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Hi there & welcome to Annie's Place. A place inspired by and named after my late Grandmother Annie. Somewhere I can be creative, and share my love for all things handmade. I like nothing better than sitting with hook & yarn, crafting something home spun & completely unique, or rustling up some yummy baked goodies. I live in a town with a beautiful embankment, situated on the River Great Ouse. You may know me as CosyKitty on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Crochet Bags & Cake Shops

I've not been the most conscientious of bloggers lately. Unfortunately I've had another bereavement in the family. My Mother's Sister sadly passed away very suddenly two weeks ago. In the early hours of the 3rd of August she slipped away after suffering a sudden and catastrophic bleed on the brain. As you can imagine this has been very traumatic for all the family, as we only lost Mum 6 months ago. We will be saying a final goodbye to her this time next week.

Over the past several weeks I've been beavering away in the background finishing off another bag project. I've popped a couple of pics at the top of this post to show you the completed item. I'm so happy with it, and the recipient was so excited to receive it. I could picture it before I even hooked that first stitch, and it turned out exactly as I'd hoped.

The weather's been very hit and miss here this Summer. But I've managed to dodge most of the showers and make the best of the bright, warm days. I recently went back to my old stomping ground in London. I used to work five minutes walk from Buckingham Palace, and would often have my lunch in St James' Park out front of the Queen's most famous residence.

I like nothing better than just wandering the streets of the Capital, people watching. Of course there is always a throng of tourists, but I love that. I love that such a diverse mix of people descend on our City every year to enjoy the history, which is evident every corner you turn. Of course I had to take my friends to see the gorgeous Peggy Porschen Parlour in Belgravia. With it's pastel pink facade, adorned with flowers, and a Pashley bicycle propped up out front, it truly is a gem of a place.

There's been lots of development in the area since I lived and worked in that part of London. The developers have really maximised every last square inch of space. Eye watering price tags on even the smallest of properties. There's lots of nice places to eat and drink al fresco though, so a girl can pretend to be a local ;)

Well, that's a little update from me. 
Please say hello if you stop by.....love to hear from you xxxx


  1. So very sorry to hear about your aunt, such a sad time for your family. Sending love and warm wishes x

  2. Sad news for you so soon after losing your Mum. Love your photos. My that cake shop looks posh. Is it expensive? I'll be down in London next month & wouldn't mind a change from Costa!

  3. Hello, I'm your art's lover! All your project are beautiful, useful and special! Thank you very much!!! I have made myself two of them – one with white and one with black frame. But my opinion mines are too loose... I don't know why... Yours are more tights then mine. Would you help me, please? Thank you! Marianne

  4. Sharron, so very sad to hear of your aunt's death. You feel cheated, somehow, when a loved one dies suddenly and you don't have a chance to say goodbye to them. It leaves you feeling unsettled.

    I love your newest bag. I have crocheted one from your pattern, but have yet to sew it together and to make the lining for it. The bag is presently in the process of being blocked. Can't wait to get it all together and start using it :) Thank you for such a lovely pattern.

    Loved your pictures of London. Makes me want to visit...

  5. I'm so sorry for your loss and wish you and your family positive thoughts, hugs and prayers for the future. Thank you for sharing your fabulous photographs with us again. You always make me want to go where you have been, you have a really good eye for things that inspire us. Thank you too for your ongoing blogging, I just love it when I see an email from you in my inbox. Take good care. X

  6. I am so sorry for your loss especially so soon after your Mom. Love the bag, you did a great job. Hang in there.

  7. Lovely to hear from you Sharron and drool over your pictures! I am going to have to try one of those bags, it's gorgeous! So sorry to hear about your aunt, how devastating. I will be thinking of you for the funeral. Sending you a virtual hug x

  8. So sorry to hear about your Aunt, my Dad died last year, and his twin brother died this year, a year and 3 days later. Both were quite sudden. It was a very difficult year.
    I've found you whilst blog-hopping and look forward to reading more of your crochet adventures,

  9. So sorry for your loss Annie, it must be a very hard time for you and your family. Love your crochet bag, I might put that into my want to make pile! I'm reacquainting myself with my favourite blogs, I'd forgotten how beautiful yours is, spurs me on to get my blogging mojo back! x


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