Craft Life

Book Review of a Good Read - The Story of a Marriage

Amanda Coen

Tags Book review, Bookmarks, Good read

Book Review of a Good Read - The Story of a Marriage

I Love Reading Good Bookmarks Encourage You to Read - Check these Out! I love reading but it wasn't always that way. As a child I thought reading books was a 'dusty' pursuit. Tedious and drawn out. I preferred comics, joke books (I had five on the go at one time) and fairy tales with beautiful illustrations that I used to trace on grease proof paper and keep rolled up somewhere. I am still attracted to children's books with beautiful illustrations and still have some of my childhood ones. I Was Encouraged into the World of Books By the Lure...


Bridie Murray - Traditional Irish Knitter from the West of Ireland

Bridie Murray -  Traditional Irish Knitter from the West of Ireland

Bridie Murray Loves Knitting and Art 'I gave these beautifully made wrist warmers to a friend as a gift. She contacted me as soon as she received them to express her delight. A wonderful way to show someone you care.' - Annie H. (verified buyer) Bridie Murray is a friendly, busy and unassuming woman from the West of Ireland who has this amazing talent to create extraordinary pieces of craft. Her knitted pieces such as these beautiful wrist warmers featured are a total delight and make really beautiful, glamorous wholesome Irish gifts. Although Parade Handmade stocks her Aran wrist warmers...


Why Fingerless Gloves Remind me of Oliver Twist

Amanda Coen

Tags arm warmers, fingerless gloves, wrist warmers

Why Fingerless Gloves Remind me of Oliver Twist

Fingerless Gloves CHECK OUT OUR WRIST WARMERS & FINGERLESS GLOVES Fingerless gloves immediately make me think of Fagan in Oliver Twist, counting money feverishly like the miser he was. The style brought to mind would be black knitted ones but with half fingers and not actually fingerless. So that's an immediate contradiction right there. It sounds as though I might stick my nose up at the mere mention of 'fingerless gloves'  but in actual fact I always have a black pair knocking about. I don't know exactly why I got my first pair but it was when I was in...


The Fingerless Gloved Women Tribe

The Fingerless Gloved Women Tribe

'Fingerless Gloves Women' It reads like the name of a tribe but it is a phrase in typical search term format. As is,  'fingerless gloves men'. 'Gloves without fingers', or whatever you call them are very popular these days. It has occurred to me that fingerless gloves and wool fingerless gloves in particular are particularly suited to particular climates. I imagine you might want more of the full finger gloves if you live in Canada or Scandinavia. The more northerly the place most likely the bigger the hand protection needed. Ireland Has a Temperate Cimate Yes, Ireland enjoys what they...


Handmade Wedding Cards are 'De Rigueur' at the moment!

Handmade Wedding Cards are 'De Rigueur' at the moment!

Handmade wedding cards seem to be 'de rigueur' at present and I am all for it.  I don't know when it happened but somewhere along the line I realised the value of handmade items. I suppose it comes from never being what you would call rich though I have been rich in many ways that are not measured financially. It occurred to me that I could have anything I wanted if I simply made it, used something in a different way, which we now term 're-purposing', swopped it or up-cycled it or indeed bought it second hand. Re-using or recycling...