Category Archives: Arts & crafts

Making time for meditative mindfulness with craft…

Everyone is busy, almost everyone is stressed and many of us suffer with anxiety (not everyone I know, but definitely more than there should be!). I have written about the health benefits before and it’s no secret that craft is … Continue reading

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Confession time….

My name is Rosie and I am addicted to Roberts Radios…there I’ve said it. I can’t help it, I know it’s bordering on an illness but I love them. So it was with great sadness that I noticed one of … Continue reading

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Canal Art Inspired…

After a recent trip to Derby, in the East Midlands of England, where I visited a lively pub next to a lock and saw some really gorgeous canal art… I felt inspired to have a go. I had these wooden … Continue reading

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Baby name cards…

Whenever a friend or colleague has a baby I try to do them a name card, some names are easier than others, a five letter name is my favourite as it fits well with my teddy bear design.  My friends … Continue reading

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A thank you for having me gift….

At Christmas time so many of us descend on others for a day of feasting and my husband and I went for Boxing Day to my sister’s. I love a day with family and with mine that usually includes playing … Continue reading

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A little decoration…

Feeling a bit under the weather I decided to stick a few buttons and beads on a polystyrene bell…I chose only red and green and white buttons and used some lovely pearl beads given to me by my friend and … Continue reading

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It’s December and time to…

Hang up the bunting! With my love of crochet and needing a little project to do whilst visiting a relative in hospital (well reading would be rude and there’s only so long a one way conversation can keep going), I … Continue reading

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