Monday, 4 March 2013


Goodness me......

I have been trying to pack so much in these past few weeks. 

I do not know whether the New Year has had an effect, but my head is working overdrive. 

I have so many thoughts and makes all buzzing about in my head that trying to get them out of my head and into something I can touch and admire is taking every single waking moment, when i'm not being mum and doing all the everyday mundane. Gosh it's such a juggling act, but I bet many of you know all about that!


I'm currently blocking my motif scarf. 

Hopefully, I can get some pictures done at the weekend to show you. I'm pleased with it, although, it's not without its downside, which I shall elaborate on when I get the pics up. Goodness me, at this rate we will be well into spring and i'll have to wait until Autumn comes again!

I have been a busy bee. As I have said, my head has been spinning with ideas. I am impulsive, spontaneous, and usually completely without thought or planning. It's not a good way to be a crafter, but I'm not sure i'll ever change.

I have been playing about with this and that. Lots of bitty bits that are yet to be finished. More scarves i'm in love with......

Playing about with bits and bobs from the Japanese Craft Books I totally love....

I have also had this crochet idea in my head. Something that sprung from doing another project a while back. I put it on the back burner, but lately, the need to begin it grew stronger and stronger, so without much planning, I began. Needless to say, I didn't plan for yarn colours, I just started with whatever I had in my stash.......and very quickly ran out. It's not at any sort of stage I can show yet. I realised quite quickly that my plan to do it on a smaller scale was not going to work, so it's going to take a little longer than expected......but I think i'm going to love, love, love it when it is done. More of that at a later date.

Then, another idea that had been in my head for a couple of years was able to come to fruition thanks to my mum. 

A little bit of stitchy love. Goodness me.......I have been loving this. It's a thought that's been in my head for a couple of years and to be able to finally get it from my head into reality is fantastic. It's every bit as good as I had hoped it would be, so that's been keeping me on a bit of a high.

Also, i've been trying to get into the Spring spirit and get ready for Easter. It's been so nice to think of colour on dull, grey days.

Bright colours and Easter goodness have been great cheery uppers!

So, that's just catching up to where I am at the moment. Hopefully, by the weekend I might have a bit more to show for all my time away from the bloggy desk so to speak.



  1. Such beautiful & colourful pictures. It is feeling more and more spring like every day now, it's lovely isn't it :) x x x x

  2. everthing is lovely :) wish you visit my page :)

  3. So glad you have posted I was worried about you is that silly? Am i taking this blogging malarky too seriously...!!
    You are a superb blogger and crocheter...
    Daisy J

  4. helloooo beautifuls, i love the way you cheer my soul and eyes with all those Springful, joyful colours!!!!
    i love the embroidery letters, so pretty!!!!! x lovely to see you in blogland x i sure miss you xxxx

  5. All so very beautiful and I particularly love your new header.
    Hen x

  6. Oh your post is full of good inspirational feelings and colors!
    I am going out today to find some bright springy yarns to create with!!!
    Your home just looks like candy with all the color.
    So good.
    I am loving your stitching soooo amazing!
    Have a great day!

  7. What a lovely, fresh, Spring-like post! Beautiful pictures. Have a good week. x

  8. such gorgeous makes and makes in progress clever lady. My head is brimming with ideas too just now (unfortunately none of them involve doing the things that are on 'the list')
    happy days though
    fee x

  9. Oooh your secret project sounds interesting! I'm guessing blanket as it's large but I could be wrong :)

    Loving all your stitch work, you've been busy, and all your photos are so bright and cheery, it looks like springs been and gone and we're in Summer :)

  10. I love all the spring colors. They just perk me up when I look at them.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  11. Your so incredibly busy. How do you manage with three young children?! The squares you made for your crochet scarf look good. Your embroidery work beautiful!

    Happy new week!

    Madelief x

  12. So pretty and inspiring!! Happy new week! xo Holly

  13. My you have been busy - no wonder your brain is a whir! Incidentally I have the same phone cover - so pretty !

  14. How totally lovely your header is, and a joy to see what you have been creating in your spare time..I am not
    Sure how busy moms do it all...
    Happy happy week!

