Category Archives: Crafts

Knitting & Stitching Show

Last month I had a wonderful day at the Knitting & Stitching show in Harrogate (I’m a bit behind with writing my posts again!) It’s the biggest show we have round here, four large halls of quilting, embroidery, sewing…heaven! Though … Continue reading

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Christmas Preparations

I like to take the first week of December as annual leave, give me a bit of time to get organised for Christmas. I’ve had a lovely week making presents for friends and family. Although I’m not that organised yet, … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18

Another month has gone by! I’m doing pretty well on most of my challenges, I’m even starting to think about next years!! 1 Etsy store opened; Still no where on this one, I’m lurching towards my own website at the … Continue reading

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Monthly Photo Challenge

It’s the first Tuesday in the month so it’s time for Wild Daffodil’s photo challenge, this month the theme is Glitz so lots of sparkle and glitter (well maybe not glitter!)…On the whole I’m not a very glitzy person, but … Continue reading

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A Pair of Christmas Smalls

I’ve just finished the third of the Christmas cross-stitch designs from Faby Reilly’s Christie stitch-a-long. These were the first two… This time the design was a gorgeous Christmas tree. Faby’s designs are using soft muted colours (the star above is … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

Yesterday I had a good mooch round the garden collecting foliage for my Advent Ring, it was the first Sunday in Advent yesterday so I made it just in time! Over the years in the garden I’ve managed to get … Continue reading

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Christmas Snowflake

Last month I needed to make something for the Christmas Decoration Swap organised by Deborah of Sweet Fallen Angels, it had to be a surprise so hence no spoilers on here! It took me a while to think what to … Continue reading

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Little Things Please Little Minds…

Sometimes I find I have little things I want to share with you but they’re not really enough to write a whole post about, so I thought I’d lump three of them together, completely unrelated, a trio of little things… … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Christmas Decorations

Last year a few of us from my WI went to Alma House in Ripon for a workshop with Rachel Poole to make a stained glass nativity, we loved it and we were really proud of our nativities. So when … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18

Another month has gone by! I’m doing pretty well on most of my challenges, I’m even starting to think about next years!! 1 Etsy store opened; Still no where on this one, I really need to put aside a weekend … Continue reading

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