the nest where I live
I nearly forgot. I won a prize in Lisa Watson's Christmas Prize Draw. I didn't have to do anything except sign up to her mailing list, and I didn't need to do more than accept the prize. I first saw Lisa's work at the Spring Country Living Show and was attracted by her unusual use of fabric and the contemporary feel of her quilts. Nevertheless, although I joined Lisa's mailing list out of curiosity and a personal desire, rather than professional interest, I hadn't realised sh
it's my office and...
How about hats for food jars that illustrate or warn the consumer about the contents of the jar. Every kitchen should have them – shouldn’t they?
Just before this year's first snowfall in London, I finished knitting an extra-large, yellow hat for my daughter. The hat is very large, so it is holding its pointy shape. Personally, I prefer it when the top droops but the wearer has other ideas. I love knitting for family and friends but I have knitted this hat design three times now and I think is time to start something new. The first and second time I knitted this hat design, it was for a commission from a friend who wan
Monday is supposed to be a Me-Monday. The day: I catch up with the administration associated with working freelance; I answer any queries about my patterns. The day: I design my own patterns; I organise workshops. The day: I have designated blog day; I can go into town, visit exhibitions and enjoy where I live. The day of the week that I do not count when counting days out for a job and I can use if more time is required without impacting on my other work. I think I have too
happy new bear
Happy New Year Everyone! Yet another for the collection. I started making these bauble covers/bottle collars/dolls hats to generate Likes on Facebook. That didn't work, but I kept making the hats. My family and a group of friends say I should make them to sell, but I think they are kind. It would not be a commercial enterprise. If I calculate back from a likely retail price and allow a retail mark up, my hourly rate would be less than a pound – that is if I was lucky enough t