This month I managed to finish an epic cross stitch, a family tree sampler from the Historical Sampler Company Ltd via Sew and So. I had started this cross stitch last year so that I would have it finished for my parents 40th wedding anniversary. However my hand eczema flared up and I had to… Continue reading I finished it: Family tree cross stitch
I’ve been busy crocheting baby blankets, trying to make each one unique. Using different yarns, stitches, patterns and colours. You can see what I’m doing on Instagram as I share my progress there. I have to say that it’s my favourite social media platform and I have been using it lots lately. It’s a great… Continue reading Crochet baby blankets
Tuesday evening saw a first for our family, our 1st family pantomine/Christmas show and visit to Belfast’s Metropolitan Arts Centre (The MAC ). We had been invited to attend the press night launch so I wasn’t sure what to expect. On our arrival we were greeted by the friendly box-office staff who directed us towards… Continue reading Rumpelstiltskin at The MAC
It’s been a little while since I’ve done a blog post so I thought I’d update you on what’s been going on. This summer was strange, it rained a lot and was generally quite miserable. So now it’s September and we’re embracing autumn (my favourite season). We played board games, spent time together as a… Continue reading What I’ve been up to.
A couple of weeks ago I was a winner of an online competition run by Bluebird Fabrics to win a fat quarter of Riley Blake Mod Tod print fabric. I thought that this fabric would be perfect to make a doll carrier that I had recently spied on Pinterest. The tutorial is featured on Ginger Snap… Continue reading Toddler Baby Doll Carrier
Here’s a couple of my favourite photos of this week from my Instagram account ( @jeanthecreativepixie). Miss E brought home a busy bag from nursery school and she got straight to work on sewing numbers with laces without any assistance. She told me that it was just like the Sewing Bee! This cherry tree was… Continue reading Instagram highlights of my week
This week I had a day trip up to County Londonderry to visit family so while we were up that neck of woods we paid a visit to a brand new independent wool shop in Limavady (approximately 60 miles, north of Belfast), Row by Roe. We were greeted at the entrance by a fun giant ball… Continue reading Shop visit: Row by Roe