I started this blog in January 2013 as a way to keep a record of my crafty makes.
I was working in a school 3½ days a week. Chores could be done in ½ day. And that gave me one day a week to enjoy my creativity. I called those precious days my ‘Lazy Daisy Days’ …… time for me ….. time to do whatever I wanted to do.
Actually, they were rarely lazy – as I couldn’t wait to get going!!
I had been donating my knitted, crocheted and sewn items for several years to a UK charity group and to Operation Orphan. But I wished I had taken more photos of my donations before I gave them away! I thought it would be good to look back and see just what I had achieved.
My lovely and very understanding partner bought me a new camera and off I went.
I had no idea at all about setting up a blogsite or website. I had no idea about adding photos. I had no idea about adding labels to my posts. I had no idea about adding captions to photos. But that didn’t stop me!
Some things I worked out for myself, other things I just stumbled upon - often by accident! Sometimes the frustration of not being able to find a way to do what I wanted to do made me very grumpy indeed! But my crafting kept me sane.
I didn’t really expect to have followers – apart from my family. But I began to get a few page views, then a few each day and I couldn’t wait to check each evening. So exciting!
3½ days at work turned into 4 days, and then into 5 days, and those ‘Lazy Daisy Days’ were gone! I really missed them – that wonderful feeling of waking up and having the entire day ahead …….
But the page views kept growing, and I have been encouraged to keep on sharing my ideas, my photos and my patterns.
I often get 10,000 page views in a day – every one of them is just as important to me as they were in the first few months! That is what keeps me continuing on - designing simple patterns and sharing them with the crafting community! Your support is wonderful and I really truly appreciate the loyalty and friendship so many of you have shown me.
I would like to celebrate my 10 million page views with a request that you join me in making and donating a hat. Wherever in the world you are - Please will you join me?
1. Make a hat -
using ANY of my patterns – any size – knit or crochet
2. Donate it -
to any charity, church, women's shelter or refuge, food bank, home for the elderly, hospice or hospital that you like to support - anywhere in the world
3. Let me know about it -
by leaving a comment below
School age children ~ http://www.operation-orphan.org/
Please use any of my hat patterns - here are a few to give you inspiration:
For all ages ~
For adults and teens ~
|Warm tweedy Adult Hats|
|Chemo Turban Hat for Vikki|
For children and toddlers ~
|Pre-School Toddler Hat|
|Up to 3years|
For babies ~
Too many to choose! ~ You will find LOTS here ~
|Knitted Baby Hats|
|Crochet Baby Hats|