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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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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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Update: Stitch London Olympics Week 2

Posted by on 12 Aug, 2012 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Blog, Cooey the Pigeon, Knitting, London, My Knits, Stitch London Knits, Stitch London Olympics | 2 comments

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

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Stitch London Olympics: the pigeon Olympic games

Posted by on 30 Jul, 2012 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Blog, Book Stuff, Cooey the Pigeon, London, My Knits, Stitch London, Stitch London Olympics | 4 comments

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!

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Monster ArtBox update: When Muncher met Plarchie

Posted by on 17 Jul, 2012 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Blog, BT ArtBox, Charity knits, Knitting, London, My Knits, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Solo Graffiti, Squid | 0 comments

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.

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Monster ArtBox update Day 21: Muncher gets a tattoo

Posted by on 7 Jul, 2012 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Blog, BT ArtBox, Charity knits, Knitting, London, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, Solo Graffiti | 0 comments

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.

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