The Xmas Xclutter Challenge Week 3 – with offset


Oops, I seemed to have missed posting last week. In my defence it was a combination on lack of computer (now fixed – yay!), migraines and small people needing attending to that found me completely forgetting what day it was! So, our challenge last week was “outside” and I went about gathering things that could […]

Follow Friday – Tat-ology


Tat-ology is the blog belonging to Fox, a Canadian who has only been tatting for 6 years as I write this. Her output is amazing and ever so inspirational. Filled with gorgeous pictures of incredible tatting, this blog is certainly a pick-me-up and always inspires me to reach for my shuttles. The size of some […]

The Xmas Xclutter Challenge Week 2


So, how did you go with the first week of the Xmas Xclutter Challenge? You can see my box of “smalls” themed items above. I did a complete clear out of all of my smalls drawers, it’s amazing how much space I have there now. I also cleared out my “nails” drawer to get rid […]

Follow Friday – Needle Tatting and Other Nonsense


Needle Tatting and Other Nonsense – The Musings of a Tattooed Needle Tatter is the website of the intensely talented Pamela Quevedo, known as TotusMel. Pamela is a stay at home Mum who is home schooling her children and also a very creative needle tatter. Her amazing creations have certainly inspired many new tatters around […]

The Xmas Xclutter Challenge


I have bad news if you’re a crafter, and good news if you’re a kid. Christmas is coming up, in fact it’s 80 days until the big day. As I look around me I can see an awful lot of stuff. Kids stuff, my stuff, his stuff. Stuff everywhere. And to think that it was […]

Learn Needle Tatting at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2015

Edinburgh Yarn Festival Logo

I’m very excited to be able to announce that Ill be teaching needle tatting at the 2015 Edinburgh Yarn Festival. This inexpensive yet versatile lace technique can be used to create everything from accessories and embellishments to decorations and even jewellery. You’ll learn the basic lark’s head knot and double stitch and how to create […]

Pain in the Head… again


Today is yet another migraine day. It started at 2am or thereabouts. I took the sumatriptan and managed to get back to sleep. At 6:30 it was still there, more sumatriptan but wide awake wee people means sleep is not an option. This is the fourth migraine in the last week. I know that it’s […]


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