Cacti, craft and creativity

May 7, 2018

I am fortunate to be blessed with creative local friends, Meeting on a monthly basis we bring our own projects, ranging from needle felt, crochet, embroidery, knitting, each of us has our own particular favourite mediums. Having started as an open group found on Facebook, we are currently a group of friends meeting in each other’s homes. What’s particularly lovely is the nurturing of each…

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Wooden Sewing Box With Legs Makeover

April 29, 2018
vintage sewing box makeover, DIY Sewing Box

When I stumbled upon this rather cute wooden sewing box with legs in a charity shop I just knew I had to squeeze it into storage – now we have moved it’s time to modernise it. I love how the legs form part of the sides. It is perfect as a side table, with storage to hide my current crochet project plus the right height…

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What pledge can you make to reduce plastic consumption? #EarthDay

April 22, 2018

Earth Day is today, the focus this year is to ‘End Plastic Pollution’. Why does it matter?? Personally, it matters for my children and their children and so on. In time when they ask what did I do to reduce my footprint I can say I tried. Normally I bury my head in the sand a little, global warming is just too overwhelming. But if…

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Hotel Bedroom Style #fabricguru

April 19, 2018

One of the delights of moving home is the process of transforming a house into a home. You may be surprised at my priorities, many would think it is my sewing space but the reality is somewhat different. At the end of a hard day, I like to chill out in a comfortable sitting room then retire to a beautiful bedroom. So what makes a…

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DIY Pallet Compost Bin

April 2, 2018

In theory, the season has changed to spring, time to start thinking about the garden; starting seedlings, filling the compost bin, cups of tea in the spring sunshine. Despite the cold weather I have been prepping for the season ahead with a quick and easy DIY pallet compost bin. Easter usually involves visiting my parents in Yorkshire. This year the children and I came by…

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Boro Cross Body Bag Pattern – Free!

March 28, 2018

A couple of week ago I was fortunate to go and see the book Kite Runner as a play at the theatre. My father -in -law loves going to the theatre and happily came with me – somewhat different to his usual choice of a musical. Despite the many bags I have made over the years I realised I didn’t a cross body bag the…

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A passion for sewing, upcycling and caring for the environment - the perfect excuse to haunt charity shops for bargains!

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