January 9, 2013

Homeless in Brighton

Last week en route to Brighton I spotted some cheeky pidgeons flying in and out of a broken window of an empty top floor flat. I dread to think what the interior must look like if the wildlife have taken over an empty property. Down below the people in the offices were probably unaware of the ‘squatters’ above. What a waste!
While the pidgeons were enjoying a dry and sheltered accomodation a young man and his dog had taken up residence in a doorway on North St. I wondered how long he’d been there and how he cares for himself and his pal. He looked snug, wrapped up well but where’s the justice here? Wildlife living in a flat and a man and his dog living in a doorway?
I regularly see a man in Lewes wandering around in layers on clothing, filthy dirty avoiding the stares of everyone around, muttering to himself. What’s his story?
I don’t know how I can help, I deperately wanted to help the man in North St. As for the pidgeons, well they should be evicted and the landlord should make good his property. Empty houses should not be empty.

December 12, 2012

Meet the Octokids

After knitting 2 rather large and time consuming octopi I thought I should knit a few baby ones, so here they are! Knitted in one piece with no seams, just lots of ends to sew in, they are completely washable and safe for little ones. The yarn is a bamboo mix so quite shiny & very soft.
They will be appearing in the etsy shop later.
Mini Octokid family

December 10, 2012

Tasty hats for the holidays!

Super cute and completely unique these delightful hats will bring smiles all round. Each one is different, hand crafted with love. Just like our edible British Christmas puddings these come complete with brandy butter on top and a sprig of holly.
In 3 different sizes
For the little one
hat no 1
For mum or big sister
Hat no 2
For Dad or big brother
Hat no 3

December 4, 2012

Lewes Late Night Shopping 6th Dec 2012

This year I have the pleasure of taking part in a Vintage Christmas at the All Saints Centre, Friars Walk. With lots of warming handknits, vintage needles, patterns and tree decorations to tempt you. Open from 5pm til 9.30ish the fair will offer lots of tempting gifts with the added bonus of a cocktail bar.
Needlefelt decorations

December 3, 2012

Christmas Gifts for spinners and felt makers

Just a couple more seasonally packaged mixed fibre ‘crackers’.A perfect gift for anyone starting out on their felting journey. Lots of colourways to choose from in the etsy shop.
Ingredients of Lido
Lido cracker
Ingredients of pink & white
Pink & White Marshmallow cracker

November 30, 2012

‘Christmas cracker’ fibre gift packs

I created a few of these last year and they were very popular so this year I started early and made even more. 6 area already winging their way accross the pond to the US.
Each ‘cracker’ is packed with a hand dyed selection of fleece, tops, silk, locks and tencel.
A fabulous gift for anyone who loves to spin or make felt. For those hard to please people on your list. Here are a couple to whet your appetite!
Peaches & cream cracker
Ingredients of Peaches & cream
Proud peacock cracker
Ingredients Proud peacock

November 16, 2012

Make-Away needle felt workshop in Brighton

To get you in the mood for Christmas Make-Away are hosting my popular needle felt Christmas decoration workshop.22nd November at 18 Brighton Sq. from 6-8pm
No previous experience required I supply all the ingredients for making eco friendly baubles to decorate your tree.
Either contact Make-Away direct

http://www.make-away.com

or through me 07845143664
Needlefelt decorations

November 16, 2012

Christmas decoration needlefelt workshops 2012

Places still available at Made in Lewes, at the Needlemakers.

NEEDLE FELTED CHRISTMAS GARLAND
Wednesday 21st November from 7-9.30- £25.00 per person (2 places for £40.00)

Create your own eco friendly and unbreakable felt garland to decorate your tree or your door.
No previous experience required, suitable for all ages.
I will supply all the necessary ingredients, you bring imagination and enthusiasm!
We will be using Christmas shaped cookie cutters so if you have a special one please bring that too
Contact Jay 07845 143664

November 5, 2012

Needlefelt workshop in Horsham

For folk over in West Sussex I am pleased to tell you there is a workshop planned for the 26th November at Make. Limited places so book soon! Make yourself some felt tree decorations.
7.30-9.30pm
£15.00 per person. Materials included.
Here is the link to their web page

http://makehorsham.wordpress.com/

garland ingredients

October 31, 2012

Needlefelt workshops Winter 2012

Places still available at Made in Lewes, at the Needlemakers, on the following workshops

NEEDLE FELTED CHRISTMAS GARLAND
Wednesday 21st November from 7-9.30- £25.00 per person (2 places for £40.00)

Create your own eco friendly and unbreakable felt garland to decorate your tree or your door.
No previous experience required, suitable for all ages.
I will supply all the necessary ingredients, you bring imagination and enthusiasm!
We will be using Christmas shaped cookie cutters so if you have a special one please bring that too!

BUILD YOUR OWN SNOWMAN
Sunday 25th November 10am-3pm £48.00

Some experience beneficial but not essential! We will build a snowman/person using clean sheep wool. Use as a table decoration or place in the window. Knitting or crochet skills useful to make hat and scarf for snowman but not necessary.
All ingredients supplied but feel free to bring favourite yarn/needles.
There is a cafe on site but feel free to bring packed lunch.
Please email me knitwit95@gmail.com to book you place on any of the workshops. Or phone 07845143664.
Needlefelt decorations

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