Category Archives: Crafts

Fold and Stitch Christmas Wreath

Last autumn one of the quilting facebook pages I follow was full of beautiful Christmas wreaths made from a pattern by Poor House Quilts, I thought they were gorgeous but I knew I didn’t have time to start making one … Continue reading

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Jam Jars & Tent Pegs

Last year I had a fantastic time at a Women’s Institute camping weekend called Tea and Tents. It was awesome, 560 ladies from all over the country,lots of crafting and lots of fun, it was a bit like Girl Guide … Continue reading

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Making Chickens!

I had a lovely afternoon this week teaching my WI’s Craft Club how to make chicken pattern weights. It seemed a fairly apt project just after Easter. On the last series of Great British Sewing Bee I noticed quite a … Continue reading

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Lavender Sachet

I’ve finally got round to finishing the third pattern I’d down-loaded from Faby Reilly’s Lavender range. I stitched the card and the lavender bag for my mum for Mother’s Day, I was planning to make the sachet, together with a padded … Continue reading

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Thank you!

In life, you come across people both in the blogging world and in the real world who are very much givers, rather than takers, they encourage and inspire and help others where ever they can. Sometimes I think it’s nice to … Continue reading

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Mothers Day Gift

Apologies if this is a bit of a proud Mum post!! My 19 year old daughter Helen is in Uni at the moment but she came home for Mothers Day weekend. She gave me the most beautiful present, I’m so … Continue reading

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Mothers Day

Here in the UK it’s Mothering Sunday today, or Mothers Day as it is usually called these days. My mum is in her 80’s and her birthday is in a few days time as well, so you do get to … Continue reading

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Handmade Cards

Doesn’t time fly when you’re happy! It’s our tenth wedding anniversary tomorrow, we’re celebrating with a weekend in the Lakes, staying near Ullswater. After all the disruption at home it will be wonderful to escape for a couple of days … Continue reading

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Looking back at February

February seems to have whizzed past, I know it’s a bit shorter, but even so! We’re knee deep in decorating at home at the moment so sewing has pretty much been restricted to evenings when I collapse in a heap … Continue reading

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Travelling Sketchbook

  This month at my Embroiderers Guild meeting Travelling Sketchbooks were launched. I only became aware of the concept of a Travelling Sketchbook a few months ago when I (rather rashly!!) volunteered to take part in  one organised by artist Anne … Continue reading

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