I'm not writing at the moment. In truth, I haven't written any fiction for months. If you follow me on Instagram you'll have noticed a lot of posts of my sewing, knitting and other fibre arts, lately. That is partly because in November last year I decided to challenge myself to be wearing only home-made … Continue reading I cannot write at the moment and I’m okay with that.
At last I've finished this short-sleeve jacket! In one way it's only taken me about 2 months to make but I bought this yarn - a lovely Noro lamb's wool, silk, and cashmere blend - in a Tokyo wool store with a friend, in 2009. I thought I'd never like the heavy stripe in the yarn but once … Continue reading Finished! Short sleeved, knitted jacket!
Today is New Skill Thursday and I'm tackling how to use an #overlocker (or #serger in the US) If I'm going to be making all my clothes (including underwear and lingerie) by November 2018 I need to master this machine. In the end, this video from ...... was what I needed. By the end of … Continue reading New Skill Thursday: Overlocker / Surger
This is the result Sunday morning! I'm not sure how I accessed the #spoons (though I know they came from today and next week because OW!) but I seemed to just be able go and go until it was done and it was totally worth it!In the greenhouses (which came flatpack and will protect from … Continue reading A Kitchen Garden!
In the three months since the As Long As She Lives book launch, and my last blog post, I've been spending my time learning how (and how not to) market As Long As She Lives, developing my next project (which I'm dying to share!) and, unfortunately, struggling with severe fatigue. The latter should be at … Continue reading How to Make Organic Chicken Bone Broth/Stock