Easy crafting

I’m all for making life easier and there’s nothing more satisfying than allowing your spontaneous thoughts spring from your hands with a little help!

The bunting above only took two hours to make thanks to hobbycraft stocking a new range of self adhesive felt sheets. All I had to do was cut the letters out and glue gun the flags to ribbon.. Ta da!!!

If I had to crochet this, I would have needed a week however Dylan is mad about Lego , so the thought of creating a bunting with his name in Lego font is sure to be we received .

As for the mouth, tongue and teeth of my minion he was the same… Why struggle in making crochet pieces which sometimes are hit and miss… Cute eh!


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So don't feel that's it's cheating … Because your thoughts are unique … And if given the thought let it become reality without hesitation as to how long it might take! It's the act of creation that satisfies xxxx happy weekend

Colour therapy

Hello, I hope you’ve all been well. Life at the Witcombes has been hectic as normal. Alex as always the focus of the day! But I’m pleased to say that his garden furniture charity funds are growing at a steady pace, with much thanks to those of you who have donated after picking up one of my crochet goodies.


As you can see many smiley faces .

Also,   creative-crafts-cardiff.co.uk  ( the craft group I attend)

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Good wreath

Totally inspired by Lynn Holland from Doodly birds workshop featured on her blog. This is the perfect project for feeding your creativity… No planning. No pattern … Just rip those fabrics and knot on to a wire … I got so lost in adding bits, I totally forgot time, no pressure and was left feeling relaxed and rather proud of what I made… Thank you Lynn xxx


I’m Back And Bald!


I hope I find you and your good family’s well and in good health.

It’s ts been a while since my last post but sometimes its good for the soul to rest and recuperate during the winter… Life has had its normal ups and downs however,  as always the one faithful and reliable constant has been the crochet.

I guess the main event in my life so far is hitting 50!!! So I did it style with the focus on making something good for charity that will keep me busy and less preoccupied with my menopausal middle age spread!



Ive been assured that all my donations will be passed on to the center where Alex attends to buy some garden furniture for the new summer patio!

So if any of you would like to add to the charity please follow the link to my just giving page.



Give me a couple of days and Ill soon be up to speed showing you all the projects I’be been working on.

Tell us whats on your work list at the moment.. Im making bunting and roosters!

Much love Hx

Busy week

We started this week with our annual visit to the children’s cancer ward. I wasn’t able to attend last year as I had the flu, this year I volunteered for the visit . It was such a humbling, emotional, joyous and indeed a poignant experience. I’m not sure if I shall go again although I will be working extra hard to make toys like these for donations.



Also, on our list, we donated to a local children’s assessment unit in Llandough Hospital. The unit works with children who may need treatment for controlling behaviour disorders like autism, ADHD, allergies and extreme cases off abuse, trauma and psychiatric care.
Thus, in light of recent reports and how autism plays a major part of my life, I know I will be looking to support this unit too.


So this is my huge thank you to those who have helped me, creative crafts cardiff in helping to bring one iota of joy into these blessed children. Thank you for all the yarn sent, donations and indeed your encouraging comments left on my blog. I’ll leave you with a little peek to another happy hippo for my secret Santa … Isn’t he handsome!!!


It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

In my house at the moment. How about yours ?


I wanted to make an advent calendar for my baby niece but loved the result so much I had to make Alex one too! They are adorable with lots of room for a daily goody and more !


So easy .., just cut your boot template and stitch together. I used a simple contrasting blanket stitch. Add a little sticky lace on a tape, some numbers and finish off with a crochet chain to hang . All in all about four hours work.

And now another reveal … Remember these cheap cases I bought ?


Here is my make over!!! I loved doing the paper crafting.. It’s so relaxing.

I simply transformed them with simple decoupatch and decoupage technique which I picked up from the NEC exhibition … Plus much help from Lynn and Anne Redfern regarding advise about glue/varnish mediums.. Huge thanks
The result is amazing… I might find myself making some of these for my craft room … Only because they are a prezzy for someone, somewhere out there so they have to go.

They took me more than a week to complete .. The detail is gorgeous and the method addictive … I just wanted to keep adding and adding more pics, beads and bobbles.. It’s so difficult to stop. However, I still have a couple of Christmas things to be done …. So Boxing Day I’ll be keeping ALL my wrapping paper and starting on a project just for me this time and indeed using all my tips from the mistresses of the paper craft !

Sending you all a zillion warm cuddly hugs from deep inside my cases ….. H xxxxxxxx