“Donna Air, who has been linked to James Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s younger brother, always told Mandrake that she wasn’t ready for knitting and slippers,” says the Telegraph.
Oh Donna. Don’t you know you can shag the hell out of a Middleton and STILL dabble in a bit of knit one, purl one?
The uber-business woman admits to the Daily Mail that she loves it. Fair – it’s an amazing de-stressor – but, still. She’s got FIVE kids and a MEGA job. I write about this kind of thing, and still rarely get the time to make.
I’m glad she does though.
Alas, one of the very few downsides of having a lovely full time job is that you don’t always get to stuff in the day. And this smashing event, which celebrates the awesome people who pass on craft skills, would have been a cracker. Ol’ Prince Charles is there, Allsopp’s hosting, and a smogasbord of lovely craft people and hanging out for the day.
Next year, I hope.
See all the winners at ccskills.org.uk/craftskillsawards
It’s published today. There’s more on craftymag.com
Saw this in Time Out this morning. Eeek! I know Fiona Goble and the lovely Ivy Press wanted to be the first with this pattern but, god forbid, something happens (which it can, and does), it’d be shit to have a pattern for a baby that never made it.
Yep, I’m mega superstitious about these things, especially when it comes to making stuff for babies. Sozza.
The craft ledge and rapper actually have loads in common. Doing jail time, baking special brownies …
I wanna be in their gang.
Highstreet fascinators are usually pretty shocking (as Philip Treacy said in my book, “‘Cheap imitations are leading to the downfall of the headgear trend that milliners worked so hard to create; now they are just limp feathers and a tacky flower.”) So it’s awesome news that millinery legend Stephen Jones is doing a line for Debenhams.
Lovely piece on this by Peter York in the Independent.
“I love knitting. Oops, maybe I shouldn’t have said that, it’s not good for my image,” femalefirst.co.uk reports.
Whatevs Wasik, whatevs.
Followers of MADWP will know that I’m rather partial to a bit of political craft – it’s why I made this gallery of the best Obama and Romney craft for the Guardian.
Having written it the day before the election, I wasn’t sure whether Melanie Howard’s prediction was going to be that accurate (she reckoned Obama might do it as his finger puppets were outselling the Romney ones), but I’m SUPER glad she was.