Friday, 14 October 2011

My gardening apron was so popular, my doggy fan wanted one too !!
So rustled one up with a spare blue pillowcase and with the popular doggy front pocket.

With the last bits of material, I decided to make a small bag. With blue and white polka dot lining.

Ideal for those small items !

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Doggy pencil case

Doggy pencil case, I made this for a special person.
She is mad about dogs, to keep all her pens and pencils in.

The inner lining is polka dot blue and white spots.

It has a white zip.

It was quite straightforward putting it together, if you need advise - please contact me at

My dog decided to model this one.

Gardening apron

My first apron, using up bits of material.
I've made one for me and one for my friend, we are keen gardeners and she kindly gave me the gardening image material.

It was quite quick to do, I used a pillowcase as the main part and added left over bits of material.

The pillow cases were from my local charity shop, so works out reasonable in price.

I might make some more of these with different designs, cup cake one for a cooking apron.

If you have any other suggestions let me know at

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Pin cushion & lavender bags

Pin cushion with paisley design in 100% cotton, with 100% polyester filling.
1 available for £2.00 plus postage.

Lavender bag cushions with paisley design in 100% cotton, with 100% polyester filling.  Dried lavender, fresh from my garden.
4 available for £2.00 each plus postage.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Apron dress

Contact me for a copy of this beautiful apron/ dress

or view at

Crochet purse/ phone carrier

Mobile phone holder Crochet green mobile phone case, with fluffy top and carry handle.
£3.00 plus postage (uk).

Crochet purse Crochet cream fleck purse with vintage button.
£2.00 plus postage (uk).

Crochet purse Crochet blue, double knit wool, purse with vintage button.
£2.00 plus postage (uk).

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Crochet gifts !

Crochet gift items - ideal Christmas/ Birthday gifts

Crochet lipstick holder   Crochet lipstick holder
Lipstick holder in mixed colours, handmade, crochet.
£3.00 plus postage (uk)

Bookmarks   Bookmark
Bookmarks in mixed colours, handmade, crochet.
£3.00 plus postage (uk)

Crochet phone holder   Mobile phone holder
Mobile phone crochet holders, cream or pink, handmade, crochet.
£5.00 plus postage (uk)

Handmade brooches - ideal Christmas Gift !

Black and pink brooch Pink fluffy wool, with black background, with gold effect pin clasp brooch.

Black and green brooch Green fluffy wool, with black background, with gold effect pin clasp brooch.

Black and brown Light brown fluffy wool, with black background, with gold effect pin clasp brooch.

Hand knitted wool brooch Cream swirl brooch, with pearl effect beads, with gold effect pin clasp brooch.
All brooches £3.00 plus postage (uk).

Crochet brooch & matching crochet bracelet Blue brooch (gold effect pin clasp brooch) with matching crochet bracelet, blue/black.

Crochet brooch & matching crochet bracelet Red brooch (gold effect pin clasp brooch) with matching crochet bracelet, red/white.

£7.00 plus postage (uk).

Contact me at

Gifts and Christmas Gifts 2011

Knitted soap bags with Dove soap inside.
With ribbon tie to close top.

Available now for £4.00 plus postage (uk).

email me at

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Winter/ summer shawl, with pin clasp brooch.
Available in red (as shown), purple & black/ red.

£20.00 each plus postage charge (uk).

Monday, 5 September 2011

Owls, Elephant keyrings and Christmas Trees

Cute 'owl' with red button eyes.

£2.00 plus postage.

There is only 1 of this item for sale.

Please email me at

Cute 'owl' with brown button eyes.

£2.00 plus postage.

There is only 1 of this item for sale.

Please email me at

Elephant key rings, with brown button eyes.

£2.00 plus postage.

There is only 2 of these items for sale.

Please email me at

Christmas Trees, with 5 blue buttons, with ribbon to hang this item.

£2.00 plus postage.

There is only 1 of these items for sale.

Please email me at

Christmas Trees, with 1 red and 4 pink buttons, with ribbon to hang this item.

£2.00 plus postage.

There is only 1 of these items for sale.

Please email me at

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

More Owls and keyring Elephants

Thank you everyone who have commented about my NEW 'Owls'.
I have enjoyed making these, and a lot of people have found them 'cute'.

If you are interested in purchasing one please let me know.  They are £2.00 each plus postage charge £1.00. (UK rate).

100% cotton light blue, dark blue tie dye body, 100% polyester filling, felt nose and tummy, two button eyes.

