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…

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…