Wednesday, 29 November 2017

 Christmas is Coming

On a cold night why not sit by the fire and do some 
Christmas shopping.

Check out my Folksy shop and find some great 
little stocking fillers.

All handmade just for you.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Baby Elephants

Two new baby elephants are in the Toybox.

Ready to be loved


Thursday, 23 November 2017

Story Time

Can you hear the Lion roar?


It is bedtime and out comes the story book.

Why not try something different with a story time glove puppet?

Make up your own stories with your child with 
the Lion, Giraffe, Monkey, Zebra, Elephant,
Hippo and even the slippery snake!


Toy Box

Christmas is just around the corner.
Have you looked in the Toy Box lately.


These  knitted sleeping dolls are new in my Folksy shop.


There are lots more gifts to choose from.
Why not drop by and have a browse?


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Bags Galore


Make -up bags, Keepsake bags and Shoe bags

All these can now be found in my shop

along with many unique handcrafted gifts.

Just for you


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Spinning

Hi in a previous blog I was telling you about making some dye from the outside skin of a walnut. Well I tried dying some Jacob's wool and I got this exciting black/brown colour.

I am very pleased with it. 

I am really enjoying using the spinning wheel that I hired from the Guild of Spinner, Weavers and Dyers. Here is a short video clip of me in action.
I have been experimenting with mixing my wool and have found that my Lincoln Longwool is a devil and I have decided to put it to one side and use it in my needle felting.
My spun thread is lowly becoming more even. 
Practice makes perfect.
I do not have a 'Niddy Noddy' yet so I am winding my wool up into balls.
I found my husband's Spear Weaving Loom that he had as a child in the back of the cupboard and thought I would have a play with it. I am very impressed with the result, considering how small the loom is. Being as I do not knit very well I am seriously thinking of getting myself a small Ashford loom.
Who knows what Santa will bring if I am good.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Remember Remember the 5th of November


As I sit writing this I can see fireworks lighting the sky with colour.
Quite a few were let off last night. 
Our poor Jack Russell has been a bag of nerves.

I won't bore you with the details, but the Gunpowder Plot goes back to November 5th 1605 when there was a failed attempt by a group of Catholics led by Robert Catesby. Their intention was to blow up the House of Lords with King James I of England and IV of Scotland during the State opening of the Houses of Parliament in London. Guy Fawkes, who had 10 years military experience, was given charge of the explosives.

I have spent my day today sorting out my boxes of crafts in preparation of giving my Folksy site a Christmas lift.
There are some new items being included. 
Ideal stocking fillers.