The Handmade Festival ONLINE 2020 – the FESTIVE edition!
I think we can all agree that this year – hasn’t quite gone to plan… Some highs, but mainly lows… certainly different. From a crafting perspective – I finished maternity leave ‘officially’ in June 2020 – and in all sense of ‘normality’ I would be fully into festive mode with workshops here at the studio
The Crafty Lass does… Quick Make: Bottle Gift Bag!
With the call for more ways to reuse and upcycle – here is a fun and simple make for a little gift bag. You could use any fabrics you like, and of course this wouldn’t have to be just for Christmas. You could even use something like an old shirt to turn it from unwanted
The Crafty Lass does… Santa Hats Tutorial!
I know (and I say this a lot to myself, and here on this blog about various things) why would I want to MAKE one, when I could BUY one? Because, I am crafty. Mad too, I think. But also – for the sheer personal satisfaction. To be honest, I was given this beautiful feathers
Who’s The Crafty Lass? Oh yes, I remember now – that’s ME.
The Crafty Lass… who’s that? Who is she? Oh yes, I remember now – that’s ME. I had almost forgotten. I was asked in a consultant doctor’s appointment the other day what my job was – seeing as we had only just met and he needed to establish my general day to day ‘activity levels’
The Crafty Lass does… Maternity Leave!
How is it May? MIDDLE of May. Christmas, Januuuuuuuuuuuuuary. FebruaryMarchApril. MAY. And so that’s it, I am on Maternity Leave as of the end of today. The last 36 weeks in particular have been super speedy – part of me feels like I’ve been expecting a baby forever, part of me thinks – how is
I can’t do everything!
People presume as I am ‘The Crafty Lass’, I can do it ALL. Everything – ALL the crafty things. Well… I can’t! I cannot sew a zip. Although I can easily sew on a button, I do not know how to sew a button hole. I think there is a setting on my beloved sewing
The Crafty Lass does… World Book Day!
Sometimes, I get an idea in my head – and that’s it, the idea HAS to be done. It doesn’t matter whether that is going to take me all day and all night (and then all day and all night again) to complete whatever hair brained challenge I have set myself, or whether it is
Be kind to yourself. It’s January! Stop to eat the biscuits – even if they are broken.
I’m tired. But, it’s January – who isn’t tired in January? The days are dark, it’s (seriously) cold, I think we are all just trying to make it through, right? Trying to stick to New Year’s resolutions, trying to be ‘good’. In fact; who thought it would be a good idea to make resolutions to
The Crafty Lass ADVENTure…
It has certainly been that… what an adventure it has been! 2nd October 2017 – we sold our first ever ticket for The Crafty Lass workshops at the Old Grain Store workshop studio… part of me feels like it was a lot LOT longer ago, and the other part says where has that year gone?!
People keep asking me, what is next? There are lots of exciting things happening, but the one thing about this journey – it is all about putting yourself out there, and seeing what happens. Saying ‘yes’ to things perhaps I wouldn’t normally do… and also learning when you actually can say ‘no’. There IS such
The best-laid plans of mice and (craftswo)men.
I am pretty sure that 99% of my blog posts start about how busy I have been. But, it’s true…! That – and/or, I am knackered… And, the year flies by… the featured image is over 15 months ago – what?! Anyone who tells you that the self-employment route is easy, is LYING! Yes, I
NEW – THE CRAFTY LASS CHRISTMAS WORKSHOPS!
You might be thinking – it’s August. You might be thinking – it’s too HOT for Winter?! You might be thinking – what craft workshops are available at The Crafty Lass for Christmas?! Well – the dates are HERE! Tickets are not yet live for booking – but it doesn’t mean you can’t get