Category Archives: Writing

On the value of making things – slowly

If you’re, like me, a committed crafter, you may have subscribed to a number of online fora in which crafting is discussed. You may receive regular emails from sites like Craftsy, which advertise (online) classes to improve your technique. You … Continue reading

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Review: Ann Budd, Knitting Green

Review: Ann Budd, Knitting Green: Conversations and Planet-Friendly Projects. Loveland: Interweave, 2010. No, this is not the newest book on the shelf of my local library, but it chimed with concerns I’m having over my various craft hobbies: how to indulge … Continue reading

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More mindfulness… and some pictures

I’ve recently got more and more interested in mindfulness. Probably I’m at that stage in life where people often feel that life is mostly struggle and contains little that’s pure pleasure, where people feel constrained by their careers and other … Continue reading

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My brand new Bullet Journal

As a bona fide stationery nerd, I knew I would not be able to resist the new trend of creating wonderful & whimsical bullet journals. What’s a bullet journal, I hear you cry? Well, it’s really just posh for diary/journal-notebook. … Continue reading

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Liebster Award

Ooooh, I’ve been nominated for an award! Actually, I’ve been nominated months ago, but never got round to doing anything about it. My excuse is the strapline of my blog: it’s an ‘occasional’ blog, after all. But since I’m genuinely … Continue reading

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On the pleasure of making your own clothes

I’m not sure where it comes from, but I feel particularly satisfied when I’ve made something that I can wear. It doesn’t matter what it is – it can be a pair of socks, gloves, a handknitted scarf or jumper, … Continue reading

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English Paper Piecing Galore

It happens rarely enough, but how nice is it when it does: you come across a craft book in which you really want to make (almost) every single project. Usually, you have to use your imagination a bit. You think: … Continue reading

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