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Feeling Crafty

I’m feeling happy at the moment as I seem to have my creative mojo restored hurrar!

I think when you are in the thick of the 9-5 (or 6 or 7….or 8!) it can become easy to lose the things you once enjoyed doing, I like my job but it has (had!) a tendency to take over my life and not leave much room for anything else, or basically I couldn’t be bothered and jut wanted to veg out in my down time. 152 more words

My Style

long overdue

In May (blimey we’re nearly in August) I won a chance to review 3 different types of yarn for Hobbycraft.

I was so thrilled – I really was!   269 more words

Everyday Blurb

Knitting with Leftovers

I knit a lot and virtually every day.

Some of my knitting uses thrifty, frugal options, but some of it includes luxury handspun alpaca. It is my hobby and whilst I do try to source eco-friendly alternatives (I never buy standard cotton for dishcloths because it’s eco-footprint is so bad) I have bought some wonderful expensive and luxury yarns for my hobby over the years. 849 more words

Making the most of what you have.

Sometimes we don’t take a moment to look at the things that surround us. To fully appreciate everything that we have in our possession. To make the most of the things that we have. 515 more words

Saving For A House

Gently expanding wings

It has been a very busy time at Scottish island mum.  The summer season is well and truly underway on the island and the endless days of sunshine are making it sparkle.  908 more words

busy busy busy

I cleared out my craft corner (again) recently, trying to make space for the paperwork I know will be part of my new course. 109 more words


Inspirational Up-cycling Project Offers Second Time Around to Furniture and People

Dave Lucas is sanding down an old pine church pew, painted, in rather poor eighties taste, with brash golden swirls. Dave is bringing the piece back to its beautiful original pale nutty wood ingrained with darker brown knots and whorls. 751 more words

Make Do And Mend