It’s a first – I’m making things and teaching AT THE SAME TIME

It’s been an immense week. First of all, I met this guy: http://www.thesumoguy.com/ who is one of the most brilliant and intelligent people I have ever met (he also works with Manchester City FC and Sir Clive Wooward – that’s how good he is), then the kids came back to school, which was lovely – I missed […]

Happy New Year! Here’s some exciting new things that I have made!

Happy new year! New beginnings, fresh starts and exciting new projects to contemplate! Here are some finished works from previous posts (fan necklaces) and new projects (brooches, pendants and books). I will be selling these over in my Etsy shop soon. The weather is awful at the moment. It’s dark and stormy outside – but […]

Vintage style winter hat and scarf

Hello! I haven’t posted because I’m teaching again – which of course means that I spend most of my time trying to do the best for my little charges. BUT I have had time to make these accessories. I love the 60’s. I love chic style – think Audrey Hepburn, Edie Sedgwick, Brigitte Bardot, Jane […]

My Cardigan.

I have finished my cardigan. And I love it. It’s very heavy, but really warm – which is exactly what I need in this ‘spring’ weather (rain). It took a lot more wool, time and thinking than I anticipated, but it worked out well.   Collar up!   Or collar down.   I had to […]

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 […]

Benny the Lion and Hexagon Scarf

Hello! I have been very busy this week. I am teaching again, which is wonderful, but very time consuming, so the only thing I have been able to do this week is finish sewing my hexagons together to make a scarf (I know it was going to be a blanket, but I changed my mind) […]

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 […]

This is what happens when you are a perfectionist

When something is wrong with your work, you take it apart and do it again. Remember the previous post? The owl phone cover? I unravelled it. And followed the pattern properly. And added in my own stitches. It has worked out SO much better. I am so glad. Before:   After:   He doesn’t look […]