About Me

My photo

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 :-)

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Autumn Glory Blanket amd Arm Rest Covers


I'm starting on Wednesday, working as a supervisor in a little retail shop on the new college campus in Nantgarw.  Minimum wage but it's full time and no weekends.  I'm really looking forward to it but I'm a little anxious about having to be up in the mornings-I have to be there to open at 7.45am which means I have to be out of the house before 7am , drop Myf with my neighbour who'll give her breakfast and get her to school and get the bus.  So I need to be up around 6am and I am terrible in the morning.  I have invested in two new alarm clocks, one which should be loud enough and I'm getting myself up earlier in the mornings to prepare for it.  The real trick will be actually getting to bed early-but I need to stay focused on how important this job is to Myf and I.  I HAVE to be up in the morning.  No other options.

Anyway, aside from that exciting news, I've finished up another blanket that will eventually be sent to SIBOL.  I have another one in mind and I want to send them together so this one will be staying here for a bit longer.

I was inspired by the colours of Autumn-my favourite season and I love the different shades of green, yellow and brown.  I completely forgot I had any dark green until I was doing the border but having just one layer of dark green around the outer edge really sets it off well.  I think so anyway :-)  I love this little lapghan, it'll be a wrench to say goodbye but I know Mrs Twins will find a loving home for it!

In the first photo, you can see the new arm rest covers-they certainly tidy up my poor old sofas (I have two of these) as the cat insists on sharpening her claws on them...

I think they look nice but they have a tendency to curl up at the edges which is irritating but better than looking so shabby!  Some cushion covers will set them off nicely as soon as I have the time.  That blanket looks nice with them too...


  1. Love the retro arm covers! Is there anything granny squares can't do? Challenge- Can you make a Granny Square waist coat like Auntie Barbara? I know you could make it coooool!

  2. I can't even remember Barbara's waistcoat but wait a second, didn't I make a granny square waistcost for Katie's bear?


I'm so happy when someone leaves me a comment and I read every one :-) Thank you for taking the time to comment on my little blog-I try to answer every comment where I can!