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.

Ready for Festiwool…

It seemed such a long way in the future when I first signed up for a stall at Festiwool. Now it's here. I've been up since dark o'clock, frantically stuffing things in bags and crates ... Rather like packing for holiday! I have project bags, stitch markers, shawl pins, cards and labels, and 3 boxes … Continue reading Ready for Festiwool…