Well hello there, and welcome to my blog!
|Me next to my messy crafting table.|
Pleased to meet you- you've probably guessed by now my name is Karen, but don't worry I won't ask to see your manager! I love a wide range of crafts and after many years of trying to tie myself down to one craft to specialise in (because everyone says you have to have a 'niche') I came to the conclusion that that's just not me. So, here you will find a host of news, ponderings, free patterns and tutorials for all the crafts I enjoy...
- pyrography (wood-burning)
- stitching (felt, embroidery etc.)
- Kumihimo (braiding)
- drawing- particularly Celtic Knotwork
I'm originally from SE London, England and now live with my partner of 25 years Tony and our 14 year old cat Lillybel on the SE coast in East Sussex.
|Our naughty-tortie Lillybel|
|Me and Tony 25 years ago.|
I believe in the therapeutic benefits of creativity- especially for mental health and dealing with chronic pain. I believe strongly that everyone should have access to art and crafts, hence why you will find an ever-growing range of patterns and tutorials on this blog for free. More designs are also available as an instant download from my shop, with an occasional selection of handmade items for sale as well.
If you have anything you'd like to ask me, you can find me on Instagram or you can contact me directly using the form in the sidebar. TTFN! xx