Sunday – Reblog

One of my favourite blogs that I follow. Every single post makes me smile and relaxes me, I am so glad I follow. It breaks up all my hectic feed, I don’t have much to blog about so thought I would share! I wasn’t asked to do this but I think we all need something beautiful to look at once in a while.

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balcony garden setting growing marigolds Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word In August – Y2 (setting, growth) Flower of the Day

via Little Marigolds —

Catch up – blog changes & more 

I think have a book addiction but I’m also a hoarder. I’ve come to terms with this. 

So I’m being distant, I can’t help it. I hate social media and right now and even crochet, including the ‘look at me’ posts all the fucking time. 

but I’m pushing through because I have a craft fayre in October and a Christmas one in December so I am very busy. 

I have lots of blogs to catch up on and I’ll get to your posts at the weekend. 

This week and most of last week was none stop and will be til Saturday so I can relax and catch up on everything. 

ANYWAYS. Before I go I want to announce something. 

I’m going to be getting rid of my website and using the Facebook shop function, OK I haven’t worded it the way I should. The website is technically staying but the store will be linked in Facebook does that make sense? I think this will be a better marketing strategy for me as MOST if not all my orders come straight from the Facebook world. I know how I can pursue customers and I am more Facebook savvy. I think this will help my website more by linking it into one. 

I’ve also got two blankets available on my Etsy shop. It’s not a permanent thing as a personal preference I don’t like Etsy but way to go to everyone that has success with it. 


Im really really really really putting my mind into writing. So watch this space! I also have some short stories saved as part of a new blog schedule I am planning. 

Which brings me to my schedule! 

From the beginning of August I’ll be posting 3 times a week. I want to try and do specific days but I know that won’t happen so as long as it’s 3x I’m okay. 

One day it will be crochet, another day it’s going to be random anything from crafts to a rant. Third post will be story/writing related. 

I’ve yet to do my bullet journal video and making t shirt yarn. Life does happen! 

Now here’s the fun part woop woop. Every two weeks It will be 4 posts because I’m going to do book reviews!!!!!!!! Heck I might even start a book club every month?!?!!!?!?!?!?!?!!! 
So that’s it for now! I pinky promise to catch up on blogs. I have liked some but yet to comment. Peace out. 

WIP Wednesday – Catching waves, neat ripple crochet blanket.


Ner ner ner, i accomplished one of my goals!!! I finished my sea wave ripple blanket.
YES! So proud right now but i aren’t proud that since the start of this month ive done nothing but eat shit, drink diet pepsi and just meh whatever though.

So happy 4th of July for yesterday LOL! – I spent ALL day on this thing and I started one of my other goals which was to watch Pretty Little Liars as i had never seen it before, i actually think i started it on Sunday? Whatever. It hit midnight i had like 6 rows to go and i was so drained from working it all day that i left it til today.

Why is it when your so close to the end of something it literally takes forever? Please explain that to me, my wrists were tingly i had crocheted that much. I took toilet breaks quick email check etc but honestly i just busted ass.

I followed the Attic 24 neat ripple pattern for this blanket and it turned out pretty well.
I think during the process i had to frog a few rows as my count was off at the end of the row and i usually found that i would fucked up around about the start of a new row so it was such a pain to frog back all that way. FML – I will say that this blanket wouldn’t be done if it was adult size, this is a baby blanket and measures at 31×35 inches so its a nice size for a baby. I kind of hate thinking of blanket sizes because i don’t come across babies that often LOL so when i first ever met my friends baby, i was like shit they really are SMALL. I don’t know why i thought they were as big as a blanket. Honestly – I think that’s a good reason why i will never be ready for a child hahaha Ill be buying my kid cars before they even know how to tie laces.



I actually really enjoyed doing this blanket. Anything blue i love, because it’s my favourite colour. It relaxes me, i mean just look at those shades i feel so close to the sea which is always such a memorable and relaxing place right?
It makes me want to pack up and live in a little wooden house right on the sand 😦

I usually get really bored of blankets even when it’s a request and i tried to do the ripple way back when i started my blog and i never finished it. In fact whatever i did do got thrown out months ago a long with the colours.


