Vanessa aka Nesspot, from Hooked On Sunshine, has done it again. No surprise there really.Her new blanket pattern Whatcha-ma-call-it is Scrumdiddlyumptious. It oozes beauty. Vanessa never disappoints, her patterns are some of the best out there and she’s definitely in my top three designers. I’ve said it before many times, not only are her designs outstandingly beautiful … Continue reading Crochet Crush – March 2021 – Whatcha-ma-call-it.
You know how I love Vanessa’s from Hooked On Sunshine, patterns. They are one of the best written and beautiful blankets out there. They are just so dreamy, full of texture and captivating. They really are everything rolled into one. When she published a pattern called, “Marnie's Garden” I fall in love and knew I … Continue reading Marnie’s Garden.
It seems as though I haven’t posted a completed crochet project for a while now. The truth is, I have actually completed two blankets. A baby blanket and a middle size lapghan. The Lapghan is still a secret, as it’s a pressie for some one, so I have to wait I while before I share. … Continue reading Baby Phoenix
You may have guessed that Vanessa Smith, from Hooked on Sunshine’s patterns are some of my absolute favourites. Her patterns are just an absolute pleasure to make. Her pattern writing skills are second to none, very easy to follow and beautifully presented. Her Afghans are beyond breathtaking. I just love, love, love them. Vanessa has … Continue reading Crochet Crush – February/March 2020 – Marnie’s Garden
Without a shadow of dealt, Vanessa’s from, Hooked on Sunshine, new pattern Phoenix, wins crochet crush of the month. I’m head over heels in love with it and although you can’t get your hands on the first part of the pattern until May 10th 2019, you can download the prelude, either at Hooked On Sunshine … Continue reading Crochet Crush – April 2019
Bittersweet April always brings the horrific memories of my Dad’s death to the forefront of our minds, we relive the horror and the heartbreak over and over again. Tears are shed and the what ifs only grow as the years without him spiral out of control. It seems only yesterday we were sat day in, … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – April 2019
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. (Rajneesh) I remember the moment by babies were born, love like no other floods your heart and soul, a love so very powerful it’s indescribable and indestructible. … Continue reading Blossoming Briar Rose
Last year, I started making the Lilliana Afghan by Vanessa at Hooked on Sunshine. I only completed part one of the crochet along, for some unknown reason I didn’t complete it. It’s so pretty I wanted to do something with the part one centre mandala, so I decided to try and square it up and … Continue reading Framed Lilliana Square
Where there’s a Prince, there is always a Knight, a Knight in shining armour. I am very lucky to have a friend who has been my knight in shining amor, while researching your material Grandfathers family history. Those of you that have been following my 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, challenge, will probably remember my … Continue reading Little Prince Charming
“It is the time you have spent on your rose that makes her so important.” The same can be said about friendship. Through trust, loyalty, kindness and time, friendship blossoms, love grows and bonds become unbreakable. So when my youngest Son, ask me to make his best friend Pippa, a blanket, I knew it had … Continue reading Briar Rose Of Friendship
To rule self and subdue our passions is the more praiseworthy because so few know how to do it. I’m definitely one whom has no control when it comes to crochet and my passion for it. I try to set goals, I try really hard to not start anything new but it’s tough when there … Continue reading Feeling Groovy 2
I’ve been a little googly-eyed over, Vanessa from Hooked on Sunshine, “Feeling Groovy Blanket” since I first saw her preview post on her Facebook group, Hooked on Sunshine Patterns and Cals. I’ve struggled at keeping my hooks down and I finally cracked. I knew it would be perfect for a blanket I was planning on … Continue reading Feeling Groovy
There is nothing more precious than a new baby boy. He will fill a space in your heart, that you never knew existed until that moment, a void filled with love so strong, it has no words. An unbreakable love only a parent understands. As his tiny hand, grips your finger, your hopes and dreams … Continue reading Blanket of hugs – Briar Rose II
Just over two weeks ago, Vanessa from Hooked On Sunshine, released a new pattern, Briar Rose. I instantly knew I had to make it and for once I knew the colour palette I wanted to use. I’ve struggled with colour combos lately so I just had to go with my gut feeling, even though I … Continue reading Briar Rose