Laurel and Hardy demonstrate the dangers in door to door sales at Christmas
Knit your own tinsel!? No way? Yes, way. Arne and Carlos demonstrate, using the “i-cord” technique which stands for “idiot stitch”. The whole demo is unintentionally hilarious, as they share a house and knitting career together yet are very different personalities – and one of the biggest differences is that one of them loves glitteryContinue reading “Knit your own tinsel”
15 gift ideas for the knitter in your life
Don’t ever say I don’t point out luxurious beautiful things which you don’t need but will fall in love with, and find you need: http://www.emmaginnever.co.uk/ Emma Ginnever produces just such beautiful jewellery – some of it bespoke for weddings, much of it just gorgeous gifts…. for others, or for yourself, depending on the amount ofContinue reading “Thing of Beauty – Silver Jewellery”
In my unofficial role as the person least likely to be mistaken for Martha Stewart…. I can still give some cheap and cheerful life/art tips: throw some mint imperials in a favourite cup and saucer. Plonk on a flat surface. Looks nice and refreshes palate (and breath). If minimalist look is favoured, try in whiteContinue reading “Brighter Christmas: decoration tip”
Note to self for christmas 2017: take a tip from what one creative friend did this year: seal envelopes with stickers beautifully chosen. (Cut out paper cuts on the tongue!) And add that personal touch. Also – today I posted my last parcel before Christmas, calmly at a rural post office. No need toContinue reading “Brighter Christmas tip: post”
still time to pop into a local shop.
For some reason I either did not receive – or forgot I had – this message from Aardman in 2012…. opening it now….. (find it at Youtube, on the Aardman Animations channel)