Quiet Time

One of my favourite recent swatches - Merino DK in Celadon, Aubergine and Hot Pink It's already February of yet another new year and I have no idea where January disappeared to. In the hustle and bustle of running a business...

Martina Behm and StrickMich!

Martina wearing her Selago Sunset Shawl Last year we worked on an exciting and fun collaboration with Martina Behm of StrickMich! Martina is a German knitwear designer. She also happens to have a Masters degree in economics from Cambridge University,...

Open Studio Saturdays are about making friends and having fun

Open Studio Saturdays have become all about meeting new people and connecting.  Partly that's because making friends isn't as easy as it used to be, now that I'm a responsible adult with a start-up business.  I don't have children so...

Paris travels and yarn shops

[caption id="attachment_27740" align="aligncenter" width="480"] L'il Weasel, Passage Aux Cerfs, Paris[/caption] Paris was big on the itinerary of my recent travels, where I was fortunate to spend a week visiting trade shows and yarn stores.  It's an incredible experience to spend time...

Kurzeme MHP at work

Women in Latvia work hard

Women work hard in Latvia.  It being Women's Month in South Africa in August this therefore seems an opportune time to share one of my interactions with some of these hard workers.  In my experience South Africa still has a...

Aizome Kosoen Studio 1/1 Japanese Indigo Dyeing

Trade Show inspiration

[caption id="attachment_26690" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Japanese Indigo Dyeing by Aizome Kosoen Studio www.kosoen.com[/caption] Travel is my greatest source of inspiration.  I'm a very visual person so I take loads of photos, and pick up printed pictures whenever something catches my eye. [caption id="attachment_26689"...

cowgirlblues presentation

Thank you H&H Cologne 2017!

H&H is the world's largest trade fair for creative handicrafts and hobbies supplies, and it takes place once a year in Cologne, Germany.  Around 16,000 visitors from 75 countries attended this year's event over 3 days at the end of...

Thermal baths in Budapest

Recently back from Budapest

On my way back from exhibiting at Maison&Objet in Paris I spent a few days in Budapest.  The show experience is always intense and demanding physically, mentally and energetically.  So my Budapest trip was a wonderful chance to wind down,...