I didn't realise how busy life after being made redundant would be. This week has been particularly manic - volunteering as a TA, business start up workshops, college, job searching, interview preparation, crafting and, of course, being mummy. I have finished Joseph's keepsake quilt after a good few evenings working on it. The choosing garments, … Continue reading A keepsake quilt, the start of something new?
I must admit I'm a little bit of a hoarder when it comes to things with sentimental value. I have a huge bag of Joseph's clothes in the attic containing his first outfit, his coming home outfit, first Halloween, Children in Need and Christmas outfit, he just looked extra cute in it outfit...........sound familiar? The … Continue reading Creating Keepsakes
Brightening Up Something Simple
So, it's probably an understatement to say a lot has happened since I last visited my blog. There's the the significant changes that come with being a mummy. I foolishly thought being on Maternity Leave would provide me with endless time to be crafting. I am now finding time to get back to some projects … Continue reading Brightening Up Something Simple
Baby Shower Craft
At the end of 2014 a good friend was preparing for the arrival of her first baby. As seems to have become customary amongst our friends this meant that there was a baby shower to organise! I was part of a team of three, with much appreciated assistance from others. We needed to organise food, … Continue reading Baby Shower Craft
I think this must have turned out to be one of my most controversial makes! People do not like you harming books. In my defence, before this make, I had never even folded the corner of a book to keep my place. The books used were sad and unloved in the attic, whereas they now … Continue reading Book Folding
The Big Three Oh!
So this is the academic year in which myself and my cohort turn 30. Where has the time gone? The search for "special" gifts begins for those I am close to. Presents are hard to choose every year but this year I feel the pressure is on to give something that little bit more special. … Continue reading The Big Three Oh!
When Two Hobbies Meet
So, it's been a while. It's not just my Blog that I've been neglecting, but also the sewing machine. Having left the job I've had for over eight years on Thursday, and as I'm not starting my new job until November, I've found a little time to get the sewing kit out again. Some time … Continue reading When Two Hobbies Meet
Crafting for Others
I recently lost a friend. Glenys had started off as my infants teacher. I left school and at 11 probably thought no more of it. At the age of 18, having just done my A levels, I decided to get back in touch. Over the the following years we kept in regular contact, although mostly … Continue reading Crafting for Others
An Introduction to Quilting
What a wonderful weekend. On Saturday I paid a visit to our local craft fair with a view of having a stall soon. There was a really friendly atmosphere, some lovely items and a steady flow of people through the door of St Mary's Church in Rhuddlan. Inspired I gathered my craft stuff and spent … Continue reading An Introduction to Quilting
Sunday Morning Applique
Following on from the "Confidence Booster" course with Christi's Stitches where I made my bunting, I had booked myself on to another course almost immediately, this time "Applique". I have had a fair amount amount of practise at home but not dared stray from straight stitch and straight lines. Another stunning setting today, especially given … Continue reading Sunday Morning Applique