Thursday, 30 April 2015

Paperfolk Picks...

What I'm reading... 

I picked up Of Bees and Mist when I was scouring for something new to read. The story is a straightforward tale of young woman in a small village who finds love and marries into a difficult family. The story centres around her relationship with her husband and the strains of his family on their relationship. This basic storyline is enhanced by a magical realism that is always present. Enjoying this one immensely!

What I've been listening to... 

I was at a Godspeed you Black Emperor gig a couple of weeks ago and had a great time listening to the support band Xylouris White. This duo consist of a lute player and a prog-rock drummer, give them a listen.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Embroiderer's Delight: New Pincushions

We've all been there, you're sewing away and it's time to change the thread so you stick the needle in the arm of the sofa, sound familiar? Well it doesn't have to be that way especially when there's so many great pincushions out there to choose from. 

Here's a few of my current favourites...

Buy from Fabric and Ink

Buy now from Peels and Posies

Buy now from Foxtail Creek Studio

Buy now from Fireplace Hobby

Buy now from Gingermelon

Buy now from How Joyful Shop

Monday, 6 April 2015

Monday Musings... Women's Hour

So today I was sunning myself in Aberdeen (yes you read that correctly, the granite city was scorching this weekend) and I noticed a bit of chat on twitter about a craft programme on Radio 4, Women's Hour programme. I just listened to it half an hour ago whilst making a skirt. There's some nice discussions from designer-makers including Donna Wilson (see above image). Of course you could have a season of programmes on the subject! Have a listen and let me know what you think. 


Daily Drawings

A quick sketchbook drawing of a new character...