International Day of the Midwife


This may seem an unusual day to be blogging about on a craft site, but on 5 May this year they would like knitted, crocheted or crafted midwives.

This has been inspired by @knittedmidwife who can be found here.

I will be taking part in support of the University of West Scotland Midwifery team, and if you are in the southside of Glasgow the Wool Haven is acting as a collection point.

Patterns have been provided by Amy Kember (crocheted) & Kimara McCombs Wise (knitted)

Further details please contact

I’ll update my efforts here 🙂





The only downside to crafting and blogging is it is so easy to get caught up with the crafting that you forget to blog about it – or as in my case have about 5 blogposts/projects almost but not quite finished.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, 2 new crochet classes started at the Wool Haven and then a day out at the Hobbycrafts Show at the SECC which provided a lot of inspiration and a few projects.

Something I’ve thought about trying is crocheting with wire & beads, I’ve seen it on YouTube and in books, but never got round to doing it.

Now I’ve seen it I am definitely going to give it a go – although it may be a while before I can do the butterflies. 🙂

The event also hosted both the Scottish Quilting Show & the Stitching & Sewing Show. I can sew on a button, do alterations and complete basic projects but quilting has never been my thing; you have to be so precise and my level of competency does not match my expectations. Yes things get thrown in frustration. So it’s been a subject area I’ve avoided.

All I can say is wow. I knew things had progressed way beyond simple squares but the standard of work there was breathtaking.

Have to say I enjoyed myself there and felt I did quite well only coming home with stuff for 3 or 4 projects to try out – more of which soon.