Archive for March, 2013


March 27th, 2013 | Sewing | 4 Comments

I’m just back from a lovely (and snowy) weekend teaching at Hope and Elvis. Louise has a wonderful collection of vintage fabric which she generously lets everyone use. I spend quite a bit of my time there rummaging through her scrap baskets, pulling out my favourites and making little piles of textile treasures. Anyway, some […]

Easter bunny

March 25th, 2013 | Sewing | 4 Comments

I’m repeating myself here, but do so knowing it will make quite a few people happy! So, here you are: a little PDF for you, just in time for Easter. Pattern – Rabbit Softie.

doorstep 1

March 22nd, 2013 | Other | 3 Comments

I’ve started collecting the sky. From my doorstep, in my slippers. The sky is astonishingly different every day. It’s a shame I’ve only just noticed.       On a completely different note: :: I’ve decided that the end of Google reader is in fact a wonderful opportunity for a fresh start. So, I’m not […]

new oven

March 20th, 2013 | Family, Food | 5 Comments

As our oven gradually stopped being able to reliably heat things (it’s one and only role in life) I as slowly stopped baking. I’ve been surprised by how much I missed it. But now we have a strange new oven. I’m not friends with it yet, but I think we’ll get along just fine in […]


March 18th, 2013 | Other | 1 Comment

I’m working. A lot. I’m tired. And when I’m not working I’m just completely distracted thinking about work. And yet, working for me actually means writing a pretty book and making quilts. Tony and I have been enjoying this series which puts our work/ life problems into rather sharp perspective. We know how fortunate we […]

ipad case tutorial

My little business has had a bit of a growth spurt recently. So to celebrate I’ve treated myself to an ipad mini. And let me tell you, it’s a thing of beauty. I’m hoping it will make travelling, working and generally being away from home easier and more pleasant, and I can Instagram at last […]

the moon

March 11th, 2013 | Family, Other | 5 Comments

moon cycle, created with linen, bleach and seed stitches My Dad’s got a new telescope and we’re inheriting his old one. I haven’t told the boys yet as it’ll be a while before we get to Kent to pick it up. Waiting is hard when you’re 8. I’ve been preparing myself for my new hobby […]

my friend Sarah

March 8th, 2013 | A Field Guide, Books, Other | 5 Comments

This is my friend Sarah having fun with ‘Freya’. And yes, Sarah is as delightful as she looks there. So, Sarah is a photographer and is doing all the pictures for ‘A Field Guide’ (book 3- out August) which is just wonderful! Sarah has also been gently encouraged (okay, nagged) by me to start a […]

Mandy Pattullo

I’ve admired her work for so long and now I’m the very proud owner of a little piece. I mean, look at him! How could I resist such a character? Visit Mandy’s Etsy shop and treat yourself to a real bargain. Now, I’m saving for one of these stools.