Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other crafters and to share my ideas and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. I love music and I love to sing! Singing makes me happy. I collect jugs....its their shape I think! I am addicted to yarn and buttons. I get lost in book shops and can spend all morning there and I absolutely adore rummaging in flea markets. I love to read sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I would be the first passenger on the first time machine ! I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Sunday, 24 July 2016


Do you know Babbacombe in Devon?

Well I have family there. Although I am a Somerset girl mother came from Devon so I spent a lot of time in Devon during the school holidays. My Gran lived in Brixham so there were times I visited Brixham with my Mother.Later on my mother returned to live in Brixham and Paignton. At one time I even worked in Paignton.
It is a beautiful part of the English countryside. The national park of Dartmoor is wonderful the times I've been there and the cream teas......unbelievably marvellous!
Badger's Holt is the place to go to on Dartmoor for cream tea(clotted cream and scones)....scones made the old way!!!

As I said I still have family there, my niece to be exact and now she is expecting her second child;a little boy!  An Autumn baby!
When she was expecting her first child I made and sent her this. 
I have made the following for her second baby and I must say I enjoyed making it much more than the first baby blanket I made for her.

I used Katia Planet Aran

and a size 5.00 hook.

I think I should mention that it was mostly my own creation except for the edging. I used a V stitch throughout except for that edging.

That edging caught my eye straight away!  I was determined to use it as soon as I saw it on b.hookedcrochet's blog. It is called a wave edging and there is a free pattern for the whole afghan (not like mine I just used the edging stitch);  a written pattern and an easy video clip tutorial on that page.

As there was yarn left over I made these dinky shoes for baby too. I loved making these shoes and I think I shall make up another pair in blue. I got the pattern from WoolyWonders. She gives you an extremely easy and clear video tutorial to watch.
The pom poms were my idea !   :-)

Hope you are having a great weekend

keep well

Amanda :-)

Friday, 15 July 2016

In a place called Alicante in the country of Spain....

Yesterday I had made up my mind to find a slot today to sit down and write a post for my blog. I so miss not being able to post frequently,well..... actually reasonably frequent as it has been quite sometime since I have been a fully active blogger as I used to be.

so.... I have my slot to write NOW ...but you know to be quite frank with you all I don't feel like writing much at this moment as I feel sad......very sad! 

I am sad for the little sweethearts who were brutally torn away from their families yesterday, and all those families who have lost dear ones and for the city of NICE and for France.
I am sad for us too that we live in a world where monsters exist!

Writing this doesn't take the sadness away and I'm going to stop now.
 I think perhaps I just want to say that in a place called Alicante in the country of Spain there is someone who cares and feels their pain.

     This should not be!!!!

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