Welcome to my Craft Blog

Wandering round my house I’ve found so many things that I have made over the years – I think I must have been crafting all my life – and I look forward to sharing them with you. If you want any explanations about anything then please contact me – if I can remember how I’ve done it then I’ll gladly share with you. I’d love you to leave a comment about anything – good or bad – I like constructive criticism! Please, enjoy browsing, I do hope you’ll grab a cuppa and stay a while with me – and thanks for stopping by ……….Joanna


Recent articles

Competition entries for the Women’s Institute

When I was a member of our local W.I. (for about 10 years), I discovered a competitive streak which I didn't realise I had! Every year there is an agricultural show which encompasses two neighbouring counties, Flintshire and Denbighshire, and my local village had not...

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Hair by Honda

Most people who travel by motorcycle will understand the term 'helmet hair' – it's something which cannot be avoided and which we all tend to ignore – we get used to everyone looking as if they've been dragged backwards through a hedge or, as in some cases, like...

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As I've mentioned before on this blog, Nigel and I spend a lot of time on our motorbike and – as naff as it sounds – the trend is to wear clothing decorated with images of one's vehicle (well, you wouldn't tackle a Hells Angel about the clothing he wears would you? :)...

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Stamp Club Challenge

I'm trying something different...... throwing out a challenge to the ladies at my local Stamp Club. We meet once a month and I took a whole bunch of items with me last month and shared them out giving everyone two months to see what they can come up with. The items I...

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Glitter and Confetti

I hate glitter! I can't stand the way it gets everywhere, is so full of static that it sticks to everything except what you want it to stick to, is so hard to clean up........but I do rather like the way it looks. I saw a suggestion, can't remember where...

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Fruity Bread

Who doesn't like fresh, crusty, home-made bread?!! Several years ago I bought a Panasonic Bread Machine (I had another make before this but it wasn't good – the paddles kept breaking off into the dough!) – and I use it a couple of times a week. My husband only really...

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Unusual Shaped Card

At our Stamp Club last month, we were challenged with making an unusual shaped card for our 'homework'. So, last week I took along the round card I'd made for the Fresh as a Daisy competition at Happy Stampers Festival plus this flower. I started with some plain,...

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Fresh as a Daisy

Last weekend I attended the Happy Stampers Spring Stamp Festival at Port Sunlight. As usual, there was a competition, this year entitled 'Fresh as a Daisy'. It had a size limitation and the stipulation that it contain mainly stamped images, of course. Over the years I...

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Wine Coasters

We have quite a few parties and unofficial meetings at our house and some visitors like to drink wine! Not me, of course, anyone who knows me will confirm that I never touch a drop!!! 😉 One of the problems I find is that people tend to put a glass down somewhere and...

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Altered Pate Dish

I seem to have collected a few empty pate dishes (really excellent stuff from CostCo!) which I've been keeping because I was sure there'd be something I could do with them! When I recently bought some flavoured tea bags (Lemon & Ginger etc) I decided not to store them...

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3-Hour Shawl

I saw this idea in Threads Magazine (Issue 119, June/July 2005) a few years ago – it was shown on the cover in much the same colours as I have used here. I was attending a family wedding and had worn the same dress a year earlier at another wedding (that time with a...

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Pyramid Boxes

There was a competition held by one of my favourite stamp manufacturers – Non Sequitur – to make something using their images and email the photos to them when done. I did quite a few different things but the one that I really liked was these pyramid boxes.  The...

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