A Life in the Making
If you follow me on Instagram, you will not at all be surprised by this latest tutorial. Impending deadlines, a rather empty end-of-January bank balance and last week's high winds combined beautifully to create a number of buttons for a piece I am currently finishing up for a magazine. Over the ...Things just got meta. Every time I write a crochet or yarn tutorial (and lets face it, I have written a fair few), it occurs to me how much work it takes to write, photograph and publish a craft tutorial. Of course, its never the writing that is the hard part, but the photographing, the editing...That would be me!!!! These lovely custom buttons arrived yesterday from Little Woodlanders and I couldn't help but share. They are simply gorgeous, no? Picking buttons is seriously my favourite thing. (PS. I am not really here. I am actually working and this blog post is a figment of your...1. I love post it notes. In fact, one of the reasons I left the NHS was that they no longer had a budget for post-it notes*. My world is filled with them, stuck to books, on the computer, on the walls - my progress chart for the book is a series of post-its that get moved around as patterns ...The moment I saw the mustart yellow/brown Flump Aran from Babylonglegs that was supposed to be a gift to myself for finishing the book, I knew 2 things: 1. I wasn't going to wait until September to play with it 2. It would be a hat 3. It would end up being a gift for Kerstin, aka Tantie. And...Recently, I have been doing a TON of product photography. Almost every day, something arrives in the post for a quick photoshoot. I love it. Its like a beautiful combination of getting cool stuff in the post, a nice change from my normal and we get mailing tubes. Mailing tubes are awesome. T...Some days are filled to the brim with making. Its the side of my work that I love most (of course) but its actually a smallish part of the whole picture. I spend much more time answering emails, writing, planning, calculating, and reading than I really do making. But then come those pock...Ok. So I have something that I need to get off of my chest. I hate crafting with my children. It starts with such promise-- usually a beautifully photographed tutorial on pinterest, extolling the virtues of stimulating creativity with your children. Each time, I approach the project ...