Woman You Are… Creative, Generous, Inspiring

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Hey there gorgeous souls. March 8th is International Women’s Day (where we remember, and come together to push against, gender-based oppression and inequality, and also celebrate the achievements of women everywhere).  I am setting up a kind of ‘pay it forward’ craftivism project, to both reflect on all the ways women are amazing, and to pass on some love to our sisters (not just our cis-ters!). Women we know, women we have heard of, women we have never crossed any kind of path with. March 8th will see me in Doncaster, making, teaching and sharing crafted hearts, but if you’d like to get involved too, here’s how:

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Stitch me some lovin’

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Hey hey, it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow! That one day where we divide ourselves into two distinct camps: Those who adore the opportunity to get romantic – buy huge bunches of flowers for no reason other than to say ‘I love you’, spoil their lover with luxurious chocolates, pop a marriage proposal over a dinner date – and those who despise and deplore the commercialisation, the sickly affections, and the reminder that society values you considerably more once you’re neatly paired off.

So, as I don’t know which camp you, gentle reader, fall into, I’m going to show you

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Sock Monster Workshop

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Come playful people and turn an ordinary sock into an extraordinary monster. A perfect, thoughtful and weird Christmas present, for yourself, or I suppose someone else (you can make more than one if you can’t bear to part with it). All materials provided, but you can bring your own sock if you wish!. Come and learn a fun new skill, it’s easier than you think 🙂

Suitable for age 9+, no prior sewing ability necessary.

Tea and bikkits will be provided, and there is also a lovely cafe downstairs if you want to get lunch. Tickets available below. Concessionary rate of £17 available to those in receipt of benefits or on a very low income, just apply the code “Dodo” at the checkout 🙂

Hello Monday

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Been playing around with paper this week, just for a change. I’m signed up for the Paperphilia ‘Paperlove Challenge’ this month, which is full of daily papery crafty fun things to do. Including, how to make an origami heart!  Anyhoo, to keep up with my love of surprising friends and strangers alike with ‘random things in the post’, I got an old Spanish/English dictionary, and my letter stamps, and made a few cards. Whaddya reckon?

Christmas is coming!

Christmas is very exciting, and although I’m running a little late this year (hectic autumn), I have actually started listing some Christmas stuff in the shop.  Go on, go take a look, you might see something you like!  Folksy or Etsy, it’s up to you which one you visit.

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There will be more listings soon, so keep checking back.  Handmade gifts are much more special, you know that.  If there’s anything you don’t see, but would like, get in touch and I’ll see what I can do.  Custom cross-stitch, embroidery or sock monster.  Or how about a personalised tree decoration? Whatever you choose (or don’t choose), have a fun time browsing for presents (you can buy something for me if you like).