A Spring In My Step

I know, I have been a bit quiet, sorry! After a month of debating whether or not to continue my crocheting, I have decided to keep going! Though my Etsy shop has not yet taken off, I am working on it getting noticed more, then hopefully get some sales.

I have a new pattern to try out for baby shoes, which I am quite excited about. After doing some research, I think these will be a winner, though got a way to go yet. I have to make them first!

As Spring is nearly upon us, I need to get hooking some suitable wares. Trouble is, its also going to get really busy with work, our gardening rota is already burting at the seams. Need to get more organised and use my time more efficiently, neither of those things come naturally to me!

Keep looking at my shop Here , am adding more each week, just finished this small, chunky blanket, can be used as a cot/pram blanket or as a lap blanket….


Right, I better get on with hooking



Sale of Goods!

Hello people

I am having a sale in my Etsy shop as of now. 20% off my hats, scarves, mitts and cowls. Take a look here , the sale is on til 23rd Feb. Spring is just around the corner and it would be nice to sell a few woollies before it warms up here!



New Year Ahead, More Yarn To Buy ;)

It’s New Years Eve and there will be lots of partying going on, I, however, am sat at home with husband and the pets as I have a cold (I have managed to sink half a bottle of champers and now have a gin, got to do my bit ;)).

Just wanted to say Happy New Year to all of you who read my ramblings, lets have a fun 2018!



Age Doesn’t Matter

I have a friend who is 79 ish, I am 45. We met when working in the same shop. I didn’t see her much as we would usually help out at different times, but when we did meet up, we got on ok. She stopped helping out at the shop last year and I didn’t see her for months until bumping into her at the local post office. She seemed pretty pleased to see me and I promised I’d pop round one day for a cuppa.

So, I did, can’t break a promise to an ‘old lady’, can I? She lives alone since her husband died a few years back, doesn’t get out much as she no longer drives and the public transport here is not very good (typical in rural Devon). She does have family nearby but they seem to have little time for her, struggling on with their own problems.

That was six (?) months ago, a year, can’t remember! We are now, I think. quite good mates. I pop round for a brew once a fortnight and end up staying for at least 2 hours none stop talking. Today, we (husband and I) took my pal out to a Christmas Fair at a public garden not far from us. The fair was a bit poor (but managed to buy some booze 😉 so that was good). Then we got some tea and cake and spent about an hour gossiping and generally having a laugh! Husband gets on with her as much as I do!

She has had a full life as a business woman, some of it being in the teddy bear trade. She is also a very talented knitter of tiny clothes for dolls and makes her own teddies (Steiff type bears). My pal can also repair old teddy bears!

Talking of old, I have come to realise that age really does not matter. My friend is funny, interesting…. and a bit cheeky. I do have to watch my language as it can be rather ‘colourful’ but aside from that, I behave the same with her as I do with any pal of a similar age to me.

I think what I am trying to say is, age really is not an issue, never dismiss the ‘elderly’ (my friend will not like that word!). These people have lived and have stories to tell, have sound advice to give and have a valid opinion!

Husband and really enjoyed ourselves and hope to go out with our pal again soon.

If you get chance, make some older friends, everyone gains from it 🙂




Christmas Market Dates

Its November already!! Eek, got a lot of crocheting to do for my stall at Castle Drogo’s Christmas Market on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November – 3 weeks away!! Details for the event here

If you haven’t been before, Castle Drogo is near the village of Drewsteignton, between Whiddon Down and Moretonhampstead, about 15 mins from A30.

There will be lots of stalls selling craft, food and drink, locally made. Well worth a visit 🙂 Theres a really good large cafe and lots of lovely walks, we often go there to walk our dog. Don’t forget the castle too!! Come along and support local makers.

If you do come, let me know you read it here and I’ll give you a little thank you gift.

Its the season to be giving afterall!