How to make a washbag

As well as travelling to war torn countries I like to make stuff. The place where I volunteer (Kamili fabric printers) are looking for something to make with their new print. Its a quirky black and white design – think retro, bookish traveler. I thought it would be good as a washbag for guys. The…

Pink prints

A friend of mine has just returned from West Africa with a stash of lovely material. I have a whole box of fabric for projects that I want to do but does that stop me wanting more?! Erm, no! She had a lovely pink one that caught my eye. I know that some prints are…

Coasting

I am waiting for a new job to start so have some time to do some crafting. Here are my latest creations – coasters. Also had fun designing the packaging and display for a fair I am selling at this weekend.

New quilt

Doing a bit of my quilt each day as I am still home based. I had to piece together some of the rectangles as they were material scraps and I didnt want to waste any. Even though I measured them all carefully you can see they are a bit wonky! I dont think it will…

Domestic chores

Im spending this week at home waiting for my new job to start. Im no domestic goddess but after spending some time on pinterest I was interested to see if some of the household cleaning tips that people rave about actually work. The husband has also been complaining about the colour of the “white” pillow cases. Here…

Joy in small things

Chris has just got back home and we are having a lovely weekend. Started off with an early morning run – hate the getting up bit but the feeling afterwards is great. Followed by women’s prayers (I was still red) but they said I was glowing. Then went home for a massage. Found a lady…

Ironing board cover and coasters

I was so fed up with my old ironing board cover I decided to make a new one. Twice the quality and half the price! I might even post a tutorial if I get round to it. With my scraps of material I made some coasters to give as a gift. Its a bit like…