Stitched up…

Wise Words - badges by TangleCraftsOne of the items in the TangleStore which ticks over regularly is this set of 3 ‘Instructional Craft Badges‘, featuring vintage book illustrations and ‘sage advice from bygone crafters’.

I was singularly tickled to receive an email yesterday from Kris Bailey with a pic (below) of what she had done with her set!  Putting slight feelings of inadequacy aside (suddenly my plain kraft packaging looks somewhat lacklustre…) I’m sure Kris’ friend Jan* will adore this witty, hand-lettered, handmade birthday card with badges for embellishment – so much fun!  I’ve been thinking about making some cards to go with the badges for ages (who doesn’t love a badge on their birthday card – especially if it doesn’t tell their age! 😉 ), and Kris has definitely provided me with some inspiration here.

Birthday Badges

This rather pleasant surprise set me to thinking – have you done something creative with any TangleCrafty goodies?  If so, please do drop me a line.  It’s fascinating to see what happens to my stuff after it ventures out into the world…

(*Jan Eaton, author of numerous needlework books – by the by, but an interesting snippet nonetheless!)

A Handmade Life


For fans of zines, for fans of creativity, for fans of simplicity, check out brand new issue of
A Handmade Life (#5) by the awesome Robin O. Mayberry.  Contributors include Robin herself, Jim DuBois, Pattie Mosca, Johanna Felberbaum and l’il old me.  I am being slightly previous by posting this as I have not quite seen it ‘in the flesh’, yet (my grumpy postman has been grumpier than ever, since I started stalking him for my copy…! 😉 ) but having eagerly consumed previous issues of A Handmade Life I can guarantee that it will be a treat to savour.  Enjoy! 😀