Crafty Things

I realised recently to my horror that while my blog contains all sorts of amazing travel photos from around the world, pictures and stories of my work, and some of the most hilarious anecdotes known to mankind, I have failed to document one of my other favourite hobbies – knitting, quilting, sewing and generally being creative and making stuff!

So, be prepared for a backlog of photos of various crafty things made by Maya…

There will be many many photos of gloves, hats, scarves, quilts and so on, most of them made by moi sometime in the last 5 years or so.

Shout-outs go to the incredible Kate Davies, the super Sheep Shop and lovely Made Peachy who have inspired me most often, helped me adjust patterns and figure out the bits I don’t know how to do yet (well, and I should probably thank YouTube too), as well as the fantabulous Kaffe Fassett and his amazing quilt designs. If you’re a knitter and you’re not on Ravelry – well you should be! Loads of patterns, ideas, projects and forums for the novice knitter to find helpful suggestions!

I realise knitting is probably not everyone’s cup of tea, but this is my blog, and knitting and sewing is just part of the package.  🙂

Imagine this… The Story of Katie and Paul

And now it’s time for something completely different…..

Picture yourself, in the not-too-distant future, or perhaps in an alternate universe, only slightly different from ours.

This is Katie.

She lives in a small flat in the east end of London, . She’s a single mum with 2 kids, Kai (7) and Tommy (3). She works as an office manager in a printing shop down the road, and volunteers at Tommy’s playschool twice a week. Things are going pretty well for Katie, and life is good.

Then the bombing started. Continue reading