• Inspirations,  Textile Artists

    Althea Crome’s Miniature Knitting

    As many of you may know, I have a habit of picking up a craft technique or style and working on a tiny scale, using the smallest needles and thread or yarn that I can find! It seems to be an addiction that I can’t (and won’t) give up! I am currently working on a miniature hexagon quilt, started Honiton…

  • This Month’s Makes

    This Month’s Makes ~ July 2019

    I ended last month by going to a lovely Lace and Textiles fair hosted by The Devon Lace Teachers, where I (very excitedly) bought my first lace pillow, bobbins, thread, tools and books! Honiton lace has been something I have been wanting to learn for several years now and because of busyness I haven’t got around to starting. Which has…

  • Inspirations,  Painters

    Rococo’s Fragonard

    Jean-Honore Fragonard has long been a favourite artist in my life… even since being a little girl, I adored his most famous painting, The Swing –  which for me captured the spirit of romance in my innocence. Fragonard was a French painter, born in 1732 (died in 1806). He is considered the ‘all-time master’ of French painting capturing the essence…

  • Recipes

    Medieval Gingerbread

    Gingerbread has a fascinating history, and it began very differently to the gingerbread that we know and love today. I chose to make it for a Medieval Englishwork class I taught last month and it has been such an interesting journey of researching into it’s history and then trying the recipe I found. Ginger (Zingiber) has derived from the Greek…

  • This Month’s Makes

    This Month’s Makes ~ May 2019

    It has been another busy month with Creatively Your’s first exhibition at a local concert and art exhibition at St John’s Church in Wellington, a new venue for future classes in June and July, a new venue for CreativiTEA social group and lots of making (which is what I always love the most!). Turkish Crochet Rug I have finally finished…

  • Rebecca's Recommendations

    Rebecca’s Recommendation

    This month, I wanted to share with you another fabulous tool that I don’t often use, but when I need it, it is the best! It is a needle grabber for those times when you are stitching and for whatever reason, you just can’t get that needle through the fabric – perhaps the gold cord or the silk ribbon makes…

  • Inspirations,  Painters

    John William Waterhouse

    John William Waterhouse is an English painter, who I’ve known about for awhile but didn’t really look much into his work until recently. He was born 6th April 1849, in Rome and painted a total of 118 paintings in his life time. Probably his most famous paintings are that of Ophelia and The lady of Shalott. But my favourite is…

  • Inspirations

    Colours of the Highlands

    My husband (Ross) and I took a short holiday this May to visit very close friends in Inverness. We had never been to Scotland before, but had heard so many wonderful comments of the beauty the Highlands have to offer. We experienced the fours seasons of the Scottish weather in just a few days of being there – from sunshine…

  • This Month’s Makes

    This Month’s Makes ~ April 2019

    It has been such a busy month this April: getting to grips with some of the business side of Creatively Yours, creating new samplers for further classes, building the CreativiTEA community at Taunton and then spending a lovely Easter in Cambridge with my husband’s side of the family. I even managed to fit in a class there too! So… what…

  • Inspirations

    Inspiration from Notre Dame

    It was such a shock to hear of the Notre Dame in a blaze of fire. When you think of some of the most famous and long standing buildings in the world, you tend to imagine that they will be standing forever in all of their glory. But as the Notre Dame fire has so well illustrated these precious and…