How do you deal with the down days, the dark days? I find January difficult, especially the first week. It’s a time of adjustment after Christmas and New Year and a good time to reflect but has also in the … Continue reading
We have found that each of the four of us has a distinct colour palette, which makes fabric shopping much easier! The Smaller Small likes pink, peach and purple whereas the Big Small – like me – veers towards greens, … Continue reading
I always look forward to seeing the projects and patterns in Sew Now Magazine. There are usually several pdf patterns and projects as well as the printed patterns, offering a broader range or creative opportunities. The Christmas sweatshirt by MadeIt … Continue reading
I came across the Little Red Dress Project during November. Hosted by Renata at RunningNStyle and Hollie of Hollie Dolly, it brought together stitchers from all around the globe with plans to make and wear a red dress for Christmas … Continue reading
Eight years ago, I was struggling with the emotional and physical impact of our elder daughter’s birth and we had just moved to be nearer to our families and for a new job for my husband, Mr T. After a few weeks our new Health Visitor (a community nurse trained to support young children and their families) could see how tough I was finding things and she suggested I speak to Home-Start to see if I could benefit from their support. There were dark days but even the thought that someone might give their time to help see us through was enormously encouraging. A coordinator visited us at home, and although we decided together not to go ahead with matching me with a volunteer, I still remember the kindness and generosity that was shown to me.
This is just one of the reasons why I’m keen to support Home-Start and the Snowflake appeal this winter, a challenge to crochet snowflakes and help raise funds for their work with children and their families.
The pattern and details of where to send the snowflakes are available from Love Crochet, as well as a link if you would like to donate directly to Home-Start. I’m looking forward to seeing the display at the Handmade Christmas Fair!
A few weeks ago, I spotted some bright crocheted words by Hannah Cross in Simply Crochet issue 25 and immediately fell in love with the idea. It took me a little while to organise myself and make a start. … Continue reading
One of the aspects of crochet that I love the most is the possibility of creating 3D art with only yarn and a hook. This wreath is a recent example, made with acrylic DK (light worsted weight) yarn and 4mm … Continue reading