Hearts a plenty


I seem to have made rather a lot of hearts. Some are crocheted, some are made with punchneedle embroidery, everyone likes hearts and most of these are filled with lavender.


wpid-20140413_120155.jpgThis is a cute one, I have had the kissing sheep pattern for a good few years, I got it as a freebie from a blog, unfortunately I can’t remember which one, if anyone recognizes it perhaps you would let me know then I can give an acknowledgement. It is a great pattern.wpid-20140413_120126.jpgI love this one! At the time I was making this I was reading books written by JR Ward – The Black Dagger Brotherhood, these books are about a group of  vampires who obviously fall in love with human girls – and boys, and they also police their world. Fabulously sexy guys and great stories.

So a black crocheted heart edged in black sparkly beads with a pretty red rose, indicative perhaps of blood.  What the heck I had great fun reading the books and making the heart!

I could go on and on about the hearts on the mantelpiece, if you see one that you would like more information on please let me know.  Well my looms are calling, I have the makings of a box, and it all needs sewing together.

See you soon! Rx


Hello again.





Hi, nice to see you all again. Since my last post lots of things have changed including losing my mum. Not really sure why we say we have lost them, we know exactly where they are, still in our hearts, still hugging and loving us just the way they always did.  I have learnt that when someone close dies it all takes a great deal of time to get back to what could be a normal state of affairs. It’s just over a year since my mum went, and sometimes it’s still very difficult especially when I do something that I did with her.

I’m still crafting which now that we have moved to a smaller house has caused a few challenges like where am I going to put things?  Everything is in a small second bedroom and sometimes walking in here is quite tricky in case I move the wrong way and everything comes crashing down like a house of cards!

I made the Union Jack punch needle heart yesterday, it’s filled with lavender and smells delicious.

It’s nice to be back !

Seasons Greetings!

During the past two months I have been very busy, but not actually making anything. My mum was admitted to hospital with a chest infection, and she ended up staying for two months! Not because of the infection,  but because she was losing weight.
Now my mum was skinny anyway,  but because she couldn’t eat the disgusting slop they called food she lost weight. So instead of sending her home where I could feed her things that she could eat, I was reduced to taking flasks of soup which she devoured like a ravening dog.

Eventually I got her home but in a much worse state then when she went in.  Now she cannot walk by herself,  her legs seem to plait together when she walks. So although she had a walker she cannot even manage that by herself. She is confused by the fact that she cannot do anything for herself and keeps trying to get up which causes more anguish for her when she falls back in her seat.

However even though my husband John and I are completely exhausted I am pleased to have her home. 

I have not really had time to make anything, but I did manage a Crobaktus scarf for a friend and I am just finishing another for her mum.


It’s black with a very sparkly silver thread  running through it, and the yarn is from James C Brett – of course – called  Twinkle.

I hope that all of you that celebrate the season have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Weaving a box.

Hello again, you can tell I have been busy, this is the second post in as many weeks.  I have been weaving again, and I made half of this little box quite a few months ago and it has been sitting on the shelf next to my desk.  I began to feel guilty at not finishing it.  I think it hadn’t been finished because I was having problems with whether to put sides on the lid, there were some fiddly bits to do which at the time I couldn’t face doing.It is woven from something in my stash, I know it is wool, but can’t for the life of me remember who it is by or what it is called.  When using the small hand looms space dyed wool can be pretty amazing, sometimes you end up with an almost tartan design, or with this one the darker pinks are at one side, so its almost like sunshine and shadows.  It’s not something that comes out well on the pictures, but it is there.

So I finally  finished it, I sewed on the heart button, crocheted a chain for the closure and stood back to admire.  Did it need something on the top?  Or should I just let the beauty of the wool show through.  I have lots of crocheted flowers and spent an age sitting them on top trying them out.

I know this particular flower is the wrong colour, but in pink it would make a nice top.  Please let me know what you think whether it needs a flower or not.  The feet are pretty little wooden beads with pink cord wrapped around them and they are sewn on to the bottom.

This box is a prototype and now that I have sorted out the fiddly bits I will make some more to put in my Etsy shop. It could be used to hold your trinkets, or some threads and embroidery scissors, a pincushion on the top would be useful for this, or maybe some wrapped candy.  The box is 4 inches square and was woven on a 4″ Hazel Rose Multi loom.

The inside is lined in cotton and the whole box is stabilised by plastic canvas.

Thanks for looking, and if you are living in the UK, hope you have had more sun then we have over this Bank Holiday weekend.

Wordless (Weaving) Wednesday.

Crochet Pincushions.

Hi, not been around for quite a while, so it’s nice to be back.  I have been looking after my mum, who’s condition is getting worse I’m afraid.  Alzhiemer’s is a horrible disease which causes so much distress, not only to the sufferer but also to the people who support them.   I still find it difficult to realise that my mum is now more like a toddler than a 93 year old woman.

Anyway, I keep my sanity by crocheting, and these pincushions are something that I enjoy making, they are quick and I have made enough now that I don’t have to count so carefully when I make them.  I love looking for fabulous buttons to go in the middle, and I think I have found some wonderful ones with these little faces, they are so cute!The actual pincushion is made from Anchor Magicline,  it’s a lovely cotton in mouthwatering colours. I love the watery blues and greens of the one above.

The yellow one reminds me of summer, its like an ice lolly colour, refreshing and sweet.


I have one more to show you, a lovely blue one.  Blue is my favourite colour. The button I found for this one is a sparkling crystal heart. Actually not crystal but plastic, however, it looks good.

I thought I might put these on Etsy in my shop Under the Hedgerow, will try to do that tomorrow.

Anyway, its nice to be back and thank you for looking.

Cheers Rosie

Multi looms

Hey lovlies, I have been weaving like mad all week.   I sent for the next two looms I needed from Teresinah at Wild Colours and now I think I have the complete set of these.  I suppose if I need a different size that will have to be ordered separately from Hazel.   Anyway here are all my square / oblong multi looms.   So this week I have weaving with James C Brett Monsoon yarn  which is 70% acrylic and 30% wool and there is 196 yards or 180 metres in a ball.  Now being a complete idiot I forgot to take a picture of the ball of yarn, but it comes in various colours in one ball.  All the squares you see below came from one ball.

This is the 6inch square loom and the weaving that comes off it.  I do like this loom it’s a good size and it works up nice and quickly.This little baby is one of the new ones that I received this week, this is the 4 x 6 inch rectangle, again very quick to work up.

Another new loom, I love this one the 6 x 2 bookmark loom,  this one just whizzes along.

I think this was one of the first one’s I bought, the 4 inch square, it takes no more than 10 minutes to make this square, this is the loom I used for the pink and grey blanket.The 4 x 2 loom, this one fits in really well with the others as you will see in the final photograph.The little mini loom, 2 inch square loom. honestly the squares just fly off this one.

Ok so now you have seen all my square multi looms,  I do have a 4 inch triangle loom, but I’m not using it with this project.

So this is what they all look like together, I plan on making some sort of throw/blanket using all the square/rectangle looms.  One of the problems I have is that I don’t know whether to sew this lot together and use this particular pattern of squares, or to make them all different.  Out of one ball of yarn so far I have made 1 6 inch square, 2 6×4, 3 2×6, 15 4inch squares, 14 2×4, and 18 2 inch squares, and I still haven’t finished the first ball yet.

Would love to know what you think, thanks for reading.

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