Whatever the weather!

I hope everyone has had a lovely Easter weekend. What can I say about the weather, we’ve had the lot! Good Friday was beautiful and sunny, even warm. Saturday was cloudy, breezy and soggy, although Saturday evening was very windy with torrential rain throughout the night. Sunday was all of the above including snow! Bank holiday Monday was a typical bank holiday, a wash out.

I was itching to get back on my allotment but it wasn’t meant to be. I took the opportunity to fiddle and twiddle a little. I have many birthdays over the next few weeks so I thought I would make a few gifts. Bracelets are always good to give as a present so I set my creative side free.




Tidy at last

Goodbye gifts

Just a quick blog. I have been looking around for different crochet projects. A friend is off to pastures new, she has a new job. She is a very clever crafter and I wanted to give her something handmade, so I have been crocheting a pair of slippers and a handy little bag. I wish her all the best with her new job and lots of luck and love. x


Sunny Sunday

What a beautiful day. Around 4.30am this morning I was woken by a chorus of cheerful bird song, Spring is definitely here, hooray. With lighter mornings and longer days it’s an absolute joy. Although the winter hasn’t been a harsh one, its still felt very long and dark. Sundays are always family days for us, my dad joins us for lunch. We natter and generally plan for the forthcoming weeks. Our main topic today was gardening. What are we intending to grow on our allotment and what he would like to grown in his garden this year. A visit to the local garden centre is penciled in on the calendar. I have already sown a few seeds in pots and started chitting my potatoes but Dad is yet to start!!!! He’s apparently in the planning stage at the moment! He never worries about his garden, “nature never lets you down” and “Plants soon catch up” are a few of his well used phrases. It doesn’t matter I always grow more than I need.

Hubby decided to give the lawn a mow this morning! Very optimistic,  I know. It was a little wet but it looks so neat and tidy, well done and thank you xx

I spent a little time in my greenhouse watering my seeds and hoping for the best. A wander around the garden threw up a lovely surprise. A pretty little pinky purple flower in one of my borders, I have no idea what it is.


Tomorrow is Craft & Chat at Eastwood Library. I have been looking forward to another meeting, it seems ages since the last one. I hope a few more crafty people turn up, It’s great to meet talented crafters. Hopefully, Rosie will continue to teach me how to make a Needlefelt Penguin, we started one at the last meeting. I have my plasters ready!!!


I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday. Bye for now xx

Happy Mothers Day

First I would like to wish you all a happy Mothers Day xx

I hope you are all enjoying your day and receive the love and attention you deserve .

I have been looking through my pictures for some floral delights to brighten your day.





Flowers are so bright and simply beautiful.

I had a very early walk to my allotment this morning. A blanket of frost had covered everything and the morning felt chilly and calm. It made me wonder about the way everything seems to be in slumber,  yet in a few weeks time nature will burst into life. I have started to sow a few seeds, Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Broad beans, hope I’m not to early. I can’t wait for warmer weather. My thoughts are filled with all the things I would love to grown this year. Plus I hope to have moments of peace, sitting quietly watching my neighbours and my allotment bloom.

Bye for now, have a lovely day xx



Cosy toes

Just a quick blog. With most of my projects finished, what could I make? It’s so chilly at the moment so the choice was an easy one…slippers, nice warm, cosy crochet slippers. I searched the internet for an easy pattern and set about making them. The pattern was for a pair of plain slippers but I have lots of odds and ends of wool, so a few flower embellishments made them more cheerful.

Hope you like them x