This month the iMake Book Club read 14 by Peter Clines. I am conscious that this was quite an unusual book club choice so I don't expect we had too many readers this time round. I am undeterred though! I really want the club to be diverse and perhaps it will encourage people to try a genre that they wouldn't normally.Read More
It's time for the final Snowflake Crochetalong announcement. #SnowflakeCAL
Last month we made Thundersnow (front right), Bise Noir (back left) and Sleet 1 (back right). Thundersnow was my favourite - it was a nice, logical pattern, and it was good to remind myself how to do a double treble crochet!
Rather than choosing another few snowflakes to crochet for November, your task is as follows:Read More
I made this crochet rug yesterday - I made it in one day! I did not keep track of the number of hours I spent on it but it cannot be more than 5. Here are the project details:Read More
I just love the smell of beeswax and the warm glow a beeswax candle gives off. These candles are made using Kilner/Mason type jars, but other containers or jars will work well too. These candles make lovely gifts and are easy to make.Read More
This afternoon Charles and I had a lovely afternoon choosing pumpkins at a local farm shop. I have never seen so many pumpkins all in one place! Here are a few iPhone snaps...Read More
I'm a bit reluctant to call this a tutorial as it is sooooo easy, but nevertheless, I will explain below how I made these lovely, simple paper weights. This would be a good project to do with children as long as they don't throw the stones!Read More
Following my recent tutorial "How to Make a Secret Hollow Book" I have been thinking about different creative ways to use old books. Recently, while trawling Pinterest, I came across some beautiful folded books and I thought... how hard can it be? I purchased a "pattern" for a heart folded book from Etsy (an Etsy seller called Book Origami) and I set to work.Read More
I love a 5 minute make - craft does not have to be time consuming. These cute bookmarks would also be good for scrapbookers - use them to add things to your scrapbook pages which you don't want to glue down or staple.Read More
This month I am coveting these lovely things:
- The Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 Smartphone Printer - this is definitely on my Christmas list (available on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com).
- A new stylus for my iPad - these "pencils" are by FiftyThree and I love the walnut one (also available on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com).
- Just because it made me giggle and I am a Lord of the Rings geek - this sweater! Fellow geeks will appreciate the wording around the burning eye...
- Because I love stationery, this pencil and ruler brooch set is definitely coming my way soon. The maker is a Brighton based Etsy seller caller Rock Cakes.
- I simply don't have time to knit my own fair isle sweater - however, this one from Boden looks rather lovely.
- I also rather love this cosy faux fur bag from Boden.
- Once I have mastered the basics of weaving I rather like the look of this Craftsy class: Rigid Heddle Weaving - Beyond the Basics.
- Aren't these a great idea? Wireless headphones designed to be worn in bed (perfect for listening to audiobooks). Sleep phones are available on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.
What are you currently coveting?Read More