Friday, 22 April 2016

Friday Thoughts and a Tutorial

It took me forever to find out how to add a tutorial to a stand alone page on the blog.  Anyway, I finally cracked it and if you would like to have a go at making the pincushion in the previous post then click on to the 'Dinky Pin Cushion' tab above and you will be taken straight there.  The instructions are by no means comprehensive but I have tried to be as informative as I can. 

It has been a strange week of mixed emotions.  I just want to make things but sometimes other people's needs come first.  I can get so wrapped up with creative projects that I think that if I lived alone I would just make things until I lost consciousness!

There are some jolly bluebells in the garden right now.  Alas, not the wild native Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta but the Spanish Hyacinthoides hispanica which is threatening to take over our native species.  They are pretty all the same and I will pick them later and put into a jam jar.

I hope your Friday is going well and that you have a cheery weekend.  If you do decide to make a pincushion from the tutorial above let me know how you got on.

Happy Weekend!


  1. Putting bluebells in a jam jar reminds me of my childhood and collecting all sorts of flowers and twigs on our school nature walks to put on the nature table in the classroom. We also used to carry bluebells from the woods home to our Mums and they usually ended up in a milk bottle on the kitchen windowsill. Hope you too have a happy weekend:)

  2. Thanks for sharing Simone!
    I love bluebells whatever kind, I love to see the wild ones in the woods but I too have Spanish ones in my garden!
    Have a great weekend, hope you find some crafting time .
    V x

  3. Happy weekend Simone! Loved your bluebells...I will pick some later too, they are so pretty.
    Helen xox

  4. Back from hols to see you've been busy.
    A tutorial success!

  5. What a happy, happy photo, Simone. Those bluebells are so lovely!

    Congrats on figuring out how to put up your tutorial. Your pin cushion is so sweet!

    Enjoy your weekend, may you have many hours for crafting!

  6. I am not a pin cushion kind of guy so I shall not be making one Simone. However, I would appreciate a tutorial on how to successfully put new nylon line into a garden strimmer.

  7. Sorry! Can't help you there YP!!!

  8. Bluebells are so pretty, I look forward to seeing them in our garden each year.
    Hope you had a good weekend.
    Lisa x

  9. Such bluebells are also a pest here in Oregon, USA.


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