Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Make-along 2 and Beginners Crochet

So as expected I am officially crap at blogging, I so had high expectations of myself but work, life, etc... somehow always manage to get in the way.  Hey Ho!!!

Just finished a fabulous fulfilling Beginners Crochet at Elizabeth's Wool Shop,  the beginners made such lovely comments on their feedback sheets and I am so glad they had a sense of achievement.
In pictures here is the little project I had set up for them.


Everyone worked really hard and a good time was had by all.

This is the project we have been working on at the 2nd Make-along lovely to see the ladies again so much fun.
Anyway need to crack on, Christmas projects to complete!

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

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