• Christmas,  Grandma's Corner

    It is not Christmas Time yet

    Christmas is several weeks away, and in my opinion it is too early for putting up Christmas decorations. But if you are thinking about making your own decorations/gifts or buying from a crafter now is the time to act. The tree (on the right – in case you didn’t realise it was a tree) was my first attempt at needle felting, which the help of the lovely Jan of Dye it Yarn Self. The Nordic Gnome is from Gemma’s Concrete Gems. I’ve also baked my Christmas Cake. I’m planning to do some more Christmas shopping at upcoming Christmas Markets. I…

  • Christmas,  Inspiration

    Seasonal Home Decor

    Do you redecorate/rearrange your house to match each season? I don’t and didn’t really know that it was a thing until recently. But it seems that seasonal home decor is a thing and that maybe I should be making more…

  • Grandma's Corner,  Wedding

    MR & MRS

    I love Gemma’s concrete letters. I think the “MR & MRS” combo would be great for a wedding table or as a wedding gift. But I was thinking there are other combinations some couples would like. I submitted my PhD…

  • Grandma's Corner

    @: At Sign or Ampersat?

    The other day I was talking to a friend about Gemma’s development of a concrete “&” and “@”. I pronounced these as “ampersand” and “at sign”. My friend said that “@” should be called “ampersat”. This was a new word…

  • Concrete Making,  Grandma's Corner

    Concrete Steps

    A couple of weeks ago we were in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and we walked the Ingleton Waterfall Trail. Visiting a series of waterfalls (including Snow Falls in the picture) involves a lot of up and down. In some places…

  • new beginnings

    Hello world!

    I’ve heard that you can’t truly build a successful business on Etsy alone, and I believe it may well be true. Etsy is great, it has lots of traffic, great support and a very user friendly platform. I know their…