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…

My creative Christmas – festive finger puppets

Now we’re well and truly into a wet and blustery January I thought I would cheer myself up by thinking back to all the lovely creative things we got up to over Christmas. I got back into cross stitching, my sister Amie tried to teach me how to crochet (let’s call that one a work…

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…