Category Archives: craft adventures

Knitting for non knitters or crafting for crafters


“Never knit for a non knitter”, or so I’m told… But is that the case? I have been pondering this of late as there have been many births and birthdays to create and craft for. Some non – knitters I … Continue reading

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Woodland Wings and Birthday Rings


My little girl has just turned four. I have no idea where the time has gone. As I sit here writing this I cannot help but smile at all of the wonderful memories she has given me; that both of … Continue reading

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Nuno Felting and a Drive Through the Hills


I finally plucked up the courage to Nuno felt the edges of some gorgeous fabric I bought from WonderWool this year. Trust me. This took a lot of guts. I had to cut it down the length and was utterly … Continue reading

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My Little Atelier


I have a couple of preferred websites when it comes to birthdays and present buying occasions for the children. I have found it quite difficult over the years to find quality alternatives that aren’t plastic or centered around popular culture … Continue reading

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Spinning and storytelling


“When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold the future with stories, the best place by the fire was kept for the storyteller.” Jim Henson’s The Storyteller. I have recently joined a medieval re-enactment … Continue reading

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The Green Man, Fire-eaters and Dragons!


“In times long past lived a man of green and his footsteps brought life wherever he’d been In the deepest wild wood was the place he’d once been and the people did love and protect him…”       Clun … Continue reading

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Adventures in Wonder(wool)land


Where to begin? I’m still coming down from my long anticipated high. This year, Wonderwool Wales seemed a little quieter. Perhaps it was because I left my other half with the kids to have a wander around the surrounding areas … Continue reading

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Spinning Rainbows


We have had a very crafty couple of weeks! I have been catching up with some spinning and sewing and even had a go at whittling some crochet hooks from some found sticks. I have to say, the baby yak … Continue reading

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Waldorf Dolls and Houses in Trees


When I was a little girl, there was always a feeling of dreamlike enchantment when I went to play at friends houses from Waldorf families. Looking back I don’t know if it was the light, breathy atmosphere that their homes … Continue reading

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Unicorn in the Forest and a few FOs


We have been going a little sewing mad this week. A friend told me about a shop in Chester that sells wool felt – not the nasty acrylic kind! Toby has had a little gnome production line going on – … Continue reading

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