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How to be a handmade hero: Part 3.1 – Kids, goats, bad jokes and home gardens

Posted by on 13 Feb, 2013 in Animals, Charity knits, Craftivist Jigsaw Project, Indonesia, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Sights, Travel, Video | 0 comments

How to be a handmade hero: Part 3.1 – Kids, goats, bad jokes and home gardens

As part of the #imapiece Craftivist Jigsaw Project I was sent to Indonesia, on a mission to show the work they are doing to fight hunger, and how our voices calling for aid here can make a big difference over there.

Here’s How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Three – Kids, goats, bad jokes and home gardens. Warning: may feature impassive goats.

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Teeny Tiny Knitted Teemo: League of Legends gets knitted

Posted by on 15 Jan, 2013 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Blog, Custom Stuff, Famous Things and Folks, Geekery, My Knits | 7 comments

Teeny Tiny Knitted Teemo: League of Legends gets knitted

Folks, meet Teeny Tiny Knitted Teemo from the HUGE online multiplayer game I hadn’t heard of.

A post in which I confess my shame as a League of Legends game playing geek girl.

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One for the hipsters: Snake-Ridden Snapper

Posted by on 14 Jan, 2013 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Blog, Custom Stuff, Events, Knitting, My Knits, Random Knits | 2 comments

One for the hipsters: Snake-Ridden Snapper

When the fine folks at Lomography asked me to use my woolly magic to customise one of their fabulous new Lomography DIY Sardina cameras I shouted “HELL YES!” at them rather to loudly. The Snake-ridden Snapper was born…

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Stitch New York is released into the wild

Posted by on 14 Dec, 2012 in Blog, Book Stuff, My Knits, New York, Stitch New York | 1 comment

Stitch New York is released into the wild

Start spreading the newssssss, it’s published todayyyyy, you can knit cool things out of it, STITCH NEW YORK, STITCH NEW YOOOOOOOOORK!

Yes, my lovely internet stalkers, Stitch New York is unexpectedly alive! Guffawing the in face of the January 2013 release date, Stitch New York actually hit the shops last week! Woo hoo! So here’s a little more about my fantabulous new book and what you can make. I’m so excited I may explode in a cloud of giant knitted hot dogs…

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Knitting pattern: The Killing – Little Knitted Sarah Lund

Posted by on 18 Nov, 2012 in Blog, Cooey the Pigeon, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits, The Killing Handbook, Tutorials and How Tos | 2 comments

Knitting pattern: The Killing – Little Knitted Sarah Lund

Little Knitted Sarah Lund, is a handknitted version of the hardworking, jumper-wearing, tenacious detective lady from stabby Danish TV drama The Killing (Forbrydelsen for those who speak Danish out there). She’s made from yarn but that doesn’t mean she’s soft and squishy, oh no. She’ll unravel the mystery of the murder even if it means no sleep for a week and wearing ‘that jumper’ the whole time, and she won’t move to Sweden until she does.

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How to be a Handmade Hero Part 3: Goat, chickens and cool schools

Posted by on 14 Nov, 2012 in Craftivist Jigsaw Project, Indonesia, Mice, Travel | 0 comments

How to be a Handmade Hero Part 3: Goat, chickens and cool schools

It is jawdroppingly lovely here. This means that it’s a bit tough to get my head around how somewhere so utterly gorgeous can have any troubles at all. People are going hungry here? Seriously?

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How to be a Handmade Hero Part 2: No sleep till Beneh Meriah

Posted by on 12 Nov, 2012 in Craftivist Jigsaw Project, Fantabulous Crafty People, Indonesia, Mice, Travel | 3 comments

The second thrilling instalment of my Indonesia trip with Save the Children and three Craft Stars for the Craftivist Jigsaw Project. We travel to deepest Bener Meriah, come hell or rather too high water.

Also features more stuff on a bike than you can possibly imagine, more people in a pick-up truck then is healthy, and Hilary ‘Craftblog UK’ Pullen eating weird roadside fruit.

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How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 1 – A girl, a mouse, a jigsaw piece and a whole lot of optimism

Posted by on 9 Nov, 2012 in Blog, Craftivist Jigsaw Project, Indonesia, Mice, Travel, Video | 1 comment

How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 1 – A girl, a mouse, a jigsaw piece and a whole lot of optimism

I put on my Handmade Superhero cape and head off to Indonesia with Save the Children for the Craftivist Jigsaw Project. I’m taking a knitted mouse, a jigsaw piece and a whole load of optimism. My mission is to report back to the craft world and hopefully convince you that us crafty types can make a difference.

Watch my first video and see…

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Being a piece of the Craftivist Jigsaw: how craft can help change the world for the better

Posted by on 16 Oct, 2012 in Charity knits, Craftivist Jigsaw Project, Solo Graffiti, Travel | 1 comment

Being a piece of the Craftivist Jigsaw: how craft can help change the world for the better

Can one tiny stitch change the world? Join me and the rest of the craft community in the Craftivist Jigsaw Project, and find out how you can use your crafty kung fu to be a world changer. Go on.

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Free pattern: Bonkers Beanies for St Mungo’s Woolly Hat Day

Posted by on 26 Sep, 2012 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Blog, Charity knits, Free patterns, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits | 0 comments

Free pattern: Bonkers Beanies for St Mungo’s Woolly Hat Day

This autumn I’ve teamed up with the folks at St Mungo’s, a charity ‘opening doors for the homeless’, to champion their Woolly Hat Day and rally the knitting masses to use your purly powers to make a difference in the lives of people who need your help to find a home.

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