Snagged at St. Ives Country Market. AdvertisementsRead More Cambridgeshire not Cornwall
Aside from the edible, this is the first thing I’ve made in months. I was “I need something (granola/toilet brush/solar panel), I’ll make it.” Now I am “I need something (bobble hat/saucepan/power drill), I’ll buy it.” I want to change back again. P’s suggestion for a cover for my new IPad (thanks G): “Take two socks, cut […]Read More Do You Stock This Bread Prebuttered?
My shop is still showing signs of life. Maybe not so much life, as residual synaptic firing. Like a chicken without it’s head. Here are two recent listings:Read More Believe Me, I Was No One’s First Choice.
Here are some scarves I made long ago, a depressing reflection on my age, no one wants to have made something that could now be classed as vintage.Here’s S in a tiny scarf I made for baby C. Two different greeny threads and my first go at moss stitch. A lamby scarf for P made in […]Read More My Preference For Unmatching Sets
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
I like to picture Benedict Cumberbatch wearing this with a battered chocolate brown cord jacket. Or maybe with sage velvet. That’s why I’ve stationed myself outside his London townhouse for three weeks. He hasn’t come out. I know he’s in there. When I use my heat sensitive camera I can see him moving about. I’m […]Read More Benedict, Your Neck Looks Chilly.
Elephant. Or anteater?Read More What Would David Attenborough Say?
Aurelija makes wristlets that are part of the traditional Lithuanian national costume. Wonderfully, they transfer easily to the nontraditional life, peeping out from a coat sleeve or sweater cuff. Tiny knitted stitches, close and regular. Czech glass beads twinkling the ornamenting design. Here are the ones I bought for me, I bought a violet pair […]Read More Praising Talents Greater Than Mine
Mum made this for me whilst I was brewing S. A woolly oblong of murky sea toned lace. End stitched to side.Read More Like a Poncho but Less Itchy Sounding