Please email me at

These are my 'elephant keyrings', £2.00 plus postage £1.00 (UK) rate.
100% cotton light blue, dark blue tie dye body, 100% polyester filling, ribbon and keyring loop, woolen crochet blue tail, two button eyes.

Please email me at

Please contact me if you are overseas and I can calculate postage - if you wish to purchase an item.

Thank you !

Friday, 26 August 2011

Owls and Christmas Trees

These are my new editions, I thought I might make a start on some Christmas'y crafts - even though we are still in August - but 'time fly's when you're having fun !!' Or in my case - crafting !!!

Or see
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These are my 'Owls', I think they are cute !

These are my crafty 'Christmas Tree', in preparation for my Craft Christmas stall in October 2011.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Cornwall Crafts - hand made brooches

My hand made brooches have proved very popular, I have summer colours and evening brooches to wear with evening dresses etc...
Other colours are available - please contact me for further information.

If you are intersted in purchasing locally hand made Cornish Crafts please email me at

£3.00 plus postage

£3.00 plus postage


£3.00 plus postage

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Cornwall Crafts - all hearts !

I have a few items left to sell - if you are intersted in purchasing locally hand made Cornish Crafts please email me at

£1.00 plus postage

£2.50 plus postage


£1.50 plus postage

£2.50 plus postage

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Country Recipe’s by Christina V

I have a new recipe booklet.  If you wish to purchase a copy, it is £1.00 plus 1st class postage.  Please email me if you are interested, or alternatively I will have some copies at my stall. 
These recipe's I created were as a result of gluts of produce from my allotment.  One year is never the same, for food gluts, but these recipe's certainly assist if you have to use up your produce.  I have tested all the recipe's and I am happy to give advise if needed !
Thank you !!
Strawberry Jam Recipe
Blackberry and Apple Jam Recipe
Apple Chutney Recipe
Pickled Onion Recipe
Apple Crumble
Rhubarb Crumble Recipe
Cream of Pumpkin Soup Recipe
French Onion Soup Recipe
Courgette Fritters Recipe
Onion Fritters Recipe

Monday, 20 June 2011

Seaglass cards & jewellery

Sea glass is broken glass that has found its way to the ocean where it is transformed into frosted treasures by the natural tumbling action of the tides. Sea glass washes up on beaches all over the world. There are a few different terms for sea glass such as, beach glass, driftglass and mermaids tears.  The glass makes its way in to the ocean from shipwrecks or old coastal dumps, but most comes from rubbish left on the beach.
 I only work with genuine sea glass that I have found on the beaches in Cornwall, while out walking my Border Collie Dylan.  

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Lemon balm

This is my 1 year old lemon balm, grown from seed.  Makes a lovely tea, helps calmes nerves and hyper children.  Use aprox 4 leaves, in just boiled water - leave for 3 mins, then remove leaves.  I add 1 tsp of sugar - but can also use honey to sweaten.  It is very refreshing, the calmness effects works quite quickly.  The plant is a perrenial, but will die right back in winter.  But has survived last year's snow - so quite hardy.
You can dry the leaves or freeze them for winter use.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Herb Harvest

Not quite crafts, but due to demand, I have decided to start up my herb side of my activities.  It has been a good year for my herbs, I think maybe it may be the dry weather we have had - a lot of my herbs are the mediteranean type, which prefer the weather on the dryer side.  I have listed some below if you want to contact me with any requests, I can deliver in the West Area of Cornwall. m: 07941 226714.

I am reseaching into buying plastic packs - to enable them to be posted. Thanks Christina.




Foeniculum vulgare
Perennial ~ Height 1.5-2m ~ Hardy
A tall, handsome herb with soft green feathery leaves and large umbels of yellow flowers in late summer. The whole plant has an anise flavour.
Both the leaves and seeds are used in a variety of dishes including fish, stir fry and rice dishes, pork and salads. A tea can be made from the crushed seeds.
Herb plant Fennel

Bay leaf

Laurus nobilis
Perennial ~ Height 3-10m ~ Hardy
An evergreen shrub or tree with dark green oval leaves and creamy yellow flower clusters in spring. A first rate culinary herb.
Fresh or dried leaves are ideal for stews and casseroles or flavouring marinades.
Herb plant Bay


