Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Bottom of the crochet class!

Well thats the title I've given myself as I obviously was not born to crochet! I've been taking classes with the wonderful and very patient ladies of Marmalade Yarns in Frome and they have helped me considerably to grasp the granny square. I have a couple more lessons left so I hope to be able to remember everything I've learnt and maybe even follow a simple pattern at some point in the future.
I've also been preparing for the Vintage and Handmade Fair which seems to be fast approaching and finding a few lovelies at the Shepton Mallet flea Market. A lovely fabric covered box, a set of french tins, a super eiderdown and a barbola mirror from 'Susannahs' in Bath. We have a visit to the big smoke planned ths weekend to become godparents to my gorgeous little nephew and maybe squeeze in some shops too! Hope you all have a lovely week


  1. I wouldn't have said you were bottom of the class, those granny squares are excellent. I wish I lived closer to you I would love to teach you to crochet! I would love to teach anybody to crochet! I can recommend a very good book on teaching to crochet.
    Your goodies you bought are really lovely I wish I could find finds like those but never do!

  2. Your squares are looking very good!
    Love the gorgeous flowers in the picture too.
    Hope you have a lovely time this weekend.


  3. Hi,
    Amazing granny squares, we can't wait to see them for real tonight, you definitely aren't bottom of the class. By the end of the course I (Catriona)usually am bottom as everyone overtakes me in their skills!

  4. Oh I would be far worse than you if anyone tried to teach me to crochet! Your squares look lovely and I love the other things you photographed :)

    Mel xxx

  5. I think those squares are pretty damn good missus! Keep up the good work and looking forward to seeing you again soon...are you in the same place?

  6. Hi Clare,
    I admit to being a little green at the sight of your new (old!) gorgeous fabric covered drawers...I was at the flea market too!!

    Good luck with the crochet classes...doesn't look like you'd be bottom of the class to me...

    Enjoy the half term...(if it is where you are)
    Niki x

  7. Hi Clare,
    Hope you are having a lovely time in London.
    How special being Godmother, to a new little person.
    You have done very well with your new purchases, good effort!
    If you are passing could you pop into the Wendy-House, I have left you a little something.
    Take care,

  8. You and Viv side by side at Vintage and Handmade? Oh that's going to be fun! Good luck. Love the adult hats. Best wishes. Lesley

  9. What a pretty post. Loving that Barbola mirror. Keep seeing them popping up in blogland. They are so pretty.

    You would never be bottom of the class with that gorgeous crochet. That is one thing I have never done. Would not really know where to beging. Your squares are gorgeous.

    Have a great weekend.


  10. Teehee...if you think that's bottom of the class you should've seen what I came up with when I had a mum just looked at me and we knew never to speak of it again x;)

    And those hats? GORGEOUS!

    Thank you for your visit and have fun in old Lahndahn tarn! x:)

  11. Bonjour !
    Superbes trouvailles !
    You had chance to find a complete old set of French tins !
    I love old things too !
    Coucouc de France

  12. Your crochet looks lovely Clare. I love the colour combination.

    The drawers are wonderful, what a fabulous find, well done.

    Looking forward to seeing your gorgeous hats at the Vintage and Handmade Fair which, yes, is approaching very fast eeeeeek!!!

  13. Hello Clare

    I still find that I struggle a bit with crochet at times, my circles tend to curl up at the edges but I love it! Unfortunately I haven't had as much practise time as I'd like but feel sure that with more practise, I'll get there in the end. Keep going, the girls at Marmalade Yarns are great and are never too busy to help.
    Sooo envious of those tins!!! Isn't that shop Susannah gorgeous!
    Isabelle x