Hi my name is LucyAnn & I have a smooth haired dachshund called Luna.
By day I am a physics teacher (part time)
My Mum taught me to sew, crochet and knit when I was small, crafting, painting & drawing were every day opportunities, as Mum is an artist.

I love to crochet, it’s very relaxing, gets rid of all that school tension.
I like to have a go at all different crafts, mostly with success. I love trying new things and techniques ( I get bored easily)
Finally, why teach physics? Every one normally expects art or technology.
Well my Dad is a mechanical engineer, & I apparently was born with a screwdriver (I took every thing apart , just to see how it worked)


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  1. It’s great to find someone else crafty AND with a scientific mind. I loved sculpture and science at school and ended up training as a primary teacher of Environmental Physics of all things! I found the background stuff (and responsibility) too much and dropped out though… Well done for sticking it out. Good teachers are never forgotten.

    • Thanks, I nearly trained as a primary teacher, but got told to do physics as I would get a training grant. Glad I chose physics. One of our ex students doing her physics degree dropped in, she partly funds her degree by making & selling jewellery , so there must be some crafty link. Thanks for dropping by.

  2. That is a wonderful introduction about you Lucy πŸ™‚ I see myself and my brother in you πŸ˜€ I mean, I have the artist’s nature you have and my brother has that of you as a science lover πŸ™‚ I do have affection for science but not to your extent…

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet words for me πŸ™‚ I am absolutely in love with your blog too! I had followed your blog sometimes ago but could not make it to visit regularly. But, hoping not to miss the posts hereafter…

    TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

    • Thank you for your kind words. There does seen to be a link between science especially physics & art. Many of our physicists are also talented artist or musicians. Many of our girls are into dressmaking ( ive seen some beutiful saris as prom dresses) & of course cooking or baking.

  3. i found your blog after you liked a cross stitch post on mine. I love looking at other crafty sites for inspiration. i used to crochet but haven’t for a long time but I love the beautiful colors I see in your projects. I will check out more of your blog.

  4. I am glad to meet with you dear LucyAnn, Thank you for visiting my blog. I love these kind of things, I mean, crochet, sewing, knitting… I loved your projects and their colours. Luna seems your great assistant πŸ™‚ Thank you, have a nice day, with my love, nia

  5. Hello LucyAnn, Thank you for stopping by – it’s nice to meet you! Love your cross stitch and crochet. I haven’t been for a wander yet. Craft and science are happy bed fellows. It is the experiment of what would happen if I did it like this, or like that! Have a good weekend. And Thank you again!

  6. Hello LucyAnn, thank you for visiting my blog Fairy gardens and dolls house miniatures, I have enjoyed reading your blog, the crafty side of people will always emerge. I was a legal accountant many years ago, then started selling knit in beads for knitting machines, travelled here in UK and the USA demonstrating them and never looked back. I love crochet, sewing, cooking , paper crafts and make Fascinators and taught crafts to Adults and children for the last 20 years, but finally retired last summer at age 68, due to my husband’s ill health. I needed something new and found the fairy gardens which I adore, so here is the next stage of life. Will follow your blog with interest Simone

    • Thank you for dropping in. Peoples journeys are always interesting. I started by blog to reclaim sometime for me, as I felt I only did school work. It works I am less stressed most of the time. So I try to post something every week, that’s why there are quite a few progress posts. I also have multiple projects I flit between.

  7. Hi LucyAnn, I also have a smooth haired daxie cross. Her name is Samantha and she is all daxie in looks. She’s 6 months old and a ball of fun! Thanks for coming by my blog, I look forward to more!

  8. Hi LucyAnn thnaks for visiting my blog. I love yours, you make beautiful things and already I am in love with your Luna. My Princees Charley says hi too ;0) LLook forward to follow you, Johanna

  9. I love art and craft and have a science background too. I don’t think they are so far apart – both require a certain amount of curiosity, observation, and skill, wanting to know how things are put together. It’s no coincidence that many great artists were also interested in the Natural World, Leonardo is probably most well known, but there are many others like George Stubbs and Rosa Bonheur
    Ps My niece has a dachshund called Mash, because he is a sausage dog…

    • I try to tell the girls that craft & art do go with science. We physicists & engineers seem to like making things or taking them apart. People always seem surprised that you sew, knit & crochet, I always say it’s just engineering using fibre/ yarn/ fabric.
      Thank you for dropping by.

  10. Hi LucyAnn really excited to join you and the other Sisters of the Travelling Sketchbook and look forward to seeing what everyone creates over the journey

  11. Hi LucyAnn, hows Luna? thanks for liking my latest post. No time for creativity, as all i seem to be doing is packing and cleaning,all my work is at my new place, not moving till Saturday week. How do you find the time to produce such beautiful work?

    • Thanks were all fine. I’ve been through times of no creativity sometimes years. I’ve learnt things the hard way over the years, almost burning myself out. Teaching is a job that’s never finished, I try not to work too late into the evening, & spend 1 day each weekend crafting. The blog was started to give me a reason to craft, people in the craft world are so much kinder to each other, just like I encourage the kids. I crocheted a little of my shawl in the last hr of their practical exam today, I also often sew or crochet at lunchtime in my lab, kids come to find me, sometimes for help or just to see what I’m making. Now I’m older I work part time, that helps a lot.

  12. Thanks for liking my 2 recent posts LucyAnn. As we all do, I’ve had a nosey through your blog. My eldest daughter is a Design Tech teacher of teenagers…… I’m thinking you teachers of teenagers may be a few sandwiches short of a picnic but DD1 really enjoys her kids.
    Like you, my Mum taught me all I know and I know she’d be proud that I still keep at the crafts, she believed it to be good for the soul. LOVE Luna, (and I think dogs are good for the soul) when we lost our darling Beaudi a couple of years ago I was very insistent on “we’re NOT having another dog” to “well a small dog like a dachshund” . That went well as you can see, he’s called Merlin, he smells, is huge and I love him like crazy 😍 Crafts and dogs great combo πŸ˜‰

  13. Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. I really like your ribbon embroidery. I’ve not really thought about using ribbon to embroider before. It will go on my New Year to do list.
    PS. I love Luna. Would like one myself but will have to wait. Hetty my Meyers Parrot keeps my busy and entertained. Though if I let her near my sewing she would probably unpick it!πŸ˜€

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