Category Craft


Chunky knit jumper project completed

. I finished my chunky knit jumper that I started at the end of October.  I’d read several blog stories from those in the slow fashion movement and wanted an easy knitting project that would ease me into tackling clothing. After learning more about slow fashion, this project is part of my move towards adding some home-made items to my wardrobe.  Last month I described how I have started to look at where my clothes […]

Chunky knitted jumper

November Aims

November Aims: What I am doing this month

I thought I would try something different this month and share my November aims.  They usually stay tucked in my notebook and sometimes they happen, sometimes they don’t.  I am curious to know whether sharing them will make me feel more accountable and more likely to tick them off. Being a bit of a “home body”, I enjoy time pottering around the house and garden with different projects on the go. Without further ado, here […]


Slow Fashion and a bit of knitting

Hopping around the internet the other night, I came across a post by Karen Templar on Slow Fashion October By co-incidence I had just finished reading In Praise of Slow by Carl Honoré.. We have gone quite a long way down the slow food route and the book made me think about other areas of our life. Karen’s timely post raised some interesting questions that made me think about the pressure the global fashion industry has […]

Slow fashion and starting to knit

Reupholstering an office chair

Reupholstering an office chair – it is easier than you think

I have been looking around for an office chair for a while now.  I mainly work from home and after a few hours sitting on a dining chair begins to get uncomfortable.  Maybe it is the difference in height between the desk and the chair, maybe I just need to get up and walk a bit more rather than sit at the computer for hours.  Either way, I thought a proper office chair would help. […]