Playing with potplants

I’ve been doing a bit of holiday spinning and crocheting and made this potplant holder as my Secret Santa contribution for a Christmas Eve party… it’s kind of an interesting experiment and one I may have to explore a little

Zinzi at the spinning wheel

Learning to spin

Zinzi had her second spinning lesson this week, and her first on the wheel. It's not the easiest thing to learn but she's amazingly dedicated and enthusiastic and I'm very impressed with her results. I don't think I picked it

knitted bears

Sewing school session 3

Noa and India came over for another afternoon of crafty activities. And they brought friends! So our group doubled in size, and I had the joyful experience of entertaining (and being entertained by) FOUR little girls this time. It seems

Blacksmith forge

The art of blacksmithing

Hot on the heels of my shoot with Kay, I went to an Obs open studio at the Bijou and was struck by the incredible work of Conrad Hicks, the artist blacksmith. In the hopes of persuading him to swop

hand knitted, hand spun, baby, children, newborn

Baby Shoes

I'm spending a lot of time at my computer at the moment, and not nearly enough with wool, knitting needles or crochet hook in my hands. It's one of the challenges of trying to turn your hobby or passion into

A child proudly holding a knitting needle with her first strip of knitting on it

Sewing school session 2

Noa and India came for their second "sewing" session on Friday. It's quite challenging planning a lesson when I can't remember what I was capable at their ages, but thanks to the internet and one of my favourite websites it

My first dyeing experiment

I've just finished knitting up a sample swatch using the first of my wool dyeing experiments and I'm so excited by how the colours have turned out. I dyed the roving (technical term for a big fat sausage thing of

Yeeehaaaaaaaaaa!

That's cowgirl for hooray, thank you, relief, breathe, and a whole bunch of other things. Thanks to Mike Yolland I now have my very own blog on my very own website. The site itself is a work-in-progress, but isn't that life.