Sunday, January 20, 2013

more fairy houses :)

I think you really need to click on the individual photos to see the detail in the lovely little houses - they are just adorable!

Friday, January 18, 2013

If You Go Down To The Woods Today....

 I could have sworn I'd posted photos from the woods on here earlier but I was just looking for them and couldn't find them, so apologies if I've made a mess-up!
it's starting to feel really springy - it was a gorgeously sunny and mild day when I visited today :)

I was back here today ('here' being the parkland at Derrynane House - it's wonderful natural woodland) and as you can see it's truly a magical place! You never know what's around the corner...

I love how children (and grown ups!) leave coins and treasures for the fairies -- we even found chocolate money left for them!

Isn't it just amazing??! I love going there, you always end up seeing one that you haven't seen before :)

.............more photos to come!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


put your guess as a comment on my FB page

just post a 'guess' as to how many balls I have in my total wool/yarn stash and you could win €20 worth of whatever you like from my Etsy shop -- competition closes at 12noon next Saturday (19th)

Happy New Year!

It's already half way through the month but this is my first post of the new year so ''HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!'' - hope it'll be a good one for all of us.

 I meant to write a post on here earlier this month but I had to make a trip over to England recently to look after my mother-in-law - she was laid low with a bad chest infection. She's tonnes better again now, thank goodness and we had a really nice week together with lots of chatting and crosswords while I worked on my crochet :)

While I was over there I finally mastered 'crocodile' stitch! I thought it would be impossible but after a few goes I got it! It's my new favourite thing now! I could make these wrist warmers all day long! I've got two pairs for myself, one pair to list on Etsy and I've sold a pair locally!

The second photo are the ones for myself - made with hand-dyed yarn from the lovely SpindleCatStudio on Etsy spindlecat! I bought the yarn AGES ago and knew I wanted to save it for something special -- I'm so glad that I waited.

Yesterday was my first trip to the beach since I got back home from England - you can see from the photo that the weather wasn't really ideal for sitting with my crochet so I just went for a walk instead before the rain started coming in.

Then when I got back home I saw this...the first sign of Spring!