Yearly Archives: 2010

The boy done good.

He bought me three huge hardback craft reference books for Christmas. My favourite: Martha Stewart’s
Encyclopaedia of Craft. Don’t be put off by the naff soap image on the front – the rest of it is awesome.


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I am out of the office.

Normal Make And Do With Perri service will resume after I’ve eaten lots of mince pies. Have a smashing Christmas.

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I moved house this week.

And I found a bag of jewellery stuff that I bought in New York. In just a couple minutes I made these little earrings.

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The night I made chocolate.

Chocolate martinis, chocolate bars, chocolate truffles… After this evening with Green and Blacks I’m not eating chocolate until, ooh, sometime next week.

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My gran’s awesome quilt.

She died when I was about 11, but she was an uber-crafter. And since I move into my new house this week with the boyfriend, my mum wondered if I wanted it. Erm, yes please! Look how sweet it is.

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Deck the decks.

The Seaside Sisters’ craft fair this weekend.

YuleTIDE’10 Sat 18th & Sun 19th December, 11am – 4pm, LV21 Lightship, Gillingham Pier, Pier Approach Rd, Kent, ME7 1RX, Admission: free



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“But these offerings are poor ­imitations of the original product. They are machine-made garments, often mass-produced in China. They bear no relation to the ­masterpieces Mary produces.”

The Daily Mail says something good about craft, and this Fair Isle business.

But had a comment from Angela Wiseman from Fair Isle on my blog yesterday. Take a look. She commented on the Mail piece, disagreeing with some of the quotes. Take a look there, too (she’s the top comment).


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“I spent my last bit of money on a pink metallic crochet bikini and some high heels.”

Oh Jerry Hall, how we love you for choosing pink crochet.

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Last year I met Lida at the V&A, and she told me about her forthcoming book …

… and here is it, The First To Know.

And there’s a chunk on the rise of knitting too – take a butchers at the Cool Knitting video here.

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Hullo Mr Chicken, don’t you look toasty?

‘Knitted bikini keeps rescued chickens warm’ (via the Daily Mirror.)

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