Hooking through the Heatwave… For the Meadow School Balsham Craft Gift & Food Fair 2016!

Across the UK, crafters, makers and local producers are busy building stock for the flurry of Autumn craft fairs and farmers markets that mark the countdown to Christmas. Yes, I’ve mentioned it, ‘Christmas 2016’! If it seems too early for gift buying, spare a thought for the crafters who begin their planning and making before the previous year’s decorations have been packed away.

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Charity Exhibition: Get yourself arty this Summer!

My lovely friend Zoe does super work with the Community Engagement Team at Cambridgeshire County Council. This is a project she is involved in, and ANYONE can enter! Hooray! So if you can get your mitts on a canvas, your work could be exhibited at Kings College Cambridge. Bit good that. So have a read…

A Happy Hen Crafternoon…

  If I work very hard, and I’m very lucky, sometimes I get to combine teaching and crafting. And it’s brilliant. Today I was honoured to be asked to run a Hen Crafternoon for a lovely girl I knew from my school days. So armed with a glue gun, fabric, buttons and beads, needles and…

Calming down in January….

I get to the other side of New Year’s and want to get rid of the glitz and glitter. This doesn’t make me a scrooge -I’ve LOVED Christmas. I just want some calm. And vegetables. And less cake. I get drawn to calm, grey, soothing things, which is odd for me being a colour-fiend and…