African print bunting

A trip to Cornwall at Easter reinforced my feeling that it’s important to have a nice looking campsite, and to be comfortable ! List of this to brighten up a camping trip- ( 3 things to start with!) Bunting – a must have, and I will be busily making some ahead of the next camping trip which planned for early May Wellington boots – as long as they are brightly coloured and it’s not raining! Here are a pic of my boots I bought earlier this year from Joules – I love these, not only comfy, but perfect for slipping … Continue reading

Dog paw print stockings for Christmas

I’m slowly getting into the homemade Christmas spirit…. Christmas cards have been made and posted, first test of the fruit mince pie recipe was success and very delicious, and now 2 Christmas stockings are completed. Aren’t these just soooo cute – FOR SALE on https://www.etsy.com/listing/88530054/paw-print-red-christmas-stocking and check out my online store: MadeByNomes Or contact me for a custom order. And check out my other animal inspired craft items

Homemade Christmas Cards

This year it finally happened – I have made my own Christmas cards to send to friends and family. The idea behind these cards is to reuse paper, cardboard and sewing bits and bobs. The cards also have 2 uses – as a card, and as a tree decoration. Here are a few of the designs, which I hope they look like little presents wrapped with ribbons. Materials old magazines with Christmas images or colours paper samples bought from Oxfam assortment of ribbons pva glue sequins and other sparkles coloured pans   I hope my friends and family enjoy their personalised homemade … Continue reading

Easter chickens

I like the idea of having chickens and collecting the eggs for use in my cooking (another one of my interests); however I don’t think the neighbours would be too pleased with all the chicken noise, nor the chickens with the lack of space. Earlier this year for Easter I decided to get a bit crafty and make something for my 2 adorable little god children who live in Australia.  I got the idea for these chickens from a make at home book I borrowed from the local library. (Homemade: Gorgeous Things to Make with love by Ros Badger and Elspeth Thompson). … Continue reading