The yarn is used is…… Obviously stylecraft. I always go back to this brand and i think they are spot on with the shades that they have especially the blues. I have a few more colours that i wanted to use as it reminds me of being under water and searching for Atlantis. But i don’t know what ill do yet as i just seem to have yarn just for ‘just incase’ type of moments.

Starting from the white and going to the darkest shade here are the colours i used in stylecraft special DK :
White (1001)
Duck egg (1820)
Storm blue (1722)
Petrol (1708)


I used a 4mm crochet hook and for the border i jut went down the sides of where i started and end rounds and did two TR/DC in each space of where i have row of colours. Meaning i did 6 TR/DC for each set of colour.
I tried to follow the Attic 24 edge pattern i think that’s kind of the start of it but I just did my own thing. I didn’t want anything over the top for a border and i didn’t even do a border on the sides that were wavy.

I can’t say i ever use crazy borders on my projects because i like to keep that aspect of it simple, i see it more of a frame and the blanket is it’s own portrait.

And here is the final picture IMG_20170705_170157_831


So for the rest of today/evening and tomorrow well some of tomorrow i am going to relax, check my bullet journal and it’s to do lists then move on to the next.
(I can now record a video without any issues so Saturday will be bullet journal shit cause you can plan next week with me :D)


That’s it for today. I am catching up on blogs BTW So if i comment or like something from weeks back that’s me catching up LOL!
Hope everyone’s having a good week and if your craft happy what you all been making?

June wrap up & July goals




Firstly, DAMN. How quick are the months passing? I can’t believe we are in July and not even thinner than last year. FML.

Okay, so as part of my new Blog schedule which i have put into my bullet journal WHICH i have a scheduled post for UK time is around 8:00PM because i wanted to do this post today and i normally don’t post twice a day BUT July kind of started on a weekend and i’ve been making the weekends are ME time.


So July has been kind of hectic, i started off pretty smoothly with my projects. I started a shawl, a wave blanket a giraffe which are all kind of half done i just haven’t posted any more updates on them – Because orders for baby items have been making me crazy.
Whilst I am still adding changes to my website, I’ve been using my FB page more to use for custom orders. I know your thinking wtf is the point in having a website. WELL its my baby, it’s still growing and i had a brain fart to create a section of my store dedicated for babies and toddlers. So whilst juggling that and making items, well planning what to make seems to take over more than the actually making. I thought well, my FB page is my shop window and i can’t turn down a customer if i technically don’t have any of the baby items available online yet… right? SO i’ve been busting ass and as i write this i have a order that needs to go out today etc.

Anyways so here is literally June in a nutshell. I started a shit ton of projects at per and the ones that i kind of should of finished in June will be made priority for the first weeks of July, some of them i am actually going to save for December at the Christmas fayre. I made two more unicorns for someone!!! Started a bullet journal, played more games on the PS4, tried my hand at Calligraphy, NOT attempted to make t shirt yarn – I will, and a whole lot more!!! See some of the pictures below.


So what’s in store for July? Here are my goals

  • Stick to the blog schedule, i don’t think it matters if i stick the 3 times a week mark but it’s more about the content ideas i have i want to stick to.
  • Finish & Set up baby section on the website! I can’t wait for this as i think this will be such a huge hit .
  • Continue to eat healthily, last few days i let myself go but we all deserve treats.
  • Exercise, get my ass up and move!!! That includes going out for walks and getting some fresh air
  • Track your mood, this is part of the bullet journal but i want to track my book for depression purposes so i can see what and when i get low
  • Writing tracker, i set a goal to write 500 words a day. This excludes my personal journal and some blog posts. I want it to be strictly 500 words to do with writing stories. Now i can’t say it will be 7 days a week but i want to at least do this 4 times a week if i can’t stick to the 7.
  • Continue my calligraphy journey, once a week. Even if it’s just half an hour that allows me to sit and take a break to try something new. I really got pissed off with doing it but i am kind of excited to see where my progress takes me!
  • Read more, i have a reading tracker and part of my new blog ideas is that i want to read 5 books a month & at the end of the month i want to do a review on the books which ones i liked and didn’t etc. I think this will be fun, i might even started a monthly book club?
  • Stick to my crochet schedule. Ok so i am going to mention the word ‘depression’ again. Not to milk it at all but the reason why i have all these schedules and trackers in my bullet journal is to not only help me get more organised but to give me something to get out of bed and do even when i  feel like the world is about to eat me up! PLUS it’s hella fun 😀 😀
  • Read more blogs. I am going to set a side half an hour a day or when i’m just taking a break to catch up on blogs. I love a lot of blogs on here so i don’t want to miss anyone’s adventures.
  • Game more! Gaming is my escape i fucking live for it and something about the past 6 months or so i haven’t picked up the controller for gaming purposes. I spent the past two weekends playing games and it felt so good. Eyes hurt after but damn so worth it.
  • Go to the doctors, ok i have this weird rash i think it might be dry skin from like skin issues in the past i’ve been putting it off but i need to go.
  • Print more stickers and stuff for planner – This is purely for fun and therapeutic purposes.

