Friday 10 January 2020

Full Moon January 2020 Wolf Moon

The sky is clear tonight & the first moon of 2020 also called a wolf moon is very bright. Depending on where you are there's also a lunar eclipse, the moon will go a shade of red. About 2.32 to 5.10 in the UK 🌚 

Wednesday 1 January 2020

Friday 1 June 2018

Spring Coaster

Spring Coaster

It feels like summer already here in London, except for the crazy lightning and thunder storms (inspiration for future designs) and it will be very soon, but while its still spring here's a "Spring" coaster, This matches the previous "Gwein", "Belinda" "Beckia" and "Autumn" coasters.
I know people have emailed asking when more coasters were coming, there will be a couple more coming over the summer and hopefuly another couple after that. A few people have emailed me to let me know what they are using the charts for, quite a few are going to join the squares for a blanket, another lady is embroidering the designs and a couple of knitters have been using them to again for blankets. Hoping to add a few small knitted filet designs soon :)
The chart below could be used for other crafts - cross stitch, knitting, beading, tapestry and more. Let me know how you use it and what you make.

Note: Where the pattern states Treble crochet UK/ Double crochetUSA if you follow UK crochet instructions do a treble, if you follow USA instructions do a double crochet DO NOT do both!

Starting at bottom of chart/ graph chain 82 and another 3 chains to turn (this will count as the first treble crochet UK/ double crochet USA) of first  the row. 
Treble crochet UK/ Double crochet USA into the 5th chain from hook. Double crochet in next 2 chains to complete bottom right solid square of row 1.
Continue following pattern for first row reading chart/ graph right to left. After completing first row, chain 3 to turn to start next row.
Continue following chart/graph until all rows are complete. At end of row 27 fasten off.
(Crochet cotton size 10) About 76 metres/ 83 yds, hook size 1.5mm/ US size 7 steel crochet hook or SIZE FOR GAUGE.
Using Crochet cotton size 10: width = 40.1 cm/ 6.2 inches, height = 43.5 cm/ 6.8 inches
Using Crochet cotton size 10: 10 squares = 14.8 cm/ 2.3 inches, 10 rows = 16.1 cm/ 2.5 inches
Each solid square is equal to 4 Treble crochets UK/ 4 Double crochets USA. Each open square is equal to 1 Treble crochet UK/ 1 Double crochet USA, followed by 2 chains, followed by 1 Treble crochet UK/ 1 Double crochet USA. The Treble crochet UK/ Double crochet USA at the end of each square also counts as the first Treble crochet UK/ Double crochet USA of the next square. For example, a solid square followed by an open square is 4 double crochets,
2 chains, 1 Treble crochet UK/ 1 Double crochet USA.

For those that prefer to follow a symbol chart I have included one for you
If you do make the coaster, don't forget to link via ravelry. You can also link via instagramfacebook, twitter, I love seeing finished items and items in progress, let me know how you got on :)

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Marketing Planner

I bought the Awesome Marketing Planner System in January, its was not just an excellent planner (with stickers! I love stickers) but has a portal with marketing videos and general business information with new ones are added each month. Plus a closed Facebook group to ask questions and share ideas. And a large A2 calender. 
I paid full price £39.95 and was happy to pay that for everything, but its now £10 +p&p Several friends have asked about it so here's the link for further information
Awesome Business Members Area
Affilate link but I paid for my planner in full myself and only recommended this because I think it was excellent value for money

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Mayfield Lavender Farm

I have taken a break from posting for a while, OK a long while!, just doing other things and needed to concentrate on them and come back fresh with pattens, crafty stuff, ideas and life to share.
So I thought I would start with a beautiful place I visited this weekend, Mayfield Lavender Farm. A very good friend sent me a message early on Sunday morning would I like to go to a lavender field, I replied "YES" start away. We went to Mayfield Lavender farm is just 15 minutes from London on the Surrey Downs. It grows different types of organic lavender and is a certified organic, very cheap to go in £1.00 per adult (parking is free around the outskirts of the field) and free for children under 16 which they use this income in the upkeep of the lavender field, hand weeding keeping it organic with no nasties sprayed on it.
You can not pick the lavender, but they have plenty of products for sell in their shop. You can wander through the large field of different types of lavender taking in the beautiful smells, watching the bees, there were loads of them, I love bees!.Just be careful where you walk, I saw quite a few bees people had stood on. Maybe a bee-ware of the bees, don't step on them sign is needed.
Its a beautiful place to visit, get there early as it was a very popular place with lots of visitors. Makes a nice change from busy London.