Sunday, 30 May 2010
Saturday, 29 May 2010
You may have read in this morning's papers that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a series of Louis Vuitton print ads ruling that they suggest that Louis Vuitton products are handmade when they aren't.
Delft by Memake
Like me, your initial reaction may have been to throw your hands in the air in dismay, that a mega-brand such as Louis Vuitton, with all its money and clout, is trying to muscle in on the hard-earned turf of independent artists, designers and makers who really DO make their products by hand. But, there is a silver lining to this story, the very fact that a company like Louis Vuitton wants to get a piece of the handmade revolution shows just how much times have changed!To read more visit UKhandmade
Sunday, 23 May 2010
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Yes here I am am and here it it my exquisite crochet top from Izabela at Bluefish Handmade.
My top is so delicate and intricate and Izabela make’s them to order in almost every colour. You can visit her above at folksy or via her own site Bluefishhandmade.
Thank you Izabela.
If you are wondering what all the crochet things are attached to my tree check out Clootie Tree Update here.
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
A massive thank you to Anjie at PomPomEmporium for sending fabulous 3 dimensional ribbons for The Clootie Tree. These are great and will add a new dimension to the tree. I had an email this week from a lovely lady in North Carolina USA this week and she and her daughter are going to crochet more ribbons making the Clootie tree truly communal and diverse.
If you feel you can contribute please email me at the email@example.com
Anjie was also very generous and sent me one of her sublime organza flower brooches. Check it out below.
Thank you Anjie :-)
This is a new pattern I was working on today which I will publish in the next few days photographed on top of a new ‘Bag for Life’ string bag I’ve just completed.
Clootie tree looking good.
Saturday, 8 May 2010
Friday, 7 May 2010
Thursday, 6 May 2010
I have been busy working on a hand woven wall hanging using purely recycled fabrics hence the name weaving the woven. This is a home made frame loom which is really easy and quick to make. I will post more photographs as soon as the hanging is complete.
Monday, 3 May 2010
To learn more click the following links - Clootie Tree - Crochet Gardening and The history of the Clootie Tree.
Clootie Tree update March, 2010
To contribute crochet ribbons to the crochet clootie tree please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org