crochet, JJ Crafts

Crochet Cowl Finish

I have a finish! My camel stitch cowl using one Caron cake. Ta Da! One Caron cake = one snug double wrap cowl So obviously, as I mentioned it's a caron cake which is aran yarn. I went a couple of hook sizes up from what was recommended because camel stitch is quite a dense… Continue reading Crochet Cowl Finish

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Life Continues

There are a lot of smaller things going on right now. I might have had an update on my quilt to post if I hadn't been spending most of my time working on a super secret project for my friends birthday next month. And as super secret projects go, I can't share it with you… Continue reading Life Continues

Books, crochet, cross stitch, illness, JJ Crafts, JJ Reads, JJ Writes, Personal, quilting, sewing, writing

Mid Year Goals – How am I doing?

It's July! Where is the year going? It seems like only a couple weeks ago that I made my new years goals for the year but here we are six months later. I thought it would be good time check in with them (no point making goals if you forget all about them).   Writing… Continue reading Mid Year Goals – How am I doing?

crochet, Personal

A Return

I'm back!! Okay so I got back from holiday last week but this is the first time I've gotten on the computer since so hello everyone! I've been catching up with all of your blogs and comments (which I admit was a little daunting after not having WiFi for two weeks). I haven't actually written… Continue reading A Return

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Crafty Update

I've been doing a lot of bitty things craft wise recently. So thought I'd do a post to update my progress on all of them. First off I'm crocheting a cowl, ostensibly for my mother but honestly I've just really wanted to do this stitch for a while. I saw it ages ago but only… Continue reading Crafty Update

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Another Birthday Present

Originally I meant to do this and the last post as one but I ended up splitting them up as it got very long and I'm noticing I ramble on haha. But this is another present and card that I made recently, it was for a friends birthday just a couple of days ago. Starting… Continue reading Another Birthday Present

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Looking Backward

This is first half of my Looking Forward, Looking Backwards posts. The one focusing on the coming year will be up in a couple of days but for now, this is a look back at how 2016 was for me (hint= really quite good). This might be quite a long post as I think this might… Continue reading Looking Backward

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November Wrap-up

Lots has happened in November, mainly writing, but between the writing lots of other things have happened to. I'm going to start with the writing because it took up the main part of my month. I did Nano. And I went past all my expectations (which you can see here but what it boiled down to… Continue reading November Wrap-up

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August wrap up

I don't normally do monthly wrap up posts as, honestly, not enough happens in my life to warrant them. But August was a very busy month for me so here we are. We had three lots of visitors around this month. It's not so easy for family to visit anymore as we are a (rather… Continue reading August wrap up

Books, the memo pad

Memo Pad

I've been umming and ahing about my Memo Pad posts lately. I 'm not sure whether I should make my book reviews into their own post or not. The original idea was for the memo pad to be a summing up of all the things I have done in the month, including what books I… Continue reading Memo Pad