So sorry I’ve been away for ages and sorrier still this break will continue. I still love craft but I am finding it harder and harder to write about. Contrast this with writing about cinema, which flows off the keyboard since I have been accepted to write for the very fabulous Lost in The Multiplex. […]Read More Au Revoir Mes Amis
C wasn’t pleased with this.Read More One Girl’s Traff
I have been spending an inordinate amount of time on Etsy. Window Shopping. I have turned a pure souled, craft panacea into an orgy of virtual materialism. To demonstrate my remorse I’m gonna show you some stuff I won’t be looking at, so much, at all, soon. Click on the pictures to be transported to […]Read More Etsy’s Steely Grip
P finger knitted a long cream scarf and then decorated it with different sized black buttons. An idea I’m definitely pinching. S has also been busy. A teeny blanket made from sport socks. Look how neat his stitches are. Even the backs. I’m scenting child labour sweatshop possibilities.Read More Mini Makers
About ten years ago I made this for C. It’s about 5″x 5″. It still means a lot to me now.Read More Revisiting the Past
This is a present from Jibid, The Greatest Friend I’ve Never Met. One day we shall clinch, cheek to cheek, but until then we must be satisfied with aid parcels. Mine to her: distasteful buttons and postcards of knitting robots. Hers to me: Quality merchandise such as this.Read More Tell me Again What She’s Getting out of This?
For much of last year I had a debilitating crush on Philip Seymour Hoffman (I suspect I am moving onto David Mitchell via Adam Baldwin– they’re all of a type) I found a sympathetic spirit in my friend Theresa, a crafty superhero. A computer programmer by day, by night a patch-working, bead-embroidering, fat quarter-quilting wonder […]Read More My fickle heart