Embroidered snowflakes on felt

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I like to decorate my display tree with something different each Christmas. So, after drawing some inspiration from Pinterest, I decided that I would make some embroidered decorations this year. Continue reading

Deconstructed lavender and poppy head wreath

Summer wreaths

I can’t stop making wreaths.

Having created my first Christmas wreath, mostly from bits that were about to go in my green bin, I am now obsessed with keeping any garden waste that might be suitable to use. The garden shed is full of poppy heads, Chinese lanterns, and pinecones that I’ve picked up while I’ve been out and about.  Continue reading

A rusty frame

My second attempt at upcycling

A few years ago, while clearing an overgrown corner at the bottom of the garden, I came across a small rusty frame made out of racking; something that my dad would have put together. I can’t remember seeing it in use in the garden, but I hung on to it, thinking it might come in handy one day. Two years on, I decided to have a go at making it into a table for the garden. The table didn’t need to be anything too fancy as all I plan to do is put pots of plants on it. Continue reading

The Knitted Enchanted Wood

The Spring 2019 Knitting and Stitching Show

I nearly didn’t book for the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show this year, but as I was visiting an exhibition in London the same weekend it was on, I decided to pop along. I wasn’t after any supplies, and none of the available workshops appealed to me, so I really just wanted to get some inspiration, see the textile galleries and catch anything of interest in the Creative Living Theatre. Continue reading