Ready for Advent

I love Advent calendars. Opening up a door each day, counting down to Christmas…I love it. When I was little, my mother always found us ‘proper’ Advent calendars, with beautiful pictures and lots of glitter. No chocolate calendars for us! Her mother (my grandmother) was German, and always had traditional glittery Advent calendars sent over … More Ready for Advent

Winding fun

I promised I’d be better about updating, so here I am with a quickie. Nothing to show project-wise (though I’m halfway done with that decorative design I mentioned the other day) but I got some lovely yarn the other day, for making a Christmas present, and I just had to share my excitement at finally … More Winding fun

Keeping busy

I have been appallingly bad at updating here, over the past few weeks. Life – or rather, chronic ill health – has somewhat jumped on top of me, stomped around a lot, and left me feeling rather battered. Not that I haven’t been crocheting: on the contrary, I’ve been terribly busy, hard at work on … More Keeping busy

My mother and I have a running joke about boxes and tins. Like a biscuit tin, or a tin that some chocolates came in, or a nice, sturdy, decorative cardboard box that maybe had a mug in it originally, or something like that. One of us – usually, I admit, me – will always say … More