Whale of a time

My daughter loves whales, so when I asked her what she would like on a cushion, the answer was a whale. At that stage I had to travel to America, so I was delighted to have something to do on the plane.  I must admit working with the beads during a flight was rather ‘fun’….

The first cushion – start to finish

I have fallen in love with something that I’ve stopped doing years ago, when I started working full time. I can still remember my first embroidery project that I did with my mom when I was a teenager ;-).  And now many many years later, my kids are all grown up and I found myself…

My holiday cushion project

I’ve had some time off and during this time I could quickly complete another project.  I quite enjoyed doing this project as it is the first time with beads and although I had to stop for a day to drive to Totnes to go and get some more beads. I do think it came out…

One lonely little sheep

I’ve made myself a lovely minimalist pillow case so I had to make another one so my hubby can also have a ‘matching’ pillow case. This is what I came up with.  I hope he does not count the sheep to go to sleep…

Needle felting

One evening during create night at Make140 my wonderful husband bought my daughter a needle felting kit.  After that I just had to get myself one.  I got a cheap little kit at Hobby Craft and did it what I managed to make in a few hours.

Old crafts

It has been a very very long time since I’ve done embroidery.  I almost think I haven’t done that since I had kids, and both my kids are in their twenties now. There is this fantastic new place called MakeAt140 and on Wednesday evening they have a creative night where you can go and be creative,…

Cookie The Cat

I am a beginner crocheter and this was my first pattern project.  I must admit, I really enjoyed it and I think my cats are very happy with the result!  Especially the catnip in the head of the cat.

Sugar craft sheep

I had so much fun with these cupcakes.  I was given the ‘challenge’ to make some sheep cupcakes, so this was my first attempt.

Sugar craft books

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to create some cupcake toppers for a writing group.  I’ve decided to try and make some books. I had great fun making 12 small books for the cupcakes and could not believe how easy and quick it was to do.  The response was great as everyone seemed…