Category Archives: craft blog

Patchwork Pottery – Corner Pocket Tutorial

Corner Pocket Tutorial from Laurraine Yuyama:-

‘Using corner pockets is my favourite method of hanging a mini quilt or wall-hanging besides having loops and a rod as part of the finished design. It is super easy, very functional and uses minimal hanging hardware on the wall. It has come to my attention lately that not everyone knows this little hanging trick so today I am happy to share it with all of you.’

Corner Pocket Tutorial at Patchwork Pottery


Sunday Morning – Blog Time!

I know lots of you get involved with die-cutting, stamping etc and this is a chatty blog from someone who seems to be having a bit of a sort-out – there may be some bargains for you stampers/die-cutters!

Papercraft Projects – Crafts by Carolyn

The Crafts by Carolyn website is full of papercraft projects, news and chat – we loved this simple Pinwheels project

Check out the rest of the site here

Sunday Morning – Blog Time!

JeanieB is a writer who crafts!  She has a background in theatre design,but now she says she concentrates on making clothes to dance in, creating jewellery from early plastics and stashing her home with retro fabrics and thrift store bric a brac.  (Look at that gorgeous bunting!)

This is a great blog – check out her site at

Sunday Morning – Blog Time!

This is a blog by ceramic artist Fiona Thompson – look at that neat workshop!

Fiona introduces herself on the blog – ‘My main focus is on one-off ceramic exhibition pieces; I also work to commission. Other activities over the last few years have included residencies, group collaborative projects, writing and teaching. In 2010 I completed a post-graduate research degree.’

Check out the site for yourself –

Sunday Morning – blog time!

Belinda Harris-Reid and Ruth Morris are the Directors of R&B Designs – their blog is lovely, full of images, knitting chat, and their designs.  Have a read at, check out their website at, or email them

Sunday Morning – blog time!

This couldn’t be less local!  However, I thought you might like to see what’s going on in the crafty world on the other side of the planet – and there’s something here I should be getting on with….

Sunday Morning – Blog time!

Patchwork Pottery – Quilted craft and afternoon tea with Laurraine Yuyama:-

“I found this little crane lying in the corner on the floor of my craftroom looking all lonely. It was my prototype and the first crane I paper-pieced using my CraneStar pattern.

I decided to turn it into a little quilt to showcase that first crane. Right now I’m not certain if I will just bind it and leave it as a mini quilt or quilt some back panels and turn it into a pillow like the original CraneStar pattern. If I sew another single crane block, I would position the crane a bit lower. I will eventually add this mini quilt as a free pattern extra on my blog so that those who have the pattern will have another fun option :o)

I designed the free-motion quilting pattern in the blue border to mimic the flowers in the fabric I used for the crane. I love how it turned out (even more-so on the back) and would like to do it again on a solid border! The red thread on cream is nice.

Mr. Scruffy is critically eyeing the lonely crane quilt but I think he likes it because he ended up falling asleep on it!

Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)”

Catch up with Laurraine’s blog at

Sunday Morning – Blog time!

I’m a bit of a sucker for all things coastal, seaside and blue/white stripes – so if someone with the same interests is also crafting – this blog is obviously a ‘must-read’ for me!!

Sunday morning – blog time!

The Pin Money Craft Co-operative is a local crafters’ group who are interested in developing skills in various arts and crafts, and in doing so build community in and around Brackley, Northants.

Take a look at the blog here –

They hold regular low-cost craft workshops and hold monthly PubCraft Nights for local people to craft, chat and share ideas. They also sell a sample of members ‘ items in the shop.

New members are made very welcome – have a look at the ways you can get involved and join in!