David Bowie phone case and other stuff…

Hola! How’s it going? It’s been a long week. From homeboys ‘bigging up’ my crochet on the bus, to a five-year old saying that I look like a boy then losing my diary AND THEN eating the spiciest Mongolian beef evah! It’s been busy but fun. I even had a lie in on Wednesday. I […]

I love birds…

I have an obsession with birds. I must admit, when I saw the sketch from Portlandia where they made fun of people who put birds on everything, it made me feel terrible, but then I laughed. I made this brooch. It’s detailed, so hopefully I can get away from it being made fun of! The […]

Beaded Pendant

I’ve come over all Cleopatra and created a centre piece for a necklace. I get all of my gorgeous beads from the lovely Sheila at FunkyMo, who is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I will eventually get round to beading a cord for this beauty and attaching a clasp. I basically […]

Cakes, Bubushka Dolls, Scarves and Blankets

Wow. What a week. I went to my friend’s mehndi ceremony, which was beautiful. I was taken with the amount of colour and sparkly bits on display. I loved the food too. Samosas, spicy chicken, curry, rice – nom! My friend was very emotional but looked beautiful. Today is her wedding. I can’t wait. I […]

Debbie Harry Doll

I thought I would make David Bowie a friend. It is my plan to make all of my favourite people into dolls. I think Johnny Rotten is next followed by Andy Warhol, maybe Neil Young, Siouxsie Sioux, Kurt Cobain, Ashes to Ashes era Bowie (clown) – the possibilities are endless. Anyway, I will do this […]

Ziggy Stardust Doll

I love David Bowie. If you know me, you know this. If you don’t know me, you may already know this too! David Bowie is wonderful. I have also recently discovered amigurumi crochet. Put the two together and what do you get?      It took me about 6 hours and I still haven’t finished! […]

Crazy Single Crochet Bag

It is official. One of my hands is significantly thinner that the other. I blame it on crochet. I have at last finished my bag which is completely crocheted using single crochet stitch. I know. I’m mad. But a bag made from the single crochet stitch gives so much more strength than a larger, looser […]

Sewing with a Headache = Bad Idea

But I did some anyway. Yuck. Go away headache! Too much Pepsi Max, I think. Beaded flower: Crochet flowers with beading/buttons: And an embroidered label: This is helping me get rid of my headache:

Butchering, Downton Abbey and More Beading

I admit, when Downton Abbey started a few years ago, I couldn’t see the hype. I’d read Catherine Cookson and knew all about the guilt and heartache of people at the turn of the century. Now my view has changed – if not for the drama, then for the fashion. My last couple of creations […]