Category Archives: felting

An Award, Craft and Tulips

Our lovely Greengrocers, Butchery and Deli has won an award – Best New Local Business – certainly very well deserved. It’s always a pleasure to shop there where fresh seasonal veggies can be found, where delicious deli dishes, beautifully  prepared and presented can be taken home for lunch and where everything you need to make good meals at home can be sourced. We are really very lucky to have such a shop in our town.

In the shop are some lovely crafty items made by another delightful local business, Make A Mends. Several businesses in town now have such items, all beginning Re as showing their belonging to our Redruth community. I shall seek them out and show you.

Our white tulips are gorgeous especially with our jewel wallflowers.


Raindrops, Another Leaf and Love

Rain again today and my beautifully restored Beetle soft top gathered the drops in globules that caught some colour from somewhere.

I spent a lovely afternoon with friends, sewing and chatting. I learned to needle felt and made another leaf, this one with some very special gold silk for the veins.

I saw this the other day and loved it.

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Posted by on December 19, 2019 in felting, friendship, Photography, Postaday 2019


Glass, A Dress and A Kite

I have some pieces in a fabulous gallery, Fannie and Fox, in Penryn and am thrilled to bits!

In the gallery is the most beautiful felted dress made by Deborah Irvine. The detail is exquisite.

We went to Porthtowan today to meet our nephew and family and have rarely seen the beach so crowded. There were lots of kites around, mostly moving too fast for me to capture.



Dessert, Advent Calendar and Truro, City of Lights

We had dinner out before late night shopping and then the wonderful City of Lights lantern parade.

Dessert – such a good idea – a sliver of cake with coffee

I fell for this beautiful colourfully felted Advent Calendar but it cost £99. It has inspired me to make something similar for next year. I shall have to start in January!

Advent calendar


The lanterns this year were better than ever. Many of my photos haven’t worked but here is a taste of the skill and loveliness of the carefully crafted lanterns.


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The Daily Mile, The Flying Scotsman and Treasures

We were waiting to see The Flying Scotsman going by outside our local Infant School when I noticed this plaque and the track. Brilliant stuff!

The Daily Mile

This is the first time that The Flying Scotsman has come into Cornwall and people turned out all along the track, despite the wind and the rain, to catch a glimpse. Click on any photo for a bigger version and the captions.

After seeing the train go by, I went to our Monthly Market where I found some real treasures, listened to a local choir The Red River Singers (and joined in!) and learned a song from Zimbabwe with a local music teacher and therapist.


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Felting Fun, Fresh Eggs and A Cornish Hedge

1    Last week I taught my lovely friend how to embroider and this week she has taught me how to felt a picture and what a delightful morning we had! I took with me a photo of one of our favourite places, Porthcurno Beach, and learned how to build up the felting to create the  picture.

Porthcurno taken from The Minack Theatre

Porthcurno taken from The Minack Theatre

I still have to add some embroidery, but for a first attempt, I am really pleased and so was my teacher!

My first attempt at felting

My first attempt at felting

2   Their hens are laying again so I came away with a half dozen beautiful eggs, two of which, the big blue ones, we had poached on Bubble and Squeak for our supper – delicious!

3   Driving home up the lanes, I was able to stop to take a photo of this gorgeous Cornish hedge. I love Primroses!

Primroses in the hedge

Primroses in the hedge


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