• Classes,  Crafts

    Paper flowers 2019

    This is the third time I’ve brought paper flowers into the residential craft classes, the first time we used crepe paper and the second we made tropical flowers.

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Autumn Wreaths

    My original plan for this month’s project was to make wreaths using fallen leaves. It appears I was premature in my programming as there are hardly any fallen leaves about. Looking back I see we did the leaf printing in October last year.

  • 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

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Decorative Plant Pots

    Painting plants pots has a mixed response on craft internet. The finished project can look great but it may not be the most long lasting of results. The nature of the clay is that it retains moisture which is good for plants but not for paint.

  • Crochet,  Useful information

    Crochet Hearts

    Here’s a selection of heart patterns I use. Sweetie hearts The folowing patterns use US terms, so you need to remember to convert them to UK terminology Little hearts

  • Crafts

    Felt drawer sachets

    This month’s residential home classes was originally titled Sewing Felt Animals. As usual I had a pre-class preparation session, during which I  sewed a simple teddy bear and my friend made a cow. (I look at her designs and think she’s the one who should be running these classes)

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Easter cosies

    I have to confess when I was setting out the program for this year’s residential craft classes in January I did a quick fudge for March and put down Easter Crafts. So it comes to February and I have to start planning what that entails….

  • Chat,  Crafts

    Classes 2018

    Following my to do list in the previous post, it was nice to have my Residential Home classes confirmed this morning for the rest of the year. I enjoy doing them and it is good to hear positive feedback from both the residents and staff.

  • Crochet

    Simple Crochet Christmas Bauble

    This bauble pattern can be adapted in a number of ways, plain, sparkly, striped and with a variety of adornments. I’ve worked this in a DK acrylic (as that’s what I had to hand) but it could be made with most yarns, each giving a different effect.