Allium schoenoprasum
Perennial ~ Height 30cm ~ Hardy
A clump forming herb with slender bulbs, cylindrical hollow leaves and pretty pink to purple globe shaped flowers in late spring or early summer. The leaves and flowers have a mild onion flavour.
Fresh leaves can be snipped into salads or used for butter, sauces, soups and vegetable, egg or cheese dishes.
For culinary use it is preferable to prevent flowering by cutting off flower buds - this will encourage leafy growth. However, the flowers are edible.
Herb plant Chives

Common Mint

Mentha spicata
Perennial ~ Height 30-60cm ~ Hardy
The classic garden mint with mid-green spearmint scented leaves followed by small mauve flower spikes in mid to late summer.
The leaves have a good flavour for general culinary use in sauces, soups, salads, vegetable dishes, sweet dishes and drinks.
Herb plant Mint, Spearmint (Garden Mint)

Oregano (Wild Marjoram)

Origanum vulgare
Perennial ~ Height 45-60cm ~ Hardy
The dark green leaves of oregano have a strong flavour. Ideal for pizza's and pasta dishes. They are oval, aromatic and followed by clusters of dark purple-pink flowers in mid to late summer.
Use the leaves with meat or vegetables. They are particularly good in Mediterranean dishes.
Herb plant Oregano (Wild Marjoram)

Mint, Chocolate

Mentha x piperita citrata 'Chocolate'
Perennial ~ Height 40cm ~ Hardy
A compact and rich peppermint with dark brown/purple leaves and the smell of After Eight Mints. Purple flowers appear from summer through to autumn. A good container herb.
The leaves can be used in tea, iced tea and salads and are also good in deserts.
Herb plant Mint, Chocolate

Mint, Apple (variegated)

Mentha suaveolens
Perennial ~ Height 60cm-1m ~ Hardy
Apple mint's oval leaves are soft, slightly furry and, as its name suggests, scented with apple. Pink to white flowers follow in summer.
The leaves have a subtle taste. Good for mint sauce and jelly and also for adding to vegetables and salads.

Parsley, Curled

Petroselinum crispum
Biennial ~ Height 30-60cm ~ Hardy
Curled parsley has distinctive bright green, curly, serrated leaves. Umbels of yellow-green flowers follow in the second year.
This herb is widely used as a garnish or to flavour dressings, butters, sauces and stuffings. It is a good source of vitamins and iron.
Parsley leaves coarsen in the second year so for culinary use it is best grown as an annual.
Herb plant Parsley, Curled


Rosmarinus officinalis
Perennial ~ Height up to 2m ~ Frost Hardy
An aromatic evergreen perennial shrub with upright branches. The leaves are short, dark green and needle-shaped. Small pale blue flowers appear from early spring to early summer.
Rosemary adds flavour to meat dishes, particularly lamb. It is a good all rounder - sprigs can be added to stews in the winter or to the barbeque in summer. It also combines well with tomato based sauces, can be used for oils, vinegars, marinades or to make a tea.
Leaves and flowers can be added to pot pourri and insect repellent sachets.
Herb plant Rosemary, Pink


Salvia officinalis (broad leaved variety)
Perennial ~ Height 60-70cm ~ Hardy
A strongly flavoured evergreen herb with a shrubby habit. This is the non-flowering variety which has aromatic grey-green leaves. Lack of flowering shoots means that the bush remains dense with attractive grey leafy shoots all year round.
Sage goes well with meat dishes, especially pork. The leaves can also be used in savoury stuffings or to make tea.
Herb plant Sage


Rumex acetosa
Perennial ~ Height 60cm-1.2m ~ Hardy
This is the large or broad leaved form which has pale green stems and thick lance shaped green leaves. Small, inconspicuous greenish brown flowers appear in spikes from early summer.
The leaves have a distinctive lemony flavour. Young leaves are excellent in soups and sauces or can be added to salads.
Herb plant Sorrel

Thyme, Common Compact

Thymus vulgaris compactus
Perennial ~ Height 30cm ~ Hardy
An essential ingredient of bouquet garni and many French dishes, common thyme has small mid-green aromatic leaves and pink-mauve flowers in summer.
It is also good for soups, marinades, oils, vinegars, stuffing, casseroles, baked vegetables and tea. Dried leaves can be added to pot pourri.
Herb plant Thyme, Common

Oregano, Country Cream

Origanum vulgare 'Country Cream'
Perennial ~ Height 30-40cm ~ Hardy
Country Cream has very attractive cream and green variegated leaves with masses of pretty pink flowers in summer.
Use the leaves in Greek, Italian and Mexican recipes. Both the leaves and flowers can be used to make tea.

Herb plant Oregano, Country Cream