Looking back at my first ever knitting project made me feel nostalgic for my craft achievements of yesteryear. So today I present a fabric collage, diligently stitched for a textiles project at school. Look at the attention to detail: the handpainted Union Jack, the belly button piercing on Scary, the stitched daisies on Baby’s dress. Truly a modern masterpiece. Continue reading “Spice Girls collage”
It’s not every Sunday a girl gets to have her hair crimped in the chilly basement of a Northern Quarter, but this wasn’t just any old Sunday. I spent all day dressed up, dressed down and directed in the downstairs of Soup Kitchen for an Oxfam Originals photoshoot.
The hard work was done by others, including outfit styling by Lauren Reyhani and makeup expertly applied by Katy Brody (even though I started twitching as soon as she sharpened her eyeliner pencil). The images above are just quick snaps, but Proper Photos taken by a Proper Photographer will follow at some point in the future.
My favourite look is the white suit at top right. Combined with the French plaits it’s giving off a Liz-Lemon-dressed-as-Princess-Leia-vibe, don’t you think?
Books. I love ’em. For me, the glow of words on a screen are never as appealing as paper and ink.
Craft books are especially appealing because they can be annotated and introduce me to new ideas. And two craft related books have recently joined my bookshelf: The Illustrated Guide To Home Needlecrafts (a charity shop purchase) and Tomoko Nakamichi’s Pattern Magic 2. Continue reading “Reading material”