New pattern for some old friends

Crocheted Wash Mitt made to an original Little Conkers patternThose of you who’ve known Little Conkers for a while will recognize these little faces. But new today is that you can now use my pattern to make these simple toddler wash mitts for yourself!

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…)

First of May

First of MayHello lovely month of May!

(I think May is my second favourite month, after September, but who’s counting).

The month comes with two powerful scent memories for me, from two sides of my life.

First is the powerfully evocative scent of may blossom (hawthorn) and cow parsley together in the sunshine.

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Kiddies’ Blankets

Crochet Granny Stripe BlanketI’m constantly crocheting, but my family have very little to show for it, and you wouldn’t know it to look at our home!

So this year, I’m trying to make a blanket for each of my children. The aim is to have all three ready for Christmas 2014, but even that might be a stretch!

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