Event: Aliens on the Overground (Camberwell Arts Festival)

Event: Aliens on the Overground (Camberwell Arts Festival)

Join the sneaky stitching graffiti knitter Deadly Knitshade on Friday June 21st at 8pm for a yarnstorming alien invasion of the London Overground.

London Tree Week: The Fluffy Forest Four

London Tree Week: The Fluffy Forest Four

When the knitphone rang and the Greater London Authority asked me to show some trees a little woolly love for London Tree Week, part of the Mayor’s RE:LEAF initiative, how could I refuse?

How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 6 – Cooking, kittens, fair trade fun and escape to Jakarta

How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 6 – Cooking, kittens, fair trade fun and escape to Jakarta

How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Six – cooking, kittens, fair trade fun and escape to Jakarta. Featuring Come Dine with Me revamped for Indonesia, a small ginger kitten, how buying fair trade can save the world, a mad dash into Jakarta for lovely, lovely fabric, shells wearing googly eyes, and a final goodbye.

How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 5 – Early mornings, markets and cat poo coffee

How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 5 – Early mornings, markets and cat poo coffee

Part five of my video diary of the trip. How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Five – Early mornings, markets and cat poo coffee.

Featuring some very tired people, one of the most impressive markets ever, a conversation with a street dog, and coffee made from cat poo. Yes really.

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.

Stitch New York is released into the wild

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…

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

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?

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

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

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.

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…