Monday Makes

Monday Makes: We’re jammin’ – upcycling jars!

Yep. Aware it's technically Tuesday now. May have to look at the name of this post.... or get my act together. One of the two. Anyhoo! I wanted to do a 'Monday' Makes that didn't involve sewing; variety being the spice of life and all that. So I homed in on my obsession with jars.… Continue reading Monday Makes: We’re jammin’ – upcycling jars!

Monday Makes

Monday Makes: We’re jammin’ – upcycling jars!

I wanted to do a Monday Makes that had nothing to do with sewing - so I homed in on my obsession with jars. I collect 'em.
 

Read of The Month

Magazine of the Month: Homemaker

April's Magazine of the Month is Homemaker - a newcomer to the market, this is just the fourth issue of the monthly magazine promising "creative ideas for your home". If you like the look of it, make sure to enter the competition at the end of the post to win issues 4 and 5 of… Continue reading Magazine of the Month: Homemaker

Read of The Month

Magazine of the Month: Homemaker

April's Magazine of the Month is Homemaker - a newcomer to the market, this is just the fourth issue of the monthly magazine promising "creative ideas for your home".If you like the look of it, make sure to enter the competition at the end of the post to win issues 4 and 5 of Homemaker,… Continue reading Magazine of the Month: Homemaker

CULTURE, visiting hours

Goodbye Patrick; time for Luke.

  TO ANY DWELLER IN LEWIS STREET And do you know a man was born in your short street of brick and slate who made his life a simple chart that he might keep inviolate the clear precision of his sight for curve of hill and field and tree that he might set their colours… Continue reading Goodbye Patrick; time for Luke.

CULTURE, visiting hours

Flax of Life

I'm so cross at myself for not posting this a few weeks ago! Three Saturdays ago, my mum, granny, sister and I drove to the Flax Gallery in Newtownabbey's Mossley Mill to see Aspects of the Lough; an exhibition by East Antrim Artists celebrating the Belfast Lough which they all live near in Whitehead. Unfortunately, I just… Continue reading Flax of Life

CRAFTING, CULTURE, visiting hours

Monday, Monday – more than I hoped it would be…

I have mentioned her once or twice in previous posts, but I'm delighted to finally be featuring my lovely grandmother, and the artist group she has been part of for many years, the Lisnagarvey Art Society. Since her teens, my Granny (Marie Hiddleston, if any of you bump in to her and don't fancy addressing her… Continue reading Monday, Monday – more than I hoped it would be…

CRAFTING

The work-in-progress progresses

I ended my last post (all that time ago...) with a sturdy work table and storage on my shopping list. Tick and tick! My only regret is that they weren't purchased, as I had wanted, from a local retailer, ideally a second hand or charity shop. I did shop around but just couldn't find what… Continue reading The work-in-progress progresses

CRAFTING

Creating space

Well, it's taken me five months and it's still a work in progress, but I'm delighted to announce I am the proud owner of A Sewing And Crafting Room! (it's not quite ready for the lofty title of 'Studio' just yet). Andy and I moved in to our lovely house back in May. His Man… Continue reading Creating space

CRAFTING

A crafty plan…

It's really funny how things in life seem to fall in to place sometimes. As you know, I have dedicated a lot of my blogging time recently to the arts and culture side of things and I have been conscious of the fact I may be neglecting the crafting aspect of it. As it says… Continue reading A crafty plan…