Category Craft


Restoring an armchair – my pretty oak chair

I didn’t set out to find a project restoring an armchair. Finding an oak armchair happened by accident. While finishing off shopping at Christmas, I spied the chair for £5 in a charity shop. It was pretty and I thought it would be handy as an extra seat over the holiday period. When I got the chair home, it was more like a rocking chair! It moved backwards and forwards and from side to side. […]

restoring an armchair

Easy crochet blanket shown on a chair

Easy Crochet Blanket in Bright Colours

We went on holiday in the Autumn and travelled for three weeks. There were long periods of driving or flights from place to place and I felt the need for something to keep my hands busy. One of the friends we travelled with is an avid knitter. She gave me some wool and a crochet hook so I could play around making granny squares. I made one but somehow it kept on growing…. and growing…. […]


Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas Presents

When it comes to gift wrapping presents I’ve bought for people, especially at this time of year, it’s good time to reflect on how fortunate you are to have family and friends around. Life is definitely richer for having them in our lives. Once I have chosen the presents, it is on to the wrapping.  If I leave myself plenty of time, I enjoy this bit!  With music on in the background and candles lit, […]

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Harvest time in the garden

Harvest in the Garden

Summer is at an end, Autumn is on its way and we are picking the last of the harvest from the garden. It has been such a lovely hot summer. It’s not so bad having cold winters if you get sunshine like we have had this year.  It has been great for growing vegetables in the garden. We have had bumper crops of tomatoes and cucumbers.  The cucumbers have finished but we continue to pick […]