Category Craft


How to make candles using recycled containers

I love lighting candles.  The twinkling light is perfect for a cozy touch to these winter evenings and with added fragrance make the rooms smell nice too. Friends and family know I like candles so over the years I have been given some in pretty containers.  I have kept them as it seemed a shame to throw the  glass jars away once the candles were used up.  Using soy wax, I have recycled the containers […]

How to make candles

Quick knit beany hat with a pom pom on top

The weather is getting colder and the weekend forecast is for snow.  We are travelling north for a weekend in Scotland so I am glad to have finished this quick knit beany hat. It was a perfect way to use up the chunky wool left over from my jumper project.  This couldn’t have been easier to knit.  I cast on 40 stitches and knitted in garter stitch until the work measured 30cm wide by 50cm […]


Chunky knit jumper project completed

. I finished my chunky knit jumper that I started at the end of October.  I’d read several blog stories from those in the slow fashion movement and wanted an easy knitting project that would ease me into tackling clothing. After learning more about slow fashion, this project is part of my move towards adding some home-made items to my wardrobe.  Last month I described how I have started to look at where my clothes […]

Chunky knitted jumper

Slow fashion and starting to knit

Slow Fashion and a bit of knitting

Hopping around the internet the other night, I came across a post by Karen Templar on Slow Fashion October By co-incidence I had just finished reading In Praise of Slow by Carl Honoré.. We have gone quite a long way down the slow food route and the book made me think about other areas of our life. Karen’s timely post raised some interesting questions that made me think about the pressure the global fashion industry has […]