In addition to my writing, I enjoy being practically creative through various arts and crafts activities.
I love to create jewellery - crocheting delicate necklaces, bracelets and earrings with metalic or silver wire and beads and semi-precious gems, plaiting leather, velour, strings of beads or electrical wire to make bold, chunky bracelets, making hundreds of Fimo flowers to make an intricate and colourful bracelet... or simply using cotton thread to create something simple yet perfect in its own way...
I love to crochet, and as well as making scarves and cardigans for myself, and gifts for friends, I crochet squares which are then incorporated into various "community knit" blankets created by a group of women online. I've never met any of my fellow square-makers in person, but we have a great camaraderie and really enjoy our projects.
I write about my art and craft work on my blog - Coloured Fragments.