I am sure many of you are a bit nervous about dyeing your own cotton, so I made a little video to show you how I did it.
A review of the Mae Loveday doll kit from Cool Crafting
shoddy adjective: shoddy; comparative adjective: shoddier; superlative adjective: shoddiest 1. badly made or done. synonyms: poor-quality, inferior, second-rate, third-rate, low-grade, cheap, cheapjack, tawdry, rubbishy, trashy, gimcrack, jerry-built, crude, tinny, tacky, tatty, junky, ropy, duff, rubbish, grotty, careless, slapdash, sloppy, slipshod, scrappy, untidy, messy, hasty, hurried, negligent, lacking moral principle, sordid “we’re not paying good money forContinue reading “On being Shoddy”
I keep seeing these adorable little knitted dolls on Ravelry and decided to buy a pattern to try. I bought the Little Belle pattern. The patterns are created by Wendy Phillips who published on Ravelry as Dollytime. I love the sweet, friendly natured faces and colourful outfits. Wendy has patterns in several sizes and I’mContinue reading “Dolly time Dolls”
When the 5p plastic bag charge came in force in November I was in two minds. It could cut down on waste but being the unorganised shopper that I am, I rarely remember to bring a bag (actually I now keep 2 bags in my rucksack but forget they are there) and I could imagineContinue reading “A little Word of Mouth”
Here is a list of ideas to hide things rather than use a wallet: The Hidden Compartment Keychain http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Fob-with-hidden-compartment/ 2. The Secret Coin Secret Stash Spy Coin Nickel 3. Cufflink Edition https://www.etsy.com/listing/81212795/secret-compartment-cufflinks-real 4. The Smugglers Belt http://gearhungry.com/2013/02/barrett-alley-smugglers-belt.html 5. The Bra Wallet
Here’s a list of Ultra Modern Purses and Wallets The Elephant Wallet https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/129295370/modern-design-wallet-wooden-wallet 2. The Ezgo slim wallet – So light it floats in water http://www.bestslimwallet.com/ezgo-mens-wallet/ 3. The Wallet and Water Bottle 4. The Wrist Purse – Luxury Edition https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/153053107/wide-bracelet-with-a-secret-bracelet?ref=market 5. The Tru Virtu wallet – keeps your cards from scammers Top 50
Here is a list of modern purses I like: The Starbucks Wallet Why spend money on a place to put your money? 2. The Minimalist Wallet http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/home-organizing-new-uses-for-old-things/favorite-new-uses/binder-clip 3. The One piece of leather and Elastic band wallet http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671783/slender-wallets-that-wont-uglify-your-skinny-jeans?utm_source=twitter#8 4. The “I’m from the 80s” Wallet http://diyfashion.about.com/od/diybagsandpurses/ss/Cassette_Wallet.htm#step1 5. The Duct Tape Wallet (I’ve made a fewContinue reading “Thinking the Future – Purses you can make yourself”
A short list of resources on ecology in textiles. 1. Over-Dressed, The shockingly high cost of cheap fashion Cline, E.L. (2013). Over-Dressed (2nd ed.). New York: Penguin. This is a great book as a first look into the fashion industry and the true cost of clothing manufacture. It breifly touches on alternatives, but is mostlyContinue reading “An annotated bibliography”
A few weeks ago I went to the Leeds Waterfront festival, a free yearly event over several locations along the canal and river.