Outdoor Christmas Decor

After seeing a great idea on pinterest I had to give it a go. Since I have a log burner now I had some spare logs to make some outdoor decorations. Meet Ruddie ​ They are simple and easy to make, all you need is a drill with a large drill bit for wood about…

Making Christmas

This Christmas is my first in my newly renovated home, money is tight so I decided to upcycle old Christmas decorations or make my own. The first was made from some off cuts of skirting board that I simply glued and pinned together. I then had some old potpourri bits of pine cones and odd…

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…

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.

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…

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…

Rag Rugging

It is exciting times at the moment I have a building project that I wanted to start and it has just been given planning permission to go ahead. The budget for the build will just about cover the major building works to be done, leaving very little for the decor so i have been scouring…