However, instead I feel the need to say
'my name is Fee and I'm addicted to crochet'
Seriously. I can't stop.
SOooooo, I've decided to make the most of it (hoping it will pass in time) and have started making things to sell in my notonthehighstreet shop. Ties in nicely with the fact that I've lost my block making mojo.
The only issue I'm having (and I know this is a common problem) is keeping the price reasonable whilst taking into account the buying, designing, making, packaging, posting costs. Turns out you have to crochet like a demon to make any kind of profit. Lucky I enjoy it so much! And as soon as I don't I'll be straight back to wood
(also hard to eek a profit out of!!)
I've started with jar cosies and brooches...
...and hope to move on to the capelets and cowls!
I sit on the same chair in the lounge and the mess just grows and grows. Cleggy is working away again (second family?) and it currently looks MUCH worse than when I took this photo!
I've really enjoyed making these little versions - using the lacy net curtain (cheapo from Ikea) and crocheting either side. They work a treat with a candle - but I think they are too fiddly to make for the shop - the joining takes an age.
Of course I have made some blocks too...most of which I forgot to photograph. I love using old photos and these ones worked a treat. They are another 60th wedding anniversary commission.
There are more images on the back - will share next time as they are really beautiful.
Before I go (to tidy wool mountain!)
I need to share two links that are both family related and both about little people.
The first is for all the teachers/child minders/anyone who works with young children - and it's a GIVEAWAY on Cleggy's blog. I don't think it's the current post but the giveaway doesn't end until Feb half term.
Secondly, my little brother and sister both have their own individual blogs... and now they have a joint one too. It's called
and is a collection of anecdotes, advice, musings, confessions and general mutterings about being a parent. It's very readable and there are some funny things on there - pop over and say hello.
(ps I'm also addicted to Instagram and Pinterest...let me know if you're on there too so we can share!)