  15. This are a really nice and colorful pics, I like it :)

    have a great week!

    Lluisa x

  16. i'm much the same, craft-wise. impulsive, impatient even. oh well. :)

  17. Such pretty and beautiful shots! You certainly have been busy. I love those little glass eggs with the daisies on. Very cute. Chel x

  18. Hi there. Sounds like me in a nut shell. Know the feeling of bursting with ideas and never wanting to sleep, eat, care or nurture just make, craft and get these things out out out!!! Almost like insanity. Ready for the cuckoo nest, wondering: "Is this normal." So great to be in blog land and realize we are a happy bunch of like minded nutty women here. Enjoy your high. Careful when the low comes... Says someone who knows what that is like too.
    My Rose Valley

  19. Your photos today have sent my heart skipping! Such a lot of loveliness, off for another peak! :) x

  20. I love your you are my sunshine stitchery! It is awesome! Did you use Alicia's alphabet to style it? Was there a secret to spacing the letters? I think I would like to try it. Thanks for any advise or help. I love your blog! You are very inspiring!

  21. Your pictures are so pretty! And all your projects are delightful!

    Sarah x

  22. Such a lovely post full of the joys of spring! Julie x

  23. Wow...I just happened on your blog and it's delicious. Your photography is stunning. I'm a new follower.

  24. What a lovely and colorful blog! Your embroidery work is realy work, me too I used to create such things so I love them very much.

  25. You're pictures are beautiful again! I'm in love with your crochet cusions, especcially the one with the roses! Have a nice day,

    xx Margriet

  26. I always get so excited when you have posted Vanessa! It's like a home magazine has dropped through my letterbox! Such gorgeous inspirational images! I love your stitchery that I saw on Flickr too!Your Easter goodies are very cheery! Love the cute pom poms!
    Rachel x

  27. I just love your postst and images, I'm a great admirer!

  28. Everything is always so beautiful here--your photos are dreamy and colorful, so inspiring! I'm already madly in love with your embroidery. :)

  29. Its good to see you, & your loveliness back!
    Looking forward to seeing the embroidery, looks like my favourite nursery song....


  30. As always it has been an absolute pleasure to pop by your beautiful blog hon. Your photos are amazing - the colours are so inspirational. And as for your spotty clogs - gorgeous!!!

    Have a fab week hon,

  31. the pictures are so beautiful, i love the colours! i have treated myself to a subsription to CL magazine :)

  32. It is always a treat to see a post from you, Vanessa! I loved seeing your beautiful pictures today....such pretty things and wonderful colours :)
    Helen x

  33. I love your bright colourful pictures. They always cheer me up.


  34. its hard beating the blues somedays, the weather turned sunny for a day this week and i was so joyful thinking spring brights and happy the rains set in and the dark heavy clouds and they sure way on your mind! wish i could pop over with my chelsea buns! (sounds naughty! tehe!) and cheer you up!...big hugs to you my lovely! xxxx

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  36. All very pretty!

  37. Such a huge amount of crafty endeavours!

  38. Hello. I love your colorfully post. Your pastel pink crochet pillow cover is very very lovely. I enjoyed seeing your Spring Flowers they certainly made me smile. I also loved seeing your embroidery work. I especially like that yellow crochet flower next to your lace pillow. Love it. Hugs Judy

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  41. Like my blankets :)

  42. All of your thoughts turn out so pretty!

  43. I have very recently discovered your blog and it is beautiful in every way! Photography, layout, colours, makes....the list goes on. Very inspirational. I only took up crochet from scratch one year ago and have just really started getting into it more now having started and stopped various makes that I couldn't quite get a picture in my mind of how it should work! I adore your little felt cloud brooch and the picture of it on your jacket, wearing a beautiful pistachio colour that a crochet scarf? Could you tell me where you got the pattern from? Kate x

  44. Where did you get the Japanese craft books? I'm thinking I need some:)


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