Category Archives: craft and textiles

A little late or a lot early?

This old tea chest has been taking up space in our living room since well before Christmas, when it finally seemed like a suitable time to bring it in from the cold and wipe off the mould, dust, mud and … Continue reading

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weaving, hats and a bit of bother with braille

Just finished my second Saturday weaving with wool under the experienced tutelage of artist Sally Hampson (right), in the wonderfully atmospheric ‘Weaving Shed’ on Stroud High Street. More information on her work and courses at http://www.sva.org.uk/news/archive/2013/Weaving-shed.htm I’m weaving a sample that may … Continue reading

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March 2012 Crafty Great Aunt Margaret

Meet Gabriella, Rubio’s guardian angel who watches over him at night! And to the right is Gabriella’s creator, Great Aunt Margaret. We had a lovely visit last week from Rubio’s grandmother nanny Joy and her sister Margaret, Rubio’s great-aunt. Margaret … Continue reading

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February 2012

Ever felt like all the positive energy is being sucked out of you by other people’s apathy? huh, i’ve been feeling like that recently, but an hour on the allotment this morning did what a hot bath couldn’t last night, … Continue reading

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Missing the Transition textiles group…

Missing the group, the warm cosy evenings chatting, drinking tea, eating freshly baked biscuits, laughing, singing, being sung to, oh and of course crafting…                    Kirstie and a fabulous hat…                Tara and ‘Daylight Rubbery’ Will be back to full textiley force soon, baby … Continue reading

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little cricketer

So i was thinking perhaps the spoon incident may point to two things 1. that i should worry less about the perfect spoon and just use the old plastic ones and 2. little dogs like pear baby porridge especially when … Continue reading

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October 2011

We have officially given up on the allotment for this year! i was starting to find it heartbreaking going there once a week and seeing our lovely plants swamped by weeds and completely unloved. i realised what a big, BIG … Continue reading

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