Shoebox Appeal

Getting involved. Homeless in Gloucester and how you can help.  This is the lady that has started the shoebox appeal for Gloucester and Gloucestershire area.
I have already received some donations for this appeal from my yoga ladies which have been passed on. THANK YOU!

BBC News 


Preemie hats UK

Making more baby hats for PreemiesUK but just sticking with the simple pattern.


I have tried a different crochet hat in rib, but I don’t like how the tip was finished off.


It was a video somewhere on youtube but have not bookmarked it. It seems to take much longer than my other hats so I moved back to the simple ones.


Baby blanket donation

lb12Why not combine your hobby with a good cause? I finished knitting the first baby blanket that will go to our local food  bank as donation for a parent in need. It is plain knit with 4 different and hopefully neutral colours – light green, yellow, lilac and grey.

The yarn is 100% acrylic and double knit from our local haberdashery shop (support local). Needle used is 5mm, round. It says 4mm for the yarn, but I thought 5mm would get a quicker result 🙂 and leave the blanket with bigger loops making it more breathable. Cast on 120 and the blanket is in total 26inch x 27inch.

This blanket has taught me patience as I am usually working on smaller items that are finished quickly. Instant gratification 😉. This blanket took time and I think is so far my biggest project ever finished. WOO HOO!

Check in your local area who might needs a little help. Baby clothes, blankets for care homes, hats for the elderly … If you keep it local then you don’t have the costs of post and package to deal with but can use the money to invest in more yarn.

Give back if you can in whatever way you can. Karma baby 😉.



Flowers for Yarndale

My first trial for a crochet flower in aid of raising money and awareness for Alzheimers Society. Please see link for further details:

I used the following instruction: but added another row of petals underneath to reach the required 8-10cm.


Since then they have been multiplying slowly but surely. Yes, I know it is the same pattern all the time, but I am able to switch off and just go with the flow rather than having to focus and concentrate to much. I repeat until I get bored of it before, then change to a different style. It turns into a meditative practice, just letting go 🙂.



Been a good girl and attached the safety pins to the flowers that they asked for.


Twitching eye but have to admit that I thought I made more by now. Doesn’t look like much 😦. Every flower has got a safety pin sewn to the back as requested.