March 2, 2013

Pottery Designs

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I’ve been working on some different techniques with different glazes for a while now. I am quite new to pottery, so I’m just enjoying playing around with different glazes, thicknesses, stencils and glazes techniques. I got off to a bad start… when I opened the kiln in great anticipation of my first load, I was…

March 2, 2013

Flabbits

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So I cut out my first flabbit (floppy rabbit) about a week ago and he is now ready to be introduced to you. He’s the first one, so needs a little tweaking, but hopefully more will follow and they will get better and better! I’m going to look for some better buttons too, to help…

February 25, 2013

Why We Love Tapestry

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Needlepoint is one of my favourite crafts. I’m not talking about old fashioned cross-stitch (not that I have anything particularly against it) but an updated, more modern take on tapestry sewing. It’s a bit like paint by numbers but I don’t think that its simplicity is a negative thing – it’s relaxing and somewhat therapeutic! I enjoy…

February 10, 2013

Easy Ribbed Fingerless Mittens

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I picked up the yarn for these mittens at a sale in a local craft shop; it’s Rowan Lima which is baby alpaca and so soft. I ended up going back the next week to pick up more because I enjoyed working with it so much. Rowan have produced a number of books which feature patterns specifically for the Lima wool, I bought the Homestead…

February 4, 2013

Yarn Jars

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These are a perfect way to re-use glass jars and left over yarn – the best thing about them is that they literally take two minutes to complete. I saw them originally in a wedding craft book and thought they looked so pretty that I had to try them myself! They’re super easy to make,…