English Paper Piecing

So, after my joyful, if out of the blue trip to the Beeb just after Christmas, I thought it would be good to put up a somewhat more detailed list of instructions for English Paper piecing. So here goes! First I started off with a hexagonal template which I downloaded for free. I printed this…

Customised Notebook Teacher Gift

True to form, I really wanted to give great teacher gifts this year but was horribly last minute getting it sorted. Two things became ridiculously apparent: when a deadline approaches I hunker down and get things done and that I really ought to work on just buying and wrapping things instead of making things when…

Recycled T-Shirt Hot Water Bottle Cover

My old hot water bottle has been around for a long time. It’s survived many days of dutiful service. I had to take it work recently (sore back kind of a day) and I realised how utterly repugnant it had become. It’s clean but it doesn’t look it. The velcro on the back has long…

Family Tree Birthday Cushion

So my lovely mother-in-law turned 70 this week and as part of her celebrations, my sister-in-law organised 7 gifts for her. Responsibility for of these came to me as I was asked to make a cushion for her. It was suggested I could make one with a 70 on it, but I wasn’t sure she…

Festive Scrap Fabric Challenge

I decided to set myself a bit of a challenge as my scrap bag is really a scrap sack at the minute and a ridiculously full one at that! Seeing as it’s the season and all I also wanted to have a go at something that might help move me towards the goal of doing…

More Needle Felting Workshops

I am so happy to announce I am teaching 3 more needle felting workshops before Christmas! There’s an absolutely fab pop up shop in the Arcade in Bedford town centre which is full of arty delights to purchase and has drop in craft sessions along with workshops on the go right up until Christmas Eve. …