Category Archives: Crafts

Textile Memories

I gave you a sneak preview on Tuesday of what I’ve been working on this week, my mum’s textile memories book. She was a prolific craftlady, trying all sorts of different crafts over the years and when we cleared her … Continue reading

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Temari Balls

At my Embroiderers Guild meeting this month we had mini workshops, four members volunteered to teach other members a skill. I put my name down for Temari balls, they have fascinated me for a while. Temari balls are, I think, … Continue reading

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The Finery of Nature SAL

These three weeks seem to fly by, last time I showed you my Finery of Nature cross-stitch I was skipping merrily round the room having completed the third quarter… It took me a while to get going on this final … Continue reading

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January Smalls

I’ve just realised it’s the 25th January and I haven’t shown you my smalls yet!! OK so I was a bit late putting them out, what with Christmas and the like, but here they are… I seem to have lots … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

The advantage of doing courses like the Stitchbook Collective is that you can try new techniques out without major expenses, a bit like attending workshops, you can decide if it’s something you want to try more of. A couple of … Continue reading

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Busy Bees

Last year I made my mum a cross-stitch small with a beautiful bumble bee on it. The pattern is still available on Etsy, I think it’s gorgeous! I found some cheerful quilting fabrics with sunflowers and bees on to titivate … Continue reading

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Textiles photo challenge; Playtime!

Sandra from Wild Daffodil is organising a monthly photo challenge again (last years theme was windows) this year it’s all about textiles – right up my street! Do follow the link to her post to see lots more textiles. I’ve … Continue reading

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2020 Vision

Over the last couple of years I’ve set a challenge over the year of things I wanted to make or do, I started to compile ideas for Twenty for 2020, but the numbers were just getting too big – it … Continue reading

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A Round of Robins

We have a phrase here of ‘doing a round robin’, usually meaning a road trip going from A to B to C to D to get various things done. I never wondered where it came from, well I learnt yesterday … Continue reading

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December Smalls

I haven’t got round to decorating the house for Christmas yet, but I did rummage through the Christmas boxes to find all my Christmas cross-stitch smalls… It makes a nice gentle start to the decorations! Quite a few of these … Continue reading

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