Monday Makes

Monday Makes: A patchwork bag and the beginnings of a tea dress!

Hello! It's hard to believe this is my first post of 2014 - where have those months gone?! I'm sorry for abandoning the Quill for a while; job changes and work commitments have eaten up a lot of my time and energy over the past few months. However, I'm pleased to say that during this… Continue reading Monday Makes: A patchwork bag and the beginnings of a tea dress!

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CULTURE

Gong Xi Fai Chai!

Or in English (hopefully) - welcome the Year of the Snake!  It is the first day of the Chinese New Year tomorrow (Sunday 10th February) and given Northern Ireland's sizeable Chinese population, it's no surprise to see the country poised to launch into weeks of celebration. It is also known as the Spring Festival and… Continue reading Gong Xi Fai Chai!

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

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

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Mela Monday: A flash of inspiration

Rather than your typical wine n' nibbles launch party, Mela 2012 announced its imminent arrival by tapping cleverly into the current zeitgeist for flash mobs. At 11am on Thursday morning, Cornmarket became the stage for an impromptu Bollywood dance piece, led by the girls at the South Asian Dance Academy. As one of ArtsEkta's new… Continue reading Mela Monday: A flash of inspiration

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Mela Monday: A flash of inspiration

Rather than your typical wine n' nibbles launch party, Mela 2012 announced its imminent arrival by tapping cleverly into the current zeitgeist for flash mobs.At 11am on Thursday morning, Cornmarket became the stage for an impromptu Bollywood dance piece, led by the girls at the South Asian Dance Academy.As one of ArtsEkta's new volunteer recruits,… Continue reading Mela Monday: A flash of inspiration