Works In Progress – Tapestry

The big one!

This was bought to cover a fireplace at home which was shut off. We have since re-decorated and the fireplace is now opened up and looks amazing. But I love this piece with my whole heart. I have run out of the background colour so it is slightly hibernating at the moment.

The small one!

Well the tapestry part of this is finished, I just don’t quite know what to do with it. I think it may be destined to be a cushion cover, but have not got the material to surround it at the moment.


Works in progress – Cross stitch


A rather massive Cross stitch of a portrait which hangs in the National Gallery. I have been doing this on and off for the last 8 years.

Scissor Keeper

A small project, bought as part of a group which I have mostly used as Holiday and travelling projects. But haven’t really been away since I started this one.

Works In Progress – Knitting

So this is a quick post I am very good at keeping knitted projects under control, in that I don’t really do very many of them and it is definately only one at a  time with them.


Long sleeved quite simple, but all mine (I seem to give away most of my crochet projects). It really is about completing it mostly. The yarn was a Black Sheep special at a Stitches show I attended recently.

I have to say I really like this yarn, it has a slightly heathery quality and I’m very pleased to say that I have another batch in Navy too!

Works in progress – Crochet

So lets start with what I am making with my favourite craft, also the one I am quickest at !

The Bedspread!

So Christmas 2010 I decided that my family deserved some form of blanket as a gift, I duly started and have yet to finish my Sister and Brother-in-laws Super King sized bed spread. There is an end in sight but it is not quite there yet but I will finish it this year!

Berry Hats

This is the cutest pattern and I keep one started for any babies that pop up and need a gift!


I have fallen out of love with this big style, and I don’t really know why. It may have something to do with the amount of ends I will have to weave in at the end!


Just finishing on this, slightly random garment that I have made, had an image in my mind when making it without a pattern that never quite translated. I think it may be due to a mis-match in yarn used but never mind I’m not so disappointed with it that I won’t finish it or indeed wear it.


Hi I’m Alice, and I craft!


Its a long story and starts with a Grandmother and Mother who could and can do everything, (OK with my Mother it is mostly when she can be bothered but she still knows how!). Add in a childhood of Brownies and Girl Guides, who do love teaching a new craft and you have a gigantic overexposure to sooo many different crafts its hard to keep track.


I mainly Crochet, Knit and sew at the moment. This makes me sound very productive doesn’t it but I’m not really. I plan to show you all completed projects, in progress reports and other bits and bobs. Particularly this year as I intend to be much more productive and learn a whole lot more if I can.


So here goes.