Friday, 29 April 2022

Norfolk Gift Venture


New Shop    -    New Adventure

The Norfolk Gift Company opens its door for the first time this Saturday (April 30th)

Proprietors Amanda George and Natalie Hutchings have made the big leap from 

market stallholders to shop owners.

The pair joined forces to bring an inspirational and much need gift outlet to 

Watton High Street, Norfolk.

Ms George is the owner of Naturally Rambunctious and  makes a wide variety of products including fragrant handmade soaps and bath/shower products.

Mrs Hutchings is the owner of Appleyard Candles and makes a large selection of fragranced candle, wax melts and home fragrance products.

They each had a market stall on Watton High Street and together they had a third stall they called The Norfolk Gift Company. It sold items from local craftsmen. They had a great response and with help from the Breckland Council's Regeneration Trust they moved into the former Barnado's charity shop in the High Street.

Katrina Krafts is proud to be part of their new venture. I will be having a large selection of handwoven scarves and shawls and other wooly items.

Good Luck

Monday, 3 January 2022

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all and thank you to you all for your support during 2021
and interest in my website. 

I hope that you managed to meet up with your family and friends over the Christmas period and you have managed to stay Covid free.
I am now boosted and ready for the New Year.

January began mild and grey so we decided to go for a walk to blow away the cobwebs. The trees are yet to show growth but we did see our first burst of catkins.
Here you see across the fields towards the Lincolnshire Wolds.

 Over the holiday period I managed to do some weaving. The first scarf I sold before I had even finished it. It was light and airy and woven in a soft yarn with a purple patterned edge.

My second piece is also light and airy and made a soft beige viscose/cotton blend with a patterned edge in pale green and lemon.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Christmas Wreath

I decided to make myself something for a change so I made 
myself a Christmas wreath made from pompoms. 
It was very therapeutic and I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Wednesday, 13 October 2021

The Apple tree Pirates

The Clumsy Pickle has  just published  a childrens comic book. It is the first in a 

series of the adventures of 'The Apple Tree Pirates' with Captain Onki and his crew. 

The illustrations are amazing and will make and ideal  Christmas gift for a child along 

with the Apple Tree Pirates activity pack


What's New?

Hello everyone What's new?

It has been an odd year and already it is autumn. I have spent a lot of my time in the 
garden as well as crafting and writing.

My book Fagus the Badger has been proofread and tweaked and now I am in the process of having some exciting illustrations done by the Clumsy Pickle

I have been making some fun cards for my Folksy shop.

Saturday, 15 May 2021

All done.....

 Yesterday I had my 2nd Covid jab. 

Today I have a tender arm and a bit tired, but otherwise 
I'm not to bad.

Hopefully we are now slowly coming out the other end.

However, we still need to be careful. 

I for one will not be going silly and I shall still be wearing a mask when I feel compromised.

I can't wait to give my son and granddaughter a bit hug.

Take care and enjoy your Summer.

Sunday, 7 February 2021

February is shit......

 Well a bitter wind is blowing from the east and snow is forecast this week. The thought does not fill me with excitement. I have to admit the lockdown this time is getting to me.
Before I could potter in the garden and enjoy the sunshine.

I had hoped that 2021 would bring enlightenment and light to the end of the tunnel, but so far February has been shit. I have lost two friends to Covid and now I have lost my brother to Bowel Cancer. Like many I never got the chance for that final goodbye, living in France I was never going to get to see him. A close friend of mine sent me some flowers to cheer me up and the gorgeous gerbera made me smile. Ironically, the post man delivered my flowers with my Bowel Cancer Screening test.

Completed and sent off can I say please don't ignore the chance for screening.