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    June 2019

    Another month has flown past and that’s still my excuse for the delayed post. Which is additionally embarrassing as it’s such a short one. ? I had hoped to complete all the squares for my flower blanket but due to classes, impromptu furniture painting and a lost crochet hook I’m about a week behind where I should be.

  • 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.

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Christmas Tree Decorations

    The December residential home craft sessions were to make Christmas Tree Decorations. I set up 3 simple projects for them to try out; mini wreaths, paper baubles and jar lid pictures.

  • Crafts

    Leaf printing

    When I set up the class schedule in January I wasn’t sure what Autumn Crafts was going to be.  It had to be something that could be enjoyable for people with a range of abilities and if possible have a practical / useful end product as many of the residents prefer that. So I had a think about what Autumn meant to me (apart from Halloween and comfort food) The answer is leaves. I love leaves. The colours, the shapes. That’s what I wanted to bring to the craft classes. I wanted to capture them but not by pressing them I needed a quicker process. So printing with them seemed…

  • Crafts

    Garden bench

    Just over a year ago I “rescued” a garden bench from the bulk waste collection. I remember it clearly as it was the day of the elections and it was raining steadily.  I had seen it when I taken my daughter to school, gone to vote on the way back and it was still there when I came home. This was fate.