Join Me For High Tea linky party #3

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Four o’clock on a Wednesday? That can only mean one thing – it’s time for my High Tea linky party! Come hither, my pretties, and show the world your favourite tea party-related blog posts.

The Art of Knitting: Manchester’s Close Knit festival

Close Knit

Manchester’s Close Knit festival continued over the weekend, with a workshop at the Whitworth Art Gallery looking into knitting as an art form rather than ‘merely’ a craft.

Monday’s Points of Pinterest: Punk ain’t dead

Pretty in punk

The blog’s come over all subversive this week – just check out all these punk-tastic pins from Pinterest. Remember: We’re not trying to be different. We just are.

Meet Your Maker: Amy Adams of LucyKate Crafts


Do you need a bit of craft and blogging inspiration? Amy Adams of LucyKate Crafts – who somehow manages to find the time to complete beautiful projects, blog about it AND look after her children – is here to help.

Join me for High Tea (#2)

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It’s that time of the week again, folks – my wonderful little High Tea linky party. Come hither and link up all your sure-to-be-wonderful tea party posts. Cupcakes, tea dresses, cosies, cake stands, photographs, teacups – everyone and everything is welcome here!

Monday’s points of Pinterest: Top embroidery

Embroidery board

I’ve got a bit of a sewing theme going on with my blog this week, so thought I’d give Pinterest a quick perusal to see what embroidery pins there are. Here are the (rather fantastic) results.

A quick screen-printing introduction

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Over the weekend I tried my hand at screen-printing for the first time, under the expert tuition of surface designer Nell. Here’s what I learnt in just one speedy little hour.

Quill This

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Quilling – the fine art of paper rolling – has been around for centuries but it’s never really been a craft for the cool kids. Until recently that is, and now modern artists around the world are pioneering something of a quilling revival, creating some truly astounding works of art that are leaving traditional quilled cards and invitations behind in their dust.

Quilting with Venom


What do you get if you cross Cath Kidston with Black Sabbath? Ben Venom, that’s who, an American artist who’s come up with a brilliant way to recycle all his old heavy metal T-shirts – turning them into gigantic quilts.

Monday’s Points of Pinterest: The Hunger Games


“Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun.” From Panem to Pinterest, The Hunger Games have taken the world by storm. Just take a look at some of the best pins to be found on the social networking site and you’ll see what I mean.


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