profile pic in circle smallerHi there!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying my blog.

I am a primary school teacher turned music teacher turned stay at home mum. I have 4 little boys, a husband and a 3 legged cat who goes by the name of Stripod.

I have been making stuff since I was a little girl, and theΒ main thing I have discovered through thirty plus years of crafting is that making stuff is fun!

I also believe that we are made in the image of a Creator God and that being creative is a fundamental part of being a human being.

People often say, “I’m not creative,” or “I can’t do that,” but the truth is we are all creative. Creativity doesn’t depend on being able to draw or play a musical instrument. Creativity takes all sorts of forms, from sewing, embroidery, scrapbooking and making jewellery to cooking, gardening and making our homes beautiful.

If you are a seasoned crafter, I hope you find inspiration here.

If you are new to crafting and are wondering whether to have a go, in the words of an advert for trainers, just do it! I’m happy to help in any way I can!

If it all goes a bit wrong, well, that’s what the unpicker is for.

Practice makes perfect. Ish.

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12 comments on “About

  1. Hi, I’ve signed up for your updates and just bought your e-book. I love sewing but can’t follow a pattern. They are either far too complicated or I’m far to impatient – I’m not sure which. πŸ™‚ Although I’ve been sewing for quite some years, I made my first item of clothing for me last week by copying an existing shop bought piece and it turned out OK so I’m looking forward to following your e-book for a bit more of a polished finish.

    • Hi Angela, that’s exactly what I’ve found too, that’s why I wrote the ebook πŸ™‚ If I can help in any way let me know xx

  2. I have signed up and requested several times the download for the embroidered daisy pouch. I want to put the daisies on towels. I assume that they are a machine embroidery?

  3. Hi Anna, I love your blog. I have recently started up my own – I hope it becomes as helpful and beautiful as yours some day! It’s a crafty one about book props that I knit, crochet, use felt and/or fabric for internationally known children’s books. I have commenced with The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Please feel free to pop by for a browse when it’s convenient as I understand how busy you are with all that you do.

    Kind regards,

    • It’s pretty now but you should have seen it 3 years ago! It had a horrible design, no nav bar, awful pictures and terrible posts! The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s a fab book πŸ™‚

    • Lots of time and lots of tinkering πŸ™‚ I can recommend some books and blogs and stuff, if you’d find that useful email me πŸ™‚

  4. So I’ve just read your newsletter and am so envious … that you got to Cologne to see some hockey ! I watched on TV whilst joining elastic in summer shorts for my little grandson !

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