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*Waltzes Back in Like Nothing’s Happened*

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!

Adderbury, Boxing Day, commissions, costume, Frock Coat, historic, Morris Dancing, Oxfordshire, Sharp and Blunt

A Coat for a Fool

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

crochet, Giant Spectacular, Grandma, guerilla knitting, Little Girl, liverpool, street art festival, Xolo, yarn bombing

Giant Crochet and a Giant Grandma

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

Celia Birtwell, design, Exhibitions, fashion, Manchester, ossie clark, pattern, Platt Hall, Print

Ossie Clark: British Fashion Genius?

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?

cables, crochet, Etsy Picks, Happy Hookers, knitting, liverpool, Merseyside, teaching, workshop

Knitting with Cables

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