Big claim, I know, though not unique, either. I've been thinking about Facebook a lot, lately, because I deeply want to leave but don't want to lose touch with the lives of so many friends and family members who now post to Facebook to connect with their wider social group. I understand why, I do … Continue reading How WordPress .com’s Reader can become the Facebook we actually want.
Today’s tapestry breakthrough! Though the butterflies I made following @rebeccamezofftapestry video (see below) were working beautifully individually, I have so many colours on this autumn landscape that they were getting tangled (and freaking me out a little with messiness) But I didn’t want to use (or spend on) bulkier tapestry bobbins. I had a packet … Continue reading Tapestry diary: On bobbins or butterflies.
This loom is the reason for yesterday and today’s lack of #spoons but it was definitely worth it. After taking a couple of weeks to gradually wax each piece, on Sunday I spent the day putting it together, with a little help from Superman, but just a little because I really wanted to do it … Continue reading A New Loom!
I've long loved these little #sewing clips but I'm truly appreciating them now as I try my first shaped collar and in a stretchy knit! They hold tightly enough to be placed right on an edge, fold, or hem and (assuming the seam is wide enough, this particular one isn't) they have a clear 'bottom' … Continue reading Favourite Things: Clover Magic Clips
Today I'm tidying up my threads tin and actually enjoying the process because of these awesome thread and bobbin organisers from smartneedle.com which I discovered via the quilting community@massdrop The 'peels' curl around threads so they don't unwind (even my overlocking spools!), the 'bobbinis' do the same for bobbins and the 'tulips' insert in the … Continue reading Favourite Things: Peels, Tulips, and Bobbinis!
Warning: Geekiness follows for my fountain pen loving friends (esp Kim M. Koning who was asking about good red inks a while ago) I'm well and truly into development of my next novel, now (well, next novels actually as I'm letting two projects fight it out to see which gets my full attention) and it's … Continue reading Summer fountain pen & ink rotation!
I've been using my Kinesis Advantage keyboard for three years now and that's a record for me. Before the Advantage, I changed my keyboard regularly either because I was hunting for a keyboard which would prevent RSI but more often because my keyboards would simply wear out. Every six months or so, despite regular cleaning, … Continue reading Writing Tools: Kinesis Advantage Keyboard Review
As I was working with my editor Ann on the line edit of As Long As She Lives, my lovely Wattpad readers brought my "read" count to 1 million! I am truly as surprised and delighted now as I was when I wrote my first "thank you" post at reaching 200 reads - every single … Continue reading 1 Million reads and a map!
Hi everyone!I'm doing a little un-asked-for spruiking for fellow writer and all round great guy, Craig Griffith, today. #Storycraft chatters will know Craig as @WorkshopCraig but what you may not know is that his screenwriter's insight and positive, supportive nature have been missed at the chat the last few months because he's been busy making his own … Continue reading Join me on The Long Road