Lockdown life It would be a bit remiss of me if i didn’t mention the current situation on the blog. After all these are unprecedented times – anyone else beginning to hate that word? Like many all over the UK I’m under lockdown – well, I’m actually being shielded so I’ve only left the house … Read more#memademay – my so called lockdown life
This week it’s been all about bags on the making front. As always I have to admit that my making started from a ‘selfish’ place. I wanted some nice project bags for my ever growing WIPs collection – Slow fashion makes 2020. And also as 2020 is also the year that I wanted to be … Read moreDon’t worry, it’s in the bag…
My name’s Bev and I’m a ‘startalcoholic’. In the interests of full disclosure I want to state clearly that I’m not unhappy with this condition. As a matter of fact, I genuinely think that life is too short not to cast on that shiny new project or yarn or to delve into sewing a bag … Read moreSlow fashion – 2020 WIPs and FOs
I can’t say how much I love charity shops! They are a mainstay of many high streets and essential in the ‘fast fashion’ consumer society. I must admit i was stunned to read that the average garment only gets worn 4 times! Mr SK (I’m sure he that he won’t mind me tell you!) had … Read moreAnti fast fashion – #Second hand September
Arch 2 Brewery and Thali tray Full disclosure: All food and drink was paid for by us. No influencers were harmed in the writing of this post. The photography reflect my need to eat the food not take pictures so frequent bite marks will appear. If Newcastle food doesn’t look Instagram worthy that is a … Read moreNewcastle food – Thali Tray Ouseburn
One of my biggest joys of being a dog sitter has been the wide variety of breeds that I’ve been able to share my home with. From border collies to ex racer greyhounds and of course the magnificent otterhound. It’s not going to be s surprise that they are all fabulous. Any dog owner knows … Read moreDog Snood me STAT! Baby, it’s cold outside!
Scatty knits started out of the wonderful textile upcycling and recycling businesses that I was lucky enough to come in contact with during 2017. I said at the start that it usually starts with a dog. In this case the marvellous Vera led to Bev aka Veloculture ( fab upcycled products from bicycle inner tubes … Read moreTextile upcycling – So, what’s it all about, Scatty?
Well if you can find the exact buttons you want, make them… As well as being a budding seamstress, I am an avid knitter. All credit for this going to my mum. I like to think that I’m reasonably proficient but I’ll never have her skill. She was fabulous at cabling and her aran sweaters … Read moreZero waste wooden buttons
I’ve always been a fully paid up member of the dog fan club. Being a dog sitter has only just reinforced this love. As I get to experience and love such a wide variety of dog breeds. From my gran’s dog Judy (who may have thought that I was one of her pups from the … Read moreDog owner: Border collie trained