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St Fagans Stencil

I squeezed a lot into a recent short trip to Cardiff, including a few hours at St Fagans, a living history museum of Welsh life. The museum is set in extensive grounds, taking visitors on a journey from Celtic times to … Continue reading

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Upcycled

Hello! Do you want to see what I made from my inadvertently felted cardigan a couple of weeks ago? A few hours with scissors and sewing machine produced this little shoulder bag, lined with floral poly cotton fabric to lift the … Continue reading

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Scissors, camera, action …

A family member “helped” with the washing and felted my pure new wool cardigan. **Sigh** Made in Sirdar Eco Wool DK, the once-swishy cardigan had seen its fair share of wear over the years, so didn’t really owe me anything. … Continue reading

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Vintage social networking

Remember when social networking was about meeting up with friends – in person? Crafters are reclaiming the original concept. Getting together for coffee, cake and chat, accompanied by knitting or crochet, seems to be an increasingly popular way to escape … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap!

  This yarn was one of my treasures from Wonderwool Wales in April, where talented silversmith Lyn Roberts was raising money and awareness for Target Ovarian Cancer. Although there was a pretty shawl pattern with the yarn, I really wanted a crescent shape, … Continue reading

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Sarehole Mill

Sarehole Mill is a water mill just 5 miles from the centre of Birmingham in the West Midlands. It is now a museum, open to the public, and the 250 year old mill still grinds wheat twice a week, producing flour … Continue reading

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Colourful Cards

I always struggle to part with cards that people send me, whether they are for celebrations or “just because”. So much time, thought and money has gone into them – they are often so pretty too. Some even provide me … Continue reading

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Circular inspiration

I came across this neat pile of stacked logs (in a local cafe of all places) and the sight of the concentric circles sent my thoughts scampering away to crochet possibilities … Crocheted coasters were the obvious thought or how … Continue reading

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Vintage Magazines

I opened a box file that was tucked away in the loft. Look what I found! A selection of Orella magazines from Switzerland, dating from 1985, 1986 and 1987! Does this make them “vintage”? 🙂 Largely a crafting magazine, Orella … Continue reading

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Blue Skies and Bunting

A cheery sight to lift the spirits – blue skies and bunting! This photo was taken at Melin Tregwynt, a traditional yet forward-thinking woollen mill, located between Fishguard and St David’s in Pembrokeshire. Each of the ‘flags’ is made of fabric … Continue reading

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