Here’s a question: who do you make things for: family, friends or yourself (to keep or sell)? Something that I’ve noticed lately is that some charities/organisations are increasingly asking for donations in the form of handmade items. I saw on a Facebook post from Starting Chain they had compiled a list of organisations (mostly US) … More Make it Monday: Charity makes
Last Sunday was the first dry (and not totally freezing day) for ages so we went for a walk round Mount Stewart lake. After our walk and a visit to the cafe to warm up, I had a browse of the gift shop where I found a bargain. A ceramic planter with iris bulbs. I … More An iris planter
Happy Monday everyone! I had a brain-wave for this weeks project whilst reading your comments for the heart brooch I posted last week. A few of you commented on how the brooch would be perfect for Valentines Day so I put on my thinking cap for another suitable project for Valentines Day (which is 3 … More Make it Monday: heart pom-pom garland
Thank you so much for all your kind comments last week. It’s good to know that people are interested to hear what I come up with for future Make it Mondays, if anyone has any suggestions I’d love to hear them. Also if you want to join in with your own Make it Monday projects … More Make it Monday: embroidered heart brooch
Today is the first of what I hope will be regular posts entitled ‘Make it Monday’. These posts will appear online each Monday and they will involve a post containing a pattern either of my own design or a link to some other website for containing a fabulous make I’d love to create. I hope … More Make it Monday: fabric flower bookmark pattern
Goodbye 2013, hello 2014. I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and a well earned break. I can now show you some of the presents that I made this Christmas. I made an infinity scarf out of James C Brett chunky marble yarn for my sister. Here is a close up complete with one of my … More Happy New Year!