Articles, Book, Craft

Happy Mail

Many years ago my sister told me she watched a lot of YouTube, it was a place I never visited. These days I’m never off it. I’ve investigated and learnt about all sorts, from digital notebooks, drawing techniques and crafting. It was there that I discovered a love of paper craft, which encompasses so many… Continue reading Happy Mail

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February Birthday Cards

This month is always a busy one for us. Boxing Day (26th December) after a busy 25th, I relaxed and enjoyed making some cards for the up-and-coming birthdays. My daughter, son, and my cousin all share the same day. My niece and her husband have birthdays the day after each other One is for January,… Continue reading February Birthday Cards

Articles, Craft


When I'm not writing I enjoy making greeting cards and paper-crafting in general. I’ve made all sorts of craft and it enables me to incorporate my love of cross stitching. Here are a few I made last year. A quick stitch I found in a magazine that fitted nicely in this card. A card put… Continue reading Paper-Craft

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone all the very best for Christmas and the New Year. I’ll be spending it with my daughter and there will be eighteen of us around the Christmas table. Five of them are children, so I’m really looking forward to be with my nearest and dearest. I haven’t done any Christmas cross stitch, cards… Continue reading Merry Christmas!

Articles, Book, Craft, Observance days

National Child’s Day

Clink image for more information Celebrate this day by recognising your child’s ambitions and goals in life. Some children know exactly what they want to be and aim in that direction. As a child, I had no ambitions and no clue as to what I wanted to do in life. It wasn’t the done thing… Continue reading National Child’s Day

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Can you draw? Well Yes, I can now.

I've always wanted to draw, particularly using a pencil. Sadly, I didn't possess any natural talent. Not like brother who was gifted. I took to writing instead, where I could paint my pictures with words. In 2020 during lockdown, I came across an article which said You don't have to be born an artist, you… Continue reading Can you draw? Well Yes, I can now.

Animals, Articles, Book, Craft, Non-fiction, Thriller

National Make a Dog’s Day

When I saw this, I must have had my artist hat on for I read it as Make a Dog Day, and I have drawn a dog and stitched a dog , so that’s technically making a dog! Crochet Sausage Dog , Cross Stitch, Jack Russell However, when I read it again, I saw it… Continue reading National Make a Dog’s Day

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National Cat Day

Click on the image Let’s celebrate National Cat Day with our feline friends. Whilst writing this I found out that the oldest cat to have ever lived was 38 years old. Imagine that? It’s name was Crème Puff and it died in 2005 having lived in the United States. We’ve had many cats during the… Continue reading National Cat Day