I love making things. Fabric, yarn, fibre, paper, paint and print are my tools of choice. The necessities of life generally manage to get in the way of my need to create , so it all tends to get a bit erratic. Exactly as the blog title suggests.

Here is my attempt to organise things and keep a record of my efforts.

My little Folksy shop is taking a holiday for a while but I hope to re-open soon and sell things that I have made for the sheer pleasure, but are surplus to my needs.

23 April 2011

Two fine days and a Thunderstorm...

... that is what we are used to as a British Summer, but what is happening? It is really hot! The poor flowers are suffering and I am wilting.

It won't last.

I can hear a storm rumbling away over Bath. It has been doing that for a few hours but a few of my neighbours are still chancing it and have the barbeques going.
I hope they have  a plan"B".

I took advantage of the sunlight to take a photo of a bag that I made with my jumble sale carpet wool.
It was not intended to be a bag. I was trying to make a knitted rug, but the fabric was not firm enough. It was a little too harsh for a blanket and anyway that sounds like a project that would take too long! I have lined it, but not put a handle as I know it would get out of shape carried by a handle.

The inspiration came from Nicky Epstein's book "Knitting Block by Block" which has great ideas for knitting all sorts of things from blocks. Great for a project that you can pick up every now and then or travel with and fabulous for folks like me who are impatient or have short attention spans!

I made some crocheted bowls.  They have very little practical use but were fun to do. Again I was trying to crochet flat circles to join together for a mat, but as I was making the pattern up as I was going along and I am not an experienced crocheter, the edges kept curling up.

So I made bowls instead.

I could not resist this little beauty.

My neighbours are too polite to say anything to me about my strange habit of crouching on the grass taking close ups of the daisies! They are quite remarkable though.


  1. Oh, I love, love, loe the bowls!! Did you make them of wool yarn, because if you did, you can 'full' them in the washing machine with hot water and have lovely little ring/watch holders!!
    (I'm happy that you crouch for these lovely snaps!) Hugs--

  2. Thank you Heather! I call it wool but it is quite harsh and rough so I suppose there could be some unknown quantity going on in there! I tried a sample square on a hot wash a not a lot happened, so I might just line them with a little floral fabric. Glad you liked them as they were most definitely a happy accident.
    Julia ;o)

  3. I love the crocheted bowls - they somehow remind me of acorn cups - you should make them in green and crochet an acorn to go into them? Love your pics from the ferry in your last post ... just been over to France but didn't even think to get the camera out on the boat!

  4. Hmm! Big oaks from little acorns grow! The possibilities are endless!