Craft Business, Handcrafting

Secret Message Kits


Men are strange fellows!
Seriously, if you're going to pretend to visit my brother and act surprised that I got a rose from a secret admirer, which you happen to find when you arrived...
...Don't buy the flower from my sister's florist shop!

Church Life, Handcrafting, Of The Cloth, Social Action

Quilt Kits for sale


I've finally finished the first kits for the quilt squares. The kits contain almost everything you need to make two squares for the first Quilt of Hope. Contents: Instructions Two x 6x6 inch cotton squares One smaller cotton square (for a heart) A piece of heat and bond Four metres of embroidery thread in 4… Continue reading Quilt Kits for sale

Church Life, Handcrafting, Social Action, Textile Stories

The Price of a Coffee


There's a scene in the film Schindler's list, where freedom is in sight for the Jewish people but Oskar Schindler is having to flee. He looks around at the mass of people he helped keep alive and no one would complain if he then surveyed the survivors and shouted at how great it is that… Continue reading The Price of a Coffee

Doll Making, Free Makes, Handcrafting

The Ultimate Sock Doll


Several years ago I first came across sock monkeys, they were crudely made animals made from left over socks and a great recycling use of those odd socks we find in the washing machine. Then the explosion happened and suddenly they were everywhere.    What originally began as an upcycling project became 'trendy' and we… Continue reading The Ultimate Sock Doll

Free Makes

Little Terrier Doggie – Free Makey Makes


I'm either mad or developing some great marketing ploy, but something I listed on Etsy I'm giving away on my blog for free. Yep, Free. So, What's the catch? I wrote this little pattern some time ago and started selling kits so you could make your own little doggie at home. I recently updated the… Continue reading Little Terrier Doggie – Free Makey Makes