Set Sail

This week has got off to a slow start for me! I need some wind in my sails. I received a delivery yesterday from my favourite bead artist Natalie McKenna and spent most of the day staring with absolute joy at the hand crafted kiln fired beads! It took me a while to actually create… Continue reading Set Sail


The Birds and My Makes This Week

It's been a funny old week! I haven't felt the best which I think is hay fever. The birds here are in full swing with a lot of the chicks fledged! The jackdaw chicks are still the nests, one in the chimney and one in a big tree. It's nice sitting on the sofa and… Continue reading The Birds and My Makes This Week

๐Ÿ’•What I Made This Week๐Ÿ’•

It's been quite a quiet week due to the ongoing difficulties with the arthritis in my back . I did however manage to make up these gorgeous bag charm/key chains! They are handmade cabochons fixed to bronze bezels. There are two types of bezels and some cute designs, owls, butterflies, trees and some lovely little… Continue reading ๐Ÿ’•What I Made This Week๐Ÿ’•

Rhodonite Healing Stones

I love working with healing stones and crystals, particularly making jewellery with them. This week I have concentrated on Rhodonite. Visually it's very pretty, with sagey green and pink tones. I left the beads overnight on the widow sill to bath in moonlight before working with them. Rhodonite has many uses, the main ones I… Continue reading Rhodonite Healing Stones

Bag Charm Key Chain Perfect Little Gift

Some things I make are too cute and hard to part with, this is one of those! A beautiful handmade Polymor clay flower pendant made into a Bag Charm. Looks so summery and bound to put a smile on the lucky person who gets to open it. The Bag Charm comes packaged in a By… Continue reading Bag Charm Key Chain Perfect Little Gift

Badger Facts for Scottish Badger Week

Badgers sometimes get a bad press, it used to be thought they were nasty, territorial and spread disease. The governments massive cull of badgers certainly hasn't helped their case. Research suggests only 6% of Bovine TB is spread by badgers and better control of farmers spreading slurry would in fact help as it is believed… Continue reading Badger Facts for Scottish Badger Week

Recycled Plant Pot Holder ๐Ÿ’•

I love anything recycled and using this Chunky T shirt yarn has been fantastic! The yarn is waste from the fashion industry, these off cuts would usually be thrown away and then someone came up with the idea of making t shirt yarn bobbins. The things you can make are endless and they look… Continue reading Recycled Plant Pot Holder ๐Ÿ’•

Two Months in of Going Pescatarian

At the beginning of January I decided to try being a Pescatarian. Thoughts had been bubbling away in my mind for quite some time about how most of our meat is produced. I ordered the book from the popular Veganuary, https://veganuary.commost of which I couldn't read, due to the awful conditions a lot of animals… Continue reading Two Months in of Going Pescatarian

What did I make this week?

This week has been a very snowy cold week in Aberdeenshire. I've kept busy! The thing with crochet and crafting in general is you can do it inside or outside, an all weather activity. ๐ŸŒจ Firstly this week I was experimenting with produce bags. I get frustrated at the super market when the only option… Continue reading What did I make this week?

Winter – Love it or Hate it?

I must admit I was swinging towards hate it! Getting our car out of our lane today and down the 5 miles to the nearest town proved traumatic. We arrived safely though, skidding and slipping as went. On the way I was mostly frozen with fear, anticipating the next skid or slide on the thick… Continue reading Winter – Love it or Hate it?

Choosing what to Champion

Ever since I was a little girl I have always loved nature. I was lucky enough to spend most of younger years around animals on a small farm in Cornwall. I care deeply about our environment and the damage we have caused and continue to cause to this wonderful planet. I find myself pulled into… Continue reading Choosing what to Champion