Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Glad to be back

Hello and sorry to all my followers - I've missed keeping up with my craft blog and reading all your comments, hopefully now things are settling down here I'll be able to write more often.

I don't usually put much about my personal life up on this blog but as I just disappeared for almost 4 months I feel like I owe you all a bit of an explanation. Thankfully it is all good news :-) I'm pregnant again with my second little one and everything seems to be going well though I'm finding that this time round I'm a lot more tired. As well as this we have recently sold our last house and are in the process of trying to buy a new Tea Towers. Until we do we are staying with family and I only have one box of craft things to be getting on with so I haven't got much to show for myself.

I'll try to get a bit of craft done soon - to be honest I'm going a little crazy as I haven't crocheted anything for months now, but until then I can tell you a bit about a crochet course that I got the chance to teach just before moving out of our last home.

I love getting people to start crochet - it's been my favourite hobby for many years and when someone gets the hang of it and starts to see the fantastic things you can do with crochet it makes me very happy. The craft group that I wrote about in my last post were kind enough to give me the chance to run a 6 week crochet course there and though very nervous to be teaching a group instead of just one person at a time I jumped at the chance. I covered the basics for the first two weeks and then went on to teach granny squares, flower brooches and for the week before Easter we even had a go at making little bunny egg cosies.

For each week of the course I wrote a couple of pages of crochet notes as well as writing my own pattern for a flower brooch which I'll be sure to post here soon. I also wrote a 'recommended reading' list based on a good few of the books that I've reviewed here on this blog. I really hope that I get another chance to teach a class as it was a lot of fun and I love seeing all the photos of things that the ladies I taught are now having such fun making.

Thanks to everyone on the course for all the support and enthusiasm, I had a great time and will miss you all. Oh and thanks also for the delicious cakes, now if I could bake as good as this then I may make crochet my second favourite hobby...