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…

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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…

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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.

Mirror framed with pallets

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…

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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…

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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…