new year’s resolutions

I don’t go in for the usual bettering myself new year’s resolutions ( do I think I cannot possibly better myself? Best discussed at a different forum!). But this year I have made crafting resolutions. In short I am going to make even more stuff but chiefly things that have been in my head or […]

Learning to quilt

Today I ran a quilting course with the lovely Francesca, Lisa and Agnes. Francesca ambitiously undertook to make a toddler sized quilt from lots of patches so she did not finish this today, Agnes however made a quilt for her daughter’s dolly and Lisa made a moses basket quilt and they both finished their projects. […]

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 www.e17arttrail.co.uk 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:

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