Category Craft


Patchwork feather quilt made for a friend

My favourite gifts have been those made by friends or family.  A few years ago, I received a quilt from a friend for a significant birthday.  I was so touched that I wanted to do the same when her turn came. This is how I came to make a patchwork feather quilt. I came across Anna Maria Horner’s free pattern.  It is so generous of designers to publish these free patterns.  It meant I was […]

Feather quilt is finished

candle with lavender scent

How to make a candle with relaxing lavender scent

Candles bring some welcome cosiness to these long January evenings.  You can’t beat settling down by the fire with the twinkling light flickering away.  With a few supplies it is easy to make a candle.  You can even save wax from candles that are finished until you have enough scraps to make new candle. While tidying up the cupboard under the stairs, I came across a box containing some long forgotten candle making supplies.  There […]


DIY Wedding Table Decorations

Earlier this year, we had the best time ever at the wedding of our son and his wife.  We were very pleased to be involved in the wedding plans.  It definitely had the feel of two families coming together for a very happy occasion. One of the things we helped with were the wedding table decorations. The happy couple had decided that they wanted to focus on their wedding ceremony, followed by good food and […]

DIY Wedding Table Decoration

How to make scented diffuser oil with lavender

How to make Scented Diffuser Oil

If you like to use scent to perfume your home, you may have used scented oil diffusers.  I was bought a diffuser set and then got interested in whether it was possible to make the scented oils myself.  My first attempt was a gin scented diffuser oil which I have since made on a couple of occasions.  I fancied a change of fragrance and have some lavender oil from a local farm that I wanted to […]