Something Glistens on a Winters Eve.

Hi everyone, still busy making for the crafting Christmas season? I’m just finishing something a bit special, it’s a lovely evening wrap. It’s actually a pattern I used earlier in the year with some lovely lambs wool, but this wrap couldn’t look more different and it’s the yarn that makes it looks so snazzy… Creative…

It’s All About The Pitch

Quite a while ago,I talked about re vamping my craft stall, how I was going to change the way it looked and what I sell and when, a re branding if you will…  Well I’ve finally managed to do it, I’ve changed the name of all my outlets and social media to Making Time or…

Eyelets wrap

Sorry for the long gap in posts, but I’ve been super busy getting ready for the crafting Christmas season. To that end I found this lovely wrap pattern from Fiber Flux that is super simple and makes up really quickly. It’s called Heatherd Eyelets Wrap and you can find the video tutorial here I’m using James…

Colour changing cakes

I recently started using colour changing cakes… and I love them…  I’ve been making shawls and scarves in a variety of colour changing cakes, I’m using ColourWheel Sindar a lovely DK wool in a variety of colour ways and Caroncakes an Arron weight wool,  also in a variety of colour ways. The pattern I’m using…

Blue like the sky

Here is another yarn that didn’t seem happy in my intended pattern. Frogging seems to play a large part in my crochet world. I start a piece with excitement and dedication and slowly I realise it looks or feels awful, the yarn is not happy with its chosen form, so I frog and frog back…

Festival Poncho

Did you ever buy a yarn because you loved it, with no idea what to make with it? Well that’s how the festival ponch began life, several balls of wool with no real purpose in life, other than to look fab… I tried one or two patterns but nothing looked quite right… Then one day…

Blue Shawl on a Sunny Day

View from Pendenis Point looking towards St Maws and the Fal River. Another day another Shawl, feeling that spring isn’t to far away with the daffodils blooming and blue sky at least occasionally. So time to start another project another small shawl, this one is using a pattern from a Inside Chrochet magazine issue 87…

Making a Cover for a Footrest. 

My partner wares big heavy army type boots with a habit of wearing them all day in or out of the house not normally that much of a problem for most folks. However my hubby due to lots and lots of surgery due to rare bone cancer has a leg he can’t bend which means…

Something lovely for a Spar Basket

Morning friends…  Over the last few days I’ve been busy making for my stall and shops, this weeks job was to re stock with lovely Hobbycraft Aran weight 100% cotton face cloths. These are so easy to make with this lovely pattern by Mama in a Stitch. The hours have ticked by while I made…

During the Quiet Months

It’s  during the quiet months that I make the stock for the coming years craft markets. Now I’ve re stocked the shop I’m going to work on stock for my stall…  This year I’m hoping to start chainging the stock I have on my stall… as well as the look of my stall,  I’m going…

Delicate Diamonds Shawl

One of the working WIPs I’ve been doing is a real wool shawl, in organic Falklands Merino Wool with Mulberry Silk 4ply by Gorgeous Yarns. I’ve been using another lovely free pattern Single Skein Shawl by Helen Kennedy on Ravelry. This shawl is much easier than it looks and works up really quickly. I’ve really…

Abi & Boo

Time for a little promotion…  Just before Christmas my hubby’s cousin started a shop in Helston Cornwall, a little town famous for the Flora Dance that’s held every spring in the town. Abi &Boo’s is a shop full to the brim with lovely things you didn’t know you needed but absolutely must have… distinctly feminin…