Stop listing goals for the sake of it…..

That’s a shit load of goals BUT it’s all fun! They are all doable and none are impossible. It’s mainly to do stuff which can easily be carried over to August but i do have some that NEED to be done in July.
Like i need to be a little bit thinner this month to make up for the 4 years i’ve been meaning to diet.
That’s a wrap folks, check back later when my bullet journal video will be up on hurrrrrrrrrrrr I am kind of cringing at the sound of my voice. I live kind of up north but not northern I am in the middle so its a mixture of all the surrounding nasty ass accents and it created my nasty ass accent.


Peace out, happy July.

Friday fun – learning calligraphy 

Before I get started I want to say that I am going to upload a video over the weekend on my bullet journal. I recored yesterday to post today things went wrong. I had no sleep last night so I’m trying to chill but I will record it and get it all done by the weekend.
Anyways, this week I got my crayola pens and other pens that I got for my journal and started practicing calligraphy. I try to write fancy with just a biro or fine line but seen this bullet journal stuff everyone seems to be super artistic (I’ll touch on this in the video) and I thought okay let’s step out of your crocheting world and try something new.

I really shouldn’t of as I have a shit load of things to be doing for the store but as long as I’m working on orders etc I thought screw it. I need a life too!

Here is my progression this week on calligraphy – starting order is first picture is my first attempts and the last picture is literally an hour ago.

Okay so if your familiar with curvy post writing you’ll probably pick calligraphy up quite easily. The idea is your up strokes are to be thin and down strokes thick. So brush pens, watercolour brushes and yes crayolas can be used for this.

Well crayola can suck its own Ink. I hated calligraphy for the first two days….

So I’m left handed and I really struggled to get the right grip the way I saw them doing it on the videos and I was getting pissed off. So I ordered some brush pens – Tom bow and yep they aren’t really that cheap but the cheap ass ones I got for a few quid sucked so much I threw them out. And the crayolas well I jacked up one of the tips LOL

I also tried a new font.

And also tried to sketch my cat. Yeah laugh go on it sucks I can’t draw I never stuck it out at art at school because I was too busy rebelling and bunking off. I do however have a huge passion for water colours and I loved it as a kid so next month I’m going to buy some cheap ones and start painting again.

OKAYS so I’ve been watching someone called alphonso on YouTube i will totally link it on my bullet journal blog. He teaches you how to draw with pen etc he’d a genius.
ANYWAYS – my tombow pens arrived as well as some other cheeky pens and 100 a4 card for (4.99) whaaaaat bargain. I got the card for free printable shit.

I literally achieved this an hour ago….

Okay I’m aware my lines aren’t like 100% perfect but for a week practise and probably only half an hour at a time I think I am kinda getting it. It felt alot better using the Tom bow pens and even though I’m still trying to figure out my way of holding the pen I think I am getting it.
So what next? I am going to try and practice everyday for at least half an hour. If I can’t stick to that then attest once a week for an hour straight. As long as I schedule some time in.

