Yesterday was my birthday. I had a lovely day despite the weather. My friend, Caroline bought me some Simon Drew goodies: Caroline introduced me to Simon Drew a couple of years ago. Love his way with words. Caroline and I met 5 years ago this week when we joined the same Welsh class in Llandudno. […]


It’s been a busy day so I’m a bit late with today’s blog. At Step Inside tomorrow it will be our last one until January. We’ve made lanterns to decorate the tables, and gifts to give to the patrons. I’ve also made some small decorative boxes to give to all the helpers (with rather nice […]


I was in the Lake District last week so couldn’t participate but I’m back now, and raring to go! This week’s desk shows me in the midst of die-cutting a lantern. On Monday, Margaret Wright (Glitter and Glue) and I, along with another lady from church, started making lanterns and gift boxes for Step Inside. […]


This week I’ve carried on with my bottle decorating by covering clear bottles in lovely Mulberry paper gifted to me by the lovely Shaz. I found some of those lights with a bottle stopper to put inside. They look lovely lit up. You can’t really tell from this picture, but the bottle on the left […]


Groundhog Day! “Hang on a minute!” I hear you say. “She’s just recycling old posts!!” Honestly, I’m not. I’ve had to decorate some more bottles for our drop-in cafe as one of the volunteers managed to break 10 of them after only their first outing. The idea of putting the food order paddles in the […]


Hooray! Not only have I been able to get back to doing some crafting, but I’ve remembered that it’s Wednesday!! I’ve been busy over the summer with my little B&B but bookings have dropped off now (thank goodness!) so I have a bit more time to myself. I have a neighbour who owns a restaurant, […]


Now I’ve finished the bulk of the decorating I can get on with stuff! There’s still decorating to do but it’s a case of doing it when I feel like it (mostly doors). Today I’m working on something that I’m honoured to do, but also sad. It’s the Order of Service for my friend, Amira, […]