How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 4 – Babies, Bieber, Lollipops and lovely crafters

How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 4 – Babies, Bieber, Lollipops and lovely crafters

Part four of my video diary of the trip to Indonesia with Save the Children. How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Four – Babies, Bieber, lollipops and lovely crafters.

Featuring even more cute kiddies, a vague reference to Justin Bieber that I am putting in to get traffic, lollipops and a load of lovely craft folks. I also chuck in a short lesson on how to speak Indonesian. Kind of.

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

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.

Teeny Tiny Knitted Teemo: League of Legends gets knitted

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.

One for the hipsters: Snake-Ridden Snapper

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…

Knitting pattern: The Killing – Little Knitted Sarah Lund

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.

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.

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

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.