• Chat

    Ayrshire Craft Fair

    I went to Troon the other weekend to have a look at the Ayrshire Arts & Craft Fair. It’s said to be the biggest monthly indoor craft event, held usually on the first Saturday of the month in the Concert Hall. There were a lot of stalls there so I did my usual trick of grabbing business cards to browse at home. I thought I’d record the details of the stall holders here, firstly to have a record and secondly in case anyone else is interested.

  • Crafts

    Tie-dying tote bags

    Saturday was a lovely Spring day which meant we were able to use the garden for “messy” craft. This was perfect as my daughter had asked if we could make her a new bag for her PE kit over the holidays.

  • Crochet

    Dragon scale wristwarmers

    Also known as Crocodile stitch, Dragon scale is very distinctive and I’ve been planning to try from the moment I saw it. I’ve had the yarn for it in my stash for months.

  • Crafts

    Pompom Rugs

    I can’t remember when I originally started work on my first pompom rug, sometime last summer, but I’m afraid it got stuffed in a cupboard while I got on with other projects. I was determined to get it completed in March.

  • Chat

    March 2019

    My month has been bookend by work on 2 pompom rugs for my daughter, but I have managed to squeeze in a couple of other projects as well as a few classes.

  • Crochet

    Caron Cake Triangular Scarf

    I was very aware that I hadn’t got round to working with a cake yarn despite admiring many other people’s projects so I picked a ball up in February with one of my yarn orders for the pompom rug.

  • Crochet,  Tunisian crochet

    Tunisian Crochet – Simple Hat

    Size diameter 56 cm (23 inches) length 24 cm (9.5 inches) Requires 100gm ball Scheepjes Wanderlust 469 Berlin 5 mm hook Chain 91 Work 18 cm (7 inches) in simple stitch (approx 28 rows) Work 13 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (84 sts) complete return row Work 12 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (78 sts) complete return row Work 11 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (72 sts) complete return row Work 10 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (66 sts) complete return row Work 9 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (60 sts) complete return row Work…