Tag: crafts

Wandering Jew Frame

My sister gave me a cutting of her lovely Wandering Jew a while back and it’s really flourished in my kitchen, despite being repeatedly knocked over by Jasmine, under and over-watered by me and generally tortured. It had been growing…

Jewellery and Pain

  Things have been going pretty well for me recently. I had a really low patch over Christmas but have been recovering of late. I’d been volunteering, going out, swimming, all sorts. I even tried an aerobics class! And then…

Burning Things

Burning stuff – it’s big and clever. I’ve done a bit of pyrography before, burning wood for decorative purposes, but usually to deepen the colour in a carved design or some such. I think I’ve done pyrography on leather at…

More stones…

Because, clearly, I haven’t done enough of these! I have been playing with some new techniques and different designs, loving sitting in the sun with a pile of stones and some Radio 6. (apologies for shoddy phone photos, camera battery…

Dying

I picked up a couple of linen skirts ages ago at bargain prices. They’re nice skirts but not colours I’m likely to wear. I had intended to dye them with natural dyes last autumn but didn’t get round to it.…

Hat

I needed a new hat this winter and couldn’t find one I liked to buy, so decided to make one instead. I finished it on the first day of Spring… I don’t usually follow patterns for crochet. Or I do,…

Cross

There’s a sycamore tree in our front garden. My late granddad potted the seed for my sister when she was little, she planted it out where it is now. I can’t remember it not being there. Out pet cats have climbed it, I…

Quilling card

Quilling is an interesting paper craft. It uses thin strips of paper curled up to create 3D patterns. When I first tried it as a child it was dull as anything, you had to spend more time cutting the paper…

Still an addict

Still addicted to painting stones… I have been doing other things too, but these seem to keep happening. I’ve also been crocheting around stones, it’s incredible satisfying. There’s something just right about it, the contrast between the crochet cotton and…