Welcome to Arts and Crafts In Portugal .
I am very fortunate to be able to make and create in a lovely area of Central Portugal, close to the picturesque town of Gois. When I wake up and look out of my window, the beautiful view of nature is a great inspiration, and on most days, after a walk in the woods, I can be found working away on some art or craft activity.
The well known saying “variety is the spice of life” suits me down to the ground. One day I might be hand stitching a leather bag, and another I could be making jewellery, hand painting furniture, mosaicking a wall, making greetings cards, lino printing, or just playing around with materials and seeing what happens.
If you want to see what I get up to, or are looking for some ideas, then please follow me on My Crafty Blog.
I am very excited at the moment, as I am converting the upstairs of my house into a workshop. It will make my crafting much easier, and it also means that from the Summer of 2013 I will be able to start running a variety of workshops/courses.
You can watch how the work is progressing by taking a look at http://portugalholidayguide.wordpress.com , where I will be posting updates, as well as writing about this lovely area.
So if you would like to try a new craft or two and visit this unspoilt area of Portugal, you will find more information about what course are available, on the Workshop page.
On the Gallery page I will be posting photos of some of the work I have done, so please take a look.
If you have any questions, or would like more information about anything on this site , then I would love to hear from you. You will find my details on the Contact me page .