Main content

Penelope Quinn

Craft Expert

Love enhancing the everyday and cherishing the past? Join Penny on her quest to keep home-made alive.

Love enhancing the everyday and cherishing the past? Join Penny on her quest to keep home-made alive.

About Penelope Quinn

Belonging to Gen X/Y may have left Penny rendered a rabid, shameless consumer by proxy, but she's always been averse to mass production. 

... Read more.

» Latest Questions & Answers

making paper flowers for cards  

I hope you can help me I would like to make some flat?? flowers to put on cards that I make, so that I can send them to my friend through the mail.Thank you Anne...

What is a fun and easy weekend craft project to do with my sons who are 10 and 12 years old?  

Hi Penelope, What is a fun and easy weekend craft project to do with my sons who are 10 and 12 years old? Thank you, Melissa...

Cork Notice Boards  

I have some left over cork floor tiles and would like to make some noticeboards as gifts. I am looking for funky ways to make them sturdy, useful and eyecatching - any ideas...

Beginner's Guide to Knitting

By Penelope QuinnOn 27 Jun

The rewards of knitting go well beyond owning a lovely handmade scarf. In fact, science is providing us with plenty of other reasons we should pick up the knitting needles. Penelope Quinn shows us the basic steps.

How To Embellish Treasured Family Photos

By Penelope QuinnOn 11 Jun

Get out your needle and thread – because this is one of those ‘why didn’t I think of that ideas’ that will keep you busy all weekend!

How to Make a Snow Globe

By Penelope QuinnOn 27 May

Don't buy your snow globes from tacky tourist shops - make them yourself! A great craft for kids and big kids at heart, and you can make them from materials you already have around the house. Our craft expert Penelope Quinn shows us how.

How to Repair Your Broken Plates with Gold

By Penelope QuinnOn 27 Apr

The residents of Christchurch have found an ingenious way to repair antique crockery destroyed in the 2011 Earthquake – craft expert Penelope Quinn shows you how you can lovingly upcycle your own broken treasures using the same method.