Showing posts from December, 2016

Advent - Part Two

Well as expected this week has gone by in a blur.  We have had Christmas lunch at my school, my son's nativity play, my work's do, visiting Santa in his grotto, decorating the tree and carols by candlelight... This morning we had a lovely breakfast at our local garden centre.  Little T protested greatly at having to get dressed so early on a Sunday, but I gently pointed out that there might be a special someone there today... After visiting the big man we meandered around the garden centre looking at the Christmas displays.  We spent a long time looking at all the lovely decorations.  Every year I always buy something new for our tree and this year we picked out a silver filigree star with crystal drops.   Once home the tree was finally decorated.  It has actually been up for a couple of weeks with only the lights and some tinsel, waiting patiently for the rest it's adornments.  I like to take my time with the baubles, removing them from their boxes and

Free Pattern - Pocket Tissue Cosy

I recently made these again for my 2019 craft fair season, you can read all about it in this post here... Craft Fair Idea #2 Pocket Tissue Cosy's Free pattern - Pocket Tissue Cosy Need a last minute gift for someone?  This quick and easy pocket tissue cosy is just the thing.  Makes a perfect stocking filler or just a little something extra for that special someone.  You can make this with any yarn weight and the pattern will also work to cosy up your mobile phone or tablet.  The cover is easily adaptable for any size... This pattern is written in US terminology. You will need Yarn, small amounts of any weight Crochet hook corresponding to your yarn weight (4 mm hook for DK, 5 mm for Aran etc.) Wool needle Stitch marker (I just use a scrap of yarn for this...) A button Optional, crochet flowers or other embellishments Stitches used sc single crochet hdc half double crochet ldc linked double crochet (if you have never used th


Well haven't the last few weeks been super busy.  There has been lots of crochet, school Christmas Fairs, School discos, The annual Reindeer Parade and of course the Christmas craft Market.  I have also been doing a little pattern testing on Ravelry, hence the neglect of any bloggy pursuits.  I'm hoping the next couple of weeks will calm down a little but who am I kidding... I have just enough time to share a few photos with you. The Reindeer Parade.   We love to go to this every year.  It begins outside Windsor Castle with a marching band,  followed by Santa's Elves and finally the big man himself with his reindeer... We like to follow the parade as it winds its way around Windsor.  The band playing a jolly rendition of "Santa clause is Coming to Town" and little T madly waving his flag... Having children certainly brings back the magic of Christmas. I am fondly reminded of the traditions we kept when I was a child and now