• Craft

    Crocheting a Blanket as a beginner

    This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. Crocheting a blanket may seem ambitious as a beginner but in an earlier post, Crochet blanket – Apres-ski design,  I told you about a kit I had bought at a craft show to have a go at crocheting. That was back in March. Well, I have finally finished it! I am really pleased with it even though it is far from perfect. It looks really good if you do not look too closely. As a first crochet project I am really pleased with…

  • Craft,  Gardening

    Upcycle a broken garden table

    Last summer I treated myself to a small round glass garden table to put next to my swing seat. It was to hold my cold drinks in the glorious summer weather (if we got any). This Amazon table is very similar to it. It was lovely and then disaster struck. I got the hosepipe caught round it and pulled it over. The glass smashed and that was that! However I kept thinking that I could re-use the frame and make  a new table. I decided to upcycle it! This spring I got on with it. It was all Royal Wedding fever so I took a patriotic theme. I will share…