Family heirloom

I absolutely love family history. I also love old furniture. So when my uncle emailed to ask if I’d like a roll top desk that used to belong to Great Aunty Gwen, I leapt at the chance without even knowing what it looked like or how big it was! Thankfully, it’s the perfect size for […]

Mini Christmas wreath

For the last few years my friend Ness and I have hosted a Christmas craft evening. It’s always a fun get together with festive music, delicious food and great conversation. However, it’s getting harder to think of crafts that we haven’t done before! Thank goodness for Pinterest! I came across this idea here and made my own […]

Advent 2016

I’ve always loved this time of year and used to especially enjoy it as a teacher. I loved the fact that there was time for more fun and creativity in the lead up to Christmas. I loved spending afternoons making decorations with the kids, then hanging them up after school so they’d get the ‘wow’ […]

Noticing beauty

It often amazes me (although it really shouldn’t by now) just how wise children can be. My friend told me about how she was playing a game with her seven year old daughter. G was sitting on a cushion on the floor and kept looking at the cushion cover in between turns. Now, my friend […]

Poppy

A few weeks ago a friend asked if I would crochet her a poppy for Remembrance Day. After a quick pinterest search I found this great pattern on Kandipandi’s page. The pattern was easy to follow and it worked up really quickly – my favourite kind of project! I finished it off with a brooch pin […]

Teaching opportunities

Those of you who used to read my old blog (Cute as a Button) may remember that I used to be a teacher. You may not know, however, that I haven’t been teaching since January this year. There were a range of reasons and situations which led to my decision, most of them were fairly […]

Waiting

  I used to think I was patient. I used to think that I didn’t mind waiting for things. I used to be fairly scathing of our instant society, thinking how ridiculous it was to need instant answers, instant access, instant replies, instant deliveries… You get the picture. But the last few months have shown […]