Starry Art …

Lots of creativity going on in the Trashcan household during these crazy times. We hope you are all staying safe and well.

Lee just created these beautiful wooden brooches … they are hand painted and are just 3 inches high. They are £20 each for an original piece of signed art that you can wear proudly every day! We will throw in free postage and gift wrap if you want to purchase them as a gift to brighten the day of someone you love!

Three of my absolute fave stars … Bowie, Monroe and Presley – I absolutely adore them all but which is your favourite?

A right good yarn…

Well … today I can share some of my brand new makes using my hand crafted miniature knitting needles. It all began as I wanted a knitting themed hair slide. I searched online in the usual places to no avail so decided to craft my own. They turned out so gorgeous I soon crafted some brooches to match.

I wore mine today and almost the first person I talked to commented on my beautiful hair slide. I think they are the perfect gift for a yarn lover. With Mother’s Day fast approaching I can gift wrap and post out directly to your lovely mummy enclosing a gift card and your personalised message. Or why not simply treat yourself to one?

£7.50 each plus £3 p&p for something quirky, unique and very different.

Which yarn colour would you choose?

All knitting great and small …

I set myself a bit of a challenge this weekend. I have lots of huge knitting needles – 35mm, 25mm, 20mm and 15mm but no teeny ones. It all began because of my desire to have miniature knitting needles that I could make into hair slides (if they turn out ok then that will be the next post I guess!). However as I could not find any teeny needles to purchase online I decided to make some of my own using dowel. Then I wondered if I could actually knit with anything even smaller and of course the challenge was really set! Check out my miniature knitting using needles made out of cocktail sticks and also match sticks. Oh and yes I can actually knit with them all!! Click On the video to see my demonstration! ❤️

Hey Ho Let’s Go …

The Ramones cloakroom finally has central heating. Of course, this may mean that we will linger a little longer than before, so it was time to tear down the scruffy Venetian blind and pop up a new curtain. It had to be a Ramones curtain of course… made by me with some white polka dot cotton and some randomly placed red vinyl. Hey Ho Lets Go!

Ramones Cloakroom

Is your Mother a work of art?

Would you like to give your Mother a unique and very different gift on March 22nd? Something she can keep forever and something so special that no one else in the whole universe would own apart from her?

For a very limited time we are offering a beautiful pencil drawing at the reduced price of £100 (usual price is £120). Your pencil drawing will be mounted and come with a special gift card explaining about the artist and her unique work of art. Will you choose a pencil drawing of her favourite pet, her favourite movie star or perhaps a drawing of Mother herself?

Way better than a box of chocolates huh?

Granny Kazzy & Grampa Trash

Well sometimes life throws lovely things at you but completely from left field. With the big S Word birthday fast approaching, and absolutely no sign of any of my brood producing any grand babies, didn’t I just have the biggest surprise? Yep me and The Husband are soon going to be known as Granny Kazzy and Grampa Trash!

How exciting and what a gorgeously luscious excuse to start making lots of cute and lovely things huh?

Soooo … I found this gorgeous little pram blanket in an old Paton crochet pattern book dated way back in 1969 and it’s turned out so beautiful! I just love the thought of my little grandson tucked up underneath. Awwww makes me feel a little bit teary ❤️

Patons 1969 First Steps in Crochet Book