Category Archives: creative

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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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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Another Mandala … I can’t stop…

It’s been a time for reflection and not messing up the whole house with my makes so I’ve been keeping to crochet and have completed another Mandala. This one is hanging in my bathroom. Using the pattern set out by … Continue reading

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