Monthly Archives: April 2013

A birthday puffin

My Mum loves puffins so I thought that for her birthday this year it was about time that I made her her very own felt puffin! I did lots of sketches and came up with a pattern for a plump, … Continue reading

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Present in the Post – April’s Winner!

A bright and cheerful apron was the present in the post for April, the perfect thing to wear for an afternoon of baking! Each of my new subscribers was added to my jar of lovely people and I have pulled … Continue reading

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A new type of monster!

I’ve picked out my favourite shades of wool felt and teamed them with some lovely fabrics to make a new type of mini monster! I love working with this felt because it is so soft and comes in the most … Continue reading

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Stitching at Aspex

Last night I spent the most enjoyable evening teaching eight ladies at the alternative embroidery workshop at Aspex. I took along lots of different materials including sticks and stones, sandpaper, silk, lace, string, Hessian and a rainbow of embroidery thread. … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunting for April Showers

I’ve just got back from a lovely week away in Cornwall. The April showers didn’t spoil our holiday, we went for long walks, played on the beach, cooked lovely food and laughed a lot! So to prove that a few … Continue reading

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Poppy Treffry in St. Ives

Yesterday we popped down to St. Ives for the day and made an exciting discovery – a Poppy Treffry shop! It was a real treat to see Poppy’s beautifully stitched wares and the displays were inspiring, particularly the doll’s house. … Continue reading

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Fabric Shopping in Wadebridge

Wherever I go I’m always on the lookout for fabric shops! I’m on holiday in Cornwall this week and yesterday we visited Wadebridge, where I found two gorgeous fabrics in two different shops. The first shop was called Arty Crafts … Continue reading

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Hello Homemaker Magazine!

I’m really proud to be featured in the latest issue of Homemaker magazine! Turn to page 62 to read the interview…

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Tutorial : Drawstring Bag

This tutorial will show you how to make a simple drawstring bag with French seams. French seams encase your raw edges so that you don’t need to add a lining and you will end up with a very neat little … Continue reading

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Book Review : Twenty Cakes to Knit

If you have eaten lots of eggs this Easter and you need a break from chocolate then this is the book for you! Knitted Cakes by Susan Penny is part of the Twenty to Make series and is filled with … Continue reading

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