Second spring?

It’s been a tad quiet here hasn’t it?   That’s because I’ve been away on my favourite island experiencing what the locals call the ‘second spring’ which, in Corfu, means a burst of flowers as autumn begins.

We were treated to lots of flowers but I particularly loved the blankets of cyclamen on the hillsides:

The view from our terrace was lovely, and we had plenty of time to watch boating activities in the bay before ambling down to the waterside tavernas:


One day we watched a spectacular storm brewing overhead:


And even experienced a few rumbles of earthquakes in the early hours (sorry no photos of that!).

But most of the time we had sparkly seas and blue skies:


We did pop over to Kassiopi for lunch one day and a visit to Agathis lace shop.  I had a lovely chat with Agathi and was mesmerised by all her beautiful crochet work, she uses traditional patterns that her grandmother used and the finest of cotton threads.  Of course, I had to buy some:

There are so many stitch patterns in the larger piece, I will be studying it for a long time!

It was a lovely refreshing break.   And quite inspirational!

Happy holidays xx






3 new blankets

3 new crochet blankets made an appearance at Cheshire Fibre Festival.

The first was Sandlebridge Stripes Blanket, designed for the blanket workshop, now available as an individual pattern:


The second Marthall Baby Blanket, which was part of a kit, but now available as an individual pattern:


The third Snelson Snuggle Blanket, also as part of a kit, but now available as an individual pattern written in 4 sizes:


All patterns are available on Ravelry and LoveCrochet.  Find the link on the Designs page

Happy crocheting xx


Cheshire Fibre Festival – Yay!

What a day!

Thank you to everyone who turned up and helped create the buzz at the very first Cheshire Fibre Festival at Marthall Village Hall. I’m afraid I had no time to take photos but I have some friends who did!  Here’s the venue:


We had a fab mix of exhibitors displaying and selling their wares, running workshops and  demonstrating their many talents; Yarns from the Plain, Jenny Barnett needlefelting, Eco-Stitch, Crafts from the Dungeon and me!

We were supported by some wonderful volunteers who helped with everything, including ‘the kitchen’ by serving up tea/coffee/cakes with a smile (and supplying cakes), right down to the tidying up at the end of the day.

We had donations of raffle prizes from some lovely supportive yarny organisations – Mollie Makes, LoveKnitting/LoveCrochet, Crochet Now magazine, Stylecraft and exhibitors.

I’m so pleased to say ‘the kitchen’ raised over £177 for Bloodwise! Actually, I’m not surprised because the cakes were amazing 🙂

I think it’s safe to say everyone enjoyed the day. It had a friendly vibe and I saw so many smiles.

So will we do it next year? You’ll have to watch this space 😉

Happy knitting and crocheting xxx

Thank you to Jenny, Vicky and Louise for allowing me to use their photos.