The pictures above illustrate the essence of what Scuffed Granny is about: hiking, reupholstering and revamping, baking, travelling, visiting North American National Parks and making Roman blinds – some of the things that fill my days.

Welcome to

Named after my son told me that I copied my mum (the infamous Granny) in all the things I like to do, *Scuffed Granny is a website dedicated to all of those things that I can’t do quite as well as my mum.

*”Scuffed”, for those not in the know, is slang for “knock off”, “off brand”, things not quite as good. “Granny” means, um, Granny.

Disclaimer – Actually, in the interest of fairness, the infamous Granny does not reupholster or revamp or make Roman blinds. And very rarely, if at all, will you see her hike.

Update: Now that the page has launched and I have highlighted that she doesn’t sew that much, Granny has been at pains to advise that she won a prize for excellence for needlework in her school days, thereby confirming and underlining my “scuffed” status and affirming hers as top dog. But I will applaud her for her skill as it takes nothing away from my lack of it!

These pages will be a showcase for the things I am doing, projects I am working on, places I have visited.


I have done a lot of travelling having lived in lots of different places so choosing a picture was tricky. I opted for one of my favourites.

This is Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire, Wales. A blooming beautiful beach with sand dunes to explore, a wide expanse of golden sand to stroll upon as well as dramatic cliffs, multicoloured pebbles and a seaweed hut. And surfers. Lots of surfers. And temporarily, it accommodated Seashell Cottage, home of Dobby.

Whenever I head back to Wales, this is always on my visit list.

Check out my travel blogs

Explore my Etsy store

You could be the lucky owner of something made by me by visiting my Etsy store. Look at some of the homemade loveliness on offer!

Also available are vintage items and knitting patterns that I have designed.


Books are a joy!

I love reading and average about a book a week. I love to hear about books that you think are a good read so please share!

Link to my Blog Spot to read my latest book reviews, starting with “I am the Messenger” by Markus Zusak.

I am also a reviewer on reedsy.com/dishttps://reedsy.com/discovery/user/racheldeemingcovery where you can enter a request for me to review your book. Just click on the link.

Not only do I review writing, I also do some of my own! Click on the Reedsy Prompts image to be transported to my fictional efforts.

I also write at Vocal.media, where I currently am publishing more of my own original short stories. The link will take you to my latest one.

See what I’m up to

I’ve usually got something on the go so look at my latest project/make.

Here, I’ve painted a sign for our back yard to go under a cactus shaped light and some banana leaves wall art. It’s rough and ready – just the way I like it!

The fingers are not painted.

What else?

A work in progress…

More sign painting

Fall walks

Check out my travel blog on

Blog Spot

Photo by Tim Savage on Pexels.com

My latest knitting projects

You can find me on Instagram @scuffedgranny.