I’ve also learnt that being left handed sucks I mean I get were amazing and super intelligent but damn it’s so awkward. I also learnt that keep at it and sometimes a little upgrade goes a long way. I mean I can’t even afford this shit I want something I get it and when it comes so stationery I can’t say no.
So video over the weekend. Keep an eye out and that’s it, have a awesome weekend!!!

Monday mayhem

So I’ve been way off with my blogging and everything else. I guess I’ve been busy but at the same time I started to feel a little low again and I needed to try and just snap out of it. 

I’m feeling okay today, i finished my unicorn order and have a small order to finish and post it by Thursday. I am however trying to tackle my “I don’t want to leave the house” attitude and I need to get functional. 

I joined a chat room for people with depression but I got banned because the owner is Christian and a hugely against the LGBT community. Anyways, I have decided to start bullet journaling. What is is this madness you say? 

Okay well I am going to do a whole post on this probably next week but this is for sure something to get you more organised and more productive. Check out YouTube and type in bullet journal for videos but I actually recommend Amanda as she is so cool and I love her style. I will give you guys some beginner shit when I’m all set up as I think because I’m a beginner it would be cool to do with this with newbies as well. Also next week I’ll link all my items I got and where I purchased etc as today I’m off to get more stationary. 

I also had to take my cat for his jabs last week and I bought him a water fountain as the heat here has been vile. It’s cooler today but I keep getting bursts of being warm! 

I also have to try and fit in the doctors as I have this weird rash on my legs OK so it sounds gross but I think it’s dry skin idk. I also am still planning my store content and I guess my mood has slowed me down BUT I have an interview this week for a part time job at TGIF in the kitchen. I want it so I can not only get some extra bucks for my crocheting and store up Keep but it gets me out of the house. 

Day 1 of serious dieting, I had two boiled eggs for breakfast (brunch!) I will probably eat a sandwich whilst I’m out so I will have some fruit and green tea when I get home. 

I am also interested in calligraphy, so I am going to get some cheap pens and sketch pad and practise. I also want to learn how to doodle haha. I want to do things that relax me I know crocheting does but lately it’s all been for the sake of the store. 

I had the best weekend not doing anything. Saturday I played ps4 all afternoon until midnight and Sunday I relaxed and watched youtube videos all day and just switched off from everything. 

So I’ll be blogging again in the week I just have so much to do I can’t keep up and I never really saw blogging as priority when it comes to actual life. 

I hope you are all well and I will sit down at some point tomorrow and catch up with your blogs. 

Crocheting & things

What up world, so Tuesday it is. I feel like evert week is getting shorter and shorter! 

Not much is happening on my side I am concentrating on life for a while & obviously crocheting. I’ve closed my website for a few weeks because I am making lots of things And some of the boring technical changes that wouldnt kind of work if it was all live. 

Anyways I made those cute booties the other day and Iearnt from Croby Patterns 

I also have some other patterns of hers that I am going to use which I bought from her store. She also has a video on how to make your own soles. 

I like the way she makes her soles so I am going to note them all down and consider designing my own booties. 

I was also going to do a blog with another award I was nominated for but I feel like these are getting too much for me and I notice that people feel left out (just from what I’ve see whilst browsing) when they haven’t been nominated – which kind of brings me to the same people get listed over and over. 

Please don’t take offense to anything as I did take part myself and was going to do another thanks to Robin but I think the fun has passed for me. 

So to anyone that hasn’t seen your name on a list don’t fret everyone’s blog is worthy regardless… 

(I probably won’t be around much blogging wise til this award phases has calmed down. Again if you get offended by my complaining simply don’t read what I say. I won’t beat around the bush and sugar coat shit as I didn’t make my blog for that reason and won’t run around sprinkling happy fairy dust.) 

I guess my depression has decided to come back for a bit hence the shitty mood. I’m also still feeling run down. 

Happy crafting follow me on instagram @twinklehook_ 

Wednesday WIP& stuff

Bonjour crafters! It’s Wednesday once again and this week is flying damn.. I got so much to do as well it makes me feel sick and want take a million naps.

