Living the Crafting Dream – in Deutschland

Living the Crafting Dream – in Deutschland

It feels like it’s time for a bit of an update around these parts, having neglected the Wind-Up Sheep for a little while. There’s not…

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enter 2015

enter 2015

It being the first day of the month (albeit not of the first month of the year) I felt that today would be a good…

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madeira, m'dear

madeira, m’dear

I just came back yesterday from a blissful holiday in Madeira. It was hot and sunny every day, I went swimming in the sea, saw…

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made in 2013

made in 2013

While it’s still only just 2014, I felt like doing a quick round-up of my creative output from last year. In total (unless I am…

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les triplettes du tour

les triplettes du tour

They’re not quite as hench as the Triplettes de Belleville, although they’re trying their best. I made this trio of winning Tour de France handkerchiefs…

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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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un embarras de choix

un embarras de choix

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m coming to realise that by far the most exciting and enjoyable part of the process of making…

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the armadillo collection

the armadillo collection

Somehow or other, armadilloes became decidedly in vogue this spring – or at least in my house they did. Due to no particular reason, I…

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discovering gujarat textiles

discovering gujarat textiles

I left work this afternoon with a spring in my step, because marked in my diary was an Oxford Asian Textiles Group event – a talk from…

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DIY Christmas

DIY Christmas

Whereas we gave home-made presents to many of our friends and relatives at Christmas, by some strange coincidence my mother and I both gave each…

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