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I live in a house on the top of a hill in the suburbs of a small town in the middle of England. I am self taught in most things - cooking, baking, sewing, crochet, knitting and am a novice quilter and gardener.

Owner: Butterflybushdiaries

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Language: English

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Latest Blog Posts for The Butterflybush Diaries

  • CardibagRemember this? Well, I went back to it to have another go but I'm really embarrassed to say I forgot to mark where I was on the pattern and now I have no idea as to where I am or what I am meant to do?  The perils of a novice knitter or mer...
  • Still Hexying
    on Aug 9, 2011 in yarn hexagons blanket crochet
    I'm still plodding away slowly with my Hexagon blanket.  I hadn't picked it up for a while but I want to try and get it finished during the Summer holidays if I can.  I'm over the halfway mark now at seven rows and after measuring it on the...
  • Booty!
    on Aug 4, 2011 in gardening garden
    Fruity booty too!!!  This is the first  lot of tomatos from my greenhouse, with a couple of chillis thrown in too! I'm rather pleased at my first attempts at growing tomatos!! :)...
  • Making a right from a wrong
    on Aug 3, 2011 in crafts yarn crochet recycling knitting
    Fuelled by my success with the Saroyan scarf last week, I decided to venture into the world of knitted cables.  Knitted cables are lovely and there are some great patterns on Ravelry, so I was really spoilt for choice. I wanted a hat to go with...
  • An Actual Finish!
    on Jul 29, 2011 in crafts scarf yarn knitting
    If you are a regular reader of my blog you know what a dismal and complete failure I am with going the distance with knitting.  I am Lame City - really!!  I start projects with full gusto and heaps of motivation and quickly it all goes down...
  • Crochet Lavender Flower BasketHere's an idea to use up some yarn scraps that you may have lying around AND the lavender that you may have in your garden - a little crocheted flower basket that contains lavender to make your house smell lovely.  You'll need to dry your lavend...
  • Loganberry......
    on Jul 26, 2011 in crafts scarf yarn stupidity knitting
    ..... is the colour of yet another project started, and yes, it's a knitted one!  I STILL have to finish the stripey cardigan I started a while back (I lost the will after a bit which is so typical of me and knitting) but I saw the Saroyan scarf...
  • A Couple of Skeins
    on Jul 25, 2011 in crafts spinning yarn dyeing
    I've been busy beavering away with the spinning wheel and having great fun in the process.  Starting off with a drop spindle has really helped me understand how to get the fibre from its' initial fluffy state into a twisted strand of yarn and al...
  • Finally Eluding the Elusive...
    on Jul 22, 2011 in birds wildlife garden
    Ever since we moved to our current home, I have slowly, slowly managed to attract all manner of different kinds of birds to my garden.  The only elusive bird was the Goldfinch - no matter what I did there just didn't seem to be any in the area s...
  • Epic Fail!Well, I tried to felt the bag I was making.  What a bloody disaster!!  Can you believe this pathetic attempt is AFTER blocking?!!I had put it in the washing machine as instructed on several internet tutorials on felting and nothing really h...
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