Ahhhh they are finished!!!!!!

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I am not even kidding when I say that I think these weaves have given me a serious back injury. This was some labour of love and man I really love them. I sent them off this morning to be featured in an exhibition in Japan and I have everything crossed that they get there ok. These weaves came together through a really ace collaboration with another girl called Lucy. Lucy Sherston is an illustrator and I met her when she came to one of my weaving classes and fell in love with her illustrations. So I approached Lucy at the beginning of the Winter last year asking if she would design me 2 illustrations. 2 months later and they are done.

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Wonderful and brilliant illustrations designed by Lucy Sherston.

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I literally couldn’t be happier. 

I’ve been making…

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Pots! I really love pots. I can’t not buy them. So I thought this year I wanted to try and make my own. Last year I spent a lot of my ‘making’ for other people. Other blogs, other magazines, just others. Which don’t get me wrong, I really do love and I would happily say yes to any DIY. But I wanted to make some stuff for myself and I’ve wanted to try ceramics for awhile. I made these one Monday with the wonderful Finola, who taught me with such patience, how to use the wheel and I managed to throw 5 pots! I’m definitely addicted. Check out Finolas website and other classes here! I can’t wait to keep experimenting!

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2016 so far…

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1 // Some new pots, plants and mugs. My favourite.
2 // Sorting weaving samples for my Anthropologie class this Saturday.
3 // A lovely handmade wallhanging for Christmas.
4 // One of many unfinished projects.
5 // 2 beautiful handmade crochet blankets. His and hers.
6 // Another unfinished weave.
7 // A wall hanging that will be making its way to Japan for an exhibition.
8 // Wall hanging number 2 for Japan. Not finished.

I need to make more of an effort to complete projects this year.

A 2015 review

It’s a little late but I have put together a craft round up of 2015 so please have a look! It was a great year and 2016 is set to be pretty exciting too! More making!

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A Frida style headband // A mini rug // DIY cactus pinata

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Vegetable dying // Wonderful West Dean // Shibori purse

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Plants that don’t die // Fancy birthday purse // DIY embroidery shoes

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My first weaving class // So much sewing // Terrarium making

A pink world

pink_inspirationI’ve started a new board on Pinterest, it’s mostly pink. I’m not sure where this new love of pink has come from.

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