Category Crafting

Ellie’s Treasures

My son Louis tried to warn me off Twitter when I re-engaged with it last year. ‘It’s full of toxic people’ he told me. I’m glad to say that this has not been my experience at all. I love how…

Mango Mosaics Update

Back in November I had a girl’s weekend away in Birmingham with my friends Red Mel and Spiky Kay. As part of our time away we had a brilliant day of mosaicking with Caroline Jarawala from Mango Mosaics. Here’s a…

Throwdown

The ‘Great Pottery Throwdown’ is back on British TV with the wonderfully emotional Keith who cries when he is overwhelmed with the beauty of a competitor’s work. I like all those craft based competitions, Sewing Bee and the woodworking and…

Kayak Mosaic

It’s a ‘here’s one I made earlier’ post today, showing off one of the favourite mosaics that I’ve made. It was fun to make and I was delighted with the end-product It’s going to be above the fireplace in our…

Matryoshka

Back along I bought a Russian doll kit and a pack of acrylic pens to make a Christmas present for my great niece Lily. And ta-da! They’re finished. Here’s the result. Little wintery themed animals that nestle into each other.…

No Tree

Hot Stuff, my better half (ha!) is probably the least romantic man in the world. He’s never bought me flowers in spite of some whopping great hints. But for the past three Christmases that we’ve been together he has brought…