Free Crochet Pattern for an easy, super quick, cowl made in eco friendly ethical banana yarn! Alternatively, you can use any #5 weight bulky yarn if you prefer.
Banana yarn ... a bit bonkers, deliciously soft and silky, ethically produced and as envionmentally friendly as it gets. It doesn't get any more 'feel good' than this!
Want to be a 'greener' crocheter or knitter? It's easier than you think. Here's my top 10 tips to help you be more ecofriendly.
20 years since the day I married my lovely hubby! I can hardly believe all those years have passed, just like that. Three incredible, crazy, wild and free-spirited kids, and three on the other side who weren't meant for this lifetime. Amazingly through this heartbroken, love-filled journey that has been our road to family life,… Continue reading 20 Years!
Having difficulty finding yarn just now? It's a great time to try something new, a different make of yarn, different suppliers ...
Free Crochet Pattern for a Beginner Friendly Rainbow to hang in the window.
What every crafter wants from a yarn is a great range of colours! I use the gauge of the rainbow... if I can make a rainbow I'm very impressed with the colour range. But I also want it to be truly eco-friendly, delivering a positive service to world in it's existence, so it needs to… Continue reading Recycled Yarn Rainbow?
Completely and utterly, it's driven me crazy, I've had ALL the emotions with this yarn! Spoiler alert, this post ends well, banana yarn is my new love! I originally wrote this with the title Banana Disaster! My first experience (note I say first) wasn't a good one you see, it went wrong... horribly wrong... it… Continue reading Bananas for Banana Yarn
The making of a gorgeous recycled purple bag, using plarn from bread bags and recycled cotton yarrn.
Whoosh went July (washed away in the rain!) and August has gone in a flash (is there a bit of a weather theme going on here! ). I should have written a post long before now to share some exciting news... My Spiral Beanie and Mitts are now published in a crochet magazine! They're in… Continue reading My Patterns… In a magazine!
Roses have long been revered for their beauty, perfume and their association with love. But there's a lot more roses have to give. This article looks at the culinary and medicinal benefits of the Queen of Flowers.
With the best of intentions I am still failing miserably at keeping up with blogland! But, ever the optimist, there's always room for improvement. Procrastination, that's my trouble, and isn't January a whopper of a month for it? I'm sure I'm not alone here though. Come on, confess ... you know you're doing it too!… Continue reading January at a glance
And just like that it's the end of the year!!! Does anyone else feel the 2nd half of the year went in a flash? What happened to October, I blinked and it was gone! But that said, I did make rather a lot this year and so this post is all about my favourites and… Continue reading Best Nine 2018
I totally forgot to post this pattern at the beginning of Autumn! But better late than never huh. It was tested by one of my lovely testers Patterjack and Tweed back in the Spring. It's a super easy pattern! Grab yours now: Spiral Mitts Pattern Matching hat and cowl patterns are also on Ravlery. Both… Continue reading Spiral Mitts Pattern OUT NOW
So I just set up a twitter account, it seemed like I should. It looks like it's quick and easy so there's two big ticks in my busy world. I really am awful at keeping up with social media and this blog, but I promise to suss it out. Time management is the key, I'm… Continue reading Now on twitter!