Thursday, 24 November 2016


 I have been playing in the Instagram playground.
You don't need a fancy phone to get in...just use the InstaPic app from your PC
and as I'm not too good with words it seems the perfect place for my gallery.

I would offer you a button to press
but I haven't got a scooby-doo and with my 
penultimate Christmas market this Saturday ...

I have to finish stocking my spice rack.

Please come and play, there's room for everyone and you don't have
to style and photograph your tea break unless you want to.

If I don't see you there I'll pop back here when it's wet playtime.

Crafty ways make 'ecoethel54' days
(that is not my bust size)

EE xx

Monday, 24 October 2016

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It was only a matter of time...
before the pincushion craze returned.

I can't resist stuffing these heads full of cotton wool,

especially when it's true love.

It's got to be one of the quickest, cutest crafts 

but that's no excuse

I must stop...

before Mr Plod gets involved!

I promise not to touch Noddy or Big Ears

but I may take up indoor gardening.

Crafty ways make woolly days.

EE xx

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

A little more action...

with just red paint...

then there was Elvis

he was in the ghetto but now he's rocking...

maybe he looked better shabby but once I started I couldn't stop!

In other crafts this week... 
I have been trying to get a move on

puzzling over puzzles...

and struggling with snowmen...

who thought they were sleeping Teds (don't ask!)

Then there were the Tank Top Teds.

I love this pattern but now I have too many Teds

and no snowmen...


I wonder? ...he looks adaptable.
Maybe I'll sleep on it.

At least I still have time...

I hope you can find some time this week.

Crafty ways makes time fly.

EE xx

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Can I come out yet?

but with our next fair creeping into November 

I just had to make a start.

This little tree fella braved the sunshine

but it was too risky for the snowmen.

Crafty ways make early joy.

EE xx

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Get Back Mojo

Sorry I've been gone so long...I have missed this place
but a wicked witch stole my mojo (she knows who she is)
so now it is time to make another one bigger and better.

These neglected girls also needed help so together we 
stripped off
scrubbed up
and sat on the hot tank (phew)

broken hips were properly mended (mine too!)
 new outfits sewn 
and off we went to work.

It was so good to be back trading again
and looking forward to four more markets this year.
(FOUR? better get a wiggle on)

Get back mojo, get back to where you once belong.

I wonder what a mojo looks like?

Crafty ways make bigger and better days.

EE xx

Thursday, 2 June 2016


it was raining...

and dogs...
so I decided to get sewing with this fabric...
but I couldn't find a space for the scissors...

they wouldn't let me in.
I wasn't going to argue with the 'Hot Dog Society'

so I made these instead...

I may have just found a new range...

pets in period costume...
a dogs dinner or the cat's whiskers?

I wonder.

Crafty ways make hot dogs?

EE xx

Friday, 20 May 2016

Don't count the days...

make the days count.

No patience for sewing at the moment but with a market looming

I'm hoping we'll see a few 'Sewing Bee' customers

and maybe students about to sit exams...

then celebrate?

There's bound to be some dog lovers...

but will anyone remember how we dealt with a restless soul ...


Crafty ways make restless days.

EE xx

PS: Sending out a big 'thank you' to the limerick contributors.
(see comments on last post).