YarnLoveChallenge Week 4

#yarnlovechallenge week 4

Following on from the summaries of Week 1 , Week 2 and Week 3 of #yarnlovechallenge, here is a roundup of the final week’s posts: Day 22: Currently Wearing. This cardigan is keeping me cosy today. The pattern is Peasy by Heidi Kirrmaier, the yarn is by West Yorkshire Spinners and the buttons are from Textile Garden. Day 23: … Continue reading YarnLoveChallenge Week 4


YarnLoveChallenge Week 3

#yarnlovechallenge week 3

Following on from the summaries of Week 1 and Week 2 of #yarnlovechallenge, here is a round up of the third week’s posts: Day 15: Family. This is one of my favourite old photos, showing me, my sister, my Mum and my Gran. I'm the littlest one. My Mum taught me to sew and knit, … Continue reading YarnLoveChallenge Week 3

YarnLoveChallenge Week 2

#yarnlovechallenge week 2

Following on from the Week 1 summary of #yarnlovechallenge, here is a round up of the second week's posts:   Day 8: Where I Craft. When the weather is nice, I love to craft outside in the garden, though usually I can be found sewing in the dining room or knitting on the sofa. And … Continue reading YarnLoveChallenge Week 2

YarnLoveChallenge Week 1

#yarnlovechallenge week 1

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

Festiwool 2016

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

Getting ready for 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

Makers collaborate.

  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.

The Maker’s Year, Part 2: What does making means to me?

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?

The Maker’s Year, Part One: How did I get to where I am now?

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?