(Please note: contains affiliate link) Until now, I have not often taken time at the start of a year to plan ahead for my crafty life, (or for life in general). This winter I’ve been less under the weather than … Continue reading
Pinafore dresses are everywhere at the moment! I’ve made a couple already from Marilla Walker’s fabulous Roberts Collection pattern and for a few weeks have been seeing many different interpretations of the new Cleo Pinafore by Tilly and the Buttons. … Continue reading
The Cara Jumpsuit is a relaxed shape, with a drawstring waist and a choice of wide or narrow leg trousers. The method for making up is the same for both styles; here you will see the narrow leg version. … Continue reading
Today, a new chapter of my writing begins. I am privileged to have joined the team of bloggers supporting Simple Sew and will therefore be writing regular tutorials to complement a variety of patterns. The Charlotte Dress appealed to me … Continue reading
It’s been a perfect Spring day here. This afternoon I escaped to the peace of our garden to work on a special commission. Day twenty of #ldjcrochethookup : hook hold I suspect I have a slightly odd way of working … Continue reading
For some time I’ve wanted to learn to draft sewing patterns, having gained some practice in altering commercial patterns for a better fit. In January, everything seemed to come together to make it possible. For my 40th birthday in December, … Continue reading
It’s been a busy week with my 40th birthday, a school play, catching up with friends and trying to keep up with housework. There has somehow been enough time to write up the pattern for this little cutie, named Susan. … 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!