Bold & Beautiful pattern by Cathy Carron Published in Short Story: Chic Knits for Layering Straight forward knit and pretty easy to assemble. Each side (i.e. the arm and half the torso) is knit separately and then sewn together. The cowl and lower banded knitted from picket up stitches. I did the small-medium size and
This TV cabinet could have been a write-off. The British Heart Foundation had it on sale for £5. With it’s dark wood veneer surface and missing back it was filthy, abandoned and grim. I suspect if I hadn’t spotted it there is a good chance it would have just ended up in a skip. Luckily (for me) I spotted it while looking for a new home for all my craft bits. The carving on the front “had potential”. I paid the lovely staff the £20 quid to have it delivered, gave it a thorough clean it, sanded it and painted it with this lovely “Jelly Bean” colour from Valspar/Pantone
Gran pattern by Dora Creadora I started with medium size but quickly realised it was running smaller than expected. I didn’t want to frog it and start again so instead, as I reached the armpit I just continued increasing with the pattern until I reached a more reasonable size. It still turned out more fitted
Over the years I’ve collected all manner of badges, patches, beads, bits and bobs. Small bits of tat and ephemera, they’ve sat around in the bottom of boxes. Every so often I’d come across one and they’d pull a memory from me. That poetry jam in Cambridge, that awesome craft store in Montreal, that mind
As part of a recent swap with the amazing and talented Lisa Goddard I got to try something a bit different. The idea was to put together a basic journal with a fabric twist, something that Lisa could use as a jumping off point to try new things but still be able to make her
I’m doing my best to reduce my consumption and avoid fast fashion. That said, sometimes something comes along that you feel so strongly about that you must shout it from the rooftops (and wear it across your chest). The world turns, the people speak, tears and/or partying …and you find yourself with an item of
Received this amazing swap bundle from the amazing Lisa Goddard (mixed media artist extraordinaire). She has handmade a huge amount of this beautiful dark collection of skulls, flowers, envelopes and miscellaneous ephemera. This is all headed for my recent Gothic Junk Journal.
My first visit to the University of Sheffield Student run iForge maker space and my second attempt at laser cutting.
I was creating these to gift as part of an ephemera swap. When creating my .dfx file I somehow managed to create double cutting lines, resulting in some flames, concerned looks and a less than perfect cut. Oh well, a lesson for the next time.
Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder Yarn: For the Love of Yarn Merino yak, less than 1 skein, colorway= Seascape This was my first attempt at knitting socks, so when the pattern said to knit “until you have reached your desired length” I didn’t realise that what it actually meant was to knit as far as the point