About me

Just a bit about me…

The wedding of Alison and Duncan in Bradfield on 4 September 2010

I’m married to Duncan and mother to crazy twins, a girl and a boy who are now 5 and have just started school. We live in a cottage right on the River Pang in West Berkshire.

I’ve crafted for ever. I knit a lot, crochet some, quilt occasionally and I am about to embark on a yarn dyeing project.

I’m totally addicted to hand dyed yarn, vintage fabrics and flowers. I’m very lucky to work part time in a fabulous local flower shop and that is where most of the flowers featured in my blog are sourced.img_4881
I love my garden. Along with the house we’ve spent years and a small fortune renovating it. In daylight hours in the summer months I am usually found in the flower beds. In the winter, on dry days I go down to the rose arbour at the bottom of the garden, sit on the bench there with a coffee and contemplate for a few minutes.

I keep chickens and we have a pet dog who will soon be a year old and who is adored by the children.

In my pre children days I was an accountant, but we don’t talk about that.

This blog is mainly about my crafting life although other bits may creep in from time to time. I’m not going to give you detailed tutorials but I will show you my yarn suppliers, the patterns I choose and, if I visit yarn or fabric stores, I’ll tell you about them too. And, I’ll tell you about my disasters as well as my triumphs. I’d love for you to read my blog and think, “I’d like to try that” and then have the confidence (or at least not feel too daunted) to pick up a needle or hook and start.

April 2016

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