Now most people seem to like to go somewhere abroad for their honeymoon but my husband and I decided that Yorkshire was calling, so instead of spending our time on a sunny beach, we spent it eating scones in sunny Brontë country! We also spent a considerable amount of time in craft shops because that is… Continue reading Lots of lovely craft shops!
A little while ago, some delightful friends had a delightful baby and named her after a witch in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Regular readers will remember that, an even littler while ago, I made a witch hat for said baby and, to continue with this theme, I have just finished a mobile. The baby is now really… Continue reading Discworld mobile
So I have spent the last couple of days completely absorbed in mermaid production (Please see this post for back story and purpose. I mean, if you want. You don’t have to.) I have made a few changes to my original pattern as I was worried that the neck/bottom of the face area looked a… Continue reading Hello! And welcome to today’s Mermaid Update…
One of the best things about being a crafter is that, if you can find time, you never have to buy anyone a present. You can just make it. However, sometimes your family and friends kindly inform you that they have no more wall space for pictures/hangings and definitely do not ever need another scarf/hat… Continue reading Beehive babes and mermaids
So Tuesday was EXTREMELY HOT and as I lay about quietly ‘glowing’ in the manner of a Victorian lady, I realised that my inherent hatred of summer has meant that I didn’t prepare for it by buying any summer clothes. I adhere to the ‘ignore the bully and it will go away’ mentality. Not effective… Continue reading Woman sewing badly
Yet again, a week has gone by with very little crafting and altogether too much work. However, I did manage to sneak into Birmingham to watch Carlos Acosta dance on his ‘Classical Farewell’ tour. And gosh and darn, he is a handsome man. YUM YUM. Obviously, the dancing was quite good too. I wanted to… Continue reading Madeleines
Exam season is approaching which means I am doing more marking than ever before. I did not think this was possible. But I have discovered how very wrong I was. Unfortunately this has meant that I have developed RSI from marking. Yes really. This is a thing. So when I went to finish the mermaid… Continue reading bits and bobs