Lookit! I went to the Knitting and Stitching Show today and made a thing!
It’s a weighted pincushion, see, with a little bag hanging off it to catch all the bits of thread and snippets of fabric that proliferate wherever sewing is done.
So neat! And I love the thimble fabric. (I got to [...]
For at least a year now, I’ve been trying to find ways of doing more patchwork. (Why is this a difficult thing for me? Because I care about it, is why. Next!)
So, at the Irish Patchwork Society AGM a few weeks ago, my ears pricked up when they started talking about forthcoming exhibitions. [...]
Pay no attention to the yellow rose.
Last week, the inimitable (so don’t even try) Naomi Dunford of ittybiz.com wrote a post that compelled me to instant action.
So here we are, eight days later, and I’ve actually scraped together the mental wherewithal to take said action.
(This creative interpretation of the word “instant” [...]
A few days ago, my friend Delphine, who was my French exchange partner in the late 1980s, tweeted the above photograph and asked if I remembered it.
It’s an embroidered box that I made for her as a Christmas present, in 1988 or 1989 (when I was 14 or 15), and I’m beyond [...]