my complimentary here for a preview my little picture is underneath

Happy Tea Tuesday




Lots of crochet

My sons are off school at the moment on half term so yesterday we drove up to St Helens where we had a walk around the park and visited the local market for some wool..always good prices recommend

The hexagonal cardigan is coming along nicely but my son wanted a ravenclaw harry potter scarf in the colours he chose yesterday so have started that for him today

My radio isnt very good in the car but I saw this fm transmitter on amazon for sale and it means that via bluetooth my son can listen to his korean rap from his phone…of course after out long car drive we had a lovely coffee and chocolate at our favourite Thorntons coffee in Warrington

At Widnes market I saw this frills yarn on sale so made a quick cowl lovely and warm for this cold weather we are having

Its pancake day  here today so we will have blueberry pancakes later and tomorrow is Valentines day so hope you all get lovely flowers and chocolates

Happy Tea Tuesday

Crochet n hearts

In craft group yesterday we had a go at making this woven heart it was quite tricky but glad we all managed it in the end.  At the weekend I had a go at making some leather heart earrings and love the way they have turned out

started this square  and decided to make it into a bolster type cushion for my head

made some love cards using some new dies and old stamps

love crocheting waiting for my sons to leave for or return from school. I got this lovely wool from Aldi yesterday at a good price so decided to have a go at making the hexagonal cardigan I found on yarnutopia..worth checking out.

Just watching the sleet fall outside drinking my tea

Happy Tea Tuesday

I’ll start so I’ll finish..

I have been watching The Good Doctor so have been crocheting this blue basket while watching it..once it was finished I lined it with some nice fabric. This morning in craft group I made this little applique chicken perfect for my kitchen. I saw a bag of leather offcuts for sale at a good price so made a bracelet and decorated some gloves that I also crocheted while watching catch up tv as I can’t just sit there!


Made some cards for the splitcoast stamper challenges last night using some distress inks that I have not used for awhile.


Hard to photograph but I have used a clear diecut too for the simon says stamp layer it up challenge

So quite a creative week so far

Happy tea Tuesday

felt, beads n tea

Playing around with some new dies this time to cut some felt out and make a little scissors holder.  I made this box of tea related cards for a friend’s birthday and finally I restrung some beads together for a bracelet  Hope your having a creative week..

Happy tea Tuesday

cup of tea makes everything better


love this scrollswork stamp so decided to use it to make a little floral card


found these diecuts in my recent sort out so used them to cover this notebook..its always nice to be able to use up paper stash to make something your own

creative clutter..


Had a little bit of time today to make some cards using some more new Chinese diecuts and washi tape for a change for crafting by designs washi challenge.  I love these stamps and think the words are so true..”creative clutter is better than idle neatness” and “take a little time for yourself” important


Spent some time with a friend today and we had this delicious mediterranean platter at a favourite vegan cafe nearby after helping her move her some equipment



Here is my creative clutter desk with my new dies..stocking up on them before they go up in price! Check out whats happening on other creative desks in the WOYWW challenge.

enjoy life


January can be seen as very puritanical with all these diets going around..I firmly believe in year long healthy eating , going the gym and enjoying life!  I made this pretty little tag for the cupcake inspirations challenge 437.


of course after making the tag early in the morning I wanted to do some sons love the messy chocolate whilst I like the orange zest one…I use a hairy dieters skinny cupcake recipe and they are delicious.

happy tea tuesday