Handmade · Travel

Snapshot : My ride home

I am so often stuck by the beauty around me here in Hamburg and it usually happens on a sunny afternoon, as I leisurely ride my bike the very short distance home. Having my studio so close to home, often means I take the 'long way' on days like today - the ride home is too… Continue reading Snapshot : My ride home

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Studio Life : Sock Haul & New Monkies

Some days in the studio just work. Flow, you come home exhausted but feel like you've really achieved something. Finished something; found greater understanding of something; worked something out. Found a short cut - or a long cut. But you managed to arrive at that place you set out to find. Do you know what I mean? Feels… Continue reading Studio Life : Sock Haul & New Monkies

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Snapshot : Spring is here!

Isn't Hamburg heavenly in the Spring time! I couldn't let these photos sit on my computer one more day, without sharing the beauty that is just meters from my front door right now. This was Wednesday last week - and it was the first day this entire year I have been able to walk and… Continue reading Snapshot : Spring is here!

Handmade · Taking Stock

Taking Stock : April 2015

Can you believe it's already the middle of April? Some days and week go so quickly don't they? As it's been a couple of months, I though an April Taking Stock might be a good jumping off point this month, with some studio happenings, past and future travel plans, longer days - and even some… Continue reading Taking Stock : April 2015

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Instagram: A picture is worth a thousand words

Have you joined the masses on Instagram yet? At least in my crafty handmade little world - it seems to be more popular than posting on Facebook, twitter and Flickr combined. The thing I love about Facebook posts from friends and other 'pages' I follow are their photos - so it makes sense that I… Continue reading Instagram: A picture is worth a thousand words

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Taking Stock : February 2015

And with a blink of the eye - it's March tomorrow. March! It's hard to believe February is already over....but with our heating turned down a little more now and the sun setting a little later - the slow coming of Spring is just around the corner - we hope. It's amazing how these little… Continue reading Taking Stock : February 2015

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Taking Stock : December 2014

With Christmas only a few days away now and the end of the year closing in…I thought it only fitting to list my last Taking Stock for 2014. After taking part in a Blog with Pip course, Taking Stock has become a little tradition here in the blogosphere....and like many of my fellow blogging buddies - I am hoping… Continue reading Taking Stock : December 2014

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Taggy Giraffes : What better reason?

This little cutie has been in my head for a little while now (I have SO MUCH gorgeous fabric).....but there's no better reason to make you actually sit down and do it - than the arrival of a new little person in the family. My nephew came into the world recently and in no time, I… Continue reading Taggy Giraffes : What better reason?

Craft · Handmade · Markets

Market : Coco-Mat Kunsthandwerkermarkt

Market days are always busy and highly anticipated by us the makers and no doubt by our lovely patrons as well. We spend so many hours making and preparing - remembering to iron and wash the table cloth, to pack the scissors and all the bits and bobs that go into our packaging. It's not… Continue reading Market : Coco-Mat Kunsthandwerkermarkt

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Sock Monkeys : Ready just in time…

Just thought I would share with you a couple of little newbies, that will be with me at the COCO-MAT Kunsthandwerkermarkt this Sunday! Born on a train, somewhere between Hamburg and Munich - didn't they turn out well. They can't wait to meet you!