Oh yeah

This is the latest in a long series of posts about the state of my studio/craft room. I started talking about this about five years ago, I kid you not. And today I have reached another milestone in the long running battle to Declutter whilst keeping all my stuff. Seemingly  an impossible balancing act. And yet,…

Pegged out

I like peg dolls. Here are some more… Basically made as therapy for soothing a shattered soul. And it worked.              

nailed

i painted my nails today. I used a delicate nude pink and my hands looked ever so chic. Then I started grouting. I lasted about two hours in chic mode. Then I started grouting. I prefer grouting to painting my nails, I’ve decided. More meditative.  Why grout? Well I’m dipping a toe into the world…

Thank you teacher part two

and what of Elders teacher? Well he love singing so I made him an emergency singer’s  kit containing: Sore throat remedies Chocolate flutes sheet music More  chocolate! Hand Painted mug decorated with music notes and notations.           

Thank you teacher part one

so, it’s that time of year again, and I’m wondering what to get my children’s teachers to say thank you for taking them off my hands for the whole year. Little one has finished reception and is still in the school system so I have lots to be grateful for. This post shows what I…

Four me

I have been rereading the early entries to this blog and I am struck by how much and how little things have changed. For example, four years ago I started organising my crafting space. I’m still doing it it. Yes, really. But I’m nearing the end of this particular odessy…heres a preview. Give me a…

Stalled

Did I mention my soon-to-be-open stasherella stall? I’m committed to a week of hopefully Christmas cheer and ker-ching in equal measures. I’m in the process of working out my stock. I’m developing the ‘Stasherella Home’ collection, drawing the design on cushions, ceramics and maybe lampshades. I’ve also got the antique quilts including this beauty So,…

Pack hack

i always feel a bit bad about the amount of packaging Amazon wrap around my purchase so today I decided to reuse the envelope that carried Elder’s first clarinet book to us so abley. I basically covered the gatefold envelope with some paper sheets I had and then used a hole punch to make a…

The cats meow – or, how I made a quilt

I am a great aunt. Not a ‘brilliant, super funny, laugh a minute’ great aunt, but a blade mantilla, pince nez, bath chair type of great aunt. And yesterday was my great neice’s first birthday. Now tHe first rule of quilters is ‘every baby needs a quilt’ and while a little tardy, I rose to…