• 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.

  • 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.

  • Crochet

    Christmas Stocking

    I’ve done these in three sizes; standard, mini & large. And they all work on the same principle. They re good for bunting as well as for putting gifts in

  • Crochet

    Crocheted Snowflake 1

    I actually made a pile of these a few years ago to use up some 4ply to make bunting but no matter how I strung them I wasn’t happy. So this year I plan to use them to decorate my Christmas Cards. The larger of the two in the image was worked in DK and measures 13 cm (5 inches) in diameter, the smaller is in 4 ply and is 8 cm (3 inches) across.