Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Hello again I have been revisiting the work of textile artist Janet Bolton, I still find her work delightful. Janet's imagery is in the tradition of folk art but also abstract art, the pieces have a simple charm  Lets have a look and see what you think.

If you want to see more she has a great Pinterest board.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Yarn Bombing.

Hi thought that you would like to look at some more yarn bombing from across the world, I love this stuff. These images celebrate international yarn bombing day, enjoy.

Tree hugging gone bonkers.
Brilliant, go on do something yourself, the next international Yarn Bombing day is June 11th 2014.
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Book making.

Hi again, yes I'm still here and I know I said that I would try and post once a week and it's May now. All I can do is say sorry once again and thank those of you who are still visiting my blog.
I have a big love of book making so I thought that you might like to take a peek at the work of Adele Outeridge, she has been a big inspiration to me for years.



Fantastic aren't they, sculptural, inventive and stretching the bounderies of what it means to be a book.

To see more take a look at google images or visit

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Hello again

Hi, firstly I must say sorry for not posting on my blog for quite some time, life and all that, you know how it goes.I want to say a big thank you to all you lovely people who have stuck with me and continued to drop by, I will try my best to post at least once a week from now on. As you probably know I have had to retire from teaching due to ill health but the up side of that is I am able to put more time into my own practice. I am also just about to open a shop on Folksy called 'Four foot and a house brick' it should be up and running by next week so please drop by and have a look. Here is a sneaky peak at some of the things I have been making.

Lovely little crochet pots with lots of different uses.

Hand cut lino prints with an embroidered surface.

Lastly pretty crochet pot stands to protect your table or

maybe hang on the wall.

Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Repurpose and reuse.

All week we have been looking at ideas to reuse things rather than throwing them away,
today its ideas for your jars.

How about this pretty little chandelier using all those small jars.

or just to remind you a sewing jar and pincushion (nice gift)

buy a wick and some lamp oil and you've got yourself an oil lamp.

screw the lids to the underneath of the shelf for 'under shelf' storage. My grandad used to store screws in the shed like this.

maybe a simple yarn holder, well it would stop the cat chasing it and keep it clean.

a memory jar to remind you of special times. 

If you crochet or knit then make them look beautiful.

buy yourself some cheap little embroidery hoops, screw them to the wall and tighten them up around the jar for storing all those bits and bobs.
That should give you something to do this weekend, enjoy.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Reuse and make stuff.

What can I do with an old tin can?

Use it as a scone or biscuit cutter of course.

or maybe a lampshade.

or even a table lamp.

how about to store your bags on the work surface.

a pencil holder.

 a  fruit or cake stand.

what about luminaries.

Of course we all need this one!
50 ideas from

Monday, 18 November 2013

Don't throw it away,reuse it.

What can I do with toilet roll tubes?

Print on fabric.

diy advent calendar made from toilet paper rolls

Make an advent calender

Upcycling toilet paper rolls

Use it as gift packaging.

Kifli és levendula: Papírguriga-koszorú

Make a Christmas wreath.

{DIY / CRAFT} Tidy cutlery on the Kiddies  christmas table all stored in a Toilet toll.

Christmas buffet cutlery holders

DIY CRAFT::  Toilet Paper Roll  Christmas lights

Toilet roll Christmas lights.

Crazy cute toilet paper tube book with tabs!

Even a little book with pull tabs.
Millions more ideas online.