Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Workshops from home

I will be running a few crafty textile workshops from home this year. As there are not many flowers around this time of year, I thought I would start with making my flowery broaches. Fun, informal and around the kitchen table. The first one will be on the 10th of January in East Devon email for more info and to book a place .

Recycling our Christmas cards

How to make Christmas cards into baubles

Let the crafting carry on after christmas .Turn old christmas cards into baubles. From the cards ,cut out 21 same size circles (trace round the base of a jar ). On one circle ,draw an equilateral triangle,ensuring each point touches the circles edge ,and cut out. Trace a triangle onto the back of all remaining circles and fold along all lines .Glue or staple the flaps of five circles together (meeting at a central point) to form the top of the bauble;repeat to form the bottom. Glue/staple the remaining ten circles together so that they form a long line,then glue/staple ends together- this will be the baubles middle ring.glue the top and bottom to the middle ring. pierce the bauble with a needle and thread through a thin ribbon .Hang and enjoy

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Snow Angels

Snow Angel by my son .

Snowy Times

We made Florentines

Thanks for the recipe which was from my favourite blog The Quince Tree.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

The return of Pearl Mogg

Here Pearl has ventured out to get a few provisions

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

The Girls Own Annual

A snowy find

Gifts for teachers

Home made crab Apple Jelly

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Cloth magazine

Check out Cloth a 'fab' sewing magazine . It's full of great recyling ideas for you fabric funsters . I have done a hat tutorial for them in the Winter issue. www.clothmagazine.co.uk

Finished hat shoot


Have finished my hat orders, time for mulled wine. Hope y'all enjoying the run up to Christmas.

Monday, 6 December 2010



Im working on my dolls this week .

Friday, 3 December 2010

A crafty social in Exeter

Come and make textile treats on Monday the 13th of December at SPACEX Check their web site for directions , 5 walk mins from Exeter city centre. www.spacex.co.uk .please book it's £5 inc materaials mincie pies and mulled wine . For an informal evening of fun and fabrics .

The making of the tins

My wee dolls in tins