Here Comes The Bride!

As August arrived, so did the wedding of Jackie and Ivan. I had been asked to make the wedding cake…..nothing fancy….so I chose a simple two tier design with some custom bunting as decoration. The bottom tier was a moist rich fruit cake, topped with…

Dorothy Clive Garden Calendar

I recently visited this fantastic garden, and as usual, took loads of photographs. I noticed that they were running a photography competition in order to pick 12 pictures for their 2014 calendar. It was tough to chose which picture to submit, but eventually I decided…

Stormy Weather

As the weather here has been so miserable for what seems like months, I spent a wet and windy evening making this quirky little fabric brooch. Using some unbleached cotton I cut out two cloud shapes and added little pearly buttons to one side before…

Patchwork Bag Applique

The next workshop that I have run at Garners Garden Centre sees a break from the needlefelting. I decided to share my love of patchwork and we made this pretty applique bag. We cut paper templates before tacking the printed cotton fabric hexagons to them.…

Easter Bunny and Chick

Easter came early this year and we crafted these ‘oh-so-cute’ animals at the Needlefelt Workshop. The ladies who attend regularly had been asking about making some animals, and these were ideal starter projects. The chick was the easiest to make – a ball with tail…

Needlefelted Hanging Heart

Well, I didn’t manage to blog as intended but I am the queen of the phrase ‘Better Late Than Never’, so here are the details of January’s Needlefelting Workshop. As love was in the air with the approach of Valentine’s Day, I opted for a…

A Short Break, and Plenty to Post

It’s been a few weeks since my last post but I have plenty of projects and pictures to share with you. Hopefully I’ll get to spend an hour or so blogging before the week is over and get back on track again. We spent last…

Toadstool Pincushion

The latest of my needlefelting workshop at The Craft Room @ Garners Garden Centre¬†was this quirky little toadstool pincushion. The base is a wooden spool, painted at each end with acrylic paint. Then a strip of cream felt and a strip of ‘feathered’ green felt…

Caching Through The Snow

After months of rain…which means lots of mud, we took advantage of the snowy winter wonderland weather to go caching for a couple of hours this afternoon. So, off we drove to Barlaston for a wander along the canal, through the village and onto the…

Felted Flower Brooch

Another project from the needlefelting workshops at The Craft Room @ Garners Garden Centre¬†is this pretty layered flower brooch. Once again, this is a straightforward project – ideal for beginners. Three circles are worked separately, before being joined in the centre. Then ‘stamens’ are added…