Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Southsea Night Markets – a success!

Friday night was the last official Southsea Night Market. Tom and I have had such an adventure organising these markets, chatting on BBC Radio Solent, meeting talented makers, being featured in The News three times, anticipating and then battling all kinds … Continue reading

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My Estonian fabric

Last year for my birthday my parents gave me the most beautiful piece of linen that they brought back from their travels to Estonia. I wanted to use it for something really special and it has been carefully folded, waiting … Continue reading

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Monsters at Victorious Festival!

Sometimes I make things that I just can’t bear to part with! This little mini monster below is one of those things. Made from one of my favourite colours, with her little flower button eye and a lovely fabric for … Continue reading

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Tutorial : How to stiffen lace

This simple tutorial will show you how to stiffen lace, without using chemicals or expensive products. The recipe uses just sugar and water, so you won’t need to buy lots of supplies. I love that the method uses natural ingredients … Continue reading

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Our Handmade Wedding : Felt Flower Buttonholes

I posted photos last week of my handmade felt flower bouquet. I also made the buttonholes to match! I used the same colour palette, arranged three buds together for each one and tied them together with brown string. Then each one was … Continue reading

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Make is moving!

I have spent many happy hours in No. 4 Albert Road, stitching, knitting, eating cake, teaching workshops and making firm friends with other creative people. Now Make is on the move! They are heading to a new home just over … Continue reading

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A crocheted wedding present!

We were so lucky to get some wonderful handmade wedding presents. One of these gifts was a beautiful big granny stripe blanket made by Emma, my new sister-in-law. The colours are perfect and the wool is so soft!

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Our Handmade Wedding : My felt flower bouquet

I love working with felt and so it was my material of choice for my handmade wedding bouquet. I picked my three favourite shades of blue, grey and white wool felt and carefully cut out, rolled and assembled sixty rose buds. … Continue reading

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Craft workshops at Victorious Festival

A s a member of Southsea Greenhouse I will be teaching a free craft workshop at Victorious Festival this year. I will be in the kids area and we will be making bright and beautiful felt tinsel! There is no … Continue reading

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The first Southsea Night Market!

The first ever Southsea Night Market took place on Friday and we are very excitedly looking forward to the next four dates! Every Friday evening in August, from 4pm to 8pm, you can find artists and crafters setting up shop … Continue reading

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