Phoebe’s Fudge

A Couple of years ago I had the brilliant idea that my students would make something then bring it to class to show us what they did and how they did it.  Lucky for me, I had a class full of budding chefs and  I spent the week chomping through delicious cakes, biscuits and sweets….

Softies for Mirabel

A few weeks ago, it was rainy, I was bored, so I decided to dust off the sewing machine and do something useful. I follow a fabulous blog called Meet me at Mikes hosted by the energetic and very creative, Pip Lincolne.  Pip started Softies for Mirabel about 9 years ago and it is a…

Wool Love

I happened upon this wool at my local wool shop and I am in love with it!  I can’t stop thinking up new ways to use it and am wondering if it would be ok if it was the only wool I ever use again for all my weaving and crochet projects!  It’s amazing how…

Weaving with Enthusiasm

Last year I attended a weaving class with the lovely Maryanne Moodie through Megan Morton’s travelling School. I was in awe of Maryanne’s wonderful creations and although I have tried to replicate her brilliance … I have found myself lacking to say the least. I may not be the world’s best weaver but what I…

Crochet Bowls

Crochet has always been a therapeutic winter activity, something to keep busy with on cold nights. Crocheting a rug that simultaneously keeps you warm was how I entertained myself over several freezing childhood winters in the late 70s.  In fact, I was somewhat of a crocheting demon having made a rug, a poncho and a…