So i started a ripple blanket last night using stylecraft yarn. I got these colours a few weeks back when i just wanted to shop for yarn and add some different shades to my busting stash.
Incase you missed it on insta, the shades are (from left to right) White, duck egg, storm blue, petrol – I think i got that right.
I have this love hate relationship with a ripple as i started once waaaaaaaaay back and never finished it. I love LOVE LOVE how they look when done and i really like starting them but it’s something about them i don’t like when it comes to finishing the damn thing but this one needs to be finished.
I am so tired lately and so i put the hook down today and decided that i would just kind of chill & catch up on some gaining as I haven’t been able to log into my PS4 for ages.

I also made a few private pin boards on my pinterest for some more store ideas, i am still toying with the keychains and mini makes but struggling to find inspiration. – I’ve actually lost my inspa, i had it all planned out and I am feeling pretty meh this week. I think i just do need a rest, me time no crocheting (Even though my hands are itching) i am even going to catch up on my reading!
A delivery came today for my bookcase and a few other things like a new ironing board and iron plus a new laundry basket. So tomorrow i am going to be busy sorting the living room out and playing catch up with ironing but i might just do that at the weekend.


So this week i have been following Mrs Craft’s free pattern for baskets (Check out that link for the pattern) & I decided to use this bright ass t shirt yarn i got a while back! I bloody hate it, the  hook everything. So i have ordered a better hook (12mm) and it didn’t come today which was annoying as i wanted to finish it so, hopefully by Friday my stuff will arrive and i can finish it over the weekend BECAUSE – I am going to make more.
You see all that fabric in the picture? Yup, totally bought that. I lay it on the airer just to show you guys how much of it i have. I mean i have a lot of it, at least 5 meters.
Funny because when i went to my fabric shop i saw it and i was like hmmm i don’t know how much i need so the lady literally just weighed the lot to see what the total was and go from there. Well it was only £9.66 for the whole – I mean f*** sake how amazing is that?! One ball of t shirt yarn costs like £8.99 – I can make a million uses out of all of that fabric, not just baskets but i could even make a t shirt and add some crochet on the edges etc.
SO yes i am making my own t shirt yarn  – I picked well t shirt fabric for this and i do have a tutorial saved somewhere on how to cut it continuously rather than strips and then have to join. Isn’t it quite surprising how much money you can save? You don’t have to go out and buy fabric you can easily go to some charity/thrift shops and buy old t shirts or fabric, maybe you have some lying around at home? I wanted a specific look and pattern hence why buying the fabric but it honestly hasn’t cost much. So what i think i shall do is, measure how much of it i use for the yarn make note and then in the future i can go back and get the specific ammount.

I am going to do a full post on this at some point on how to make t shirt yarn and i will do a video to show you how to cut, so i think i will do all that this weekend and then post next week.

CAN’T WAIT TO TRY THAT PATTERN OUT WITH MY FABRIC. I want to do all of them and the ribbed one aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

Righteo, I’ve done babbling on i don’t think i have anything else to say, so hope you have a good week if i don’t post til weekend & happy WIP Wednesday, drop a comment with y your current projects.

Peace out xox

Liebster award – Strange name?


I literally read Liebster as Lobster and for the purpose of this blog i will call it lobster because it kind of makes much more sense to me, i really don’t know why lobster’s make sense as i have never met one. 

Thank you to Quiet Water Craft for giving me a nom on this. Actually didn’t really take much part in the last award but this one is fun because i kind of like answering questions.

Here’s how it works:

1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.
2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 11 blogs.
5. Notify those blogs of the nomination.
6. Give them 11 questions to answer

First up – the questions given to me – I gotta remember to do all the above, geez….

1.What are your hobbies?
Well, crocheting obviously – Gaming, writing when i feel like it. Saving the world from eating yellow and orange sweets because let’s be honest they are the nastiest flavour in the packet.

2. Whats your favourite colour?
Hmmm blue, green – Always blue though its my babe.

3. When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be the next Vampire Slater, i will always want to be the next vampire slayer. Buffy got me obsessed back then! I subscribed the magazine, never missed and ep and ALL my walls in my bedroom an i am not lying, was covered in posters and cut outs from magazines etc. You couldn’t even see the wall paper. Would love to have those magazines again as a collector/geek in me.

