• Chat

    I’ve done it!

    After a year of procrastinating despite the constant support (and sometimes nagging of my friend Alison) I have finally listed some items in the shop area of this blog.

  • Crochet

    WYS Florist Collection

    The “worst” bit of doing classes at The Wool Haven is seeing all the new yarn coming into the shop. The levels of self-control I have to muster to control my purchases is incredible. One range that appeared around Christmas was the West Yorkshire Spinners Florist Collection. I was doing well at resisting temptation until I was shown The Perfect Bouquet pattern book that went with it.

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Tote-bag printing 2019

    Last year I did a set of leaf-printing sessions at the residential home craft classes. These provided a lot more popular than I expected, so I thought another go at printing could be good this year.

  • Chat

    April 2019

    Delayed posts is what happens when I don’t keep my bullet journal up to date. 😳 Anyways here’s what I got up to in April…

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Decoupage – Easter Eggs

    I wanted to do something seasonal for this month’s residential craft class so decorating eggs seemed an obvious choice. Rather than painting them I thought decoupage would make a change. It proved quite popular the last time I did it in the residential homes

  • Crafts

    Fantasy Film (Resin dipping)

    With the good weather continuing this Easter weekend, it gave us another chance for some outdoor crafting. I’ve had this kit since Christmas before last 😳 so I thought it was about time I had a crack at it.

  • Chat

    Ayrshire Craft Fair

    I went to Troon the other weekend to have a look at the Ayrshire Arts & Craft Fair. It’s said to be the biggest monthly indoor craft event, held usually on the first Saturday of the month in the Concert Hall. There were a lot of stalls there so I did my usual trick of grabbing business cards to browse at home. I thought I’d record the details of the stall holders here, firstly to have a record and secondly in case anyone else is interested.

  • Crafts

    Tie-dying tote bags

    Saturday was a lovely Spring day which meant we were able to use the garden for “messy” craft. This was perfect as my daughter had asked if we could make her a new bag for her PE kit over the holidays.

  • Crochet

    Dragon scale wristwarmers

    Also known as Crocodile stitch, Dragon scale is very distinctive and I’ve been planning to try from the moment I saw it. I’ve had the yarn for it in my stash for months.