Good old granny

Well hello there, welcome to my second post on my second blog! Today I thought I’d show you what’s been on my hook just lately. After lots and lots of dithering about what pattern to use for making lavender bags, I ended up giving this a go.

It was my first time using a cotton and it was rather lovely.  I made two small squares to join together and then stuff with the heavenly scent of lavender flowers. A few weeks later I decided to make another, but a slightly different design.


I don’t know why but I had a sudden change of heart and decided this wouldn’t make a good lavender bag after all. Me being me, I didn’t want to waste a thing, so turned it into a little bag to give to my neice for one of her dolls.

I kind of gave up on the whole lavender bag thing for a while and decided to just start another blanket. Cos you know they’re truly my favourite thing to make. I went to my newly organised yarn dresser to select some yummy colours.


I must admit it was really tricky to pick. 

I got started straight away…


I love the start of a new blanket, the possibilities are endless, it’s just so exciting that you struggle to put your hook down.


Before I knew it, I had the centre finished, ready for lots and lots of lovely colours to wind around and around and grow into something warm and snuggly. So last week, this was where I was at..


It’s at a good size now and keeps me super cosy while I’m happily hooking away of an evening. I now need to decide on a border, I think I might try something a little special with this one. Watch this space! 

Happy hooking!! Vicki x

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