Brownie badges

My friend Donna has recently taken over the running of her local Brownie pack – yes, she’s a Brown Owl! How cool is that?! I was in the Brownies and then the Guides when I was a girl, although I don’t think I really appreciated them as much as I should have done at the time. In many ways I’d like to go back now, but Helen pointed out that I should probably join the WI instead! Read More

The handmade Christmas gift challenge


This year, me and Tom decided that we’d make each other a Christmas present with a budget of £10. I’ve been meaning to get around to making Christmas stockings, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity! I found a lovely template in issue 33 of Mollie Makes magazine – it is originally a template for a quilted stocking, but I wanted to make a felt one. I’ve seen lots of templates with funny shaped feet, so I was pleased to find it! I bought this lovely wool felt from Wool Felt Company (the shades are Christmas red and dark green) and I already had the other trimmings. Continue reading…