Monday, 14 September 2009

did you have a good weekend?

I did - here's some evidence of the silliness which can ensue after a delicious dinner of carbonara, beer and mysterious Japanese plum spirit (thanks Liz & Ben!). So what've *you* got on this week? I teach undergraduate psychology, so I'm gearing up for a new term. Still working on my PhD. And I have a couple of new sewing patterns to try out - I'll review them for which is my go-to resource when planning any sewing. It isn't exactly the best laid out website in the world (understatement) but whatever item of clothing I'm planning to sew I ALWAYS check out the reviews contributed by keen sewing mavens around the world. They will soon tell you if the pattern you're thinking of buying or making up is poorly designed or just too annoying, and they'll also share their brilliant ideas on how to customise basic patterns or make them up in completely different and wonderful fabrics. Check out my two little reviews here:
Have a great Monday xxx

Thursday, 10 September 2009

More Limetree Festival pics

I highly recommend this cute little festival in Grewelthorpe North Yorkshire - it is small and perfectly formed and is very friendly, there is something for everyone from yummy goat curry to indie and funk music to healing areas with massage & aromatherapy etc (I got some free homeopathy to help me out with some bruises). I had a fab time hosting the free monster making session, and only wished that more grown-ups would have been brave enough to have a go. C'mon people, our monsters are so not scary!!!!

here are some pics from my recent volunteer day at the Limetree Festival in North Yorkshire. I spent about five hours (in a fab-u-lous leopard print tent!!!) helping children (and Olivia and Johnny!) make monsters out of the contents of my fabric bins. They were all so creative and inspired, we all had an absolutely fantastic time. Thanks to Liz, Ben, & Beccy for helping out, and thanks to Sue Mills for asking me along xxxxx


Welcome to Monster Craft, a new blog set up by me Paula Singleton, Craft Monster in Chief :-) I will shortly be setting up as a children's party entertainer - further details to follow. Until then - happy crafting everyone!