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Hello & Welcome...My name is Anne-Marie, I am a full-time administration assistant for a local housing association, I have a husband, two adult sons, and a mad dog named Fritz. I spend any spare minute crafting (although there are never enough spare minutes)...anything from making cards, papercrafts, knitting, crochet, baking and making jams, curds etc. I also enjoy growing my own fruit/veg in my greenhouse/garden.

I hope I will post something that may be of interest to you.
..thanks for visiting xx

Friday, 20 February 2015


My lovely husband has bought me a sewing machine - what a fab present!  And I am already hooked on my new hobby.

I started off with a couple of easy envelope cushion covers which I am very pleased with.

I was so amazed that the cushions actually fit inside perfectly.  

At my first sewing class at our local Craft Central shop I made a lovely 'sewing tidy with pin cushion' It's so useful for putting the little scraps of fabric and threads in rather than them cluttering the table.

At last week's lesson I started a little patchwork dog, which I will be finishing on Tuesday, picture to follow (as long as it looks ok once I've sewn the back on).

My favourite sewing project so far is a cotton bag that I made for a friend's birthday present.  Think I'll be using this pattern again ~ my friend loved it.

The next project is a sock bunny, she's nearly finished, just her ears & face to do, hopefully she will look like a bunny when she's finished, and then to think of a name for her.

Have still managed to make some cards recently too.  Here's a tepee card I made for the same friend that I made the bag for.  First time I've made one of these after seeing Diana Clews demonstrate at a recent Docrafts cardmaking demo.

Unfortunately my uncle passed away recently and this is the card I made for my Auntie & family.  I always struggle with what to put on sympathy cards but I think this one has turned out ok.

Tonight I made my DT card for Gruffies & Guests Challenge Blog which I will post tomorrow as a half-way reminder.

For Valentine's day I made my husband a little keepsake, found the lovely idea on Pinterest.  What a great place for all kinds of fab ideas. 

I love crafting, it's such a shame I have a full-time job that gets in the way, but hey ho it pays the bills and how would I buy all the lovely crafting goodies if I didn't work? 

Anyway that's all for tonight, hopefully I've not bored you too much.

Thanks for stopping by
Anne-Marie x