I have a list of new skills I’m going to learn next year. Book binding is one of them. There’s just something about books, something aside from their content, whether they’re home to a novel or to illustrations or to your own ponderings. I love them just for the sake of[.....]
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‘Sister from Scotland’ is coming to stay next week, along with her husband and my mum. They’re staying for the whole weekend and I can’t wait. Both my sister and my mum are very creative which kind of ups the ante on the craft front. So I’ve been looking for ways[.....]
This weekend is shaping up to be very festive indeed. I have two more events to share with you.
The Crafty Fox Christmas market opens its doors tomorrow morning at 11am and runs for two days. You can browse over 50 stalls of handmade goodness from hand-drawn plates, to screen printed[.....]
Every year I plan to have all my Christmas shopping completed in November so that I can sit back and enjoy the festivities. Every year this plan fails and this year is no different. I’m currently repeating my annual pattern which includes ‘making a good run at it’ and then getting stuck[.....]
Firstly, let me begin by apologising for the lack of recent posts. A few changes are afoot which I won’t go into right now. But normal service will be resumed.
I hope you’re all enjoying the run up to Christmas. This is my favourite time of year and I’m feeling very giddy.[.....]
Some last minute Christmas gift ideas for scribes, wordsmiths, hacks, poets, novelists and all round stationery junkies.
The above is a selection Caran d’Ache inks which come in a beautiful variety of tints and hues – the colours of the Earth. Choose from Caribbean Sea, Blue Sky, Blue Night, Sunset Pink, Storm Violet, Saffron[.....]
Well, it’s coming down to the last few shopping days. Cut off dates for posting have been brought forward and the weather is threatening to cause more chaos. It’s all a bit stressful if you’re still Christmas shopping.
Still struggling for ideas? Here are a few suggestions for people who like to sew.[.....]
Katie Almond’s work spans a number of disciplines. Working predominantly in ceramics she applies her own designs which are a composition of illustration, text and collage.
Her inspiration comes from nostalgia, old paper, ephemera and vintage textiles. Katie says of her work, ‘My collection uses elements from a different era alongside my own[.....]