Tag Archives for books

Craftivism: the Art of Craft and Activism

I have been feeling a bit small recently, small and glum, small things made, small achievements, small amounts of time…small. But reading Betsy Greer’s new book, Craftivism: the Art of Craft and Activism has reinvigorated my outlook.  Small can still be significant. … Continue reading

21. May 2014 by Rebecca
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Pelle’s Back to Back Wool Odyssey

Some you might remember me posting about a wee children’s picture book called Pelle’s New Suit last year.  Our family has read that story many, many times since then and in honour of Wovember, that special month of wool appreciation, … Continue reading

13. November 2013 by Rebecca
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Needle in a Stack of Other Stuff

On the way to playgroup yesterday, we dropped into a number of op shops (charity stores) looking for crochet hooks. I have volunteered to run a Learn to Crochet stall at Our Dear Boy’s school fete in a few weeks. … Continue reading

21. August 2013 by Rebecca
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The Mouse Who Sewed…Alot

This is a cautionary tale for the passionate seamstress.  A dear reader reminded me of this story in response to my dolly clothes frenzy. It is the story of a mouse who sewed a bit too much.  So frenzied was … Continue reading

18. April 2013 by Rebecca
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Pelle’s New Suit

One of our dear girl’s gifts for her recent birthday was a sweet little book called Pelle’s New Suit by Elsa Beskow.  It was first published in 1912 in Sweden and has been reprinted many times since. It depicts the … Continue reading

19. October 2012 by Rebecca
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Mollie Makes Love

I am loving reading Mollie Makes a gorgeous UK indie style craft mag – in the style of Frankie but just choc full of crafty goodness.  I have coveted the mag since my dear friend Kathryn introduced me to its … Continue reading

09. October 2012 by Rebecca
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