I have finally achieved something I have been trying to do for years. Ever since I moved to Oxford I have been keen to find a local pottery class I could take, as I adored pottery as a child, and have been keen to take it up again ever since. All my years living overseas made that hard to do, and even when I was based in Oxford it was hard to find a class I could easily access on a weeknight, without a car etc. However I finally found one and I’m LOVING it!
Here are my first attempts at making some pinch pots and finger pots – very crap, but useful for practicing with glazes and slips etc.
Here’s a glimpse of my latest DIY project – my dining table, which is incredibly nice and sturdy, but a rather old, battered and stained pine, was in dire need of a makeover. Here it is with Stanley the toolbox on it…
Also one of my chairs broke a while ago, leaving me with only 2, which is awkward if I want to have more than one person over for dinner at a time… Continue reading →
In a recent bout of patchworking I’ve been making some cushions – some as housewarming gifts for people I know who have recently moved house, and some just for me. Step one is obviously to go on a massive shopping … Continue reading →
My attempt at making my first ever dress – a few mishaps here or there, but in general it came out all right in the end! Fabric from Iraq, new sewing machine from John Lewis, pattern from New Look! Making … Continue reading →
This is a project I took on for my mum’s 60th birthday, which turned out to be a bit of a beast. It’s an African-themed Afghan throw/blanket, which I decided to make in autumnal colours (and use up lots of … Continue reading →
Here’s some pics of the amazing OWL jumpers I made all by myself (with a little help from Kate Davies and Made Peachy!). The first one was my first ever attempt at knitting a jumper, which I gave to a … Continue reading →
This one was a labour of love – possibly my favourite quilt of all time, it took a fairly long time to make, but it’s utterly gorgeous, and I almost didn’t manage to give it away. But then two of … Continue reading →