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    Christmas card tags

    I would like to wish all of my friends, family, students, visitors, customers and passers by all the very best for the festive season! Thankyou for all your support this year, there are bigger and better things happening next year so I hope to see you then!

    Have a good one,



  2. for sale in the gift section of my shop. Crochet is hot, hot, hot at the moment so why not treat yourself to one of these lovely bang on trend brooches? It would look great on your winter coat!There are 3 colours to choose from: Dusky pink, cool cream and rose red and each comes with a brooch pin sewn onto the back and a decorative bead detail in the centre. Why not buy one for a friend or as a stocking filler?

    Dusky pink crochet rose   Cream crochet rose   Red crochet rose  

  3. See how I stitched the Jicarilla Apache silk shading from my new book, 'The Essential Stitch Guide to Silk Shading' in my new video! Go to the 'How to...' guides page here and click the play button...

    Jicarilla Apache Silk shading, 2010

     If you are interest in learning this technuique or you have already dabbled and want to perfect it, don't forget there are silk shading items in my shop, from signed copies of my book, to needles and sik shading kits. You can buy on-line here

  4. Whether you like it or not, that time of year is drawing ever closer! Why not get into the spirit and make you own Christmas angel peg doll?

    Christmas angel peg doll

    She is very simple to make and you can find free instructions on the 'Free stuff' page (Just click on the image to download a pdf file). She would make a lovely present or stocking filler! Don't forget, there are more free peg doll projects and loads of ideas for making your own dolls on my dolly peg blog. You can find it here, so pop by and get some ideas!

  5. Just to let you know, I now have more bumble bee crewelwork embroidery kits in stock. These are a great introduction to the crewelwork technique and would make a great present or stocking filler this Christmas! Available now in my shop and on Etsy for those wishing to pay in dollars....

       Bumble Bee in wool   Bumble bee kit picture