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Tt’s been a busy few weeks, but I have given myself a bit of time to just stop and be still. It’s something I have to remind myself to do.

I’m delighted to say that my book Not Another Scarf! A collection of easy crochet patterns for beginners will be published on 7th March (which is my mum’s birthday). I’ll send out the link for pre-orders in the next couple of days.

For the knitters among you, the Not Another Scarf! A collection…. knitting patterns… is due in April.

I’ve been putting together thoughts and plans for my Creative Wellbeing workshops for those who lead stressful lives and who need time and space to collect their thoughts, relax and play in peaceful surroundings. I’m still looking for suitable venues, so if you know of a place near you, please get in touch.

I’ll be running a session at the glorious Reading Room at the Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London, this Thursday between 5:30 and 7:30. You just turn up and it’s free. It would be lovely to see some friendly faces. Apologies to those who aren’t near London…

Every Tuesday morning I run a craft club at our local centre for people with learning disabilities, LinkAble. It’s a fun session with a lot of laughing. This morning we made totem poles from cardboard tubes and tin cans, and we sang along to Abba. It was quite joyful and the sessions always leave me smiling.

Have a wonderful week,




Singing Along…

Paper plate weaving

This week’s craft class at Woking’s fabulous LinkAble was just wonderful! We all ended up singing and dancing which lifted my mood no end. I run the class each week for young people with learning disabilities, and each time I come home smiling. There’s something about helping other people develop their creativity through art and craft that is so rewarding.

This week we made window charms from paper plates and weaving. Such an easy little project that can be adapted to each participant. Decorating the plate first means that you only have to weave a small amount, and it looks good. I’m all for quick results now and then.

We chose bright colours as it was a grey day, and whilst we created we sang along to a variety of songs from a rather eclectic playlist! The session was enhanced by the addition of a few students from Farnborough 6th form college who were doing some voluntary service as part of their Volunteering Week 2017 #volunteeringweek2017 . They were so enthusiastic and went home with their own window charm!