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

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…

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

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.

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

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.

Going Guerrilla Gardening: the discovery of Amelia Bearheart

Going Guerrilla Gardening: the discovery of Amelia Bearheart

In the heart of London grows a lovely field of guerrilla gardening lavender. After wondering about the green and leafy guerrilla gardening world for so long it was high time I joined the guerrilla gardening crew and got my hands dirty.

Update: Stitch London Olympics Week 2

Update: Stitch London Olympics Week 2

Week Two of the Stitch London Olympics. Proving herself to be the Jessica Ennis of knitted pigeons Cooey has gone for gold in a whole host of events since then. Here are the highlights of the woolly week gone by

Stitch London Olympics: the pigeon Olympic games

Stitch London Olympics: the pigeon Olympic games

It’s been a long and nervous wait but the Stitch London 2012 Olympics are finally here! Let’s the Purly Pigeon Olympic Games begin!

For sale: the world’s only knitted BT ArtBox Monster

For sale: the world’s only knitted BT ArtBox Monster

Muncher the BT ArtBox monster is for sale! The Dial M for Monster auction offers you the chance to have a handmade monster in your life for ever. If you don’t buy him now someone else will go home with the monster that was meant for you! The horror!

Monster ArtBox update: When Muncher met Plarchie

Monster ArtBox update: When Muncher met Plarchie

Day 24 on the Trafalgar Square roundabout: a pirate tattoo, a meeting between two giant knitted brothers, and Plarchie the giant squid gets taunted by the world’s bravest child.

Monster ArtBox update Day 21: Muncher gets a tattoo

Monster ArtBox update Day 21: Muncher gets a tattoo

Muncher the Monster has been on the Trafalgar Square Roundabout for 23 days. He braves a milkshake spill, the hugs of the passing hordes, and gets an unexpected tattoo and requires a bit of stitched surgery.

All in a day’s work for London’s handmade monster.

Whodunnknit event: Meet the BT ArtBox Monster Maker

Whodunnknit event: Meet the BT ArtBox Monster Maker

Wondering all about Muncher the BT ArtBox Monster? Monday July 9th at 7pm is your chance to meet the Monster Maker and ask anything you like. I’ll be on the Trafalgar Square Roundabout from 7pm and will be talking about our crafty creations and any fielding Monster Making questions you might like to ask.

Come and say hello and meet the Monster and maker. Go on