Crafting 2017 – Suffolk Puff Christmas Trees

I had one of these given to me a couple of years ago. We are fundraising at church so I decided to make some to sell at the Christmas fair.

I played around with puff of various sizes then sewed them together and added a star shaped bead or button at the top.



Crafting 2017 – A Pink Sock

My son got to play in a body sock recently. He really enjoyed it so I decided to make him one.

I used the instructions on a web-site to get the right amount of lycra ( but just sewed it together with some velcro to make it rather than following the instructions. (AND yes, my son did choose pink for his sock!)


Church Prayer Cards

I am involved in several churches.


One thing we have done in Lent and Advent is give out prayer cards to help people pray. One time we listed all the churches in the area on the card and prayed for each once a week (several each day of the week).  We also sent copies out to all the churches in the area to help them pray for each other.


Another time we got people to pray for the church. Here are copies of the prayer cards for a church (with Methodist and Anglican options).


Prayer Card – generic methodist

Prayer Card – generic Anglican


Crafting 2017 -Fabric Boxes

Ages ago I was given a book on making fabric boxes. I read and inwardly digested it. So when I came to make some fabric boxes I didn’t find the book but did it from memory.

One box was for my son’s drinks bottles and three to put in a trolley to create a large spice rack.





(I think the book was this one.


Church Seasons Colouring Sheet

I help a local church run workshops for the local school. We usually cover part of the Christian story related to the time of year. The next one we are looking at God as Trinity and the Seasons of the Church Year.

Somewhere I saw a the Church Seasons represented as a circle (possibly making a wheel using a couple of paper plates). I suggested that we make a colouring sheet to show the seasons and their associated colours. After an hour on excel this is the result.

(Update there are now two versions – Anglican and Joint Common Lectionary)

Church Seasons (Anglican)

Church seasons diagram JCL