Thursday, 30 October 2008


Saturday, 25 October 2008

Ring a Ding Ding!

Ring a ring of roses,
A pocket full of posies.
Atishoo! Atishoo!
We all fall down!

Ashes in the water , ashes in the sea.
We all jump up
With a 1,2,3!

(traditional nursery rhyme)

Friday, 24 October 2008

Any Plans? 2

Little Bear: " This is a great trampoline!"

Big Bear: "Little Bear you are funny, that's not a trampoline it's a pile of jumpers for our new friends!"

Little Bear: " Come on, join in while no one is looking."

Big Bear: "Hey that sounds like a great idea, make way!!

Friday, 17 October 2008

Any Plans?

Big Bear: "Got any plans for the weekend?"
Little Bear: "Nah, not really. Thought I'd hang out here....."
Big Bear: "D'ya fancy hanging out here with me?"
Little Bear: "mmmm that's a great invitation, I'd love to!!!"

Saturday, 11 October 2008

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2008 - Alexandra Palace

Yesterday I had a very interesting time at The Knitting & Stitching Show in Ally Pally - We saw all manner of creative goods and projects. Here are my K&S Show top 5(in no particular order)
  1. The Hyperbolic Coral Reef - Wow! I'm so happy that I got to see part of this fantastic creation, a delight to the eyes!
  2. The button installation - "Seeking Pearls" by Alfreda McHale. I thought I was the only one who collected tons of buttons, this lady is the Button Queen - go girl!
  3. Helping Hands Knitting Aid If you know anyone whose hands aren't strong enough to hold up knitting needles anymore or have bad arthritis, this might be the aid to get them knitting again; invented by a lovely young man for his nan who couldn't knit for him anymore.
  4. The Rug Lady also known as Jenni, inspired us to buy a 'bodger' and a 'speed shuttle 'after her demonsration of rug making techniques.
  5. The Schiffli Project - It was great to see an old old machine still in use (the last working schiffli machine in Britain) 15 artists created work utilising this unique machine).

You Gotta Hand It To Them!

Got a brilliant book through the post today. It traces the rise and rise of the indie craft movement that has been happening over in America during the past few years. It has loads of great photos, histories and essays. It's a real inspiration and a pick-me-up if you ever get those days when you think 'Am I totally mad, why am I doing this crazy stuff?!!'. I recommend it to you all.
Keep the faith Faythe!
thank you Hazel for showing me this great book!

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Look at What's Just Landed!

Well what a surprise, this lovely little fella landed on my studio floor today, I didn't know that butterflies (moths?) were around in October - what's going on?

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Well Loved Jacket

I get given so many brilliant denim things including this worn-out jacket, it's a pity its so small otherwise I'd be wearing it right this minute!

Smock Around the Clock!

I couldn't resist unpicking this little smocked dress. The resulting piece is a very stretchy and springy ridged fabric. I'm not quite sure what to do with it as yet, I guess for now I'll just be playing with it!

Friday, 3 October 2008