Silver linings

Silver linings

The grey skies persist. A blanket of cloud has been cast over the valley for months, muffling the summer light, dismal and suffocating. So last week, while at a silver jewellery making summer school at the local college, I took to crafting my own little silver linings. After all every cloud needs one. The tiny [...]

“O Star of Wonder, Star of Night” – ShareAdvent Day 20 and a Christmas make

“O Star of Wonder, Star of Night” – ShareAdvent Day 20 and a Christmas make

I was delighted to see a starry #ShareAdvent  prompt over at Skin and Blister blog this year. The star is, I think, one of the most magical and evocative of our Christmas associations. And it is now, in the depths of midwinter, with the longest nights upon us, that we are often treated to some of the clearest views [...]

Button mushrooms – handmade hanging decorations

Button mushrooms – handmade hanging decorations

The longer evenings are perfect for settling down to a craft project, and this one combines two of my favourite forms, mushrooms and buttons. With their spotty tops I suppose they are more akin to toadstools, but I couldn't resist calling them button mushrooms. You will need: Air-hardening modelling clay A rolling pin Mushroom-shaped cookie [...]