Monthly Archives: November 2011

Lyme Regis


MrM and I went on a date to Lyme Regis. Crab sandwiches, steak and pier promenading. Beautiful!

My favourite photograph is of the beach huts, I love the bright, mismatched colours of the hut doors.


The Beginning of the End (of living in Dorset)


I love gardens in the summer.  The promise of treading on soft springy grass, of food, picnics, parties and sunshine. The sounds of a gentle breeze through the trees, of bees working their way through the flowers.

I cant believe it’s November already. Where did the summer go?

That was my last summer living in Dorset, I’m going to miss you!

Yarn Through Fingers


At Easter, I was taught to crochet by my mum. Although I have knitted before, crocheting was a whole new (sorry knitters out there but) better experience. Armed with the enthusiasm of learning something new, my first project was from ‘Crocheted Throws & Wraps‘ by Melody Griffiths. The design was wonderfully simple, squares were crocheted in the round, starting with a magic loop and consisted of two rounds. I have to admit, I didn’t completely stick with the pattern. I used a much thicker wool (extra chunky) and a smaller crochet hook than required to give a thicker blanket with less holes. I also doubled the amount of squares to make it bigger, and used 5 block colours rather than a yarn made of random shades of grey. Regardless of the changes, I heavily recommend this book, its wonderful and I can’t wait to try out more of the patterns.

But here is my finished blanket. I cant wait to have it in my marital home next year!

Felt Insomnia


When I have finished something I find really mentally challenging I usually find myself up to my elbows in felt; or some other arty/crafty past-time for a couple of days afterwards.

After my last university maths exam of Y2 I started to dream about felt.  Honestly.  After several nights full of felty dreams I unpacked my box of merino wool, which had been stashed in a cupboard for three years from my sixth form years, and created.

It took me in total about 15 hours (mainly post 8pm), spread over 3 days to get it out of my system but I’m pretty pleased with the end result.

Felting Sunsets


Since we started going out, MrM and I have seen many sunsets. Whether it’s sitting on a hill at Hardye’s Monument, eating chips in a car with rain thundering down, or seated on the rocks looking out to sea. I love them. We love them. Every one of them is different, I don’t think I will ever be bored with them!

For our fourth anniversary I made MrM a card.  I basically felted three separate sheets, and sewed them together, which gave a great 3D effect.