Fun with crochet

I have never done crochet before and was  not sure I would take to it. My mum has tried to teach me how to knit and it just didn’t work. I really wanted to be able to make my own gloves , scarves and hats even maybe a cardigon and jumper so tried crochet. I…

Victorian Coach House Renovation

7 years ago we dug out an world war 2 air raid shelter and converted a double garage into a treatment room, reception and rehab gym for a sports injury clinic. The building originally was a coach house built in a round the 1890’s which then has changed uses since but mostly and sadly into…

Handmade Fun

Things have been hectic this year so far with a renovation project, I have been meaning to post this for ages. This is the 4th year I have handmade my gifts for family and friends at Christmas. This year rag rug animal doorstops and hessian wreaths.

Framed

More pallet fun, this time to make a mirror. After sanding and then using a matt varnish the wood turned out amazing, I just need some black chain to hang it. Next is a card my mum made for my birthday, I wanted to frame it as it fits in with the colour scheme for…

Pallet Fun

I managed to get hold of a few pallets thanks to our next door neighbours having some extensive building work done. I cut the pieces down to smaller sizes to make some art for my new dwellings in the summer. The wood sanded down lovely and I used some chalk paint to give a white…

Ben Kwok Lion

Ben Kwok is an amazing artist who designs some amazing free templates that really suit zentangle. When I saw the lion template I knew I had to have a go. If you want to get access to his templates he has a group on Facebook called Ornation Creation specially for sharing his templates and for…

More Fleather Fun

I’ve been invited to show a craft group zentangle. It is also something I may start showing when volunteering at our local hopsital, so I decided to make up an A2 journal of tangles and step outs with a few projects. I bought the A2 folder from ‘the works’ for £2 and to make the…