Like a lot of crafters, I often spend time on Pinterest, and YouTube. In theory, it’s for inspiration. And sometimes, it is. Other times, it’s just something to do that doesn’t involve much thinking and anyway you never know when inspiration will strike. Anyway, recently I’ve seen a lot of bees on cards. Can’t seem… Continue reading Card of the Week: Just Bee-cause
It’s a chilly grey Sunday afternoon as I write this, from under the blankets on the sofa. I can watch the garden from here, though there’s not much going on. The lawn is covered in brown leaves. Occasionally a sparrow or a robin hops about, sometimes pretending to be a leaf, poking at the soil… Continue reading Nature Notes: January 2022
Does it count as a Card of the Week if I haven't really completed it yet? Some years ago now, I stitched the Mouseloft Hummingbird kit. And then did nothing with it. It’s wafted around my craft room ever since, trying to find a home. Finally, this week, I’ve got around to at least planning… Continue reading Card of the Week: The Unfinished Hummingbird
It is, perhaps, a little early for a Spring Clean in my craft room, but it is definitely time for a good reorganisation. Mostly because my desk is currently covered in magazines, stamp sets and crafty gifts which haven’t found a home yet. And various non-crafty things which also need a home, and my desk… Continue reading If In Doubt – Organise!
I feel like the theme for this month’s cards will be House Mouse designs. I’ve collected a few more, you see. Some festive or wintry, like today’s card, and some more general. And I just can't resist playing with them. I made this as a Christmas card, but I don’t see why a different sentiment… Continue reading Card of the Week: AN-Ice Christmas
Back in – July, was it? – I packed away my big cross-stich project of a world map because of a move. I’ve only just unpacked it. I’d done so well in the first half of 2021, doing some each month, feeling like it was possible to finish. Like it might be finished by now.… Continue reading Stitch by Stitch: Where In The World Am I?
With Christmas and New Year festivities now over, I’m back to birthday cards. Maybe Mothering Sunday or Easter cards, or random just-because cards. Maybe, this year, I will manage Christmas cards throughout the year, so there isn’t a mad rush in the autumn. I know, I say that every year. But this (last) year I… Continue reading Card of the Week: Birthday Mice
Year Two of the Great Plague of Covid is now behind us. The Great Plague, of course, is still with us. Not that it affected either Christmas or New Year plans for me, other than to use a walk-in centre to get my booster jab and having to deal with a headache side-effect for a… Continue reading The Start of 2022
As M does all of the garden-related work, I’ve let him do this post! "December has been a slow month in the garden for many different reasons: as well as work commitments and deadlines for reports, there have also been two large storms to contend with (although Arwen blew itself out before getting to us).… Continue reading Nature Notes: December 2021
In these dark winter days of gloom, it’s good to have a little light relief. Something to brighten the spirit, even if it’s grey outside and the papers are full of doom. When it comes to cheery cards, naturally I turn to House Mouse stamps from Stampendous, but I also have a few cute Margaret… Continue reading Cards of the Week: Season’s Squeakings and Cocoa Dreams