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All Points Patchwork
We chat to Diane, give you a chance to win the book and learn how-to make a Wrapped Knot and Quilter’s Knot.
I'm a big crafty geek based in Portland, Oregon, USA. I dabble in all kinds of crafts, but these days I'm all about English paper piecing (or EPP for short). It's a very old patchwork technique that starts with paper cut into various shapes. You baste some fabric around each paper template, and then sew them together by hand. The result is perfect matching points with very little effort!
A 20 something Freelance visual artist and fulltime mermaid. INSTAGRAM : jellyfishkisses
The best thing about living in Tokyo is that it is a big city and depending on the area, the feel, pace and atmosphere can be completely different. For instance, if you like traditional Japanese temples and museums, Ueno or Asakusa are the place to go. If you are looking for an equivalent of Fifth avenue in NYC, with high end shopping, you can find it in Ginza. Shibuya and Shinjuku are famous for its youth orientation. It is very easy to get around with public transportation. Just be sure to have Google Maps ready! Also, if you rent a bike and get around that way, you can see very up close and personal.
- Flower Crown - DIY (see below)
- Dress - Topshop
- Vanity Case - Vintage
- Faux Fur Stole - Vintage
- Shoes - Primark
DIY Dried Flower Crown
Recreate the look with Bethan's DIY dried flower crown tutorial:
Our sidekicks are stitching with gorgeous hand spun and hand dyed yarn from The Indie Yarn Store in today's #CraftTest and making a Bask Cushion Cover, Little Red Riding Snood and Two Sides To The Story Shawl. If you want to stitch along with us, we've got some Rocket in Superwash Merino DK and Pippa in Superwash Merino / Nylon (80/20) 4ply up for grabs, so click below to enter!
Now that the cold nights are drawing in, we're experimenting with winter warmers and SW4 London Dry Gin for today's #CocktailHour and mixing up a pumpkin spice martini, mulled apple warmer and chocolate & lavender cake.
Learn how-to stitch a bloom & foliage bag, holiday garland and cashmere neckie with Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, Nevada.
Come behind the scenes at A Charming Project and see Enid's craft room in San Francisco.
Large windows have been on my wish list for years, and I finally had the opportunity to find an apartment with floor to ceiling windows. The abundance of natural light in my space is borderline ridiculous! I can shoot photos in natural light all the way into the early evening, and I have plants and flowers that thrive better here than in any other space I’ve had before. When we first moved to the bay area from Los Angeles we live in a tiny hotel room for 5 months until we found our current apartment (living here is so expensive) so I am extremely thankful for every little inch of space, and glimmer of light I have.