Crochet Hook Roll

After my adventures in crochet a couple of weeks ago, (and misplacing my crochet hook mid-project) I thought I’d better organise myself a little better and make a storage roll for my crochet hooks. I perused Pinterest for a while looking at various versions of…

Creepy Cute Crochet – Medusa Doll

I like crochet, I’m no expert but I do enjoy it. Until recently I only really had success with ‘flat’ items, blankets, cushion covers, etc. I’d tried and failed to get to grips with little amigurumi, crocheted in the round, and far too complicated (it…

The Big Knit 2013

The Big Knit – every year Age UK and Innocent Drinks get together to raise money to help the elderly in the UK by asking the public to knit woolly hats for Innocent Smoothies. I always look forward to seeing rows of  bottles in the…

Lest We Forget

As summer fades and we head into autumn, it won’t be long before we see the familiar sight of the Royal British Legion collecting for The Poppy Appeal once more. Last year I put my money in the collection box and made a felt poppy…

Stormy Weather

As the weather here has been so miserable for what seems like months, I spent a wet and windy evening making this quirky little fabric brooch. Using some unbleached cotton I cut out two cloud shapes and added little pearly buttons to one side before…

Patchwork Bag Applique

The next workshop that I have run at Garners Garden Centre sees a break from the needlefelting. I decided to share my love of patchwork and we made this pretty applique bag. We cut paper templates before tacking the printed cotton fabric hexagons to them.…

Easter Bunny and Chick

Easter came early this year and we crafted these ‘oh-so-cute’ animals at the Needlefelt Workshop. The ladies who attend regularly had been asking about making some animals, and these were ideal starter projects. The chick was the easiest to make – a ball with tail…

Needlefelted Hanging Heart

Well, I didn’t manage to blog as intended but I am the queen of the phrase ‘Better Late Than Never’, so here are the details of January’s Needlefelting Workshop. As love was in the air with the approach of Valentine’s Day, I opted for a…

Toadstool Pincushion

The latest of my needlefelting workshop at The Craft Room @ Garners Garden Centre was this quirky little toadstool pincushion. The base is a wooden spool, painted at each end with acrylic paint. Then a strip of cream felt and a strip of ‘feathered’ green felt…

Felted Flower Brooch

Another project from the needlefelting workshops at The Craft Room @ Garners Garden Centre is this pretty layered flower brooch. Once again, this is a straightforward project – ideal for beginners. Three circles are worked separately, before being joined in the centre. Then ‘stamens’ are added…