It’s been too hot lately

so I’ve been working on small pieces – a few extra flowers towards my planter – A couple of cowls/scarfs for the homeless – and a few extra baby blankets. Oh and I thought I’d finished my mesh curtain only to find it will need to be expanded – can’t measure for toffee obviously.


I won’t add the flowers to my pics just yet as I think they’ll look better when that whole project is finished, but here’s the rest of the stuff.

And finally, this is a bag full of 15″ squares that will be turned into another blanket for the homeless as soon as I get around to weaving in ends and decide on the layout.


Brighter green

It makes all the difference when used onΒ  brown background πŸ˜€

I finished the blanket after altering it a lot. Firstly I had intended to have the flower heads in the top corner with the leaves in the opposite one with stalks joining the two. Turns out that makes the blanket look far too busy and messy. After trying different variations I ended up with this:-

My daughter tells me it works both ways and doesn’t need a border so now I have to decide. Should I sell it for Β£20 or send it to preemies UK or another charity?Β  Comments/offers would be gratefully accepted.

Craft blogging lost out to real life.

I’ve been busy with real life lately so didn’t post for all of April *oops*.

I now have two more beautiful grandsons (whose parents were very happy with my crafted gifts). Meanwhile I have started work as a volunteer receptionist and so have not done as much crafting.

These are the things I have made since my last post.

Plus I’ve started doing knitted knockers for Mastectomy patients and I have these two projects to finish:-

The large knitted blanket is for the homeless shelter and needs one more strip added to it. The crocehted brown trellis needs the flowers attached and some more leaves and a stalk or two to finish it properly. *Thinking of redoing the leaves in a brighter green*


Just popping in

I will be working at my new volunteer job on Thursday so I am very pleased that I finished this onesie for Grandbaby #3 (due in April).

Now I just have two more items to make (another octopus and a triceratops in blue and yellow) and then I can start thinking about Grandbaby #1 who isn’t such a baby anymore.

Anyone got any ideas what a 2 year old young lad likes to play with these days? Wondering if a knitted dinosaur would be appropriate.

It’s been too long.

I was reminded by my daughter that I haven’t been keeping up to date with what I’ve been making.
That being so I decided I’d add all the photos since my last update for you all to see.

Wow! I’ve made more stuff than I thought I had this year. Most are for Preemies UK but the Orange/Black Baby Blanket, the Pterodactyl, the Octopus, and the Onesie are for my second Grandchild due in March and the Turquoise/Yellow Blanket is for my third Grandchild due in April. Still working on a matching Onesie and will be making an Octopus and Triceratops for that one in the same colour scheme. πŸ˜€ I’ll post the photos when I’m done.