Individu-Owl cross stitch

The faint scraping sound of thread being pulled through aida is a familiar and comforting memory from my childhood. My mum and grandma were cross stitch crazy, forever separating threads, threading needles and working up delightful masterpieces. I tried my hand at this craft, notoriously popular with ladies of a certain age, but didn’t seem…

Handmade Christmas cards and a lavender heart

It’s a tradition in my family to make Christmas cards for each other, and every year I invariably end up doing this last minute on Christmas Eve. This year was no exception, and last night I set out all my pieces of coloured card, stickers, pipe cleaners, scissors and glue and got to work. My…