Happy Tatty blanket progress

Hello there everyone! Hope everything with all of you is going swimmingly.

I’m back at home again after a week away in France on an activity adventure with lots of children – I love my job! Here is where we stayed for the week


I know … beautiful huh? I would definitely go back to the area. We stayed in Lac Guerledan which is in the middle of Brittany and were treated to a whole host of activities – mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing and abseiling to name a few. Such great fun – I tried all of them. Now I love a bit of adventure but I’m not exceedingly fit so I am impressed to say that I managed an 18km bike ride! Think I’ll leave the Tour de France to others!

After I got back my thoughts turned to another passion of mine – yes crochet it is! My sister-in-laws baby is finally here ( a week late!) so I sent off the parcel of crochet goodness. I’ve not heard if it has reached it’s destination yet but fingers and toes crossed that they like it!

Now I am free to concentrate on finishing the Happy Tatty blanket for Little Miss H. It is very, very nearly there. Here it is next to my new purchase from M&S the other day. I’m a sucker for anything with butterflies on it and purple has to be my most favourite colour so I just couldn’t resist this. It really brightens up my table and makes me smile every time I see it.


The granny part of the blanket is all finished and so thoughts went to the border. Oh dear, oh my what to do – bobbles? picot edging? wavy? how to decide. In the end I went for over the top ruffles! Here they are in all their ruffly glory.


I took a gamble and used a variegated yarn for the end row. I am half way there so far and I’ll post a picture of the finished blanket as soon as possible. I would really like it finished now, it seems like an age since I started it! Plus the fact that the festive season is creeping everso slowly towards us and as I have said I will do a few fairs at the end of the year I really need to start working on my stock. Not to mention what to make as stock!! I did a fair last year and the only thing I made for it was a large number of snowflakes – this year I’m hoping to make more items to sell.

It is nice to be back and I’m hoping that blog posts will now become a little more regular!

Until next time I hope all your WIPs are coming along.

Emma x


About Toadstool Tales

Hello, welcome to Toadstool Tales! I am a wife of a lovely man, mother of two who loves to be crafty! I love anything crocheted, vintage, with owls or shrooms. I am inspired by the outdoors and enjoy long walks or long cups of tea after the long walks!! I hope that you enjoy my Toadstool Tales!

4 responses to “Happy Tatty blanket progress

  1. I look forward to seeing the blanket. And your flowers made me smile too. 🙂

  2. Hi Emma, thank you for visiting my blog – and I’m so happy to have found yours! Your crochet is sooooo lovely – the spotty blanket is gorgeous! (Did SIL have a boy or girl?) I love the ruffle edge of your scrappy blanket, one must go over-the-top for a little princess! 😉 looking forward to seeing the end result… Chrissie x

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