Christmas in October?! 

Not normally for me, I can’t stand Christmas talk before November, but, Stylecraft were advertising a pattern for a Christmas wreath, it looked so beautiful I thought I’d give it a shot


How gorgeous is this?! It’s not mine I’ve pinched it from their website, but I’ve made a good start!


So far I’ve done the three large red flowers, 6 toadstools, 6 mistletoe, 2 out of 6 leaf spines, and 6 of thee most beautiful little cone pines


I love it! I don’t think I’ll use it as a wreath, I’m a bit worried about it getting wet or at worst stolen from the front of the house, but I’m thinking of not putting the big bow on and using it to pop a large tall candle in the middle, so a table decoration.

I’m also half way through round 3 of my sue Pinner carousel, still done zip on my lily pond! 

Oh my Marriner yarn arrived, quite impressed to be fair, not quite as soft as the Stylecraft DK but for £1 I’m certainly not complaining.

My little box of crochet also arrived! A tea cozy!!! Never crocheted a tea cozy before, apparently my tension was a little too big for the cozy because I ran out of yarn 75% way through, so I’ve had to order more, but how cute is this?!


Anyway enough from me

Happy hooking xx

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Fancy a brew? ☕️☕️☕️

As a non tea or coffee drinker (I hear you gasp!) I do not possess a teapot, but do people still use them? Well this months Little box of crochet was a tea cozy, I winced at the thought of a tea cozy, I have always had this perception of them being old fashioned, anyhow as you know when I got my last box I was absolutely made up with it, everything was so cute!  I looked at the pattern and thought yes I’ll give it a go.  Well I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed it, I’m considering making more!!  

I finished it today and raced out to the shop to buy a tea pot, just so I could show you how beautifully this months box is, have a nosey at this!!


I know you like it!!! Who wouldn’t right?!

Now my tension was on the large side and the box came with enough yarn to make a 4 cup teapot, so I will admit I ran out of yarn and I had to order some more, but it’s beautiful stuff



Scheepjes stone washed 💕 absolutely beautiful to work with and so warm!  And luckily the teapot I but was a 6 cupper which fitted my new cozy beautifully!

Not much else to tell you really, for now anyway.
Happy hooking xx

All things shiny, shiny…

Am I the only one who is a bit like a magpie when it comes to yarn and crochet patterns? Common sense would say to start one thing and bloody well finish it! But no not me! 

I’ve not blogged in a good week or so because for a few months I’ve been eyeing up Helen shrimptons Mandala Madness CAL, it’s already started and finished, but the pattern is all available on her blog.  I thought I’d just give the first round a bash because it looked quite complicated….big mistake…I’m hooked!  There are 18 rounds, and already I’m on round 7, I can’t get enough.  A few weeks ago my sister had asked me to make her a king size bedspread out of flowers, I found the pattern she wanted but when I really looked at it I realised it would take 2,700 flowers to make, so dismissed it quickly.  She’d asked for black white and grey to match her bedroom colours, so I stared round one using some Women’s Institute DK, well now I’ve had to buy more because I am going to finish this mandala! Here’s my progress so far:


Sue pinner carousel 

Magpie eyes has stopped me from doing a lot more on my carousel, but I’ve started round 4 today and I’m really enjoying it! I’ll get it done on time for Tuesday’s next release that’s for sure.

Hobbycraft news!!

Sometimes I avoid hobbycraft for buying yarn as they don’t do a lot of what I like, but a few months ago they took on a new knitting guru and she seems to have brought some life to hobbycraft for yarn!! Because they’re not starting to stock Janes c Brett noodle yarn (big thumbs up from me), Caron simply soft, which is fabulous s there are so many patterns out there for Caron and I often admire other people’s work when they’ve used that brand too.  They’re also sticking sugar and spice!!! I love their cotton! I’m so pleased, and even better news, they’re doing them on the 3 for 2!

Caron cakes 

It really gets my goat that Caron have given exclusivity for Caron cake yarn to Michaels in the US, really annoys me, because Michaels won’t ship to the uk, it makes absolute no business sense whatsoever, why limit your target market?! I’d love to get my hands on some Caron cake but my only option is Ebay at £30 a ball, so forget it, anyway, Blacksheep wools have actually started sticking s new yarn, very similar to Caron cakes, called Wendy evolution take a look at this!!


How nice!!!! And work from the box! One is for my sister who wants a cowl, she’s chosen the green, and the pink and black is for my bestie, another cowl as a Christmas gift, gorgeous aren’t they?! Who needs Caron cakes anyway!!

Anyway happy hooking xx

Weekly update 🍄🍄🍄

I’m just getting ready to got to work in London for the next two days, so I thought I’d post a quick update.

So I made a start on the tree of life, it is such a beautiful pattern, but a little too expert for me I think, I’ve gotten into a bit of a mess with all the fpdc’s and bpdc’s and I don’t think it is quite looking how it should albeit it started off looking fabulous, I’ve got too much wip going on so I’ve given up! For now anyway.

Carousel part 3

Yes!!! Sue Pinner and Stylecraft launched part three of the carousel and I’m really enjoying it, I’ve never had the opportunity to JAYGO before but this pattern is full of it and I am loving it, no more joining at the end and sewing for what seems like forever!  

My finished part 2 piece


Please excuse the following picture, I didn’t have a flat surface so it is draped over my laptop and desk, but this shows you 3 of the 16 hexagons joined, I love it


Not 100% on the colourway still but I’m sure it will grow on me.

I’ve done absolute nothing on lily pond cherry blossoms or mums Christmas jumper, I need to start getting a wriggle on with those as my wip is building 🙈

Little box of crochet
Ohhhhhhh I have been wanting these for ages!! This was Amanda blooms first ever LBC, before I’d even heard of her, well when I went to yarndale I managed to grab a box


I was trying to pace myself on carousel so last night thought I’d give one of these mushrooms a go, I am so pleased with it!!


I’ve got the other two to do, but they’re packed in my overnight bag for London tonight, the yarn from sheepjes is just simply divine.

Marriners yarn

You know those inserts you get in the magazine, the ones you never read? Well I’d read a lot of comments on social media about Marriners yarns, they’ve been around for a loooong time, well I found their brochure in one of my mags, if you’ve not looked at their site before, get on! Look at their prices! My delivery hasn’t come yet but I’ve placed an order for 8 skeins, including delivery £11.95, now that’s a bargain, well I think it is anyway from all of the comments and recommendations I’ve read anyway! They’re website is Marriner yarns its well worth a look at £1.00 for DK, I’ve ordered mermaid and plan to make a mermaid tail for my niece, and some other Autumn colours for a dinosaur tail for my nephew, more to add to the wip list!!

I think that’s all from me to be honest, best finish packing, sort my face out then off to London.
Happy hooking xx