Crochet: During the last year I have completed two different sides to make a cushion cover and a snuggle blanket for cold winter evenings, or even cooler summer ones! some shower puffs and an alternative that dries more quickly; though I didn’t keep these: they were more exercises. I also, as an exercise, worked up… Read More 2016 – Looking back
I really feel that I could do with some way of lighting the items I want to photograph in a more even way and even if it is dull outside. However I have packed up all my Christmas cards now so this will have to do. I shared with you the pattern for the angels… Read More Angel Christmas cards
Having planned to go to Corfe Castle or Swanage plus a ride on a steam train, the weather forecast for Wednesday was a bit mixed with the threat of rain, so we decided to go to Corfe Castle and ride on the steam train with the possibility of going home early if it got too… Read More A Crafty Week – Wednesday
In July I showed you my first attempt at dressmaking for a long time: a cowl neck top and trousers. I shared some photographs from my day in Oxford: a few exhibits from the Ashmoleon museum, some Alice in Wonderland ilustrations and by the canal. I made a crochet case for the tablet I was… Read More July Montage
If I have seemed to be less present on blogs this last week it is because I have had my granddaughter to stay for just over a week. She came equiped with all sorts of craft materials.I would have loved for us to make something with that material but I wasn’t sure what and we… Read More A Crafty Week – Day 1
The makes for this month seem to be all about Christmas though I did also write a post about how I thought some photographs were better in black and white and some in colour. I showed you my home made Christmas cards for this year and included a tutorial so you could make some yourselves,… Read More December Montage
This year I have got organised enough to make my own Christmas cards. I think it is a rather fun idea that would work as well for Valentine’s day so I have also produced a tutorial. The day I took most of the photographs the light was awful but I decided not to retake them… Read More Christmas cards + tutorial
Last Christmas I bought my granddaughter a Rainbow Loom and some extra bands to go with it. (Well just the name was obviously attractive!) I’m assuming here that everyone knows what I am talking about – It’s a way of making bracelets from small elastic bands. These last few weeks I have seen that you… Read More I’m just a child at heart!
I said a few days ago that I would tell you more about making friendship bracelets. Like this one and others. First the ones I started on. Over the school holiday people bring their children to the craft group I go to and a few weeks ago one of them was making friendship bracelets. I… Read More Round Friendship Bracelets
I have had my granddaughter staying with me again this last week but now she is gone and I have a moment to put together this post. Due to my younger daughter being ill we didn’t do all the things I planned but we did spend a lot of time playing with the cousins. However… Read More Alone again!