At the beginning of February, a challenge was started by Mary Heather and Christina from Ravelry. The challenge is to post on Instagram or Ravelry every day in February related to the day's theme: After posting for a few days, it occurred to me that I'd like to capture what I've posted in a slightly … Continue reading YarnLoveChallenge Week 1
Sunday Showcase Part 1 Drawstring Project Bag with Outside Pockets
Festiwool will always be special for me. Back in 2014 it was my first outing as GardeningWitch Designs. I shared a stall with my very good friend, Jane, who was selling her lovely crocheted jewellery as Knitted Jam. I was very nervous - would people like my products? Would they buy from me? Would … Continue reading Festiwool 2016
Festiwool is back for its third year in Hitchin on Saturday 12th November and I will be there for my third year as GardeningWitch Designs. I'm looking forward to it and have been assessing stock. Here is a selection of the items that I will be bringing along. Hope to see you there! … Continue reading Getting ready for Festiwool 2016
Earlier this year I attended a series of events for small business owners. I still have to remind myself that I AM a small business owner, really I am. Not just an imposter in a room full of talented and intelligent folk. But I digress ... It was at one of these events that … Continue reading Makers collaborate.
In The Maker’s Year, Part 2, I try to address the question that Kate from the A Playful Day podcast asked: “What does making mean to me?”. You can read Part 1 here, where I write a little about how I got to where I am now, craft-wise. When I was little, I made things. … Continue reading The Maker’s Year, Part 2: What does making means to me?
Earlier in the year, I was listening to the fabulous A Playful Day podcast. The host, Kate, put forward the idea of The Maker’s Year, a creativity and sustainable living challenge with a seasonal focus, asking folk to share our projects and what making means to us. This struck a chord with me at the … Continue reading The Maker’s Year, Part One: How did I get to where I am now?
Way back in the year 2000, my husband and I moved to Verona, Italy, for work. We both worked at the same company which had a presence in Verona. An opportunity came up to work out there for a year, and after much discussion, we decided to go for it. I was tidying up a … Continue reading Blogging before blogging was A Thing … and how it relates to knitting, eventually.
So much for blogging a little more frequently ... I see that my last post was about Festiwool 2014. And here we are in August 2015, and I am planning for this year's Festiwool. It will be on Saturday 14th November, at the North Hertfordshire College in Hitchin. I will be there as GardeningWitch Designs and … Continue reading Festiwool 2015
Well, I have to say, after the slightly stressful build up to Festiwool, I thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was a shame that it was raining heavily when we were unloading, and that we all had to leave the venue when the fire alarm went off (don't worry - no real fire, so no stock … Continue reading Festiwool Review