Saturday, August 23, 2014

Still here!

So much has happened since I last blogged, where do I start?

Well most importantly I had my first workshop at a local wool shop called Elizabeth's, its based in Clay Cross which is just down the road.  I did a 'Make - along' over 4 weeks of my Honeycomb bag featured in Inside Crochet issue 53. It was very successful with 7 ladies in total. (See their lovely versions below).

We had a lovely choice of buttons too, which are available at Elizabeth's and an endless supply of tea and biscuits.

The photos were taken in the shop so you can see the endless supply of 'yarny' and haberdashery delights, its a treasure trove!
I also got the opportunity to make another version!

This is a bright sunshine version, colours really popped!

We used Stylecraft Cotton Classique and Knit Pro Handles, as you can see all the ladies came up with some lovely colour ways, can't pick a favourite!

I adore living in this part of England it is so inspiring, and I have made some really lovely friends.

My next workshops are planned and these include a beginners and intermediate running in September. More information about these will appear on my facebook page and the Elizabeth's website and facebook page.
I leave you with my little pouch that I recently had featured in Inside Crochet issue 55.

Until next time...............Nicky xx

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

All Quiet on the Blogging Front!

A lot has happened since I last blogged.  Where do I start?  
The long and short is I have moved, to a delightful place called Wingerworth. A large village based outside of Chesterfield.  It was a fairly quick move in the end involving a little trauma on the day but all is good.

We decided time was right to move.  My daughter was lucky enough to have a house already with our delightful Granddaughter Imogen and her partner Dan.  (Note: I have linked the Janie Crow page for the Imogen Blanket kit, as it was named after Imogen)  So we only had to tear our 19 year old son away from all his friends! He may actually stand a chance of getting on the property ladder now!

I am down to 2 large boxes of unpacking and today I finally have an office/craft room/quiet space to call my own with thanks to hubby and Ikea.  

I must say I am finding my new surroundings very inspiring. I have met some lovely new neighbours. There are so many dog owners, I love the fact that I am not the only lunatic walking their dog at 6am.
Our first dog walk
So life is good! ... I feel really relaxed and happy. Before I forget I also had another design published in Inside Crochet magazine, its called Honeycomb Bag and is made using Rowan's All Seasons Cotton, using faux leather bag handles from the Knit Pro range which really finished it off.
Inside Crochet Issue 53
Honeycomb Bag

Issue 53
I will be taking lots more pics of my new home and hopefully sharing them with you.
Until next time....Nicky xx

Friday, March 21, 2014

Simply Crochet Issue 16 Boho, Gypsy Wonderland!

Yes I know I am getting behind!  I am in the process of buying and selling a house, I don't think anyone prepares you for that!  

I have however cleared two sheds and a loft which I think is pretty amazing and have vowed never to hoard again.  I found a black and white TV that I bought off my friend when I was 16, my son asked if it was an antique......he has his fathers sense of humour!!!!!!

Anyway enough of the moving 'malarkey', lets get back to Simply Crochet Issue 16 packed to the rafters with great little makes, I was involved with the Modern Gypsy feature in particular the Lamp, Headdress and Hand Jewellery.  
Boho Headdress Simply Crochet Issue 16

Hand Jewellery Simply Crochet Issue 16

Fancy Lampshade Simply Crochet Issue 16

Check out the other makes though, the fantastic cushions by Sara Huntington, the gorgeous filet shawl by Lucy Croft and the amazing blanket by Hannah Cross, there is something for everyone in this feature!

Until next time.......Nicky xx