Quick fix: Pirate wrapping…

There is simply too much potential here for dodgy puns about pirates actually rapping…This was a panic over a present for a 4year old’s pirate party -no wrapping paper but some brown parcel paper, kids markers and kitchen string. You get the idea…x

Heartbombing Fun!!

So yep, plucked up the courage to sneak around a supermarket and leave a few hearty presents. I cannot believe how nervous I was…as a teenager I was far to nerdy and good to shoplift, and I couldn’t play poker as I get nervous when lying, so sneaking about was really tricky…even though I wasn’t…

How to Make…Crochet Girl’s Purse

This purse accompanied the shopping lists and used up lots of odds and ends of wool that I had knocking about. Took about an hour and was a quick, satisfying make, working in circles. Other colourways would work really well too -pick whatever you have knocking around your yarn stash. You will need:A variety of…

Three things…

Three things found this week that made me happy. Simple (yes I am, as are they) but providing some brightness in January…Read in a magazine about ‘mindfullness’ which is a tad knit-your-own-yoghurt for me, but actually is like playing grown up eye-spy. I looked out for three things that were red to be more aware…

Stalling…

Tried out some ideas for selling the workbasket -not the basket itself, just the contents!! It’s only when you ulay half of your stuff out on a table that you realise that some of it has to go! Next job, is going through my unfinished project pile, which maybe even more shameful… Where are you…

I love Kilncraft!

So husband tried for about two hours on Christmas morning to try and get me to open the dishwasher…I ignored him/didn’t pick up on the fact that this was a weirdly persistant request until 2 mins before we all piled into the truck to go for lunch…where I found it stacked with this beautiful lot…

All I want for Christmas…

With less than a week to go, I have come to the realisation that I long to be the fairy on top of the Christmas tree, but sadly, due to 6 million mince pies I eat from November through to February, I am only destined to be a dumpy bauble, slightly dented and tucked around…

On the fifth day of Christmas she started getting her act together…

Cards using stitchery photos -try printed.com Bloody hell I’m running out of time! Having spent most of my maternity leave eating homemade mince pies and musing about Christmas I reach this point where I realise that I’ve done nothing actually productive to make this whole shebang happen… That’s not strictly true, as I have got…

Let it Sew, Let it Sew, Let it Sew…

It’s getting to that cheesy time of year, and I have to confess that I am a reformed scrooge…This morning my Christmas cards turned up (more of that next week) which was very exciting, and yesterday I ‘helped’ (read ‘hindered’) Han in making some handmade tree decorations. Despite a traumatic sewing history involving lessons at…