Luz Patterns..Crochet Bags..

Take yourself off to Luz Patterns on Etsy…..we all love a good crochet bag but how expensive are they??? If you are already good with the hook just get a good pattern and make one yourself, if you aren’t good with the hook…why not?  Go to a class, study You Tube videos, it’s not as difficult as you think….

Feast your eyes on my favourites below and then just click on the link at the bottom and decide on your favourite patterns, so much more than just the fabulous bags….if you make any I would love to see your end result!

Click here for Luz Patterns!

Have a bright and happy day!

Geri xx

Start Calling it your Plan…


I’m not good at this….I have had lots of dreams always dashed by my “I can’t do that” attitude, or there really isn’t a point because everyone else does it better….For this reason I have dabbled, I am good at some things and frustratingly not good at others…I can never decide which “dream” to go with…. it sometimes feels like a waiting game….trying out lots of new things waiting for “the one”.

Christopher on the other hand is brilliant at it…. he dreams he wants to do something, then he plans it, then he does it….actually makes it look very simple.  It’s almost like he ticks it off a list in his head until another dream comes along, then he brilliantly sells all the things he needed for the last project before starting on the next one….genius….

So, a bit of a brainstorming exercise to come….decide on a project, plan it, and do it…..

A weekend away now with the girlies, maybe some planning there….

Can I change my scatter brained way of thinking, or is that just the way I am?….we shall see!


Geri xx

Learn to Love Your “Behind the Scenes”..


There is absolutely nothing wrong with being excited about showing off your highlight reels….we work very hard on them, we all have the right to display them when they are ready….

There is something wrong with the insecurities which grow when you admire the highlight reels of others…..  Why do we do that?  Why do we think our comparisons have no behind the scenes, that their lives are just like that….no trying….

Everyone….without exception….has rehearsals and dress rehearsals and messy behind the scenes areas….then, when the camera clicks….the highlight reel is the result….

Let us all enjoy it for what it is, congratulate, take inspiration, take ideas and move back to our backstage position and enjoy our own journeys….



From Women, Wine and Words

Geri :o) x

Don’t Fail By Default….


I haven’t rambled on here for ages!  How time flies….

Anybody who throws things out onto social media for others to see, appearing to be self confident and all knowing usually deep down, just wants to do well….to help other people, to be recognised….and that’s no bad thing.

The internet is inundated with blogs, with postings, with pictures of perfect lives, of beautiful things most of us can covet but not actually afford….with ways of budgeting, of making things out of nothing.

 I haven’t rambled for a while because I didn’t think anybody really would miss it if it were gone, if I didn’t ramble…..if you think I am going to say Guess What, I was missed….actually no I wasn’t… if I ramble on here it’s because I like to ramble, I like to say when I love something, when I made something I didn’t think I could, when I read a really good book, when I manage to cook something somebody likes, when I am happy…..there will be no rants….we all have enough of those without magnifying them by publicly spouting them….

So, if you have a little something you do online, if you have a mahooooosive something you do online (which obviously brings out the haters you need to massively ignore) do it for you! Do it because you love to do it, whether it makes you millions or it just makes you happy.

I might ramble a little more soon…..



Bohemia Home Vintage…

Today I am sending you off to Bohemia Home Vintage….

Fiona is an object hunter and I have to say she has a great eye for the things I particularly like…. as we go through the process of ending our house renovation and starting to decorate it and dress it to our taste (well my taste…. I let Chris decorate as he likes in his garage….which, I hasten to add is nearly as big as the house….) I am finding an affinity with old items….they feel better, they have history….a story…..and some of them not massively expensive.

Don’t get me wrong….I can often be found scouring the local supermarket home ware aisle for some fab bits to bring home….

I have to admit to some online shopping e.g Wayfair…who incidentally rejected me from their affiliate scheme because I didn’t “compliment the brand”…I think this translates as “don’t have enough followers”… I also don’t compliment the Boots brand either….the pennies I have spent with them! I digress….

It’s a great shop and I will be eventually shopping there if you guys leave enough of it there for me….

Bohemia Home Vintage

Happy Rainy Wednesday!!

Geri x

The Velvet Acorn – Unicorn Hooded Scarf


This is a link to the knitting pattern… also comes in a crochet pattern – which I have on my “to do” pile and promise to get to very soon.

Please do go and visit The Velvet Acorn – the patterns are beautifully classy and I very much look forward to purchasing more of these and having a go….

If you do finish one I would love to see how you did!

“This is a listing for “The PATTERN ONLY for The Unice Unicorn Hooded Scarf”

This unicorn hooded scarf is handcrafted and designed with comfort and warmth in mind…this piece can be made with or with out the ears, horn and mane. It can be done as just a hooded scarf with or without the fringed bottom pockets if wanted.

This hooded scarf make’s a wonderful gift and of course also something great for you or your little one to wrap up in too.

All patterns written in standard US terms.

*Sizes are for 12/18 months, Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult
*Super Bulky yarn used.

***You can always contact me if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***There is no shipping charge for this item as it is a PDF file and will be sent out within 24 hours of payment. If you don’t receive it within 24 hours, please, contact me.

***Price is for the PATTERN only, not the finished product.

***These patterns are copyright The Velvet Acorn © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.””