• Craft

    Felt Succulents and Flowers

    Felt is a great crafting material and I love finding new ways to use it. I am a member of the Hobbycraft club and they regularly email me with offers and ideas. If you are not a member I recommend it. They have an excellent blog with really diverse crafting ideas. They also email out offers regularly and send you £5 to spend on your birthday (with no minimum spend). One of their recent emails really caught my eye. It was a link to their blog showing you how to make felt succulents.                Their idea was to make the succulents out of green…

  • Gardening

    Gardening in February

    February is nearly over and I want to keep you up to date with what I have done this month. Not a lot is the short answer! It has been far too cold and rather wet for being out there. I have managed one day out there just cutting off old growth from last year and generally tidying up. However, I have been enjoying the glorious spring bulbs and flowers, mainly from the window.                  These pictures show some miniature daffodils with snowdrops, a striking red hellibore and a pink camellia. February is when the garden centres really start to stock up for…

  • Craft

    ICHF Craft Show – February 2018

    Ever been to an ICHF Craft Show? It is really rather exciting! On Thursday 1st February I went to the ICHF Craft Show at Event City, Manchester. I got there early and queued to get in (only about 15 minutes). It was then possible to book a workshop or two that I wanted to do. For a few pounds you can have a go at many different crafts. I had a go at glitter crafts and needle felting. The picture above is the picture I made needle felting. It cost me £5 to have a go and I was really pleased with the results. Naturally I produced a strict pattern…