My Crochet Christmas Wreath made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

This Christmas I have gone a bit mad on recycling (and crocheting). First I made dozens of crochet snowflake decorations using old plastic bags… Then I crocheted some trivets (hot-plate mats) for the Christmas table from some of my old clothes… And finally I crocheted a tropical Christmas wreath using single use plastic bottles and…

Crochet Snowflakes from Plastic Bags

I heard a report on the BBC World Service a couple of days ago about a little sea turtle named Kai which made me so sad that I couldn’t stop thinking about it all day. Kai had been found floating helplessly on the sea surface because she had ingested so much plastic waste that her…

Crafting isn’t a hobby, it’s therapy

I am rubbish at meditating, absolutely rubbish. And it’s not for want of trying; I’ve read books about meditation and mindfulness, joined yoga clubs, listened to calming CDs, discussed meditating with therapists and have even tried going for a relaxing massage, but that just made me laugh. I decided to get a Zen app on…