Category Archives: Craft

Off and on the needles – November 2017

A quick round up of the various yarny projects finished and started over the past few weeks while I’ve been absent from my blog.  Which turn out to be surprisingly numerous.  A reflection in part of many sleepy evenings spent … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Craft, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Just playing around (and a request!)

After finishing the last big (crochet) blanket I felt like just playing around a bit.  So I got out all the odds and ends of blanket yarn and started on a small ‘granny stripe’ blanket using Lucy’s online tutorial (Attic24). … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Craft, Frugal, Retirement, Uncategorized, Whatever next? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adventures in crochet

Recently I finished yet another blanket – this one a mash-up between Lucy’s Harmony blanket (which I made last year) and my own experiments in playing with colour.  It was a belated ‘new home’ gift for our god-daughter, who last year … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Family, Seeing differently, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

My designer life

I haven’t had a sudden conversion to fashionable designer brands nor a make-over.  What I want to explore here is my journey through design and my love of ‘good’ design.  By which I suppose I just mean design that not … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Frugal, Inspirations, Seeing differently, Travels, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Playing with colour

You’ve probably noticed by now how much I enjoy colour.  Now I’m learning to play with it myself as well as enjoy other people’s games.  Learning by doing. I’ve been using odds and ends of yarn left over from other … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Gap year, Inspirations, Travels | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

The Gap Year: October ‘adventure’

Another month where you might not consider what we did to be an adventure, but I do. Because we didn’t go away anywhere or do anything exotic, and yet it was both familiar and unfamiliar, and quietly entrancing. We stayed … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Craft, Cycling, Family, Farming, Food, Frugal, Gap year, Growing, Inspirations, Local, Local food, Reflections on life (and death), Retirement, Seeing differently, Travels | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Something from (almost) nothing

Now that I’ve pretty much used up all my bits and pieces of sock yarn knitting blankets and phone socks for the City Farm to sell, I’ve moved on to using other people’s oddments. This included a bag full of … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Craft, Frugal, Inspirations, Local, Seeing differently | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments