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In Print…

So in the midst of our move to California, something really cool happened. And in the resulting chaos, I took enough time to do a quick happy dance, posted it on social media and continued…

Woven paper rocket

Woven paper rocket

A few weeks ago I was sent a copy of a gorgeous new paper weaving book by Anna and Lena Schepper. They’re the two geniuses behind the woven paper baubles I made a few years…

BB-8

BB-8 template

I got my nerd on last week. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my husband is something of a Star Wars fan. Don’t get the wrong idea, our walls and shelves are not plastered in…

Chocolat Chaud – Hot Chocolate

The other day I had a friend visiting from Australia, she managed to arrive just in time for Switzerland to decide that Spring was completely overrated and that it wanted to return to Winter. It rained…

Paper feathers

Inspirational reads: I love paper

Due to a series of unfortunate events this past weekend, I found myself (not unhappily, I should add) wandering the streets of Paris alone for a few hours. Finding myself at the Pompidou, I immediately lost myself…

Stormtrooper Pop Up Card

Stormtrooper pop up card

  DM is a huge Star Wars fan. Munchkin had watched all of the movies (mainly through closed eyes) before she was 5 months old. So for his birthday it seemed appropriate to make him a Stormtrooper…

Wool and the Gang – a knit party

Wool and the Gang – a knit party

This past Friday, I held my first Wool and the Gang Knit Party. It was great fun. Ten crafty ladies arrived for champagne, snacks and some fun chunky knitting action. They’d all pre-ordered their kits,…

Lounging Munchkin Style

Lounging Munchkin Style

    Whilst out shopping last weekend we stumbled across these little foam chairs for children. Munchkin immediately fell in love with them. It was just her size! And light enough that she can push…

In Print…

In Print…

    Australian craft magazine Homespun have printed a little blurb about my embroidered paper tea cups.     I’ve not read their magazine before, so when I received their email, I had a look at their…

Lupo. A gorgeous crochet project.

Lupo. A gorgeous crochet project.

    We’ve had a splendid Christmas break! It included visits from family, trips to Leukerbad to relax in thermal baths surrounded by snow capped alps and too much good food. My break also included…

Animal Parade Carousel Cake

Animal Parade Carousel Cake

    I hope you’re having a splendid weekend? Mine has been gorgeous and full of festivities. It started Friday with DM’s and my wedding anniversary. DM has been at a conference in Dublin all week and…

In Print…

In Print…

In a couple of my past blog posts I’ve hinted at this project but I haven’t been able share it with you. Not until today! A friend bought a copy of the latest issue of Mollie…

Finally finished

Finally finished

  They say that every quilt tells a story. This one certainly does! I started it before Munchkin was born. Last Summer, my friend and quilter extraordinaire Lynne, went with me via ferry to Thonon…

In Print…

In Print…

    Why is it that every time I start to wonder what I’m doing with my life and start to consider returning to a ‘normal’ profession something turns up to make me change my…

Knitting for Munchkin #3

Knitting for Munchkin #3

    I’ve almost finished Munchkins heart cardigan! I’ve just to decide if I want to add a zipper or buttons to the front closure. I’m really quite happy with the results, what do you…

Dots and doilies

Dots and doilies

    We’re currently holidaying in South-West France. Enjoying some sunshine, sea air and the relaxed surfing culture that Hossegor provides. I’ve just commenced the third trimester and Munchkin is growing quickly! For this reason…

In Print…

In Print…

  I’m really honoured to be included in the latest issue of Inside Out Magazine. Inside Out Magazine was one of my regular reads when I lived in Australia. So to find myself featured in…

Knitting for Munchkin #2

Knitting for Munchkin #2

  We’re really excited. I had a 21 week scan last week and we now know that Munchkin is a little girl! As far as they could tell she’s healthy. They counted her fingers and…

Knitting for Munchkin #1

Knitting for Munchkin #1

I’ve found myself at a crossroads with the nursery. I just can’t go forward any further with my ideas until I know what we’re having. But hopefully that should be rectified in the next couple…

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

Due to illness and lethargy, I’ve not made any eggs this year. But for the many of you who have found next to nicx over the last few months, I thought I’d share some of…

In print…

In print…

  I opened my letterbox yesterday and did a little jig on the spot. Even the subsequent trip to the print shop, where I had to deal with the staff who have successfully avoided ever being friendly…

Paper Tea Cups #1

Paper Tea Cups #1

I’ve been messing around with paper. I’m not sure exactly why I decided to make paper tea cups, but inspiration hit over the holidays and I couldn’t find one online. Hence the gauntlet was thrown down! I…

A Robot Advent – Pre-printed & Cut

A Robot Advent – Pre-printed & Cut

Love the template and tutorial on the previous post but don’t have a lot of time to do all the cutting and scoring? I’ve a few extra sets of this Little Mr Robot Advent calendar…

Constructive chaos

Constructive chaos

One of the difficulties in living overseas, and having so many of our friends scattered to the four winds is keeping in touch. Whilst Facespace and Twitter are fabulous, they’re poor substitutes for ‘real’ communication…

A kawaii halloween

A kawaii halloween

I completed this project just before we left for our last minute trip to Sydney. But ran out of time to type it up. Unfortunately the flights we were on didn’t have wifi activated so…

Ampersands+Embroidery = Nerdy Joy

Ampersands+Embroidery = Nerdy Joy

I’d intended to do this project whilst we were on holidays. I know, I know… the best laid plans of mice and men. My plans went awry the moment I received the latest Frankie magazine…

In progress

In progress

Design locked in, transperancys made, thick fluffy cotton stock cut cut to shape and now I’m ready to make polymer plates!

Valentines day is approaching!

Valentines day is approaching!

  Have you bought your lovely lady or gent a Valentines Day card yet? How about one of these decadently petit pieces of pocket perfection designed for surreptitiously slipping into your sweethearts satchel (or purse)?…

My work for the Prix de Lausanne

My work for the Prix de Lausanne

I created these boxes for the Prix de Lausanne. Created with cardboard wrapped in Canson black paper and blue silk, letterpress printed with transparent ink and tied closed around the exterior to ensure the logo is clear…

Because simple is often best

Because simple is often best

  Because simple is often best Printed with 12pt Universal light metal type onto gorgeous 400gsm, 100% cotton, mould made paper. This Valentines day card is made petit (90x65mm) so as to be covertly slipped…

Tutus on statues project

Tutus on statues project

I can finally explain to you all why I’ve been maintaining radio silence over the past few weeks! I had an unexpected opportunity to do some work for the Prix de Lausanne that drew on…