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Getting ready for the Etsyswiss Online Christmas market on the 28th November and of course what Christmas market would be complete without Glühwein? Glühwein is the Swiss (and German) hot spiced wine drink. Popular on the ski slopes and perfect to warm your hands as you wander round the Christmas market. You can make it …

2020 has certainly been a tough year for a lot of people, and I’m no exception. We lost my Dad in June (not covid) and I’ve not been able to see my Mum since then due to quarantine and lockdown. But we are thankful that we have jobs that can be done from home and …

Ever since hand dyed yarn started to become “a thing” on Pinterest and Etsy I wanted to do it myself. All that beautiful colourful and unique yarn – just gorgeous. In the beginning doing it myself was a way to have exactly the colours and shades I wanted, and to have hand dyed yarn at …

For the first 2 parts of my infinity scarf read my post here. The third part of my scarf I’m knitting a lace leaf pattern. This is a pattern I found at this website (which is in Russian…. and unfortunately I can’t read Russian, but fortunately I can read knitting charts, and this one is …

This infinity scarf came about kind of by accident – it was one of those occasions when I happened to be out shopping, happened to come across some irresistible yarn, accidentally bought it, and then had nothing to make with it. I did what I always do, which is scour ravelry to find something to …

With Christmas craft planning getting underway I have been looking for fun drop in crafts to do at our Christmas open day at the Craft Room. Soap making is something I always wanted to try so I gave it a go. So, there’s one thing about soap making from scratch – and that is lye. …

Knitting lace patterns is both wonderful and can be difficult. Over the years I have gone from being scared of it, to being able to do it, to actually really enjoying to do it. And the difference is really in the tips I learned for how to make it easier and how to fix mistakes …

When I first started looking into making charms from Fimo, I admit the size of those tiny little things was a bit daunting. But making tiny unicorns – well who doesn’t want to do that?! I just had to try, and if it was too fiddly well at least I would have tried once in …

One of my favourite ways of bringing new life to an object is decoupage. A bit of glue and some carefully selected paper and you’ve got a brand new look! There are two kinds of decoupage, one called simply ‘decoupage’ (or découpage, if you’re feeling fancy) and the other ‘3D decoupage’. Both involve building up …