Spreading the Love

I have the privilege of contributing to a hamper of goodies for a friend who is having major surgery.  I spent ages thinking about toiletries, food treats etc. but it was all a bit same old same old.

Of course she is a fantastic crafter so I have put together a bag of fabric, hessian and other lovely bits so that she can make her own little clippy heart while she recuperates.

First I need a nice bag to present it all in  and for a bit of  inspiration – loved making this and definitely better than my first attempt20170321_090446.jpg.  Loved the trimming down at the end it looks like petal confetti. FB_IMG_1490036853323


Proggy and Clippy

I love learning new skills.

I started a textiles course a few weeks ago, learning traditional skills and I have to say…..



In the way that a jigsaw draws you back and back until it’s completed.

This lovely raggy heart is my practice project and I am so pleased with it.

Beautiful Beach Huts & Bunting

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So much fun up at Blyth Beach Huts last week on the very very very nice day.  Vintage china, cakes and fish and chips looking out over the sea and down to the very pretty St Mary’s Lighthouse.  Homemade bunting made it that little bit more special and drew the attention of the passers by.Blyth (6)

A Partridge in a Pear Tree – Well a pear at least

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I love pears, the shape is so deliciously pleasing.

I read a book recently about felted items, basically get a pure wool item boil it into submission and then bend it to your crafty will.


I had found this mustard shetland wool sweater a while ago and boiled it to make a cushion for a friends new student flat, but I still had some bits left over.  I designed a little pear template, its too cold and windy to go outside and here is the result!