Bradley with a bell Branagh as Brunel The Bard, Rowling and Barrie A giant bed and sleeping baby Mr Bean, Mr Bond and a Beatle Brilliant birds riding bicycles The Torch in a boat with Beckham The Olympics have come to LONDON! Just feels brilliant to be a Brit today.
1. Anticipation and Planning Maybe my most favourite stage. Matching the material to the pattern. Having a neat pile of pattern pieces waiting patiently with the pattern instructions, the envelope for inspiration, some bright thread and perhaps a button or two. 2. The Reality Gap The point where the image in my head collides with… Continue reading Jersey Journey
Or, as I’ve already been (very happily) rumbled, more of a little reveal of a big thing: It’s a rug. Well, part of a rug. A rug in progress. She’s atop another colossal crochet creation that adorns our living room floor and is much loved by cats and kids alike. The idea for creating on… Continue reading The big reveal
Nope, your eyes do not deceive you. She weighs in at a whopping one kilo and she’s not finished yet. Px
Quick, hop over to the magnificent ‘Did you make that?’ for a slew of sewing shots for you super sleuths to solve. Back? Have you worked out what any of them are? I’m thinking disco giraffe, bombshell dress and what the heck is a thurlow? For anyone who has made there way here from there… A… Continue reading Saturday sleuthing
You know how it is, the moment you salute the spontaneity and serendipity in your sewing is the exact same moment that you suddenly develop an overwhelming desire to produce a precise and purposefully plan. I therefore rather sheepishly present the latest Crafty Queue: Can I also ask a question? Is there a difference between jeans… Continue reading crafty queue
There is no Grand Plan you see. I think that I have been deceiving myself and you with the whole ‘crafty queue’ thing. “Look how good I am at planning”, it says, “I don’t start anything new unless I’ve checked something off that list.” You and I both know that some of those things are… Continue reading in the pink
Did anyone else read ‘choose your own adventure’ books when they were growing up? Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson? Did anyone else spend months and months going back and forth through their book trying in vain to legitimately complete the Quest only to eventually capitulate, painstakingly leaf through each and every page to find ‘The End’… Continue reading Collar Quest