Well, 2 and a half years later, I'm back to blogging! New platform, new name, new focus. For any new followers I suppose I should do some introductions? I'm Natalie, I'm a designer-maker based in Liverpool, UK and for the last 6 and a half years I've been running my business Handmade by Bunny Bosworth alongside various part-time day jobs. And whilst sewing for (part of) a living is basically the dream, this year I realized that I quite like sewing not-for-a-living or, rather, for fun. So I've been finding the time to do both, and so far it seems to be working, phew!
Happy New Year to you all! I hope you've all had a thoroughly festive few weeks. I am back in the studio now after a couple of weeks of eating, drinking and be-merrying, ready for an exciting 2015. First of all though, a little project I finished last year on.I was asked by my regular… Continue reading A Coat for a Fool
I am VERY excited to share with you the first few images from the shoot in October for the A/W collection, with my fantastic team of talented friends.Photography by Alexander Petricca. Make-Up by Emma Wray. Modelled by Talulah. Thanks guys, you're the best!
I'm in the middle of planning a photoshoot for my Autumn-Winter collection, very exciting, and went for a wander around my neighbourhood to check out potential locations. Even though I live in a pretty built-up area of a large city I'm never far from nature! Brambles growing out from the gardens bordering our local park, would… Continue reading Local Colour
My studio suffers from an abundance of dress patterns, all safely stored away in an old filing cabinet, and of fabric, which is less safely shoved on a very bowed set of shelves for all the world to see. Fortunately there is one very simple solution to this problem; MAKE THINGS. Here is what I… Continue reading Making Plans
There's always something interesting happening in Liverpool, and more often as not it's something you can get involved in. Recently, in the company of the Happy Hookers, I was busy making a giant tree cosy for the Mark It, the Liverpool Street Art Festival. I'm just going to take moment to sing the praises of… Continue reading Giant Crochet and a Giant Grandma
Last weekend I was at St Georges Hall for the second annual Summer Arts Market, and the few weeks running up to it were hectic to say the least (although I still managed to squeeze in a trip to see Caitlin Moran in Birmingham!) Once it was all over on Sunday evening I had a… Continue reading Handmade Home: Crochet Face Cloths
I am just back from an afternoon in Manchester to see the latest exhibition at Platt Hall Gallery of Costume. Ossie Clark, a British fashion genius, 1967 - 1977 is a small but perfectly formed retrospective of his iconic design career.Born in Cheshire and trained in Manchester before moving to London to study at the… Continue reading Ossie Clark: British Fashion Genius?
I don't want to seem pessimistic, but I've just finished knitting a lovely, warm Fair Isle hat. I don't expect to be able to wear it any time soon, but you never know.It's from a pattern called Weisdale Tam by Catherine Vardy, and I got it as a kit from my parents for Christmas, so… Continue reading My Weisdale Tam
Cable knitting is one of my favourite techniques, and it's also incredibly easy to learn. With just a few simple tricks you can make endless variations on basic cable designs and use them to add texture, warmth, and visual interest to almost anything. Here are a few of my top picks from Etsy that show… Continue reading Knitting with Cables