Big teal blanket update

Big teal blanket update

I’ve a teal blanket update today. I can do one square easily in just over an hour. I’m averaging at 4 a week.

Here are the first six all blocked.

Teal blanket

I’ve another 4 ready to block but six seems a nice number to fit onto my recently (should have bought them ages ago) purchased foam playmats. Read the rest of this entry

Crochet For Calais


How about whizzing a couple of these up this weekend?

Originally posted on Sewchet:

A friend of mine has put out a request to all knitters and crocheters who would like to help the refugees at Calais. She needs 12″ squares made IN A HURRY and sent to her which she will then sew together to make blankets for the refugees. The weather is starting to get cold and blankets will make a huge difference to them.

She is hoping to send the first parcel out with a contact who is going on 28th November and would ideally like the squares by 20th in order to sew them together in time.

If you have a couple of hours to whip up a square, please help.

The squares all need to be 12″ in size, made from acrylic yarn and in any colour or pattern you wish – use up some scraps and help a great cause at the same time.

Hers’s one I crocheted…

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The Agnes

The Agnes

Regular readers of my blog will recognise this as my third Agnes by Tilly Waynes of Great British Sewing Bee fame.

The pattern is definitely one I’ll be keeping at the top of my pattern pile.

Remembering all I’d picked up from Tilly’s online course, like stabilising the shoulder seams with a narrow strip of ribbon, I had hoped to whizz through this one.


I had been so impressed with my first and second. Read the rest of this entry

Not another ‘Autumn’ blog post.

You’ve probably seen your fill of ‘autumn colour’ posts recently but I’m not apologising.

Last weekend a sunny day dawned out of the fog.

I stepped away from the sewing machine, which had been frustratingly skipping stitches on my recent jersey project and has ended up going for a service, and got out my mountain bike.

Newmillerdam autumn trees.

A 12 mile circular ride with just a very short distance on the road, right on my doorstep. Read the rest of this entry

This is where I’ve been been going wrong.

Is this where I have been going wrong?
A friend saw this and thought of me. I’m not sure how I should take that.
Let us address the points one by one.

Advice from a Singer manual

Prepare yourself mentally for sewing. Think about what you are going to do.

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New blog love – By Haafner

As you know blogs come and go.

Different things in people’s lives become higher in priority.

Others have suddenly discovered a new way to spend their time and gone off to explore another path.

I’ve been on the look out for a couple more crochet blogs to follow; my crochet feed has run been running dry and I find a good crochet blog a feast for the eyes.

A couple of weeks ago I came across this beauty – By Haafner.

She has been hooking for only a few years but her blog shows a great eye for colour, lovely styled photos and the patience to take on some considerable projects.

She has given me permission to share some of her images with you. Click on each image to take you to the original post.

I love this blanket. It is very similar to my smaller baby blankets. I love the edging detailing.Dainty Dots Blanket

At the other end of the scale is this dainty necklace. Read the rest of this entry

Sunny squares

Sunny squares

Guess what I’ll be doing this weekend?
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Happy Friday!

Love, Lucie xx


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