Wednesday, January 30, 2013


This is the first square for the Crochet Sampler 2013 via the Afghans & blankets group over at Ravelry.

It is my variation of the pretty petals 12" Square by Melinda Miller.

If you click on any of the links it will take you to the appropriate pages on Ravelry.  If you are there why not add me as a friend?  My username is caramellosdream.

I decided to join this CAL (crochet along) after seeing it on Mandy's blog.

I am going to try to keep up with the CAL and each fortnight when the new square is posted I am hoping to make at least 3 of the squares - one in Greens for in Blues for Eamonn.... and one in Pinks for Xanthe.

Stay tuned for the next square :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Westcoast Eagles footy rug

When we landed in Victoria last April we were staying with my father-in-law and his partner at their house in Clifton Springs.  They are avid Geelong Cats fans and as we are Westcoast Eagles fans there is always a bit of healthy rivalry and jibing - although it can become passionate hatred at a moments notice especially if one team beats the other (ha-ha) !  For those that have NO IDEA what I am talking about - I am talking about two teams from the AFL (Australian Football League) - (enough said? LOL)

Anyway, to get on with the story - We had 5 days to fill and I had zero to do - so when in the supermarket I picked up some yarn (as you do)  and a hook (as you do) and I started to crochet a blankie for the couch in Westcoast Eagles colours.  Partially to get a rise out of the in-laws on colour choices and partially cause I was bored senseless :)

It hasn't been high on my list of priorities...but every now and then I have been sitting doing a row or 2 (aptly whilst watching the football) and slowly its starting to grow and take shape. Ideally it would be great to get it finished prior to the start of footy season so that if we end up going to a game we can take it with us.

I've been a bit of a missing in action blogger - but I am going to try to start to share a bit more with you guys and stay in touch :)  So on that note - here are some works in progress shots of the footy blankie. Sorry for the quality of the photos - I am camera-less at the moment so reliant on my ipod.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Can anyone identify these?

We have oodles of different fruit trees in our yard... some of them I recognise and others I don't.

Does anyone have any ideas what these are??

Thanks :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Late New Years Wishes :)

Just popping in briefly to wish you all a Happy New Year :)

A day late but better late than never :)

I hope that 2013 is a better year and for all of your dreams to come true.