News & Crafty Chit-Chat

News & Crafty Chit-Chat

Eco Dyed Paper

By Lisa Goddard | 8th May 2021

This is a technique I came across a couple of years ago and something I love to do. It is great for creating really interesting papers that I add into the journals that I make. You can go out foraging for leaves and flowers to use or if you have been bought a beautiful bunch […]

What it’s like to live with a seamstress…

By Alison Greer | 5th May 2021

What it’s like to live with a seamstress… I asked my nearest and dearest what it’s like having someone in the family who sews. Here are some of their answers. Risk of getting stabbed by pins. Constantly in fear for my feet in any carpeted area where the pins are likely to stay hidden until […]

Crafting with Sylvanians Part 2 – A New Home for the Dogs

By Karen Rogers | 2nd April 2021

On Friday I bought the Toy Poodle Twins, Mia and Max. So, on Saturday I decided to make a new home for the dogs because now I have five of them. Before, their house was teeny, in a little box. They needed to move into somewhere bigger. Rachael, Veronica, Max & Mia, William I used […]

Art Journaling as Therapy

By Lisa Goddard | 2nd April 2021

Art journaling has been a constant in my life for over 15 years now. I do it for many reasons, for the enjoyment, as a place to experiment and play, try out new mediums and ideas. To record my memories and experiences and as a place to process complex and sometimes difficult emotions. It is […]

Cute Comforters Kit

By Karen Rogers | 1st April 2021

Our cute comforters kit is a great make for a mum to be as a baby shower gift or if they are craftier than you why not buy them a kit so they can enjoy making it as well. The pattern includes details on how to make all three blanket designs and all three character […]

Bubble Bag

By Karen Rogers | 23rd March 2021

We have been looking forward to launching this bubble bag design for what feels like ages and finally it’s here! This fabulous kit comes in two sizes and has an embroidery add on kit too. The bags are truly beautiful and can be used as project bags, toy bags, laundry bags or even a summer […]

Crochet Cowl Kit

By Karen Rogers | 23rd March 2021

We are please to be relaunching our crochet cowl kit for safe collection or delivery to door. This lovely kits includes your pattern with photographic instructions, diagram and written instructions. The cowl can be joined in one of 3 ways all clearly explained in the pattern. Suitable for crocheters with some experience as it involves […]

2021 Stock in Stock for online sales

By Karen Rogers | 23rd March 2021

Hello, welcome to our technologically disadvantaged online shop. Browse below, contact us with your order and the you can collect from the studio at an agreed time slot or we can post it out at cost of postage. We will be updating this as often as we can but please me aware that we are […]

Upcycling Project – Jeans to Skirt

By Alison Greer | 19th March 2021

We all have garments in our wardrobe that we no longer wear, but with a little bit of creative upcycling they can be given a whole new lease of life.  This project is perfect for old jeans than have worn at the hem or between the legs. Or if they have become stained or torn.  […]

Getting started with encaustics

By Lisa Goddard | 6th March 2021

What is encaustic? Encaustic is an ancient art form dating all the way back to Egyptian art 100-300 AD The word encaustic originates from the Greek word enkaustikos which means to burn-in, and this element of heat is necessary for a painting to be called encaustic. It uses a mixture of beeswax and damar resin […]