Hooked – (with free pattern)

dear diary, It is really quite puzzling how every year during January and February, I seem to get completely hooked on crochet. I think it has to do with the fact that these are very grey and dark months and using beautifully scrummy cotton yarns, in a rainbow of colours,…

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My quilting adventures (Block one)

dear diary, Ever since the day when ‘my man’ gave me a beautiful book on making Welsh Quilts have I wanted to learn how to. Living in Wales and loving history as much as I do, I feel it is absolutely essential that I make one of these traditional patterned…

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A little FREE Crochet!

dear diary, Every year in the lead up to Christmas I do so much knitting that afterwards I am a little needled out. It’s no surprise that I fancy doing something different and a little hooky time seems to be in order. So last week I got my lovely colourful…

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The Colours of Africa (Africa part 6)

dear diary, this will be my last post about our fabulous trip to South Africa. As you can see from all the photographic post, we had a truly magical time, loving everything from around the Cape to Inland on safari. South Africa is a vibrant, colourful and diverse country and…

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Elephant’s of Addo (Africa part 5)

dear diary, as mentioned in my last post, at the end of our Kariega Game Reserve visit I still had not laid eyes on my favourite animal of all…the Elephant. For as long as I can remember, the Elephant has been my favourite and over the years I have collected…

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