Category Archives: Crafts

Amigurumi : The fine art of Japanese torture

Alas I’ve never been to Japan, but I have the impression that, as a people, they are somewhat masochistic.  Take foot binding for instance, which resulted in what was called the “lotus foot”.  What looks to our eyes a hideously … Continue reading

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The acceptable face of hoarding

Some people hoard cats.  I’m not one of them, I have only three of the little critters and that’s not hoarding unless you live in a cupboard.  Some people hoard tins and bottles.  These are useful for all those things … Continue reading

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Fabridermy

In my never-ending quest to induce people to stop blasting away at our beautiful animals to make grotesque wall ornaments, I’m making these Made of African print cotton and stuffed with polyester batting, this item is washable and fits any … Continue reading

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Sloshing paint for fun and money

It’s wonderful having a shed/workshop/pondokkie where I can slosh paint to my heart’s content without covering floor, walls and ceilings with plastic sheeting.  The shed is waterproof-ish, windproof-ish, a bit cold in winter, but big enough for all the junk … Continue reading

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