last week of the year

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I love this week. It’s my favourite of the year and Stuart’s as well. Even the people who love us the most have had more than enough of our company over Christmas so we can indulge our preference for doing … Read More

new toys!

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Well, new books. Books are Serious so really shouldn’t be denoted toys no matter how many you have, right? I have just had the pleasure of adding these to my LibraryThing collection: That’s volume 2 of Peggy Osterkamp’s New Guide … Read More

Merry Christmas

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And may you find citrus fruit in your stocking tomorrow! “Merry Christmas” was posted by Cally on 24 Dec 2010 at http://callybooker.co.uk

Etsy shop update

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My etsy shop has had a mini-makeover

belt, braces, glue and staples

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Second Bee (see First Bee here): when I did go from being a belt and braces person to being a belt, braces and everything-but-the-kitchen-sink person? I started wondering about this last Wednesday afternoon. I had packed up my wares to … Read More

lovely stuff

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Now that I’ve let that First Bee out of my bonnet it is a lot quieter in there and I can concentrate on telling you about some of the lovely things which people round here are making – people whose … Read More

questions of identity

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I’ve had a host of bloggy bees buzzing in my bonnet for the last wee while, but no time to stop and set them free as I have been too busy hemming mug rugs. Now, thanks in large part to … Read More

of cashmere and consolation

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Hey, more snow! We had quite a good weekend, with sufficient sunshine to cheer us up and even bring about a bit of thawing. This morning, however, it was heavily overcast and snowing again. Grumpy bit follows – skip to … Read More

snowbound in the studio

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Well, there is an awful lot of snow. I know you are keen to see a bin update, so here is Wednesday (compare Sunday and Monday here): It is pretty hard for me to get beyond the garden gate now. … Read More