Thursday, 28 March 2013


This is the mahoosive granny ripple blanket i have been doing for my friend who is due a baby in may. Its folded in half here as it didnt shrink like it was supposed too. Have been tempted to give it up and sell it as a 'bed scarf' but it may still be useful for her. However i have run out of the turquoisy blue just before the end of a row! As this blanket at times seemed to be going nowhere i also found this pattern on amazon for kindle and made her this, got a bit confusing converting us - uk terms
And also did her some beanies
Next trick is a triangle cushion from Simply Crochet mag.
 And i've decided to crochet the arse ends of wool from projects into squares

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Liebster Award

Sooz has awarded me a Liebster Award a few days ago mind but i had a total brain fart and couldn't get my head round it. Anyhoo its probably about time i had a go.

This is Sooz's blog explaining it!/2013/03/liebster-award.html

And here are the questions she asked
  1. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?    Crisps ???
  2. Do you have a secret talent, if so what is it?  Can pick things up in my toes???
  3. Have you met any celebrities? Shakin Stevens many moons ago, The Searchers :)
  4. Do you have a pet name? no
  5. Do you have any pets? Riley springer x collie
  6. If you had to make someone a special meal, what would it be? takeaway bloody hate cooking
  7. What is your favourite holiday destination? cornwall
  8. What style of music do you like and who is your favourite music artist? 60s. 70s. rock, heavy metal, folk, country. QUEEN
  9. What would be your ideal day? Trolling along the beach with riley, seeing the northern lights and pootling along in a campervan
  10. Have you done anything you really regret? havent we all
  11. Do you believe in Karma? not sure
But the problem now is i can't nominate any blogs because they've either been nominated by Sooz or have over 200 followers. Well apart from one but i can't just ask one person 11 questions and i can't think of 11 anyway but at least i have answered 11/

So all i can say is thanks anyway Sooz and also GO LOOK AT HER BLOG


Monday, 18 March 2013


Monday again but what can you do these things do tend to happen. I meant to blog at the weekend but forgot and now i have pretty much forgotten what i was going to blog about anyway.

Sundays troll along the beach didnt kick up any decent driftwood but did get a few bits of sea glass, one day i will work out what to do with it all.

Anyhow what i meant to list on Etsy over the weekend has been listed this morning.



Friday, 15 March 2013

Magazine or ball of wool

Hurrarrrr to almost the end of another week. Have Ollie the collie as house guest until tomorrow afternoon. I do hope the neighbours decide soon if they will be moving to liverpool or not as i'd kind of like to know if and when Ollie will be mine.

Just read this blog and have this on my long list of things to do.

Have discussed Easter with the mother and decided i would much rather have a ball of wool or a craft magazine instead of an easter egg, she has opted for a box of maltesers. Currently there are only about 10 storage boxes of wool in the house but can you walk past a shop selling them and £1 a ball.

Finished the 'recieving blanket' for my friend and am trying the baby shoes from the latest Simply Crochet mag. As mentioned in this blog

Still wondering about the non jewellery craft fair in june.......................

Monday, 11 March 2013


Tis bit windy down here in Devon today, short snow flurry while riley and i were out this morning but i told it to "feck of snow, feck very off". So far it appears to have listened to me. Met a really lovely staffie girly beautiful grey colour that i believe is termed blue. Also our friends reggie the labrador and meag the springer where out. Wished i'd put my gloves on and didnt look like day release doris in a hat!

Yesterdays shed efforts are to be saved for the 'non jewellery' craft fair. Currently wondering what i could crochet to sell.

Finished off the blanket last night might now do a beanie to go with it and maybe the baby shoes from Simply Crochet mag.

Sunday, 10 March 2013


Started off with the usual pootle along the beach only found one bit of sea glass though. Went in the cafe for toast and hot chocolate. Riley had a great time as usual despite the indignity of chasing the seagulls and finding them totally unconcerned by him.

Came home and spent a bit of time woodburning in the shed.

Watched a disappointing game of rugby from england while crocheting a bit more of the baby blanket for my friend.

Friday, 8 March 2013


Thank god it got here. Issue 3 of Simply Crochet mag has been picked up for me by the mother. Like the blankets and the triangle buntin has to be done, i do like bunting. Might have a go at the egg basket. If i finish the blankets for my friends baby due in may i may attempt the baby shoes too. I'm crocheting her a shell pattern blanket and a mahoosive granny ripple blanket which is mahoosive because it hasnt shrunk like it was supposed to.

And i really want to have a go at this cardy

Tuesday, 5 March 2013


Well hello again i can still get in today. Perhaps if i make more effort google and i won't fall out again.

So why Collieflower well largely cos thats all i could think off and something i would remember as i love collies and can be a bit of a vegetable at times! My previous blog was beadercollie which is because i'm also a beader that loves collies. I'm also Cazz.

This is a picture someone did for me many moons ago of my previous collie Woody, sadly lost at only 7 to a brain tumour. Broke my heart and i think a bit of me went with him. But i now have Riley who is half collie and half springer, fantastic mix in my opinion. He has just turned 8.

He's quite stinky this morning having rolled in fox shit! Why does that have to smell sooooooo strongly. Bounced around eating rabbit shit too.

We both LOVE trolling along the beach. Its always great to find driftwood and sea glass. This is a lovely bit of driftwood i found sunday morning combined with some of Tan Greys lollipop beads. Didn't like to hurt the driftwood by drilling it. This is going to be a hangythingmy for the craft shed. I picked up some nice sea glass too but i'm never sure what to do with that

Monday, 4 March 2013

Trying Again

Well here i am again giving this blogging malarkey one last chance since the last effort went arse up several times. If this doesnt work then thats me done. Anyhoo...

This is my shop on etsy

Monday again have to go to work but would much rather stay home mooch about with the dog, play in the craft shed or crochet. Ho hum