People say the Chinese word for crisis and opportunity are the same. Today I got to put this to the test. The crisis being the plastic handle broke on my fridge, locking me out of the tasty treats inside.

The opportunity to practice my hazel pins making skills learnt with Straw Works and create a new beautiful handle out of some drift wood. So armed with an axe, knife & a drill, this is what I was left with. 

 I’m really pleased with the results, and feel a bit proud not just of my ‘craft skills’. But also to have a ‘make do & mend’ attitude, rather than a ‘throw away’ attitude.