CRAFTING

The work-in-progress progresses

I ended my last post (all that time ago...) with a sturdy work table and storage on my shopping list. Tick and tick! My only regret is that they weren't purchased, as I had wanted, from a local retailer, ideally a second hand or charity shop. I did shop around but just couldn't find what… Continue reading The work-in-progress progresses

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CRAFTING

Creating space

Well, it's taken me five months and it's still a work in progress, but I'm delighted to announce I am the proud owner of A Sewing And Crafting Room! (it's not quite ready for the lofty title of 'Studio' just yet). Andy and I moved in to our lovely house back in May. His Man… Continue reading Creating space

CRAFTING, CULTURE, thrifty thursday

Crafting 2 Thrifting 1……Culture 0

This was meant to be my Big Fat Week of Crafting and Culture, the itinerary planned out thus: Wednesday: Pick up sewing machine, go to sustainable art collective ReFound's new premises to chat to owner before big launch of their new premises on Thursday. Thursday: ReFound launch party Friday: Culture Night Belfast Saturday: Frock Around… Continue reading Crafting 2 Thrifting 1……Culture 0

CRAFTING

A crafty plan…

It's really funny how things in life seem to fall in to place sometimes. As you know, I have dedicated a lot of my blogging time recently to the arts and culture side of things and I have been conscious of the fact I may be neglecting the crafting aspect of it. As it says… Continue reading A crafty plan…

CRAFTING

A crafty plan…

It's really funny how things in life seem to fall in to place sometimes. As you know, I have dedicated a lot of my blogging time recently to the arts and culture side of things and I have been conscious of the fact I may be neglecting the crafting aspect of it.As it says in… Continue reading A crafty plan…

CULTURE

Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

Last year, I went to Belfast Mela for the first time and the experience stayed with me for some time afterwards. I had forgotten all about that feeling until Sunday and now I'm in that sweet, melancholy comedown again, but even more profoundly so this year - my first time volunteering at the festival. Anyone who… Continue reading Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

CULTURE

Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

Last year, I went to Belfast Mela for the first time and the experience stayed with me for some time afterwards. I had forgotten all about that feeling until Sunday and now I'm in that sweet, melancholy comedown again, but even more profoundly so this year - my first time volunteering at the festival.Anyone who has… Continue reading Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

CULTURE

Art house

Yesterday I stumbled across Household Belfast, a fascinating concept for an art festival. It's taking place in Belfast this weekend between Friday and Sunday, with a collective of artists opening up their South Belfast homes to host exhibitions, gigs, talks, screenings, performances and tours. The launch event takes place at 5pm on Friday in Satis… Continue reading Art house

CULTURE

Mela Monday: Dancing toward the big day

I honestly can't believe this time next week, Mela 2012 will all be over. I'd be sad if I wasn't so excited! And this time next week, you could be sitting at home reliving the memories of this joyous festival - that you enjoyed with a free ticket thanks to The Patchwork Quill! ArtsEkta have… Continue reading Mela Monday: Dancing toward the big day