Somewhere I can let out my inner crafter without being labeled as even more insane.


Hello all! I am a 20-something PhD student of mathematics, studying at a University in England. I craft (as I think most people do!) to stay sane these days. Currently I knit, crochet and cross stitch, but I certainly want to try other avenues of crafting (at the moment the main ones vying for attention are spinning, quilting and dress-making).

As well as crafting, I also read lots, and I am currently thinking of ways to incorporate the books I love into my crafting.

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  1. hi hi.. just to let you know that you’ve won the Happy Spring Blog hop giveaway.. and I could not locate your email.. hence this message.. could you please email me your mailing address and my email is located on my blog under “Contact Me” thank you so much. πŸ˜€

    • Oh wow, thanks πŸ™‚ I hadn’t actually thought about the possibility of me winning, so hadn’t thought about that! I will certainly get in touch with you, and sort out my email address too πŸ™‚

  2. Hey! Just to let you know I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blogger award because you’re awesome and I love what you write. Go over here to see.

  3. Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award. Please see my post for what to do next. All the best, Kate

  4. Carmel Kearon said:

    Hi, do you have the pattern for the Dick Bruma baby blanket? I made one for my son 30 years ago but have lost the pattern. I would really like to have a copy. Do you have it or know where I can buy it please?
    Best wishes

    • Hi, I don’t have the pattern any more- I was just lent it to make the blanket from. However, I have searched the internet, and the original comes from Family Circle, and the pattern was released in installments, with the first part given out in January 1988. You might have to search a bit to find it, good luck with that!

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