The organic cotton yarn that I use for… well, everything has been discontinued, so I’ve spent the last few weeks working out what this means for my offering.
The yarn I use is Twilley’s Freedom Sincere organic cotton DK, and it is top quality and totally reliable (thoroughly consistent dye lots, no knots, always true to gage). It gives the smooth finish perfect for the 3-D crochet I specialise in, and it comes in a very large range of colours that has allowed me to make everything from bright-red cars to pastel wash-bears via purple grapes.
Less than a week to go now until something very, very exciting for me!
A little pattern of mine is being published in a real, live magazine! Even better, it’s an extra special edition of Mollie Makes produced for Comic Relief 2015.
The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon magazine is choc full of brilliant patterns and tutorials for this season’s must-haves including knitted beards, floral moustaches, exquisite knickers, a messenger bag you can make from vintage pillowcases, wristwarmers and…… (more…)
I first designed and made these wash mitts for my own children when they were toddlers. Anyone with little children knows that normal flannels, sized for adults, are just too big for little hands to handle independently, and carry too much water, leading to lots of puddles on the bathroom floor. (more…)
Now we’ve all felt guilty about projects that have hang about for ages because we just didn’t really like making them. This is not the case with these blankets – the reason for the extremely measured progress is (more…)
For me it evokes my childhood, the British countryside and the coming of summer, but perhaps the same species bloom together elsewhere around the world and it means just as much in other places.
The other scent of May for me is strongly associated with France. Muguet (lily of the valley) is traditionally associated with the 1st of May, when it is given as a good luck token. I love that that this tradition hasn’t become globalised, and has stayed a very French symbol of spring.