It’s been a while……why I haven’t posted in my blog lately.

I actually can’t remember when I wrote my last post! It’s been one heck of a year so far. So many sad and distressing things are happening around the world it dashes your hope in humanity, add to the the bustle of everyday life and things get ahead of you. I have a ton of […]

Work in progress Wednesday…….The Art of Crochet Blanket

Well I did it! I finished all the squares in the Art of Crochet blanket and have sewn them together. I am still deciding on a border so I am hoping to get that sorted by the weekend. Thank you for joining me on this wonderful journey of this gorgeous blanket. I still have a […]

Monday motivation – but first coffee!

Well here we are the beginning of the working week for most and for some the start of the new working year. Usually it’s when we make a whole bunch of promises to ourselves to be more productive, to eat better and to exercise more. All goes good the first week and then slowly, slowly […]

Meet Henry the Alpaca

I have been learning the Japanese art of Amigurumi. It’s crocheting objects with yarn. It’s a beautiful and interesting art with so many variations man’s ideas on things to make. Checkout my pin below on my latest project. A cute Alpaca. Amigurumi is not an easy art to learn it takes a lot of practice […]

Throw back Thursday……back to the beginning

I can’t believe in March next year it will be 10 years since I started crocheting. It seems like yesterday! My mum attempted to teach me when I was a teenager but for me it was way beyond my comprehension. Fast forward 20 years later and I was looking for something I can do from […]

My new best friend…..

Move over George Foreman grill I have found a new best friend! The Russell Hobbs Multifunction benchtop oven! This oven is amazing! It bakes, it grills, it air fry’s and toasts bread! It has an easy to clean pull out tray they catches all the crumbs comes with 3 trays plus the crumb tray. It’s […]

Remembering a true Lady…. Princess Diana

Growing up I was in awe of Princess Diana. Her beauty and elegance was matched by none. She was kind, she was compassionate and she had a great sense of humour and dress style. I think every little girl wanted to be a princess just like Diana. Sadly her life was cut short in a […]

Pattern testing……take a look on what’s on my hook!

Bijou Blanket Designed by Kylie from @StitchedUpCraftYarn: Marvel 8 plyColour: MintFrom: SpotlightHook: 4.5mm #bijoublanket #patterntester #patterntesting #hexagon #crochetblanket #mintgreen #mint #instacrochet #spotlightstores #marvelyarn #stitchedupcraft #vickyshandcrafteddesigns This pattern is a joy to crochet! It’s a brilliant combination of texture and plain stitches to form a diamond shape when the hexagons are joined! Kylie as always allows […]

Newborn baby gift set. Available on sale now.

Are you or someone you know having a baby this year or have recently had one? Finding that perfect gift can be difficult. I have gift packs available or sale that can help solve that dilemma. All handmade and lovingly packed and wrapped with a beautiful ribbon. This gift will be given with pride. Buy […]

Monday motivation

I have released a new gift pack! I am so excited as I am enjoying working on these packs. All are handmade items made by me. Here is a preview of the next pack. This pack will be available in my Etsy shop soon! Made from acrylic soft baby yarn, the blanket measures 60 cm. […]

Finally Finished!

It’s finally finished my #spinyourgrannysquareblanket Check out the photos below! Spin Your Granny Square Blanket Crochet AlongPattern designed by: Kylie from @stitchedupcraftYarn: knitting room 8 ply acrylic Colours: Fuscia, Vanilla and Dusty pinkHook size: 4.5mm#spinyourgrannysquareblanket #spinyourgrannysquare #crochetblanket #grannysquareblanket #grannysquare #grannysquares #grannysquareday2021 #instacrochet #crochet #crochetlove #stitchedupcraft #vickyshandcrafteddesigns This blanket will be part of a gift set. […]

Work in Progress – Wednesday

Are you looking for affordable handmade gift? …. I have some great ideas for you! I truly love handmade goods. I still have many handmade items given to me by my mother and mother in law. I have saved them to pass them on to my daughter. I wanted to pass on the beautiful tradition […]

Work in progress Wednesday 11 August 2021

Is it just me or is this year flying by! With Covid raging around the world it’s an anxious and stressful time for everyone. I hope you are able to keep safe wherever you are. The one thing that keeps me sane during lockdown times is crochet. I get so lost in selecting yarns and […]

Monday motivation…..

How many of you like to do craft projects? And how many of you have a tonne of projects on the go! Me! Me! I guess it’s a crafter’s curse. No sooner do you start one project that your eyes and mind start to wander to the next and then the next! So this weekend […]

Workin progress Wednesday…..

First of all let me say thank you to you all for the overwhelmingly support I have had on here the last few days! It’s truly brightened my days! We just got told this morning we are in for an lockdown! Four weeks this time! So I am trying to pass the time to finish […]

It’s Wednesday so it’s work in progress time!

Well it’s that wonderful day of the week again when the working week is kind of half over but you still are two days away from Friday! Hence the name I guess “hump day” Well to is the day I usually keep you up to date on my crochet work “WIP’s” crochet lingo for work […]

Monday Motivation

It’s a really stressful time for everyone. COVID doesn’t look like it’s going away soon. Hope everyone stays safe. Please stay home. If it’s not necessary don’t go out anywhere. Here is a quote which I hope will give strength. Stay safe, stay strong Vicky

It’s Sunday……So that means it’s pancakes!

Take a look at a quick at an easy recipe for fluffy pancakes to suit everyone in the family. My husband and daughter like their pancakes plain. Myself and the boys love our chocolate chip. So I came up with a method where I do one mix and then separate and add the other ingredients. […]

Wednesday work in progress

Otherwise known as hump day! Well here we are in the middle of the week again. The hard part is over and Friday is just around the corner. It’s been a hectic week but I have been lucky enough to be able to work on my #spinyourgrannysquareblankethttp://www.instagram.com/vickys_handcrafted_designs Take a look at my Instagram post for […]

You Spin me round and round!

#tbt #throwback #throwbackthursday Not only is that one of my favourite songs! It’s also one of my favourite crochet patterns! The Spin Your Granny Square pattern from Stitchedupcraft. Kylie from Stitchedupcraft has the most amazing selection of patterns. The instructions are easy to follow and what I love most about her patterns is that you […]

The Art of Crochet

A wonderful series to teach you the relaxing and rewarding art of crochet. I was always interested in crocheting but thought I would never learn. My poor mum tried to teach me to no avail. One day I was walking past the news agency and noticed this series so I thought why not , I […]

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