Category Archives: Crafts

Need a Break?

(Preparing for workshop) There was a slight chill in the air this morning. Does that mean it’s autumn? Then it must be nearly time for us to get back on the road. But first… my crafty pal, Linda and I … Continue reading

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Shuush! We’ve found a McDonalds! 2 of 2

So to continue from yesterday’s post… So if I realise the doing of a craft makes the difference how come here in Portugal I’m not doing any crafting? (The street names are tiles) Most people I know who love to create sometimes … Continue reading

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Shuush! We’ve found a McDonalds! 1 of 2

(Beja is on a hill) Don’t tell anyone but… we’ve come to McDonald’s this morning! Yes I know, how could we? Well… there’s a certain thing that McDonalds do and Starbucks do too that we haven’t found elsewhere here. I promise … Continue reading

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Free Tea! Free Coffee!

(Art on the old city wall) Before we got here I was researching Krakow (with help, thank you Magda!) and one of the things I found was a free cafe, called Cafe Fińska. Well, almost free… in return for a … Continue reading

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Kickstart Your Creativity in 2014

Creative Space Sessions. You might think you haven’t a creativity bone in your body and you might be right! Creative bones need to be nurtured and what have you been doing to nurture them? Saying things like, “I’m no good at drawing… … Continue reading

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There’s a champion of button makers in Merrion Square

(This is where my champion lives… the sign is ceramic… a sign?) We went to Dublin on Saturday and parked in Merrion Square which is beautiful at this time of year and on a Saturday there’s usually a few parking … Continue reading

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Show Time

(This is me crafting last year in Canada) It’s that time again – Knitting and Stitching Show time! I’m very excited. Tomorrow I will be in a big room with thousands of noisy people milling around and getting in my … Continue reading

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The Apron of Focus.

(My ceramic apron) It’s been a really beautiful day here today in Greystones – sunshine, blue shies and little fluffy clouds. I’m still working on my wall painting, but I sense there’s a strong possibility it won’t in fact take … Continue reading

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If you only had one… What would you do… With that day?

(Cute (Little gazebo in the walled garden in Marley Park) I have lots of old magazines. I brought three with me to France to use in my collages and montages. I didn’t really think three would be enough, which reminds me of … Continue reading

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And so the work begins….

(The tunnel of tress) Last evening we went for a walk. There’s a farm lane at then end of our road and we followed it the first evening we arrived but there were signs and as we couldn’t read them (!) we … Continue reading

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We’re off again!

Here we go again. We’re off to France this time. And we’re taking the car, which means there’ll be more room for my stuff… and air conditioning, nice. It was a very busy time getting ready to go and I … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

(Way too much chocolate….) Is it morning already? I’ve been away in the land of Christmas and I have jet lag (or… sleigh lag.) So just enough time and energy to wish you a Happy New Year – it’s 2013 … Continue reading

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Killruddery Farm Market is on again this Saturday.

(This way…) Last month we went to the Killruddery Farm Market again and it was lovely again. As it happens only once a month (for the moment) I decided to keep the pictures until just before this month’s one, so … Continue reading

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