Monday, 28 September 2015

Total Lunar Eclipse of a Super Full Moon

I stayed up last night (morning really) to see the rare total lunar eclipse (also called a blood moon) of a super full moon and it was worth it. About 3am the moon went dark and turned a deep red. Somewhere nearby I could hear someone blowing a trumpet (the same note for over an hour!), another person even nearer was chanting. I was in my garden so could not see anyone!, that with the strange noises of the local foxes gave the eclipse lots of atmosphere.
It was also a Harvest Moon - that's a full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, so Autumns on its way, Its my favourite season, I love how all the colours of the leaves change from green to orange and yellow.
If you missed last nights total lunar eclipse and super full moon combo mark your dairy as the next ones in 33 years time!

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Spoonflower - Free Shipping Day

Hip hip hooray! the nice people at are doing another free swatch day, this one is for their new Poly Crepe de Chine. A sheer lightweight 100% polyester crepe fabric I think I would use this for scarves, it looks soft. I ordered my swatch earlier (one of my flower bird designs) looking forward to receiving it :)
You can choose to order your own design or pick any of the 1000's available and p&p is free to.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Filet Crochet Chart Survey

I was editing some new charts when I thought, lets do a survey on charts to see which would be best to use.
So I made a very short survey, only one question.
Which chart would you prefer to work from. Thank you in advance to everyone who takes the time to do the survey.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Floral Border Print received a sample of Spoonflower's new fabric last week its called sport lycra. Its a soft and stretchy lycra that take's colour really well. It has a 4-way stretch and is a mix of 88% polyester and 12% Lycra®.
I used my floral border design for the print. I wanted to see how the colour and detail would come out on the lycra. I was very happy with the results.

Now what do I need made from lycra?
Maybe some stretchy bags or pockets...

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Glastonbury Springs

From the caverns under Glastonbury Tor two natural springs flow a few feet from each other. One is the White Spring named because of the calcium carbonate dissolved in it as it flows through the underlying limestone. This makes for white calcite deposits. The other is the Red Spring (also known as the Chalice Well) because it contains dissolved ferrous oxide (iron). You can see in the photos the Red

Spring water stains the wall red. The Chalice Well is managed by the Chalice Well Trust and is surrounded by beautiful gardens, when I go back to Glastonbury again I hope to visit the gardens. You can get the red spring water outside the gardens, there is a pipe emerging through the garden wall with flowing water, it is opposite the white spring water pipe, both are free to use. I was very happy I brought a bottle with me after doing the Tor earlier in the day, beautiful cold water. It is said it is best to mix 50% white with 50% red. many people say the waters have health properties.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

The Tor Glastonbury

Some photos from last weeks trip to Glastonbury.
This is a good uphill walk (lots of steps) and it was worth it for the excellent views at the top. It was a really hot day and it would have been a good idea to bring a bottle of water! I brought an empty one so I could fill it up with the spring water near the base of the Tor (on the other side) I post those photos later in the week.

This is The Tor a hill topped by the roofless St Michael's Tower which dates to the 14th century. The slopes of the hill are terraced, but the method in which they were formed remains unexplained. Items have been found, dating back to the Iron Age.

The Tor is mentioned in Celtic mythology and is often in myths linked to King Arthur.

The whole site is managed by the National Trust.

Thursday, 6 August 2015


Last week I got to see Stonehenge. I have wanted to see it for a very long time and it has been on my most see list since I was a child. There's something about standing stones, how they were moved and why they were placed the way they were that's fascinating.
Here are some of my photos :)