Grant money awarded for kids crafts club!

KIDS CRAFTS WORKSHOPS AT THE MILL The lovely grants committee at The Mill have kindly given me a grant to run kids’ crafting sessions during the half term and school holidays.   The first of these sessions will take place on Tuesday 20th December in the main room at The Mill.   10 – 12 […]

Knit and stitch show Alexandra Palace

I went to the Knit and Stitch show again this year. I saw some amazing student work, bought some beautiful wool, some great buttons and amazing fabric. Thanks Eternal Maker, Affiliated Button Company, Beyond Fabric, Zeenah Shah, linentree, Tugba Kop, Becky Dodman, Craft Guerrilla and many many others for providing the quality and inspiration and […]

autumn is on its way

My pumpkin plant is so huge it is winding its way into trees and around the rosemary shrub, and it has several pumpkins hanging down 4 foot in the air – one way to keep the slugs off! I have spiders and figs coming out of my ears and have my first apples on my […]

Single parents are brilliant

I never chose to be a single parent. I too wanted to bring my children, born into a loving relationship, up in a loving relationship. But this unfortunately did not happen. How can the fact that my relationships broke down have turned me from a fine upstanding member of society into the single handed cause […]

E17 Art Trail 2011

I am SO looking forwards to this year’s Art Trail, an open studio bonanza of more than 2 participants, ranging from established artists to children displaying their pictures on their garden fence. It runs from 2/9 – 11/9 and there is sure to be something for everyone. For more details please see I am […]

gardening and sewing

I aware that I have been SO busy I haven’t posted in a while, am determined now to at least post pictures on a regular basis as I am always taking pictures, no matter how busy. Here goes: Please follow and like us:

cheekyhandmade lables have just arrived!!

in preparation for the We Make London pop up shop I ordered some lables to be woven for me, it was though and go whether they would arrive in time but they just popped through the door and man am I chuffed! I feel like a proper grown up now Please follow and like us:

yummy chickpea lunch

Thanks to Knitting on Trains’ blogpost which came in just before I stopped sewing to eat my lunch, I am having gorgeous spicy chickpeas for lunch. Yummy. With home grown lettuce and a bit of sumac (yummy spice). Do check out the Knitting on Trains blog, it is always full of great stuff. Please […]

Quilting course at The Create Place

I have been experimenting with funky pot holders (can easily be made as coasters or place mats too) and I am loving the result. To learn how to make these yourself join me at The Create Place on either Wednesday 18th or Wednesday 25th May between 6.30 – 9 for a short introduction to quilting. Lots of […]

E17 Designer Spring Market

Come and see me at the next E17 Designers Market on Friday 13th may at the Asian Center in Orford Road between 7 and 10pm Please follow and like us: