My inspiration comes from a variety of sources: the things I see people wearing, the pictures I come across on the internet and in magazines, the treasures I find in local and far-away shops, and the thoughts and themes that enter my own head, usually at random.
• a cashmere hat in August
• Christmas decorations in April
• socks without toes or heels
• dresses for vases and candles
• commitment jewelery, like rings and bracelets, for friends and couples
I make them because I want to, because I enjoy making them, because making them affords me a well-earned break from my other more cognitive pursuits – like writing, researching, teaching, healing, stitching and studying. And I like that these items might in turn be useful and that other people might also admire and desire them; after all: there are far too many for me to keepBelow, you will find an eclectic collection of handmade goods: most of them knitted; all, without exception, created by me.
Some patterns I bought, some I borrowed, some I took inspiration from and then altered so that they were all my own, and some I made up. Most were made whilst travelling – in the car or on a train, bus or plane – journeying at speeds of up to 120 km/hr (unless we’re talking the plane, of course, which went a lot faster), often with a chihuahua sitting in my lap. Their purpose, twofold: a) to alleviate my passenger anxiety (a state similar to travel sickness, defined by an irrational fear of the road, accidents and other cars) and b) to provide employment for my hands, which dislike to remain idle as they’re not very good at it.If you would like to buy one of my pieces, just click on the image of the piece would like (making sure you first take note of its name). Then follow the instructions on the following page.
If you would like me to make something especially for you – using a different pattern, colour or yarn – send me an email with your request and details and I will see what I can do. I’m fairly flexible as a rule and love a challenge.
If you are in any way confused (don’t worry it happens to the best of us), please don’t hesitate to send me an email. I will be glad to clarify and help in any way that I can.Alternatively, use the following links to:
I Spy with my Little i – the Apple collection
These cases form my Apple Collection. Made especially for your gadgets, each one fits the item it is accommodating in the photograph below, with the picot edge coming roughly an inch above the top of the device.
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