Big Bad London

Now that our trip is over we are tuning in to the fun things that you can do in London. One day a week Im back at college learning more about textile printing and Chris is challenging his braincells with a MA. I know London can have a bad rep for being unfriendly, mean spirited and…

Creativity

This week we are at the New Wine gathering #nwunited16. It’s the first time on our trip that we are in one place for more than 3 days. How refreshing!! No need to pack up the van everyday,  no need to make the bed, no need to navigate to our next destination. It’s given me…

Christmas is coming

I’m getting really excited about Christmas. It was the Christmas Trust Fair at the weekend, full of great vendors such as Mango Patch which is an amazing textile company supporting single mums and Kamili Designs where I volunteer once a week. I got to help out on Kamili’s stall which was a great experience. The Nairobi Music Society…

How to make a washbag

As well as travelling to war torn countries I like to make stuff. The place where I volunteer (Kamili fabric printers) are looking for something to make with their new print. Its a quirky black and white design – think retro, bookish traveler. I thought it would be good as a washbag for guys. The…

Pink prints

A friend of mine has just returned from West Africa with a stash of lovely material. I have a whole box of fabric for projects that I want to do but does that stop me wanting more?! Erm, no! She had a lovely pink one that caught my eye. I know that some prints are…

Coasting

I am waiting for a new job to start so have some time to do some crafting. Here are my latest creations – coasters. Also had fun designing the packaging and display for a fair I am selling at this weekend.

New quilt

Doing a bit of my quilt each day as I am still home based. I had to piece together some of the rectangles as they were material scraps and I didnt want to waste any. Even though I measured them all carefully you can see they are a bit wonky! I dont think it will…

Domestic chores

Im spending this week at home waiting for my new job to start. Im no domestic goddess but after spending some time on pinterest I was interested to see if some of the household cleaning tips that people rave about actually work. The husband has also been complaining about the colour of the “white” pillow cases. Here…

New year inspiration

Ive just been inspired by a magazine article about how to get more out of your year. No, not one of those about how we all need to do the plank for 60 secs a day to build up our core muscles; It was about getting on top of the things that you have to…