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Monthly Archives: January, 2015

Combining Passions

I wondered the other night whether I’d be brave enough to do this, to sacrifice one of my crochet motifs to paint – and it turns out I am! I … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · Leave a comment


I’ll confess, I’m not really a shawl-lover. I’ve made a couple of shawl-style scarves which I love, but have been resisting the shawl madness which I’ve seen everywhere. As much … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Big Happy Flower Square – pattern

This is the pattern for the Big Square that I’m making as part of my Crochet Mood Blanket this year. Someone commented that it had a happy feel to it … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Snow Day Antics!

Who knows whether my intuition knew there was snow on the way or not last night when I took this picture of one of my snowflakes backlit by the neighbours’ … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Evolution of a painting – Green to Pink to Trees

Thought it’d be interesting to document the evolution of one of my paintings! This painting, I wanted to see if I could conquer my issues with green. I rarely use … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Breaking Free

I went to an art exhibition last night. I don’t go to art exhibitions normally, not if I can help it – it’s not that I don’t enjoy art: it’s … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Crochet Mood Blanket: Days 9-16 Roundup

Here we go! Days 1-16 all done and joined. I was 8 days behind so quickly but thankfully this year the designs I’ve settled on are easy enough to whip … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Crochet Mood Blanket: Days 1-8 Roundup

The Blanket is now a rectangle 🙂 Eight days completed, not too big a task for each day, y’never know, I may actually complete it this year! Here’s my first … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Pirate Island

The boys received some cool little pirate ships to build and paint for Christmas. We spent a while glueing and painting together, and then I received my orders to finish … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Puff Flower Lattice Square

Last year I started a Mood Blanket but was making such big squares each day that come the end of January I was squared out!! This year I’m a little … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · 4 Comments