Monday, 13 February 2012



It's kind of a strange time here, I have 3 weeks until my due date so I'm tying up loose ends with work, making sure my website is up to date, sorting out baby clothes, packing my hospital bag, and just generally nesting, but not making any plans and trying not to start any new projects. We're in the middle of having our loft converted, and in the meantime all our junk is piled in heaps in H's bedroom, (which is soon to become 'the boy's room!'). So until it's finished, I wont feel I'm ready for our new little boy. I still think I'm denial about having another baby!

I guess its time to enjoy H being on his own for the last time, but I'm still pretty much housebound, I can just about walk to T's car but managing stairs, or picking up H are getting harder all the time. I can handle constant pain (just about!) but I can't handle having to ask my husband to do pretty much everything for me.

Here's H, falling asleep halfway through lunch! Probably my own fault for keeping him in his PJs all morning.

I finished my hexagon blanket, the colours I chose were just scraps of yarn I had, but I really like how it turned out. 


I'll be turning off my online shops in 2 weeks, so now's the last chance to buy my crochet patterns until autumn.

Valentine Crochet Hearts Tutorial

Happy Valentine Hearts 

How to make some sweet crochet hearts filled with lavender, just in time for Valentine's day.

You will need:
3mm crochet hook
a button
a small amount of Double Knitting yarn
Toy stuffing
dried lavender (optional)
yarn needle.

British crochet terminology.

1.     Ch8, Dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each stitch across. Ch1, turn. (7dc)
2.     Dc in each stitch across, Ch1, turn. (7dc).
3-8.  As row 2.

9.     Skip 3 stitches, work 8 dtr in next st, skip next 2 stitches, slip stitch in last st. Do not turn.

10.   Working along the edge of the rows, skip 2 rows and work 8dtr in the edge of the 3rd row. Skip the next 3 rows and slip stitch in bottom corner (the start of foundation row).

Fasten off.

As front, do not fasten off.

Edging row:
Dc front to back, stopping at the 'v' between the two bumps of the heart. 

Stuff the heart with toy stuffing and lavender. 
Ch35, slip stitch in next st. Continue to Dc around edge back to the start.

Fasten off leaving 6" sewing length. Sew button to front.

Happy Valentine's Day!