Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The wonderful world of craft!

Hey there readers! I've been a busy little crafter - and thought you'd like to have a look at some of my latest creations. I used an 8ply acrylic yarn in brown. I started with a small chain loop, then single crocheted around increasing and decreasing till I achieved the desired shape. I used polyester fibrefill, and stitched it closed (in the centre). Here is a treat for your eyes, not your stomache!!

Even Milly got in on the act! (Where's mine?)

I'm also working on a new little "How-to" video for YouTube. It's a simple and effective crochet "shell" stitch. Bye for now!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

How to Crochet a Pen Holder

Here is my new How to video on YouTube, "How to crochet a pen holder" - Have a look. I've tried to make it as simple and fun as possible. It's about fun - so change things up, and crochet! :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


You know, I was just talking about this to my sister, forgetfulness. It sounds like a disease to be "fixed", it can sometimes be just that. But what if it's just about being a little older, and a little wiser? What if we're meant to be a little more forgetful as we get older? Perhaps we are streamlining our thoughts and just getting rid of the mental clutter, before it has the opportunity to override a nice thought like "mmmm...that smells good" "look at the waves on the shore" or "I love you, thanks for being in my life". When I walk into a room and forget why, I try to let it go. Perhaps I was meant to notice the nice day or a child's drawing instead. Cherish what is seen and felt, not forgotten.

>> Animated poem by Billy Collins <<

Monday, April 7, 2008

Anyone for Chocolate Cake?

Well, wanting to push myself a little further with my knowledge of crochet stitches, I taught myself the "Popcorn" stitch. Then of course my first thought was, this would make a great slice of chocolate cake! Enjoy! Oh yea...NO calories, so it's guilt free!