Hello there, how’s everyone doing? Things are starting to look a little clearer here, I have a few blog posts in the making, but in the meantime I thought I’d share a couple of posts from this time last year.  The first one is all about the blossom trees that are just about passing their peak here at the moment. You can read it here.  I feel a bit lazy but there’s no point in repeating myself is there? The next one is all about the bluebells. Isn’t it just uplifting, walking through a bluebell wood when they’re in full bloom? Just reading doesn’t compare to breathing in that delicate aroma, but seeing is believing and you can read that one here.  I haven’t had much time to get and about in the fresh air recently so it’s nice to be able to look back in the archives and revisit the beauty and nature I was amongst not so long ago. That’s not too much of a cop out is it??

I made these crochet flowers yesterday. They’re for a very special young lady called Jenny. She’s the daughter of Amanda who owns the Little Box of Crochet, monthly subscription box. It’s not my story to tell, and I don’t know enough information to give accurate details, but all I know is that Jenny has been battling cancer for 5 long years, and her fight is coming to an end. It’s absolutely heartbreaking to hear this news, she’s just 19. It’s one of her wishes to have her coffin covered in beautiful crocheted flowers, so the word was spread through social media, and the hookers set to work. In just a few days they’ve had such a huge response that they’ve now said they have more than enough. Isn’t that fantastic, how the crochet community pulls together? A shame that it’s in such sad circumstances but I think everyone feels privileged to have been allowed to contribute just a tiny bit to such a brave and inspirational young woman. #aflowerforjenny


Starting over 

Hello! Remember me? I used to be Vicki the Craftaholic. I do still have a serious addiction to crafting but decided to take the big, brave step and start a whole new blog to coincide with my re-brand. So a big, warm welcome to my new home, Florrie and Rene. If you’ve only just discovered me, then hello, it’s lovely to meet you! If you want a bit of background about me then have a browse through my old blog here.

This is my first blog post in about a month. I feel so guilty about being away for so long. It wasn’t intentional, I’ve just been extremely busy with all kinds of things, and every time I thought about popping into blogland, my mind kind of went a bit blank.  Anyway, I’m here now, and thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you some of the things I’ve been up to in my absence.  A couple of weeks ago,  I spent a lonesome Saturday evening in my dining room with Ed Sheeran making Mother’s Day cards. He wasn’t actually making cards of course, just helping me along by entertaining my ears! Here’s what I came up with…..

What do you think? If you already follow me on Facebook or Instagram then you will have already seen these. They’re now for sale on my Facebook page. Mother’s Day is really coming round fast, I must sort out presents for the mums in my life.

I’ll be back very soon to show you what’s on my hook. Please do click on the follow button so you don’t miss out!
Thanks for reading!

Vicki xx