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Bugs & Fishes

Laura Howard from Bugs & Fishes gets crafty on Cut Out + Keep!

Laura Howard
Just outside London, England
Self-employed designer / maker / supplies seller / crafts writer

What are your hobbies?

Most of my hobbies are the crafty ones I've mentioned above but I also love to bake, to write letters to friends and to visit museums and galleries. I especially love small local museums, they have the most fascinating and quirky exhibits.

What are your favorite crafts and what's your craft space like?

Most of my work involves felt, it's such a fun material to work with and comes in the most amazing range of colours.

What do you craft along to?

I watch a lot of old black and white movies and murder mysteries, and I've also got a big collection of Agatha Christie audiobooks.

What was the first project you ever made?

My mum still has the first sewing project I did at school - a felt picture of an apple. She has it framed on her dressing table which is very sweet of her.

What are your favorite items to make?

I do a lot of sewing for my work, so I like doing knitting and crochet to relax in the evenings. I love making blankets as they're easy to make and it's the most awesome feeling when you finally finish them!

Which other craft blogs do you love to read?

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

When I'm not busy making stuff, I'm usually found writing about making stuff. I love blogging (I recently celebrated my 5 year blogging anniversary, which was rather exciting!) and my first book, "Super-Cute Felt" was published in 2011 by CICO Books.

Laura Howard
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paper crafting and cross stitch

What's your favorite...

TV Show
I'm currently loving Justified, Community and The Killing (the original Danish version)
It used to be Sleater-Kinney but I'm starting to find them a teeny bit loud for my tastes now... I think I must be getting old!
Bristol, England. I went to University there and totally fell in love with it. I'd love to move back there one day.
The Big Sleep - the Bogart and Bacall version, of course.
Anything by F. Scott Fitzgerald or Raymond Chandler.
Bright ones!
Homemade biscuits (with a nice cup of tea).
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