Christmas Online 2017

It’s here…

Yes, Christmas is really just around the corner – 2 sleeps away to be precise. All the Christmas crafting activity is done, handmade cards have been sent out and Christmas craft materials are ready to be packed away, for a few months at least.  I also have just over a week to go to finish my Read More


It’s a Beading Marathon

I’m always inspired by the impressive jewellery that designers create using simple seed and other small beads.  I’ve made several straightforward designs such as the bracelets below using a mix of  seed beads and Czech SuperDuo® beads. These give lovely end results without being too complicated and I have tried many variations.       Read More

Christmas Online 2017

16 weeks later

Ta dah! I have actually completed my first proper crochet project. It’s the Last Dance on the Beach CAL that I mentioned earlier, this one in Scheepjes Merino Soft double knitting yarn and I am so pleased to be showing the finished item. Marinke’s original idea for a CAL that introduces new stitches for each Read More

Christmas Online 2017

and c is for…

Crochet Along. I have signed up to a Crochet Along (CAL) to refresh my decades old crochet skills with a project that will keep me motivated and on some kind of schedule.   My previous experience is limited to a few granny squares and a doily, so with the help of a huge online support group, Read More

Baxter Bucket Feature DSCF2742

b is for…

Baxter’s Bucket – a handy little storage cube to hold the cute one’s grooming stuff.  He has several tools and possibly more hair products than I do, and they all need to be available at a moment’s notice to grab a grooming opportunity. It’s modelled after Debbie Shore’s Treat Tub with the addition of a Read More