Plans and Plots

I am busy working on a couple of rather lovely crochet commissions at the moment, but you’ll have to wait a few weeks for photos. Meantime, I wanted to share with you my plans for the veg plot this year.

Mr T very kindly bought me a copy of James Wong’s Homegrown Revolution, which I had read about on Urvashi’s blog* .  Since Boxing day I have had the book either on the kitchen table or by my bed, making lists and drawing up plans of all the vegetables I’m going to grow this year. James Wong made me realise how crazy it is to grow potatoes when the field behind our house is full of Cheshire’s finest new potatoes and just up the road our local (and very lovely fruit farm) can provide us with delicious, tasty strawberries. Why not try something a little more unusual ?

Instead of the “usual suspects” this year, I’m going to try growing wasabi, sweet potatoes and chinese artichokes. I’m going to add more salad ingredients and herbs  and maybe even try my hand at hyacinth beans (simply because they look so beautiful).

If you can get hold of a copy of Homegrown Revolution, you’ll be inspired by the delicious recipes and beautiful illustrations which fill the book, or click here to go straight to James Wong’s website.

Thank you Mr T for a lovely present and thanks to Urvashi for writing her piece in the first place.

Now, I’m off to plant some seeds ….

 

 

 

 

*Always well worth a read, hop over now and take a look at what urvashi has planned for 2013

Craftseller Blog has Launched

Not only do the lovely team at Craftseller magazine publish my crochet patterns each month, they were also kind enough to let me guest post on their fantastic new blog. It has been great fun to do some “proper” writing again instead of just designing – I used to love my column in Sustained magazine, knowing that people would read and be inspired by my simple lifestyle was a great incentive to discover new and creative ways to “live the good life”.

Anyway, I hope you’ll drop by Craftseller’s new blog and wish them luck. I’ll be posting there regularly in 2012, bringing you some crochet tips and techniques to help you make  a profit and also introducing you to some of my favourite crafters who have turned their  passion into a living.

I’ve also remembered how much I used to look forward to writing blog posts here, and feel guilty that in recent months it has become little more than a show case for my published designs. I plan to put this right in the new year.

It’s not just the blog which has been neglected, my garden is in a sorry state too. Mr T noticed,  and as a nudge to get me growing again he gave me a copy of James Wong’s Homegrown Revolution for Christmas. I am almost ashamed to say I disappeared to bed early on Christmas day with my new book, a pen and gardening notes. I now have a long list of ambitious growing plans for 2013!

It looks like I’m in for a busy new year – and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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