Category: 2021

A blue knitted baby bonnet

Old and New Crafting Skills Used During a Year Of Lockdown

By Rosie Donnan During the first March of lockdown, the new rules of wearing a mask encouraged me to get out my sewing machine and use up any cotton material and elastic I had lying around and make face masks. The internet was full of patterns and after several methods were tried, I came up with one that suited me. I wanted to make provision for an added layer to...

A turn up for the books!

During lockdown I decided to follow up a new craft, the art of wood turning, using a lathe. I managed to acquire a second hand lathe, that came with some chisels and along with a lot of YouTube videos I decided to have a go. I decided to try turning something small and ended up making a snowman. I posted a picture on my Facebook page and suddenly everyone wanted...

What has been keeping you busy during the last 10 months?

I am sure everyone has had some time over the last 10 months to cook, do crafting, do art work and capture some wonderful photographs.  We all turn to what we like doing when time allows, so how have you been filling your spare time, as we have had a lot of time to fill?  Which have you been doing – baking, crafting, painting or taking photographs. My name is...