myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Vintage linen notebook covers

I have been busy making new projects for my Craft Workshops. Here is the latest, notebook covers made with pieces of vintage embroidered linen. About a year ago I bought a big haul of these from a church who had been left them in a church member’s will. I wrote about it in this post.

Teaching People to Crochet…

…is probably the most exhausting thing I have ever done! More on that later, lets look at some more of my baby owls first. They appear to be hatching out of the wool in this shot! I decided that a great way to promote the new wool range I am stocking in my shop was

My First Class

I thought you might like to see some photos of my first class (seeing as you have all been so sweet and encouraging about my new venture). I had 4 students (2 of whom were my friends!) so it was a nice gentle start. There were a few teething problems but they didn’t seem to

A quilt finish and a bunny for Bexy Boo!

I made this log cabin cot quilt for my Beginners Patchwork and Quilting evening class that starts in September (only one place left!). I just realised I have no idea of the size (and it’s at work in the craft studio so I can’t measure it), but it is maybe a bit big for a

Our New Craft Studio

I thought you would like to see some photos of our completed Bearpaw Craft Studio. We didn’t actually need to do too much to the room itself, but we did (when I say ‘we’ I actually mean my DH Jonathan!) put a small kitchen in a store cupboard and totally transformed our toilet, which used

Too Busy to Blog – Part 2

Phew! I have finally got to the end of my mammoth sewing and crocheting marathon! So here are the next batch of projects completed for my Bearpaw Craft Classes venture. Do you remember the Sleepy Owl Pyjama Case I made last year? Well here is his big brother Wide Awake Owl Doorstop! I thought this

Too Busy To Blog – part 1

My life is a bit of a whirlwind at the moment and I feel my poor old blog is being slightly neglected. So please forgive me, dear readers, and also all you lovely bloggers whose blogs I usually follow. I just have not had a spare minute over the last few weeks to properly visit

My new business project

A few weeks ago, when I unveiled my new blog button, I alluded to another reason for needing a new logo. Some of you were very keen to find out what I was up to *cough – Catherine Sewing Attic* .  Finally I am ready to spill the beans… We are changing one of the