Craft Business, Handcrafting

Secret Message Kits


Men are strange fellows! Seriously, if you're going to pretend to visit my brother and act surprised that I got a rose from a secret admirer, which you happen to find when you arrived... ...Don't buy the flower from my sister's florist shop!

Church Life, Craft Business

The Progress of Plodding on – EPY week 5


I sat down to write my now regular post about the EPY week, for about 30 minutes I've sat here thinking, what happened this week? Bank Holiday weekend was awful, as usual, we had constant downpours and the strange hot but rainy weather that often leaves me with a migraine, and what a migraine, by… Continue reading The Progress of Plodding on – EPY week 5

Craft Business

The creatives office – EPY week 2


I like the idea of finishing everyday with a slide, but then... how many days of sliding would it take before that was no longer special? If the extraordinary became ordinary where would we go next?

Craft Business

Taking the scenic route – EPY week 1


I started off my week telling people that I wanted to have a business making dolls, two days later I knew one thing, I'm not spending the year making dolls.

Handcrafting, Social Action, Textile Stories

Free, Fair, Pay your share.


A few months ago this sign was seen in a local cafe window. By a strange coincidence I met the cafe owner a few days later and he told me how the sign came to be. He was looking out of the cafe window one afternoon and saw a man going through the rubbish bins… Continue reading Free, Fair, Pay your share.

Doll Making, Handcrafting, My Little Crochet Doll

Astronaut Pattern – My Little Crochet Doll


You've all been very patient and I hope the wait was worth it (blame all the work at Uni). Finally the next patten has been finished and is ready to make.