I don’t really like reading manuals or following recipes. I prefer to stick my hands in the mud and get dirty without having to follow a cookbook. One of the nice things … Continue reading How to crochet a jumper without a pattern
Apparently a large, green, blow-up Christmas tree in the centre of Paris is outrageous and humiliating if you’re of a right-wing political persuasion. The sculpture, which was part of an exhibition of modern … Continue reading Butt plugs, deadly nightshade, and hookers
I never thought I’d be so pleased to see Auckland but I was very happy when my plane landed here yesterday. I had a really great time in Hawaii but … Continue reading Auckland, Minecraft, and dolphins
Daniel, who is 6 years old, has become obsessed with angry birds. He has started asking me for angry bird toys so I did what any self-respecting mother would do, … Continue reading Crocheted angry bird on drugs
York was once a thriving Viking city called Jorvik. Archaeologists in the 70s and 80s discovered the houses, workshops and backyards of these Vikings as they were 1000 years ago. … Continue reading Jorvik and the Vikings
I recently crocheted a jumper for Elizabeth. It was quick, easy and very cheap to make with the wool costing less than $10. Here she is modelling it: Although we … Continue reading Crochet jumper for Elizabeth
Just before midnight tonight, 6 years ago, Daniel was born. Happy birthday, Daniel! He got to open his presents from us this morning. I crocheted him a solar system. It’s … Continue reading Happy birthday, Daniel!
I taught myself to crochet just after Daniel was born, almost 6 years ago now. I have been crocheting ever since. As long as I have hook, yarn and hands … Continue reading I crochet, therefore I am
I have just created my first ever crochet pattern. It’s just for one size, small, but can easily be adjusted to fit larger bodies. It’s quick and easy to crochet … Continue reading Textured Jumper Crochet Pattern
It has been a delightful day of crafts for me. Elizabeth and Daniel have been invited to a birthday party next weekend and I’ve heard, from a good source, that … Continue reading Crafty day
My rug is growing. It now has some colour and I like it. I almost wish I hadn’t used the cream-coloured sheets at all because I can see it’s not … Continue reading The evolving rug and conversations with Daniel
Elizabeth peed on our living room rug twice this week. In frustration, I removed the rug from the floor and put it in the spare bedroom and began wishing for … Continue reading Crochet rag rug
A second crochet Barbie dress. This is the Marilyn Monroe outfit: Someone suggested I make a tea cosy. Here ’tis: How much should I sell it for?