This week has got off to a slow start for me! I need some wind in my sails. I received a delivery yesterday from my favourite bead artist Natalie McKenna and spent most of the day staring with absolute joy at the hand crafted kiln fired beads! It took me a while to actually create… Continue reading Set Sail
It's been a funny old week! I haven't felt the best which I think is hay fever. The birds here are in full swing with a lot of the chicks fledged! The jackdaw chicks are still the nests, one in the chimney and one in a big tree. It's nice sitting on the sofa and… Continue reading The Birds and My Makes This Week
It's been quite a quiet week for makes! Life has taken over a wee bit. We are trying to sell our house and I had forgotten how stressful it is. It's a great family house and we just need that one family to say yes! I tend to find when I am preoccupied with stresses… Continue reading What I made the End of May
It's been quite a quiet week due to the ongoing difficulties with the arthritis in my back . I did however manage to make up these gorgeous bag charm/key chains! They are handmade cabochons fixed to bronze bezels. There are two types of bezels and some cute designs, owls, butterflies, trees and some lovely little… Continue reading 💕What I Made This Week💕
I love working with healing stones and crystals, particularly making jewellery with them. This week I have concentrated on Rhodonite. Visually it's very pretty, with sagey green and pink tones. I left the beads overnight on the widow sill to bath in moonlight before working with them. Rhodonite has many uses, the main ones I… Continue reading Rhodonite Healing Stones
Some things I make are too cute and hard to part with, this is one of those! A beautiful handmade Polymor clay flower pendant made into a Bag Charm. Looks so summery and bound to put a smile on the lucky person who gets to open it. The Bag Charm comes packaged in a By… Continue reading Bag Charm Key Chain Perfect Little Gift
I've been struggling over the last 2 months to be creative due to a flare up of arthritis is my lower back. I've been having physio and little by little I'm getting more mobile. I decided to get my beads out! Thinking it would be a great way to distract my brain away from the… Continue reading 1st Make of the Week
Badgers sometimes get a bad press, it used to be thought they were nasty, territorial and spread disease. The governments massive cull of badgers certainly hasn't helped their case. Research suggests only 6% of Bovine TB is spread by badgers and better control of farmers spreading slurry would in fact help as it is believed… Continue reading Badger Facts for Scottish Badger Week
We moved into the cottage in Aberdeenshire in mid December. It didn't take long to realise we shared the garden with lots of others! The cottage had been empty for 18 months and in that time the garden had grown wild. It maybe some people's nightmare and indeed our neighbours were championing getting the strimmer… Continue reading A pheasant named Bert
I love anything recycled and using this Chunky T shirt yarn has been fantastic! https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ByMollyMoo?ref=l2-shopheader-name The yarn is waste from the fashion industry, these off cuts would usually be thrown away and then someone came up with the idea of making t shirt yarn bobbins. The things you can make are endless and they look… Continue reading Recycled Plant Pot Holder 💕
I've been wanting to make a cute tote type lunch bag for a while. It continues the eco theme of bymollymoo and it helps the environment. So many of us use plastic whether it be lunch boxes or bags, I really wanted an eco friendly way to carry my lunch. It also looks lovely! I… Continue reading New Eco Lunch Bag
At the beginning of January I decided to try being a Pescatarian. Thoughts had been bubbling away in my mind for quite some time about how most of our meat is produced. I ordered the book from the popular Veganuary, https://veganuary.commost of which I couldn't read, due to the awful conditions a lot of animals… Continue reading Two Months in of Going Pescatarian
This week has been a very snowy cold week in Aberdeenshire. I've kept busy! The thing with crochet and crafting in general is you can do it inside or outside, an all weather activity. 🌨 Firstly this week I was experimenting with produce bags. I get frustrated at the super market when the only option… Continue reading What did I make this week?
I must admit I was swinging towards hate it! Getting our car out of our lane today and down the 5 miles to the nearest town proved traumatic. We arrived safely though, skidding and slipping as went. On the way I was mostly frozen with fear, anticipating the next skid or slide on the thick… Continue reading Winter – Love it or Hate it?
Ever since I was a little girl I have always loved nature. I was lucky enough to spend most of younger years around animals on a small farm in Cornwall. I care deeply about our environment and the damage we have caused and continue to cause to this wonderful planet. I find myself pulled into… Continue reading Choosing what to Champion