This was a little project I stumbled across on the internet and IMMEDIATELY had to make.
Luckily my god-daughter was about to turn 2, so I had the perfect opportunity to make it!! I was very pleased with the end result – it’s adorable, and the best part is that you can have a play-kitchen for your kids without having to have huge plastic toys and things taking up all the space in your house… It fits over a kitchen chair so you can just fold it up and put it away when you’re done. 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 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 →
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. 🙂