Back from a break

Hello readers,

I’m currently studying for my MA Creative Writing so I haven’t had a huge amount of time to update my crafting blog, but I have been working on a few things. Continue reading


Dog bed tutorial: free, easy make

Yesterday I decided my hell hounds needed their bed revamping. They have a crate with a tray in the bottom, and until yesterday, four old pillows. It looked a bit scruffy and was hard to clean. I’d tried washing one of the pillows in the past (there was a butter stealing-vomit incident, I don’t want to talk about it), but it distorted the shape of the pillow. The dogs did like being able to make nests though.

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Oh my, it’s been eleven days since I posted.


I’ve been working on my cousin’s wedding present – a set of patchwork placemats and coasters. I still have so much to do on them, but this morning I’m working on a design for a devotional embroidery, featuring Wulder, Wayland, Njord and Ingwi (Frey).  This is how far I’ve got;


As you can see, I’m using a series of circles to place the individual images. The central circle is a burial mound as I wanted to include my ancestors in the piece too. So far I’ve finished the Ingwi roundel (mostly) and realised I should probably draw the god-images first.