Sewing Hobby Expands & Ignites New Passions

September 4, 2021 Gifts Homewares 0

I have taken to sewing in a gentle but expanding way. . .  Having dug out my sewing machine that had until last March been seriously under valued and under used, I was inspired by a chum who was making helpful things for frontline care working staff during the pandemic.  I had lots of spare… Read more

Self Healing Cutting Mats – An Absolute Must Have

July 5, 2021 Gifts Homewares Shopping 0

It’s some time since we started a family hobby of sewing – all sorts of things come out of our dining room these days and not very many seem to be food related.  Our dining table has become the sewing table – it’s big enough to have the sewing machine parked nearest the power sockets… Read more

Taking Note Of Ads For Homeware Gadgets

May 4, 2021 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

In my ordinary family kitchen I only need simple appliances – not for me the fancy all singing, all dancing multi function domestic factory that can do everything from washing, chopping, slicing, juicing etc.  This is my usual way of thinking.   I am slow to take note of the ads for such gifts, homewares and … Read more

Slippery Jersey Causes PJ Mayhem

March 1, 2021 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

Oh how I’ve had to learn a few lessons in relation to my new found hobby of sewing . . .  The first of these is do not run before you can even toddle.    I was bought a book on basic clothes sewing and feeling totally inspired, I made a pair of pyjama bottoms –… Read more

New Year Tidings To Lift Jaded Shopper

November 21, 2020 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

Ah a new year has come crashing in to my life.  Doesn’t seem like five minutes ago that I was happily babbling to all about the joys of learning to browse and shop online.  This in itself has helped me to start overcoming my natural tendency towards serious bah humbugitus at the approach to Christmas. … Read more

Keeping Brain Active & Hands Busy With A Hobby

September 14, 2020 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

Whilst I was staying away with some friends, one of them metioned a hobby I used to have and until recently, had quite given up.   When housebound after an accident, to relieve boredom and keep my brain active, I became handy at making gifts and sewing homewares and toys.  I became rather skilled at… Read more

Fabric & Habidashery Heaven Open Once More

July 3, 2020 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

Ah the simple joys to be had of finding an old fashioned fabric and habidashery store open!  After the many months of lockdown when we couldn’t go out and look at anything in an actual shop, being able to walk into a local treasure trove was such delight.   The shopkeeper has owned the store for… Read more

Ideas Flow From Lifestyle Programmes

May 4, 2020 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

One of the fab things about being in a lockdown situation is the opportunity to take time to take in daytime leisure and lifestyle programmes.   When out at work, especially when there’s a bit of a commute to start and end the day, it can put one off getting to grips with anything more ambitious… Read more

Refitting & Redecor Inspiration From Over The Pond

February 3, 2020 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

There are so many daytime home and leisure programmes on tv nowadays, it’s difficut sometimes to take your eyes off the screen, get up and actually do something for real.  I have been drawn in to one of the home renovation and remodelling show imports.  The transformations are amazing from a building and decor point… Read more

Surprising Yarn about Knitting With Hands . . .

January 4, 2020 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

Ahha, some of you would have laughed your socks off if you’d seen one or two of the presents opened around our Christmas tree this year – reaching the depths of despair I thought.   One was an absolutely massive ball of knitting yarn – in the almost raw state, so it needed completely unwinding and… Read more