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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm a single mum with a beautiful daughter and I started crocheting 4 years ago when I quit smoking, I'm a huge fan of the granny square and mostly spend my free time making blankets as well as occasionally trying to expand my crafty skills :-)

Monday, 8 October 2012

Birthday Mum!

Mum celebrated her 70th birthday a couple of weeks ago so Myf and I were hard at work making her presents.  I found some really lovely merino wool in gorgeous dark green so I turned to the 'Happy Hooker' book for the shawl pattern I've done a few times now-

It makes such a difference working with a decent quality wool-wish I could afford it more regularly-but until then, folks will have to make do with acrylic...this shawl came out really beautifully.
I also crafted a small brooch using some of the wire techniques I've been practising:

These plus some home baked goodies and a photo album were the bulk of the gifts but Myf wanted to make her Moogi a special present so we decided on a simple herb pillow.  Using a n embroidery frame, Myf did some lovely work and this was the final result before we stitched and stuffed:

All together:

Mum was thrilled with all her presents and hopefully will have them for many years to come!


  1. So much crafty goodness - I love the embriodery Myf did, very very beautiful - she's a natural!

  2. You should see her stitching away while I crochet...it has a very medieval feel to it!


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