2016 Garden

I spent a lovey morning in the garden (aka balcony) sorting out my plants. everything is growing very well so far this year, including the tomatoes (below). The new addition this year is squash. I have not grown squash before and am trying some dwarf plants meant for containers. They have grown very strongly, very quickly and are… Continue reading 2016 Garden

Glass & the Environment

I’ve just signed up for my next session of glass fusing classes and was having a look at supplementing my stash for all the forthcoming projects. Glass Studio Supplies (who sell Bullseye glass) are now discontinuing the production of glass with cadmium and arsenic, for environmental reasons. The Bullseye company say: “We just learned of… Continue reading Glass & the Environment

How to make a Twiddlemuff

Last time, I suggested a list of sites for information and instructions on how to make a Twiddlemuff. When I started, these were invaluable, but I quickly developed my own style. For example, in the instructions here and here it suggests knitting an ‘inside’ as well as an outside. I knit only one thickness. In… Continue reading How to make a Twiddlemuff

Fused plastic coasters

I bought two beautiful postcards from Brighton Pavilion yesterday with the intention of trying out a technique of fusing them between 2 sheets of plastic to make coasters. This worked pretty well, but some practice still needed, I’d say. The fusing is great plastic on plastic, but on one it hasn’t quite stuck to the… Continue reading Fused plastic coasters