Crafting Away the Days

Its been a bit of a strange week, starting with sad news at the beginning of it, this combined with Lb being home from school as it is half term but unfortunately he seems to have gained a bit of a cold so not his usual happy chappy self either, but the crafting has continued.


New designs for the  double Filet Workshop in December are on the hook, I may have to make the foreground one again as not so happy with its colour palette at the moment.

I finished the bunting for the farm and will take a photo when its up next week.

I finally got around to attempting to make a wrap bracelet


I think I need to work on my tension a little more and I have learnt to chose my button before making the bracelet as even with my large button box this was the only one that would work with the hole I had left. I do see a few more in my future.

I found an old tapestry to work on,


I must have been working on this for around ten years now and is not even half way done but it is quite restful to work on as it has a series of set rules so you don’t have to many design choices to make.

Another throw back this week was setting up my old Master System 2 for Pete to play with, who remembers Alex the Kidd then?

I also found the perfect halloween crochet pattern,


I have seen other skull shawls but that seem to have been made in separate pieces where this lovely free pattern is worked all in one working from the point so you can work it whatever size you like. Its call ‘Lost Souls Skulls Shawl‘ by Maryetta Roy, it is beautifully written with great photos so I think even the most inexperienced crocheter could give it a go. This sample is in DK and a bit chunky for me so my actual shawl os being worked in a 3ply, pictures when I have got a little further along with it.

I also managed to finish another book.


As you know I am a great fan of this series and this time round Stephanie, Lula, Morelli and Ranger are joined by a giraffe, trust me it has had me laughing out loud on a number of occasions.

If anyone is interested in joining us for the Christmas double filet workshop on the first Saturday in December there are a few places left. If you want any more info just email me on, It’s a  fun day at what I think is a bargain price of £12 for a full day of tuition from 10 until 4 ( I must admit we do have a short break to let the poor tutors eat their sandwiches).


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