Category Archives: crafting

In the land of Topsy-Turvy …

One of my very favourite stories is/was Enid Blyton’s ‘The Faraway Tree’ and today I feel that I visited one of the strange lands at the top of tree…. As part of a learning at work week I was asked … Continue reading

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Daffodil time…(part 1)

I haven’t been painting so many boxes lately, but I decided to have a trip to The Works the other day and saw this money box. It’s so plain I couldn’t bare not to decorate it. So, once home I … Continue reading

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happy bunting…

I’ve been reading some good books lately – the most recent is a wonderful book by Lucy Mangan called Bookworm – a memoir of childhood reading.  I was slow to learn to read as a sickly child but once I … Continue reading

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Those roarin’ twenties…

This week has been lovely, I’ve been out and about but this means I haven’t spent as much time making and doing as I like to… still there’s only so many hours in the day. The one thing I have … Continue reading

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Lettering….

I love lettering, writing, calligraphy and I have for a long time. Wait long enough and everything becomes trendy and it’s definitely been a nice time for lettering for the past few years. I have made a few cushion cover … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards…

I’ve pretty much always made my own cards, Christmas cards are especially nice to make I think, but I do like to send quite a few so the design needs to be reasonably simple. In 2018 I found a simple … Continue reading

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The roaring 20’s…

Happy New Year everyone! I spend a chunk of my life in the miniature world of the dollshouse family – The Littletons. When a friend gave me another dolls house I decided it would become the home to Victoria, the … Continue reading

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Last blog of the decade….

Well… it’s the end of a decade and I’ve been looking over my blogs, which I first started in 2016 and I’ve posted 210 so far! I’ve taken a little look back and see that I have posted a lot … Continue reading

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Turning back time….

When a very good friend gave me a dollhouse – (and yes if you know about me and my miniature passion you’ll get just how happy that made me) it included fixtures, fittings, lots of bits & bobs and an … Continue reading

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Things I’ve done….

Another week has gone by without any major makes, I’m actively trying to get more ‘me-time’ but currently all I really do is crochet, and I’ve told you all about that! So this morning whilst thinking about what to write … Continue reading

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