Create, Build, Engineer
Cover of Fabric journal made with brightly coloured scrap fabric

Fabric twist journal

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…
Repurpose a slogan jumper - finished

Repurpose a slogan jumper (don’t stop repealing)

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…
vintage letter writing case re-purpose - outside finished

Vintage correspondence case Before and After

Before After
Handspun silky sky blue yarn on drop spindle


I'm working through my stash and I've finally gotten around to starting on the Silk Road sample/rainbow pack from HillTopCloud. This is the beautiful silky sky blue.
3 mdf laser cut uteri

From Instagram: Laser cutting fun at UoS iForge for next craft project #equalpay #genderpaygap #noceilings #iforge #universityofsheffield

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cup of tea

From Instagram: Sometimes all you really need is a lovely cup of tea. #theholt #tea #sheffield #nofilter #lovelycupoftea

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close up of various Gothic/Witch ephemera received in a recent swap

Gothic/Witch ephemera – Incoming

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…

Circus Ephemera – outgoing

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 – Knitted

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…

Gothic Witchy Junk Journal

This has been my first attempt at making a Junk Journal . It has been made from The Mammoth Book Of Thrillers, Ghosts & Mysteries published in 1936.  

Dino Plant Holders

It's amazing what you can do with a drill, some toy dinosaur and a few succulents. As far as instructions go it's pretty straightforward.

Quick and Easy Slouchy Hat – Knitted

Quick and Easy Slouchy Hats by Jessica Gutoski

Monster High Reroot

This is a Monster High reroot using fantasy dyed goat hair! The hair had a beautiful consistency. I sourced it from a Russian seller on etsy hairfordolls.  
hand spun mottled yarn on drop spindle

Handspun mottled yarn

I received this beautiful new drop spindle for Christmas and immediately had to take it for a test spin. I've had a small piece of mottled fiber hanging around since…

Spice & Clove Knit and Crochet Pumpkins

This is my recent version of Spice & Clove Knit and Crochet Pumpkins by Hannah Maier The following deviations from the original pattern were made: knitting it flat instead of in…

Rye / Ruista ranteeseen Fingerless mittens

Pattern: Rye / Ruista ranteeseen by Hanne Katajamäki
Yarndale 2017 haul

Yarndale 2017 Haul

Knitted Anatomical Heart

For the more literal of Heart by Kristin Ledgett
Kustom Kulture Blastoff - Alice in Wonderland themed coffee van

Kustom Kulture Blastoff 2017

Warning: Picture heavy post
Hearts Knitting Pattern - wedding couple

Hearts Knitting Pattern

Pattern: Hearts by Anna Hrachovec