• Classes

    Classes 2022

    I’ve decided to trim down the number of posts I do, hopefully make them more relevant. So rather than posting everything I do each month I’m going to summarise.

  • Classes

    Classes 2021

    It was so good to get back to my craft classes in the residential care homes. I’d really missed the residents and staff

  • Crochet

    Stitch Sampler Scrapghan CAL 2021

    Another one in the well overdue blogs list Last January I started Hooked On Homemade Happiness’s Stitch Sampler Scrapghan CAL. A good way to reduce my stash AND practice some new stitches.

  • Crochet

    Basic Crochet Wristwarmer Pattern

    Two versions of a really simple pattern that can be adapted to fit any hand size. Once you have this under your belt you can adapt it to incorporate different stitches, for example swapping the main part to double crochet or incorporating popcorns or fans.

  • Baking

    Ginger Beer

    This is the recipe my Nanna used to make, it reminds me of summer holidays and Christmases. It is slightly alcoholic and very fizzy so take care when opening the bottles. I always do it over the sink.

  • Baking

    Potato Scones

    This is one of those recipes that I’ve kept thinking I should do and have never got round to before.

  • Baking

    Incredible Chocolate Cake

    It’s another Mary Berry one and it is everything I’ve ever wanted in a chocolate cake. This was the first of hopefully many holiday baking days with my daughter and while our presentation may not be professional the cakes taste amazing

  • Baking

    Elderflower Cordial

    I love elderflowers. I love the creamy white floatiness of the flowers, their incredible scent and most of all I love the flavour. I’ve made a few batches of cordial this year so it was time to try this one.

  • Crochet

    Taking Control

    I’m not suddenly branching out into lifestyle advice, I’ve finally got round to writing up my alterations to the Control Issues Granny Square It’s my favourite granny square pattern but it’s written to be worked in aran weight yarn and on a 5mm hook, whereas I tend to use DK and 4mm. This has meant that I’ve had to add 2 rows of double crochet and I think it loses something with that.