Expensive hobbies

It’s September which means that here in Devon it’s time for the Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts Show. My aunt has gone every year for about 20 years and I’m now hooked on going too! I’ve been saving for several months and blew quite a bit of money. But I got a lot of enjoyment &... Continue Reading →


Beading & the pitfalls of instructions

If you go in to your local newsagent & pop to the magazine shelf you will occasionally see some beading magazines. They are generally quite expensive as they are a specialist title & they are also mainly American publications. However these are the main source of inspiration for my beading. In one of the magazines... Continue Reading →

Egging class – July 2017

I've finally finished my egg from last month's egging class! The beauty with doing these eggs is that you can put it down when you want & pick it up again you want. Each bit is a task in itself so you don't have to worry about remembering at which point you stopped and what... Continue Reading →

Beaded choker

I've not done any beading for a few weeks but I've recently come across this design for a necklace.It is made using Tila beads, superduos, and seed beads (size 8, 11 & 15). The original pattern said using 39 tilas but this was far too long for my neck so I went with 30 and... Continue Reading →

Finding peace

One of the hobbies I have is drawing. It's only in the last few years that I have begun to get any good at it, even though I did Art to GCSE level.  I find that drawing gives me a sense of peace, a sense of solace. Concentrating for hours, getting every line just so,... Continue Reading →

Cherry blossom

Here's another project I've worked on recently, this time with beads. Now depending on your viewpoint I'm either a woman with many talents or a 'jack of all trades, master of none'. Regardless, I like these beaded cherry blossoms! For those beaders out there, the branches are done with brick stitch using size 8 seed... Continue Reading →

Egging class – March 2017

So none of you won't know this yet unless you already follow me on Instagram, but over the last few years I have started decorating eggs. Three times a year I go to a class in Bristol where we learn a new design for decorating a goose egg. My most recent class was in March... Continue Reading →

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