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Amy Butler Baby Quilt

So I have finished one of the Amy Butler crib quilts I started last week. As mentioned in a previous post I made the playtime quilt from her Little Stitches For Little Ones book and halved it so that I got two quilts for one! Here are the results…


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On My Own Doorstep

Too often when something is on your own doorstep you tend to over look it. Maybe because you think “it’s right there, I can go anytime”. Last Saturday was my time to sample Kitties, one of Hebden’s top end restaurants and one that has been around for over 19…


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Introducing Archie and The Rug

It has occurred to me that you have not yet seen pictures of the blogs namesakes. Here are the two dogs.This is “Archie” short for Archimedes I thought naming him after someone smart would give him something to aspire to….This is “the rug” a.k.a. Sam he is getting on in…


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Amy Butler’s Little Stitches for Little Ones

I have a new book! I am a huge fan of Amy Butler’s  fabric designs and am very excited about trying her patterns. Amy Butler is an American designer who is not afraid of bold colour combinations and large print designs. Her website is a visual inspiration and also has…


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I Hear Wedding Bells

They are my wedding bells! My partner in crime Joe has asked me to marry him and I have accepted. Why is this blog news I hear you say well being a lifelong crafter and a frugal lady I have decided to have a very homespun, D.I.Y. wedding. We…


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Sing some carols

Every year in the town square in Hebden Bridge we have collective carols to raise money for the charity Biblelands. They raise money for chrildrens education, health and community development projects in Egypt, Lebanon, Isreal and the occupied Palestinian territories.It is a real community event and singing carols regardless of your…


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The Quilting Project

I love to learn new skills and I love fabric so for me quilting is a perfect project. My future mother in law, Anna, is my quilting hero and inspiration. Here are some of her quilts:Anna’s Sashiko Quilt A detail of the sashiko quiltfor a sashiko tutorial click hereAt the…


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Out On A School Night

A Wednesday night and work in the morning did not stop me or any of the others who ventured out to SoundControl to see Aloe Blacc play live.In my opinion it is hard to find a truly wonderful old school soul band these days but here one is. After the release…