Book altering for beginners

Playing with books

UCT runs a summer school programme every year in January. Since discovering it three years ago I've started signing up for anything that looked interesting and there are always a few creative courses that catch my eye. So today I

Crochet for your garden?

Towards the end of last year I did a few outdoor experiments with Heath Nash to create some products using a cord manufactured by an Italian company. It was quite fun to take crochet out of it's traditional context and

The doily revisited

Street style

Crochet is cool it seems, or maybe I've just turned on the brain filter that has me spotting it more often. I've also been getting bolder about stopping people on the street and asking for a picture when I see something

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

Crochet wool handbag for every day use

Everyday Handbag

This cream and brown-flecked shoulder bag is crocheted in wool with braided ribbon handles and has a red heart stitched design. The bag is lined with velveteen fabric and has an inside zip pocket on one side and three open

Blooming marvellous

I stopped in at the Grand Daddy hotel yesterday to peek at the Daddy Bloom entries and was particularly inspired by these two beauties. Jesse Breytenbach had a crochet flower collection on printed fabric. Nuno's felt creations were fantastic and they had