What a week!

Last week saw an emergency ambulance turn up at my house to take me off to the local A&E!  This was very unexpected and rather frightening to say the least.  I was suffering some severe stomach and back pain, unable to eat or drink and spent 5 days in North Manchester Hospital receiving some treatment and awaiting scans.

I am now back home, still with medication and I am awaiting an MRI scan before probable surgery to remove my gallbladder.

The illness has left me weak and very tired, so I am struggling to do very much.  I did manage to do some crochet while on the ward and made the other patients and staff some little crochet flowers.  I hope this cheered them up – it certainly made me feel more positive.

As I get stronger I hope to be back to my crafting soon.

Happy crafting

St Anne’s Craft Fair

This week I have been busy preparing for my first craft fair in over a year!  I shall be at St Anne’s Craft Fair on Saturday and have literally been taking stock.

Craft Fair flyer

I will be taking a selection of cards for all occasions, in particular for Mother’s Day and Easter.  In addition I will have a number of knitted and crochet items, ideal for spring – some baby gifts, brooches and keyrings that would make lovely pocket money gifts for Mum.

It would be lovely to see you there, so pop along and say hello.

Happy crafting


This weekend I’ve been having a go at some origami.  I fancied doing something different after spending all my time crocheting!  It’s a craft I used to love when I was a little girl but other than a brief go a few years ago making little origami Santa’s for some Christmas cards, I haven’t done any since.

I thought it would be a good idea to find something for some men’s cards.  I always find it difficult to make cards for the men in my life.  I have a pad of football shirt papers and decided to have a go at making some of them.  This I have to say I have found incredibly difficult.  They don’t seem to work properly without a collar on, but the papers don’t lend themselves to having a collar!  And you tube didn’t help either! Very annoying.  Anyway I managed to make a few.


These are most definitely works-in-progress. However, I have also been making some shirts with collars, which work much better. I’ve loved looking through all my A5 papers for different patterns. It was fun to do with my daughter too as she was quite wacky in her choice of patterns. ( I shall leave you to decide which ones she chose) Now I just have to add some embellishments. I’m thinking bling for buttons, co-ordinating paper ties and maybe a pocket or two!


I’m going to try and master a handbag or something else girly next!

Happy crafting