Monday, 7 December 2009

Forwarding message.

Sherbet Head has moved! You can now find me over at:

Monday, 16 November 2009

handmade presents

So, tomorrow is my Mum's bithday and I decided to make her present. She's a bit crazy about scarves, so I decided to have a go at making my first ever nuno felted scarf. I learned how to do this at the felting workshop I went along to run by Heartfelt by Liz but that was a few months ago now.
I did my research and bought some merino wool online. Unfortunetely, when it arrived instead of being shades of purple and blue it turned out to be a swampy green colour. I didn't have time to return it so I did my best with what I had.


It took me around four hours to get the scarf finished, I forgot what a lengthy process it was! I'm still not too happy about the seaweed-like colour but I'm pretty chuffed that I managed to finish the scarf without it falling to pieces. Once I get some better colours I'll have a go at making another.


I also knit these little hearts from a pattern by Mochimochi to decorate the gift bag:

Knitted heart

Happy Birthday, Mum!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

half-way post.

It's been a busy month what with starting a new job, finishing the banner making workshops, starting a new project with Vegan by Nature and finding out that my membership application for Glasgow Craft Mafia has been accepted.

I have a lot to write about but not a lot of time to write it in. I'm aiming to have you updated by the end of the day, but in the meantime here are some photos.

I've been working on the Fiesta tea set pattern created by Annie Modesitt. I'd tried this pattern out earlier this year for Rachel and I's first stall at Maker Faire but I really struggled with it. I decided to give it another go as it is a great way to learn many different styles of knitting on a small scale before moving on to a larger project.

I'll post more pictures when I'm finished.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Banner workshop update and new project

Yesterday was the first of three banner making workshops at Glasgow Women's Library and it went pretty well. I think I over-planned the workshop and as a result became quite stressed when it didn't go to plan, but that's something I've learned for the next one. Between six and eight women came along and all had very different ideas of what they wanted the banner to look like, but by the end of the two-hour session we managed to come up with a design to work with. Next week, cutting and sewing! I can't wait to see how it'll look. If you missed the first one, don't worry! You can always come along to one of the other sessions.

I don't have to work until 5pm today so I decided to take some time off and dig out my knitting box. A while back I made an attempt at Annie Modesitt's Fiesta Tea Set but my hands were far too clumsy to work my way through her pattern.

I found a few patterns online that I'd like to try out but have to be able to knit in the round, so I'm revisiting Annie's pattern as a way to practice this technique on a small scale before moving onto bigger projects. This was my first row after transferring the stitches onto double sided needles:

Where it gets exciting... by you.

Halfway throught the pattern I've just discovered I need another size of dsn that I don't have, I'm off to Mandor's to buy some.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Banner Making sessions @ GWL

Over the next few weeks I'll be organising and preparing to facilitate three exciting banner making sessions at Glasgow Women's Library. These will take place on:

Tuesday 22 September, 1pm to 3pm
Tuesday 29 September, 1pm to 3pm
Tuesday 6 October, 1pm to 3pm

This is part of Gude Cause which was formed to mark the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement Procession along Princes Street in Edinburgh in 1909. The culmination of this celebration will be a re-enactment of this march on 10th October 2009.

No demonstration could ever be complete without an array of colourful banners and placards, and the re-enactment of the women’s suffrage procession will be no exception.
It'd be great to see some friendly faces at the banner making sessions to use your arts and crafts skills to produce a GWL and WEA banner to be taken on the re-enactment march in October.

Give me a shout if you'dlike some more information, or have a look here:

You can attend one or all three of the sessions, depending on what suits you. Come along and try your hand at banner making in a friendly relaxed environment.

To register your interest or book a place: please call 0141 552 8345 or email or

Monday, 31 August 2009


I haven't been sewing much recently, but here's some photos of my last batch of bookmarks:

never judge a book by its movie
the revolution will not be televised
hell is other people

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Le Tigre stitch

Here is some embroidery I've been working on for the last wee while. The pattern has been taken from an original stencil by Craig Ibarra.

The outline is worked in back stitch. Once finished, this will be in block black & white, but I'm having to put this aside just now to prepare for a craft stall.

Le Tigre  by you.