Handicraft, Handicraft posts

My New Venture – Thingummy Bags 8 months on

In January I wrote about my new venture into selling handmade cotton bags on Etsy.   Eight months on I thought you might be interested in an update.     First of all, what or who is Etsy?  I was surprised as to how many people have not heard of Etsy.  It is an e-commerce… Continue reading My New Venture – Thingummy Bags 8 months on

Handicraft, Handicraft posts, Personal blogging

A New Venture – What a Minefield!

I said in my first post of 2015 that I would tell you all what I have been up to in the "quiet" months since November. With the run up to Christmas and the dark evenings, I spent the time making Christmas presents, knitting, crocheting and sewing.   I dusted off my old work horse of a Singer sewing machine… Continue reading A New Venture – What a Minefield!

Handicraft, Knitting and crochet

Are You a Starter or a Finisher?

Some people are natural “starters.” They live for the creative beginning of projects, but not the day-to-day execution or the follow through. I start things but don't always finish. My energy comes from seeing new ideas and kicking things off. Apparently Starters love prototyping an idea, but once they’ve figured it out, they’re ready to… Continue reading Are You a Starter or a Finisher?

Handicraft, Knitting and crochet, Personal blogging

My Afghan Blanket Crochet Project

How many of you are old enough to remember crocheted dresses in the 60s and early 70s?   Do you recognise this pattern?  It brings back lots of teenage memories for me.  Always wanting to be in the height of fashion and working in London in the late 60's (that ages me!) I made several… Continue reading My Afghan Blanket Crochet Project