Feeling Christmassy…A Lacey Wreath

How are you getting on with Christmas? I’m slowly getting into the festive spirit! I’ve been thinking about making a fabric wreath for a while now and thought it would be a great Christmas decoration. Have you seen how fabric hungry they are though?! About 1.5-2m per wreath depending on how full you want them and I just didn’t have any/enough of the colours to hand to make one up. …

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November in Crochet

I was anticipating posting this on the 1st December, now that I’m all caught up and everything, but general busyness with the build up to (whispers) Christmas meant that by the time I thought to take any photo’s the light was really rubbish and wouldn’t have done the blanket any justice! Today I wrote myself a to-do list (as suggested by my 6yr old!) so here we finally are. I…

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A Modern Merlin?!

I started on this Lisette Portfolio top back in September when I was eager to try out my new dress-makers scissors (which are awesome by the way!) I was using a very thin cord as I wanted a top that would be perfect for winter wear – I like my layers! – and went for contrasting pockets which, okay no-one else is going to see but me, but it’s a…

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Patchwork cushion

It’s a ta-dah post today! I started this cushion quite a while ago now, back in July when I started basting the hexagons on a train journey into London. I have noticed that there is quite a debate about modern patchwork and quilting, and what makes it so: is it the colours/contrast within the quilt? the layout? or something else? I am equally drawn to both, I generally tend towards…

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September and October in crochet

To say I’m a bit late in posting this seems a little bit of an understatement (and a pointing out of the blindingly obvious!) given that we’re now over halfway through November. For now, I’ve decided to go with the mantra ‘better late than never’ as I’ve finally managed to largely catch-up and I really wanted to show you all how it’s coming along. This second half of the blanket…

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