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Halloween Trick or Treat Bags

I first made these Halloween Goodie Bags, many years ago for a TV programme, and they’ve stayed in my portfolio ever since as they are a really simple technique for decorating which could be used in lots of other projects.   Materials Needed A4 Orange Paper or Card Black paint Fiskars paper edgers scissors – Ripple Sponge Sticky Tape or glue stick Regular scissors Chunky … Continue reading Halloween Trick or Treat Bags

The Calluna Amethyst fabric from the Hillarys Blinds Country Retreat Collection, designed by Victoria Robinson

Hillarys Blind Country Craft Competition

My fabric has arrived .. but what to make?  On searching for other people who have already posted images of their makes on blogs, I have found a gorgeous re-upholstered chair and cushion, a dress, a purse and a bag.  Maybe I could think of something slightly more adventurous. The fabric itself is so much better than it appeared on line.  I chose the Calluna … Continue reading Hillarys Blind Country Craft Competition

Sochi 2014 Olympic Closing Ceremony

Sochi 2014 Olympic Closing Ceremony – Chandelier

Well, the time has come to extinguish the flame, to put down the flag and to return to watching normal TV .. that is until the Paralympics start on the 7th March.  I waved goodbye to Sochi in the middle of January, but today I am waving goodbye again as the Olympic coverage finishes.  I knew a little of what was in the Closing Ceremony … Continue reading Sochi 2014 Olympic Closing Ceremony – Chandelier