The Art of Crochet

A wonderful series to teach you the relaxing and rewarding art of crochet.

I was always interested in crocheting but thought I would never learn. My poor mum tried to teach me to no avail.

One day I was walking past the news agency and noticed this series so I thought why not , I will give it another go. I am so happy I did as I was able to teach myself to crochet and I haven’t looked back since.

I have learnt many different stitches and techniques, even making gifts for friends and family with my new found skills.

Here is a selection of the first 10 squares of series.

Square 1 – Double crochet square
DC thru front loop square
DC thru back loop square
Half treble square
Half treble stripes square
Square 6 – Treble crochet
Square 7 – Tr and dc mix stitches square
Square 8 – Single – colour granny square
Easy Granny Square
Square 10 – Two-colour Granny Square

And there you have it the first 10 squares of The Art of Crochet throw.

Each issue has the instructions to one square of the throw along with other wonderful crochet items you can make.

Colours used in these squares include:

– Lime green

– Bright pink

– Mauve

– Sunshine yellow

– Turquoise

– Purple

– Navy

– Periwinkle

– Orange

– Teal

Stitches covered in the first 10 squares

– Slip stitch

– Chain stitch

– Double crochet

– Half treble crochet

– Treble crochet

– Front Stitch Loop

– Back Stitch Loop

– Popcorn stitch

– Cluster Stitch

I really enjoyed making these squares. I will put up the next 10 squares in the series once I finish them.


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Featured post

Chicken Salad Bowl

Leftovers make great salads! Last night I made grilled chicken and some potato salad. The left overs I used in a salad bowl with mixed lettuce leaves, cucumber and tomatoes. Very filling and ok apart from the potato salad it’s very nutritious.

Follow through to my Instagram link for more details. (Link above)

Wishing you all a fabulous day!


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Grilled Chicken with Avocado and Salad

Sometimes it’s so hard to workout what ti have for dinner. Working long days or studying sometimes we are too tired to even think about cooking. Take away food become our go to choice.

This not only impacts your wallet but has a tremendous impact on your health! I am a big fan of one pot or one pan dinner. They are quick and easy and cleaning up is a breeze afterwards!

Check out my latest Instagram post (link above) for a quick and healthy dinner you can make and leftovers make a great lunch for the next day!

Thank you for reading!

Wishing you all a beautiful day


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Custom made Timber Colonial French Doors

One thing I truly love is the warmth and elegance of timber. These custom made colonial French doors from Windview Australia make a valuable addition to your home.

Timber is versatile and can be transformed in so many different ways. Paint it with a variety of colours to match your decor or leave it natural to give that extra pizazz to your home.

Either way timber gets my vote!

What’s your favourite decor style and look? Let me know in the comments.

Wishing you all a beautiful day!


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Windview Australia

Amazing views and gorgeous designs!

That’s what Windview Australia are known for! Each window they design and fabricate is made with the customer in mind ensuring you get the maximum advantage of having a beautiful window to make a statement in your home.

The 400 Narrowline Corner Glaze window gives you maximum views with minimal hardware.

With an array of colours and glass to choose from, I definitely think this window is a winner!

Elegance with a view…… Windview Australia

Quality window and door manufacturer

Are you looking for good quality windows and doors. Give Windview Australia a call. With years of experience they will provide you with quality products made with exceptional workmanship along with good old fashioned customer service.

Being a family company they can take the time to talk to you and work with you to ensure your job is completed to the highest standards.

Visit their website for samples of their work and contact details.

Windview Australia

Waffles and Fruit Breakfast

Feeding the kids on school holidays can be horrendous. Who doesn’t like this and who doesn’t like that. Cocco Pops were so last week.

I like to keep staples like premade pancakes, piklets and waffles. Although they are not the healthiest choice they are a crowd favourite. Pair it with their favourite fruits and you should have a winner every time!

Woolworths have a great range of pre-made breakfast items to suit every taste.


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Glutenfree Vegetarian Wrap

A quick and healthy lunch idea, that is gluten and lactose free.

Gluten Free Vegetarian wrap

15 min prep

5 min cooking

1 serving total

254g weight

347 cals/serving

– 5 ingredients –

1 tortilla Gluten free tortillas by Mission

50g Mild & tender baby leaf spinach by Woolworths

1/2 avocadoes, hass Hass avocado

1/4 cups Organics cherry tomatoes by Melissa’s

1 serving Lactose free colby cheese slices by Liddells

– steps –

1) Place one tortilla wrap on a microwave safe plate. Microwave for 30 seconds to soften it.

2) Top with baby spinach, sliced avocado, sliced tomatoes. Add salt. Top with cheese.

3) Carefully fold in half and place in a sandwich press for a couple of minutes to crisp the tortilla and melt the cheese.

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I purchased the Mission wraps and lactose free cheese from Woolworths.

Light and Easy Lunch Idea

After a couple of weeks of really over doing it. Indulging in all sorts of cakes, pastries, chocolates, Italian food, more Italian food. My stomach is seriously protesting!

Time to put the indulgence aside for the next holiday season! That’s if you can ignore the chocolate chip hot cross buns retailers have decided to bestow on us and get back to clean and healthy eating. Above is quick lunch or snack idea. Using Orgran corn crisp bread and my favourite Liddells Lactose free cheese.

Orgran have a great range is crisp breads to suit your taste and dietary requirements and they are low in calories too! You can find their range at your local Woolworths Supermarket.

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