Baking Powder. It’s nonexistent here. Oats. Of a price higher than rubies. In England we feed it to horses. Shops don’t open on Sunday and all but the most jumbo supermarkets shut for a couple of hours to lunch. Thanks to Tesco “24 hours” I had come to believe that shopping at two in the […]Read More If You Are Coming To France Please Bring Your Own…..
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.
My little scarf is leaving home and going on a journey to Istanbul! Not Constantinople. Congratulations Askida on winning the giveaway! This gorgeous notebook cover is from her shop (I think it’s “her”, unfamiliar names completely throw me)Read More Drum Roll…Try not to Cry
Last week my plaster came off. I deludedly pictured an unshackling, my life beginning anew. Deludedly, because this is just one more step in the long, tedious stumble toward health. I walk jerkily, the tension in my tight tendons and shrunken muscles an anxiety causing reminder that I must go slow. Thus, it was a […]Read More Awesome Giveaway – I Can Picture You in it Already
Look at these Laurel Berries. Aren’t they luscious? Don’t you want to gobble them up? Well don’t. THEY’RE DEADLY! Well not deadly, just toxic, as we scientifically proved with our random sample of one subject. A couple of summers ago, S snarffed down a juicy handful. Cue inconclusive internet searches. Cue hesitant, yet fearful 999 […]Read More Don’t Read This if Small Children Make You Nauseous
It’s not for physical fortitude*, nor intellectual brilliance** nor heartwarming altruism***. If you’ve read the comments on my last post you already know. I entered a competition for two greetings cards from the fabulous beat and rubbish. (Their shop is mates and rubbish) They combine must-have cuteness with an edgy, sometimes gothic vibe. Quirky (with teeth) […]Read More I AM THE WINNER AND YOU ARE THE LOOOOOZERS!
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
A new collar/scarf up on Etsy. Really love the top toggle and it’s swirly, stripy pattern (thanks NOfkants Curios, http://www.folksy.com/shops/NOfkantsCurios). It’s Pure Southdown Wool and a silk/wool/angora blend. The last one I made had 12 squares, but my tension is firmer now and this one has 14. I am very happy with the Scandinavian folk feel […]Read More Nordic Niceness
Just listed these on Etsy. S took the pictures. It’s a team effort.Read More You Heard it Here First