Lest We Forget

As summer fades and we head into autumn, it won’t be long before we see the familiar sight of the Royal British Legion collecting for The Poppy Appeal once more. Last year I put my money in the collection box and made a felt poppy…

Off To See The World…

No, I’m not about to take a year out to go travelling (although that would be lovely!) I have, however made this travel inspired card to enter the Spectrum Noir Challenge this month. I love this stamp by Kenny K, and coloured it using the…

Trick or Treat!

I decided on a break from all the festivities of Christmas cardmaking, and turned my attention to Halloween. Every year Graphic 45 outdo themselves and release a gorgeous collection of papers to celebrate the season of the witch. This year is no exception, and their…

Christmas is Coming…

I’ve already been busy making sample Christmas cards for a few weeks now, so when I saw this month’s challenge on the Crafter’s Companion blog I just couldn’t resist having a go. They have so many beautiful products in their Christmas range that I was…

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…