Easter Card Tutorial

April 8, 2014

My daughter has done sterling work creating eight Easter Cards, here’s her tutorial (thanks to Ghost Hill School for the idea!): Fold yellow card in half. Using a shape print shapes round the edge of the card, she used a cotton reel for circular shapes, a mega block would work for square shapes. Leave to dry.   Cut a white paper so it is a…

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Sunday Catch up

April 6, 2014

Hows your week been? At the beginning of the week we had gorgeous weather. This inspired me to search out a project I started last autumn – a patchwork rug. With the help of a long  extension lead I had a most enjoyable afternoon sewing the patchwork pieces outside. The children had a great time trying to guess which fabric was from a donated shirt by Gramps (they…

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How does your garden grow?

April 3, 2014

I love spring, the unexpected summery days, clearing the garden, planting seeds… Our garden is  full of bulbs, a spring garden:) We are blessed with a garden with great variety, large shrubs, winding paths, rockery and an area where my husband has created raised beds. At our former home we had a small back garden and allotment. This garden gives us the best of both,…

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Free style embroidery

March 30, 2014

This week I have felt inspired to join in Lola Novas’s “Stitched Journal Project” link party. It is a long time ago since I completed a HND in Craft at my local art college, the course contained lots of tasters of various crafts including embroidery. I suspect I have not experimented in stitching since then. I collected a pile of materials, and had an experiment…

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Sunday Catch Up

March 23, 2014

After last weeks variety of new style of bags for the Hillarys Blinds competition this week I have focussed on building up stock of knitting needle cases. I have to admit not all the colours are quite my cup of tea, but one thing I have learnt is that a business is a business and it’s not all about personal taste! I particularly like the…

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International Earth Day – Ethical Supplies

March 21, 2014

Yesterday was International Earth Day. Why is this important?  “Our planet is at a turning point. The massive global migration underway now from countryside to cities will demand huge investments in energy, water, materials, waste, food distribution, and transportation over the next 25 years. If the right investments are made now, this unique opportunity will be the catalyst for dramatic changes in the built environment and…

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