DIY Paper Gift Bags For Gift Cards, Money and Other Small Items

DIY Paper Gift Bags For Gift Cards, Money and Other Small Items

  Giving gift cards, vouchers, magazine subscriptions or money as a present can save a whole lot of hassle as far as looking for presents goes but when it comes to how to present these things as a gift, it’s not quite as easy. You can, of course, put the voucher, etc., inside a greeting … Read More

Knitting: Knotted Openwork Stitch

Knitting: Knotted Openwork Stitch

Well, it would appear that Spring has well and truly sprung here in North East Scotland. Right now we have wall to wall blue skies and sunshine. I’m sitting writing this with the windows of my home office wide open and all I can hear is the sound of birdsong and the odd dog barking … Read More

Knitting: The Rice Stitch

Knitting: The Rice Stitch

Hello! I hope you’ve all finally managed to get back to normal after the festivities. As much as I love Christmas and New Year, I’m afraid I love returning to normal even more. I also love the start of a new year. I always visualise it as a brand new notebook ready and waiting for me to … Read More

14 Gift Ideas For the Crafters in Your Life

14 Gift Ideas For the Crafters in Your Life

I know it’s a bit late but I’m sure there are still plenty of you out there who, like me, have yet to finish your Christmas shopping and so I thought I would give you a few last minute gift ideas for that very special group of people – crafters. Crafters are generally very easy … Read More

Make Your Own DIY Air Freshener

Make Your Own DIY Air Freshener

I’m not a fan of shop-bought/artificial air fresheners. They draw you in with their pretty packaging and their exotic or wholesome names such as ‘pure cotton’ or ‘Japanese Lakeside’ but, when you finally get them home, they never quite live up to your expectations and they never quite smell the way you think they’re going … Read More

Mastering the Craft of Knitting

Mastering the Craft of Knitting

A few weeks ago I was browsing Facebook – as you do – when I came across a really interesting article on the Mail Online headed, ‘Why we’ve forgotten how to knit (but can still use Wi-Fi)‘. It lists 20 traditional skills, including knitting, map reading and spelling and grammar, that are in danger of … Read More