Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Smoked Kippers

 Today turned out to be a beautiful day.
It was raining when I drew back the curtains,
but the strong winds soon blew away the clouds and
left us with a glorious blue sky.
Our large chestnut tree stood out against the sky and the sun shone.

The wind was in the right direction blowing out across the
fields at the back of our house.
Ideal to light a bonfire and start to get rid of this huge
pile of brash left over from when our cherry tree came down.
We only managed to burn have of it, but at least we can
now see part of  the lawn again.

After coming in like a pair of smoked kippers, we showered and had dinner. Then I had time to take my latest scarf off the loom.
It is soft and in a beautiful mixture of wool, alpaca and acrylic yarns in raspberry, apple green and duck egg blue.
Now on folksy.
Thank you for dropping by.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Let Battle Commence

Recently we have had some strong winds blowing across Lincolnshire and
one windy night our beautiful cherry tree was flattened.
Our elderly neighbours have been in their house for 60 years and they say
it was a young tree when they moved in.

You don't realise how big a tree is until it fall down.
The logs are a beautiful red and hopefully some can be
wood turned by my husband. sadly the rest is only fit for
logs on the wood burner next winter.
The front lawn is unrecognisable as it is completely covered in brash. So the shredder has been brought into action and all the small twigs are being shredded for paths and mulch.

Like most things we love to recycle where possible.

Yesterday stared with a hard frost, but later the sun came out and it was a good day to work outside.

While down the bottom of the garden I noticed the bulbs and spring flowers and we already have a pair of blue-tits interested in the bird box up in the Eucalyptus tree.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Atishoo Atishoo

Ring o' ring a roses
A pocket full of posies
Atishoo Atishoo

Stinking cold?
Just lately it can feel as if we have the plague!
Have a tissue handy in your pocket or handbag.
A selection of tissue holders can now be found in

They also make ideal gifts.

Sunday, 14 January 2018


Tea time?
On your own?
Why not grace your table with this beautiful
Tea Cosy for One in this lovely Hare design.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Soft Alpaca

The latest addition to my Folksy Shop
is this beautiful hand woven shawl.
A checked design in soft pink, heather, blue/green and chocolate.

It is soft, snugly and warm and ideal for in this cold weather.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Warm Mohair

This is my the latest addition to my online shop.
A warm hand woven Mohair scarf.
A must for this cold weather.

Friday, 5 January 2018


Once again the magic hands of Dee from Essentially Yours Aromatherapy at Stickney has helped my neck problem.

Her massage technique and herbal blend of oils once a month
has become part of my regime against pain.
Allowing me to reduce my medication.

If you live in the Lincolnshire area I highly recommend her.
She even treats dogs.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Happy New Year To You All.

2018 holds many exciting things for Katrina Krafts.

With the arrival of my own spinning wheel and weaving loom. I look forward to experimenting with colour and using my own home spun wools.

Already I have been weaving scarves on my heddle loom and my head is buzzing with ideas.