Welcome to episode 75 of the iMake podcast. This episode ponders one of life’s big questions - to puff, or not to puff? There’s also chat about books, stationery, cross-stitch, and yarn - yummy, lovely yarn! Let’s chat...Read More
Hello dear readers and thank you so much for your patience during my radio silence.
I have had a really restful couple of months and am back - I’m feeling energised and refocused. I thought, therefore, it was time to update my loyal blog readers.Read More
Welcome to episode 74 of the iMake podcast - or should I say the “new and improved” iMake podcast! This show is a bit of a catch up as I have not recorded an episode since February. I have lots of exciting news and creative exploits to share with you.Read More
Meet Penny - our new Cavachon puppy. She arrived on Tuesday this week and hubby and I are adjusting to having a small, dependent fluff ball in the house. It's all wonderful, but very tiring. I don't normally post very personal stuff on the blog, but I'll make an exception just this once (if anyone is interested of course!)Read More
Welcome to episode 73 - this show is not in the normal format. It's just me and Jen opening our Christmas presents (a bit late) and chatting about our recent creative activities. I hope you enjoy our random chatter!Read More
My love affair with Erika Knight's Fur Wool continues. This is how I used my final skein...
I combined a skein of Fur Wool with a skein of Maxi Wool (also by Erika Knight) and used this free pattern to create a pair of Furry Welly Boot Toppers. The colourway for both yarns is "storm" and they are a great match - the ribbed part in the photo above looks greener than the furry bit but that's just my photo. Both yarns are a lovely shade of grey.Read More
After a short break over Christmas, I am delighted to launch the first iMake Book Club choice for 2015. This will be February's book. It is "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins.
Incidentally, the next 6 books I read will be part of the 6 Book Challenge - I am entering as part of the iMake Book Club and also as part of the library team at my local College. Feel free to join me.Read More
Over the past week or so I have been fighting off a nasty, seasonal cough/cold thing which has knocked me for six. I've been feeling pretty lethargic - the only plus side is I've done a fair bit of knitting and crochet - I have not really had the energy to do much else.Read More
It's time for a Pebble Crochet-along update. Here's a glimpse of my progress (see above). These pebbles are nice and easy to make and very forgiving. For example, I have found myself running out of yarn on a few occasions so I just miss out a few of the middle rounds. I have the pattern pretty much memorised now so the are quick to make. I think I am quite a "loose" crocheter so I have tweaked the decrease section a bit to ensure I have no gaps. Instead of skipping a stitch I use the decrease method in the video below.Read More