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Michele Gray
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3 happy things #happyandhome Sometimes something happens that makes you pull up short, makes you look at things differently or gives you a wake up call. This week it was when I came upon this post from  A Residence  (via the lovely Amanda at City Girl Gone ...

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What a Hoot
Knitted Owl Hat and Fingerless Gloves So a friend of mine (she knows who she is) sent me a link to a knitted hat that she had taken a shine to. (A not very subtle hint). I was very happy to discover that there was a free pattern available to download from '...

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Shawl Pins trending this Autumn
Westpoint, Exeter once again held the Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show this weekend complete with workshops, demonstrations and over 180 stands full of creative inspiration and crafting products. Among the stands selling this Autumn's knitting yarns the...

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1st Place.
My new favourite thing to make With just a few materials and my trusty glue gun I am able to hold my head high after my first attempt at rosette making today. It took just a few lengths of pleated ribbon and a few lengths of flat ribbon, a circular board ba...

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Summer 2015 Handmade Gift Exchange.
So what exactly is a Gift Exchange? It is an event run by the lovely Linda over at  Craftaholics Anonymous . Go and check it out (after you've finished reading this!) The idea is that you sign up and are then assigned an exchange partner. It's a great oppor...

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How to create a beautiful felted ombre effect.
One of the loveliest current trends that is making an appearance almost everywhere at the moment is ombre. (pronounced ombray) There is something I find very pleasing about ombre design. Whether it is a combination of muted, earthy tones or bright primary s...

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How to create a beautiful felted ombre effect.
One of the loveliest current trends that is making an appearance almost everywhere at the moment is ombre. (pronounced ombray) There is something I find very pleasing about ombre design. Whether it is a combination of muted, earthy tones or bright primary s...

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The Ultimate Recycling
Rag Rug Making Not so very many years ago most floor coverings were made by hand. Not a scrap of fabric was wasted or thrown out and most textiles were eventually cut up and incorporated into a rug of some kind. I read somewhere that the reason there are so...

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Free simple pattern for cute knitted mini bobble hats
Happy Easter Materials Aran yarn in colours of your choice. 4 x 5mm double pointed needles Yarn needle and scissors for finishing Abbreviations K = Knit p = purl st(s) = stitch(es) dp = double pointed Method Cast on 20 stitches loosely Divide stitches betwe...

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Bokeh Technique
More Stampin' Up fun 'Bo keh' (pronounced bo-keh) comes from the Japanese word 'boke' which literally means 'blur' or 'haze'. It  is a term used in photography to describe the appearance and character or  'feel' of the out-of-focus areas of an image. It is ...
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