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Friday, 14 October 2016

Now listing my lace bobbins on eBid.

I began to make Bobbin Lace in 1986 and immediately found that I would need more and more bobbins as I progressed and acquired more pillows, patterns and expertise.  

But by 1998 the osteo-arthritis in my hands and wrists forced me to give it all up.

After 4 house moves later, I've started sorting through my 500+ lace bobbins that I collected over the years from various places ~ both from home and overseas ~ with a view to giving other lacemakers the chance to enjoy them. 

There are even some Christmas bobbins available.

All my bobbins are in lightly used, but excellent condition.


Halloween Fat Quarter fabric

A selection of 34 different fat quarter fabric designs from tigerpete at ebid (based in UK)

YDC148 Announcement - 24-28 October 2016

YDC148 Announcement - 24-28 October 2016

It's nearly YDC time again on eBid.


YDC (Your Donation Counts) is the monthly round of charity auctions on uk.eBid.net.

This month's nominated charity is Autism East Midlands, although many other Charities will also be supported.

Please come and join us with YDC148; everyone is welcome :)





Sunday, 18 September 2016

Holiday Craft Patterns

This pattern pack includes instructions and pattern pieces to create three holiday patterns.  Create a plush spider for Halloween, a turkey pillow for Thanksgiving and a burlap snowman for Christmas!
Click here to shop.

holiday pattern pack

Thursday, 8 September 2016

London Mudlark finds

from the River Thames - decorated, ornate Georgian buttons, buckles, knife handles, spoons, cuff links, seal matrix, etc.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Garden Visitor


Help our hedgehogs

Hedgehogs are endangered, and could be extinct as early as 2020. At this time of year they are foraging for extra food and putting on fat reserves for winter hibernation, so are on the hunt for pests to eat. But they need a foraging range of one to two miles to sustain them and are hampered in this by our fences, which cut them off from hunting grounds. Quercus has worked a hedgehog doorway into one of its woven fence panels. Fit one and get all your neighbours to do the same (quercusfencing.co.uk).

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Monday, 25 July 2016

New Giant Plush Caterpillar Pattern from Sew Cute Patterns. Great kids room or nursery room decor!

Caterpillar pattern includes pattern pieces and instructions to create a giant plush caterpillar and his cute hat.  As pictured, 63" long.  Each body part is 7" and you can add as many body parts as you'd like to make him even longer!  Pattern also includes letter templates so you can personalize it with the child's name or other message!  Makes the perfect handmade gift. 

Caterpillar is made from fleece fabric.  Hat is made from felt fabric.

Caterpillar pattern available at:

caterpillar pattern