Feeling a bit festive

I know it’s only September but the other evening a felt all festive! There was a Ho Ho Ho going on and I felt the need to start Christmas crafting, do I made a bookmark!

I love working with felt and it was a nice and relaxing project to make.

Am I the only one to start festive crafting?

Space dyed cotton for quilting

The dyes came out about a week ago and I thought I would share with you the products of my labour.


The fabric was all originally white ,except the patterned stuff, and I space dyed it using all sorts of combinations of dyes. And I forgot to wear gloves so my hands were a lovely shade of turquoise too.

Now to turn it into a patchwork quilt!

What does Mercerised Cotton Mean?


We love out crafts at Squeakerchimp but have always wondered what ‘Mercerised’ means. Going up on Thursday are 10 balls of the stuff so it was time to find out. Here is what we now know –

Mercerization is a treatment for cotton fabric and thread that gives fabric or yarns a lustrous appearance and strengthens them. The process is applied to cellulosic materials like cotton or hemp.

So now you know too!