I am an enthusiastic, if not perfect (please don't tell the quilt police!) quilter and crafter. I live in a rural area, bout 50kms south east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - with my other half Big Bad Merv, and when she is not living in the big smoke with her ever patient boyfriend, our daughter Elizabeth - who is in her last trimester at University and works part time as a phlebotomist (Google it).
We live on 5 acres with our three cats and dog.
I am lucky enough to have a purpose built shed, where I can sew/quilt/craft to my heart's content whenever I get the chance. Up until now, I have always worked from all the marvelous patterns and ideas available, but l do have a habit of putting my own spin on things and changing bits and pieces. Anyway, to make a short story long, I have just added my first pattern to Craftsy - I am starting small, with a "two for one" Christmas Cat Mug Rug, but have plans for further patterns next year.
In the meantime, her is a tutorial you might like to make for Christmas. It is just like me - subdued, tasteful and elegant.
Make cup of tea (preferably early grey)
As you can see, all you need are a small/medium pack of small baubles (large balls tend to get int the way), a pair of old bluntish scissors, some curling ribbon. Ensure audience is attentive and sober - ah have all been milked (except for bull).
And there you have it .....almost.