Category Archives: Crafting

A perfect homegrown & handmade gift!

My Mum’s crimbo pressie arrived yesterday – isn’t it adorable?! Nick at Colour It Green uses the wool from her own flock, and hand felts it into these sweet little pincushions. I’ve been meaning to get mum some decent pins for … Continue reading

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Review – Soap Making Workshop in Cornwall

Last week Mum & I were invited to be guinea pigs for a new series of classes my boss is hosting in her beautiful shop Gill & McColl in Polperro. So yes, this is a review for my boss who … Continue reading

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Free Download – Owl Calender 2011

Jessica over at How About Orange posted this link earlier and I’m in LOVE! Choose your 12 favourite pictures from the 30 beautiful original owl pictures, download the calender, print and you have a ready made calender. So much fun!!! … Continue reading

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Doorstops Galore!

My local gallery recently requested some doorstops so I spent the past couple of weeks coming up with some designs. Firstly, allow me to introduce The Fat Cat… A few more tweaks needed till I am completly happy with them … Continue reading

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Happy Fathers Day Popps xx

I’d picked up this book recently in a second hand store and it is a lovely tale of a family turning their life and land into a small, part time farm. I passed it on to dad today as there … Continue reading

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Felted Lambswool & Cashmere Fingerless Gloves

Ooh, this was fun. Totally the wrong time of year of course to be wearing heavy felted gloves even if they are fingerless, but no doubt winter will be with us once again before too long. They started off as … Continue reading

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As I don’t intend to buy any (brand new) clothes for 6 whole months then I really need toa/work out how to make my own clothes andb/adapt the stuff I already have but don’t wear. So I gutted the wardrobe … Continue reading

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I’ve taken the pledge…

I, Janie, pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of “new” manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 6 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, … Continue reading

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Hammock Underblanket Tutorial – Part 2

Now, where were we… Oh yes… Here you can see that the quilting of the sleeping bag (the curvy line that holds the wadding in place) comes very close to the part that we are sewing. This need to be … Continue reading

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Hammock Underblanket Tutorial – Part 1

I sleep in a hammock when we’re out in the woods and generally I have 2 sheepskins underneath me. These are lovely and snug but when they slip in the night I wake up with cold patches on my back … Continue reading

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