the last post…

    We took a family trip into London last week to look at the Christmas lights and department store windows.   It was quite an eye opener – the crowds, the prices!   Hamleys, the toy store, had a queuing system in place just to go inside! We had a lovely day out being […]

sewing christmas lovely…

I have been teaching again recently – a general, make-anything class, and it was lovely to be back in touch with people who want to craft something meaningful for themselves.  There were a couple of skirts, a box cushion and some bags being made, to the steady hum of sewing machine and the odd curse, with just […]

it’s beginning to feel a lot like…..

  It smells like Christmas in our house today, because the Gingerbread is being made, the mincemeat is warming in the oven, the oranges are drying, and cinnamon fills the air.  All is calm, all is bright…. If you would like a copy of my Gingerbread recipe, click on the link ( gingerbread recipe)for a PDF.  […]

just giving….

This week has been a hive of activity in our house, and for once, it was not just me.  The news from the Philippines, coupled with Children in Need here in the UK, prompted my children to hold a fundraising cake sale in our drive.  They took over the kitchen for 3 nights, baking, and […]

Under the frankincense tree

Copywriter by day, aspiring children's author by night. Part-time student, full-time mum. A publishing journey.

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stash busting patchwork and projects

Does my bum look 40 in this?

stash busting patchwork and projects