Category Archives: Craft


I hand stitched up these puppets for my friend’s daughters first birthday recently. They were based on the tutorial posted on Just Another Day in Paradise Blog. I think they turned out pretty well. Advertisements

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On a recent trip to Reverse Garbage, I managed to score these lovely pieces of wallpaper. Now I hope you realise that I was being a bit tongue in cheek, they are so garish and yet they are also great. … Continue reading

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Sashiko is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching from Japan. It was traditionally used to reinforce points of wear, or to repair, worn places or tears with patches, essentially it is a type of running stitch which is easily adaptable … Continue reading

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Infinite Variety

Recently the American Folk Art Museum dramatically transformed the Park Avenue Armory’s historic 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall with the installation of 650 red and white American quilts, all of which were on loan from the collection of Joanna S. … Continue reading

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Must Love Mondays – Buttons

I love buttons there is no apparent real reason for it, I just do. So a quick and easy project I put together.  Recently I brought a button covering kit.  The result was some quick buttons out of some scrap fabric I had in the flat.  … Continue reading

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What will it become

Slowly I am getting somewhere, I wonder what it will end up being.

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Must Love Monday Cross Stitching

Is street art in cross stitch form the latest on trend when it comes to subversive cross stitch. It is certainly more enjoyable that stitching your more traditional alphabet sampler. It took me a while but I finally finished the Banksy inspired piece below. … Continue reading

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