Lucias Fig Tree

Patterns, Stories

April blanket: ‘the Norian blanket’

My belated Easter post…I have been sitting on this blog entry for 10 days…the plan was to get it published before Easter, but things have gotten in the way so I am just now making the final touches to the post. So I hope all of you had a lovely Easter or spring break with your families, loved ones and maybe with some crochet too!  Whether you managed to find some free time for starting a new project or continuing with some WIPs. I had a bit of extra time to surf the net last  ...

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Lifestyle, Stories

My 10,000 girls…

You all know I got four children but the  ones  of you that know me in real life,  also know that I have some extra   10,000 to 50,000  little girls. The number depends on  the time of the year!     I am an urban beekeeper! and I LOVE MY BEES!!!!   Beekeeping is just  FANTASTIC!!!! Even simply sitting down near the hive with a cup of tea or..indeed a crochet project and watching the coming and going of the hive is an extremely relaxing experience. I went into beekeeping for  ...

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Patterns, Stories

Voilà ! the macaroons blanket.

31stof March! just in time…. You probably have already seen some previews on my  Instagram. I finished the macaroon blanket last week, but I have been so busy trying to finalise the last details of the ” secret project” plus I had a few deadlines at work . However, I am now finally sitting down, writing the recipe for the macaroons blanket, so you can all make one for yourselves! Firstly let me tell you,  it will take a degree of patience! The squares are very easy to make  ...

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Lifestyle, Patterns, Stories

Never mind the macaroons…mini grannies are like Marmite!

An unusual title, I know…but if you are acquainted with Marmite you will know exactly where I’m coming from! For those of you that haven’t the faintest idea what Marmite is, I will explain.. Marmite is a thick, sticky paste made from concentrated yeast extract, a byproduct from brewing beer. German scientist Justus Liebig invented accidentally the concoction in 1902. Marmite has a very distinctive flavour. The taste is so unique as to defy description, but think of a  ...

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