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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. 

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» 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...

Knit Your Way to a Better World

By Penelope QuinnOn 14 Aug

Looking for a new project to while away the final days of winter? Thanks to the Guardian Angel Knitting Program, we've got some lovely patterns to get your knitting needles stuck into - and you'll also be contributing to a great cause!

Awesome DIY Lampshade Ideas

By Penelope QuinnOn 4 Aug

If a touch of light and atmosphere is just what your home needs, but you don’t want to go out and spend a lot of money, then fire up your creativity and make your lampshades!

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!