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

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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?

Blogging before blogging was A Thing … and how it relates to knitting, eventually.

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.