Christmas crocheted cafetière cosy

One of the fantastic handmade presents my sister Amie gave me this Christmas is this crocheted cafetière cosy. Working in an office, it’s pretty standard that I rely on my dear friend caffeine to get me through the day. At work I have a little cafetière that makes one cup of coffee (no instant coffee for…

Yarndale comes to Skipton

The last weekend in September saw an explosion of colour and creativity descend on the cobbled streets of Skipton. A delightful market town in my home county of Yorkshire, Skipton was home to the first ever Yarndale this year, an event where new and established creatives got together to celebrate crafts using wool, cotton, linen…

Getting crafty and creative

There’s a creative streak running in my family. My grandad on dad’s side painted, grandma on mum’s side is always cross-stitching or making cards to sell, my mum keeps beautiful scrapbook diaries, and then there’s my little sister, perhaps the most creative of us all. Amie and I were always making things as kids, not…