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…

Starry, Starry Night

I’ve been running some needlefelting workshops at The Craft Room @ Garners Garden Centre and thought I’d share some of the projects that we have been making there. This one was inspired by Van Gogh’s famous painting ‘Starry, Starry Night’ and is an ideal introduction to…

Plenty of ideas, not much going on!

I’ve been stocking up on supplies, adding to the growing fabric stash, while reducing the cardmaking stash. Plans are afoot for some fun fleece animals as well as more cushions. After the success of my messenger bag, I am hoping to make a pocketed organiser…

Messenger Bag

Yesterday I decided to get out the sewing machine and have a Crafty Afternoon. I’d bought some lovely fabric the day before and was itching to transform it into a bag. I never seem to have ‘The Right Bag’ – always too small (not enough…

Crochet Cushion

I am the first to admit that I’m not fantastic at crochet but I really enjoy it. I manage to muddle through and although my results aren’t perfect, I am happy with the finished projects. I have spent a couple of evenings making a cuddly…

Happy New Year!

2013 arrived, as is the tradition, with Jools’ Annual Hootenanny and a few vodkas! So we sat celebrating with the strangely diverse musical accompaniments of Adam Ant, Petula Clarke and Dexy’s Midnight Runners (to name but a few!) After a good night’s sleep we awoke to…

Goodbye 2012

A whole six months has passed since my last post…..seems like my New Year’s resolution to blog regularly failed in an epic way! I completed plenty of crafty projects, had a couple of holidays, but never made the effort to share them with you. Maybe…

Jubilicious!

Back at work again and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend is upon us at last. The country is draped in bunting and I managed to find some time to bake some cupcakes to join in the festive spirit. They went down well at work today,…

Wish you were here

Yes, I know I’ve been quiet for a week or two but I have enjoyed a well-earned holiday in the sunshine! We somehow managed to pick the best week of the year so far to travel down to glorious Cornwall. We travelled out and about…

Mixed Media – Work in Progress

I got my painting head on today and made a tentative start on some mixed media pieces. I blended some acrylic paints on to the canvas board, then added another layer of paint through some masks. I have a plan on what I wish the…