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

Posted by on 16 Feb, 2013 in Animals, Charity knits, Craftivist Jigsaw Project, Indonesia, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Taxis and rickshaws, Travel, Video | 0 comments

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.

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

Posted by on 15 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 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.

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

Posted by on 14 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 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.

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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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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: BBC Scarfgate or Knitting the Scarf of Doom

Posted by on 17 Feb, 2012 in Blog, Cooey the Pigeon, Fantabulous Crafty People, London, Video | 44 comments

Free pattern: BBC Scarfgate or Knitting the Scarf of Doom

Once upon a time there was a blue-haired knitter who was asked to go on BBC News to talk about knitting. EEK! A story of bright yarn, snarky beasts and happiness.

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