not quite hooked

not quite hooked

Oh crochet woe is me. The night before last, since I had worked so hard all day (I know it was Sunday but I’m translating…

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the sense of a beginning

the sense of a beginning

I don’t know why, but today feels like the beginning of something new. I can’t put my finger on what it is, but it’s probably…

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dogwalk show autumn/winter 2012

dogwalk show autumn/winter 2012

It all started when I went to New York last year. I was bowled over every time we went outside by how stylish all the…

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the last of the summer sun

the last of the summer sun

This is always the saddest time of the year, when the days grow shorter and sunshine becomes a rare commodity. I know it might sound…

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travels with a hanky

travels with a hanky

OK so I didn’t quite go travelling with a hanky, but it seemed like far too good an opportunity to miss a reference to Stevenson…

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not to be sneezed at

not to be sneezed at

Following the success of my last set of bespoke embroidered goods – the armadillo collection, last spring – I decided that personalised stitchery, when there…

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knock loudly - I'm in the garden

knock loudly – I’m in the garden

In case any of my vast multitude of loyal followers had been wondering about the fate of my poor decrepit bay tree since I posted…

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catching up on contemporary craft

catching up on contemporary craft

Yesterday I was lucky to be able to spend the afternoon at Collect, the annual Crafts Council fair for contemporary international craft. I think it…

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knitted helmets

knitted helmets

To round off the weekend,¬†here’s a brief but entertaining diversion for you to enjoy: a pocket-sized collection of knitting patterns for men’s helmets. This magnificent…

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how to survive a glut of bananas

how to survive a glut of bananas

When everyone in the house goes out independently and buys bananas, and a large quantity of bananas at that (just to be on the safe…

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