4. Lunch and dinner, or dinner and tea?
For me it’s lunch and tea, and by the way where i am from a cuppa means a cup of tea not like hot drink or coffee… OR a brew means a cup of tea also.

5. Do you speak/sign any languages other than English?
Ich verwende eine Suchmaschine, um mich so auszusehen, wie ich eine andere Sprache sprechen kann    – Translate that 😀 😉

6. Do you have a favourite number?
Yup, 13. It’s supposed to be lucky for me and quite canny as i like those Friday the 13th films LOL Weird how a murderer makes you like a number.

7. What’s your favourite smell, and why?
Well when my allergies aren’t blocking my sense of smell, i like to sniff the odd candle – It has to be the smell of roses.

8. Are you a book sniffer? (I know I’m not the only one!)
I don’t sniff books but i do rub the pages to feel the paper ’cause sometimes the paper makes my hands dry IDK habit… This kind of reminds me of the documentary of the lady who ate her walls and a woman who ate books and she would sniff them to see what books she wanted to eat because it had to smell a certain way.

9. Do you blog to a schedule or just whenever the muse takes you?
I tried a schedule once, didn’t work. I try and blog 3 times a week, but the days are at random. It all depends what i feel like!

10. Would you rather be rich or famous?
I’d become famous for being so rich…. *drops the mic*

11. What’s your favourite type of weather?
Rain, wind and storms. I love rainy days especially when it’s heavy and windy. It gives me this feeling where i want to just snuggle in some comfy clothes and curl up with a blanket watching tv or doing my crochet but STORMS are amazing to me, it’s kind of beautiful the weather.

11 facts about me now HAHAHAHA christ…

  1. I won a colouring competition at Mcdonalds when i was a kid and won a Simba teddy.
  2. I also won the crazy golf at the kids club as a kid when we went to spain and other stuff. This makes me sad because i never win anything now i am an adult
  3. I am scared of clowns, specifically Penny Wise
  4. My star sign is Libra – The best, which i would actually like to learn more about
  5. In my ancestory i am linked to a French poet, i also have German, Scottish & Anglo ties.
  6. I have 47 toes
  7. My name is really…..Batman
  8. I did the slut drop drunk continuously with a friend, going down the escalator to catch my tube (London new years)
  9. I didn’t graduate highschool
  10. I’ve never been to a prom
  11. I once rode a dragon


So i literally need to nominate blogs which means i have to click link and remember everyone’s bloody blogs SO i will literally just name you rather than do the link because i cba. IF YOU’VE ALREADY DONE IT THEN OKAY FINE. I don’t even know if some of these follow back and will ever see LOLOL

Tami – Tanglewood
Mrs craft
Robin -Emperial crochet
Emma – Emma crafts design
Yolanda @yochet
jessica crafts
the wee house of crochet

I think i only have 10 so ANYONE that reads this, i nominate you!!!!

So your 11 questions

1.What about sunrise?
2.What about rain?
3.What about all the things that you said We were to gain?
4. What about killing fields Is there a time?
5.What about all the things That you said were yours and mine?
6. Did you ever stop to notice All the blood we’ve shed before?
7. Did you ever stop to notice This crying Earth, these weeping shores
(aah ooh)
8.What have we done to the world? (look what we’ve done)
9.What about all the peace That you pledge your only son?
10. What about flowering fields Is there a time?
11. What about all the dreams That you said was yours and mine


Aurora the unicorn

If your sick of seeing this unicorn don’t read lol! I posted it on instagram first as I shamelessy wanted to promote it. 

So I won’t bore you all with a long post about it. I got this pattern from Etsy – BubblesAndBongo

Check out their instagram @littleaquagirl 

The pattern was fun, cute and pretty easy. I started it last night and finished it off this afternoon. 

I did miss a cute part off which was a star headband. I didn’t have the right kind of yarn or anything nice to compliment it. I still think it looks cute regardless. 

I used a 2.5mm hook and normal dk. I used white and some variegated I had knocking around. 

That just about sums it up! I’ve had a meh day drama and changed my mobile number… TOMORROW I have tickets to go see Wonder Woman, super excited for this film. She’s my superhero inspiration! 

Hope everyone has a fab weekend xox