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Waiting For Teal – Part 2

When ordering important things like yarn, remember to press the submit/confirm button after you’ve entered all your details. Because if you don’t, your order will not arrive, no matter how patiently you wait 😀

I need teal for ripply cushion covers


granny square cushion covers


the border for the Christmas ripple


and the granny square blanket


I’ve been through the order process again and clicked ALL the buttons, my yarn is on it’s way 😀


Saturday, 21st February 2015 at 11:59 am 3 comments

Waiting For Teal

Every year I decorate the house for Christmas mid-December then remember all the things I wanted to make but didn’t, because I don’t think about it early enough. So I made a list as I put the decorations away a couple of weeks ago. I made a start on a blanket and some baubles (or maybe it’s a garland, I haven’t decided yet) but had to stop because I ran out of Stylecraft Special DK in teal

Christmas squares

Christmas baubles

Remember this from last year? I didn’t get round to making new covers so I’m going to make a start this month. But I need teal


And I’ve started making a girlfriend for Sammy but have stopped because the next three rows need to be teal

New snake

I have ordered teal 😀

Thursday, 15th January 2015 at 8:00 pm 4 comments

Christmas 2014

We had family round on Christmas Eve, it was lovely to have a little person in the house again at Christmas, that hasn’t happened for a long time. My nephew is 10 months old and was toddling around stroking everything that was shiny 😀 I made him a hat but didn’t get a chance to measure his little head beforehand so was worried it wouldn’t fit, but it did. Trying to take a photo of him wearing it was impossible because he didn’t sit still! I took this a couple of days before, in very bad light


I wanted to post on Christmas Eve. I’d taken photos of various shiny things and had them ready to upload from my laptop. BUT then I remembered that top of my Christmas wish list was a new camera, one that would take much sharper photos than my phone and would zoom in without blurring. I need to work out the flash settings!





Kitchen tree

Jingle tree

Hall tree

Father Christmas


Sunday, 28th December 2014 at 12:02 pm 6 comments

Christmas Crochet

A little bit of brilliance from The Twisted Yarn 😀 These decorations are so quick and easy to make. I’m a bit miffed I didn’t think of it myself, lol

Here’s my candle. I don’t have any shiny pipe cleaners so I crocheted a flame instead. I think it’s missing a bit of sparkle though, so next time I’m in town I’ll pop to the craft shop. I don’t go into town often, the next visit will probably be mid-january. So I’ll have sparkly flames next Christmas 😀


Here’s my undecorated tree, I need to make another one – the yarn kept splitting so it’s a bit messy.  I’ll try to cover up the loopy bits with little beads 😀  It looks blue but it’s actually dark green.  I’m still using my phone to take photos but I’m hoping Father Christmas will bring me a nice new camera 😀


Saturday, 20th December 2014 at 2:31 pm 5 comments

At Last!

My wreath! I cheated 😀

I couldn’t crochet the whole thing – holly leaves, berries and baubles all looked OK until I put them together, then they transformed into a jumbled mess. I’m just not artistic enough *sigh*.  Never mind, it has a bit of shine and sparkle now and I’m quite pleased with it.


I was going to make a starry tree, with a few baubles. I put the baubles on first and liked it as it was. I made the stars into a little garland and hung it from my blackboard.


A little robin in his tinsel nest.


When I decorate for Christmas, I have a plan for what is going where. If I have leftovers, I can’t put them back in the box, they HAVE to go up somewhere. I can’t resist strings of shiny little balls (they must be red or green), if I see some in a shop I have to buy them. I have far too many so I hung them from the eight shelves in the kitchen, with crocheted decorations in the middle.


The tree.


I’m still getting used to this camera, it has so many settings and I have no idea what they all do. I just set it to ‘auto’ and hope for the best. I think my pictures are improving – slowly 😀

Saturday, 21st December 2013 at 3:07 pm 4 comments

A Little Bit Of Christmas

It’s not me, it’s the camera! I haven’t been able to take a nice clear photo for a while. I thought I must have a shaky hand when I pushed the button so I propped the camera on a wooden box, but it was no better. I tried a different camera and the photos were fine. So my trusty little Kodak has been retired. I managed a few Christmas photos before sending it away to sleep.






I need to learn how to use Mr MB’s camera properly. I’ll back with much better photos when I know how it works. I may be a while 😀

Thursday, 12th December 2013 at 10:31 am Leave a comment

Little Stars

I’ve just been making some of these, they’re so quick and easy. I want to make garlands so I’ll spend the next couple of days starry-eyed 😀

I’ve been fiddling with yarn for days, trying to create my own star. I thought I’d done it, then decided to improve it, got more frustrated with each attempt and each one got flung to one side while I muttered lots of swear words.

I already have some perfect stars, made with Attic24’s pattern. But I wanted my own too. They’re not exactly what you’d call artistic, I think cute and loopy describes them better 😀


Round one

5 dc into a magic ring, join with a sl st

Round two
2 dc into each stitch, join with a sl st

Round three
ch 3, sl st into the second ch from hook, ch 1, sl st into the next 2 stitches. Repeat four times, but when you finish the fifth point you only need to sl st once. Fasten off.

Make as many as you can and hang from every available tree branch, shelf, hook, curtain rail, door handle………….. 😀

Saturday, 7th December 2013 at 11:28 am 2 comments

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