iMake
A Guernsey girl shares her love of everything creative and handmade. Episodes cover a wide variety of crafts including knitting, food, photography and much more. The show also includes a generous helping of Guernsey culture too. So go on, join in - share the handmade love and celebrate the sheer joy of making stuff. Show notes can be found at www.imakegsy.com.

Welcome to episode 80 of the iMake podcast. Today’s episode could be a list, really. My creative mojo has not just returned, I think it has exploded (all over my house!) I have the compulsion to make, make, make!

Introduction

Hello and welcome to episode 80 of the iMake podcast. It’s a stunning Sunday morning in Guernsey and I am enjoying one of the benefits of being a new puppy parent - getting up early. It is a benefit, honestly. Today’s show is going to be a show of enablement (according to Wikipedia, this is a thing - it’s the provision of opportunity - the act of enabling). So settle down and prepare yourself for some serious enablement…

Creative chatter

Today’s show is all about my recent creative exploits. CAN’T. STOP. CRAFTING.

Knitting wise there has been a bit of work on my Knitted Patchwork and hexipuffs. But for some reason, over the past week, all I have wanted to knit is my Hot Pink Cowl. There is no pattern, it’s basically a plain cowl knitted in the round (cast on 100 stitches and join then knit, knit, knit). It sounds like the most boring knit in the world, however, the yarn is making it joyful. I am knitting with hot pink Rowan Kidsilk Haze (colourway Candy Girl 606). I know this type of yarn won’t sit well next to everyone’s necks, but I’m not too sensitive (literally) so I am loving it.

I do need to get back to my Crochet Happy Blanket - whilst I have not crocheted any more squares, I am in the process of making a blocking station for them.

In other crochet news, it seems that my lovely crochet stones accidentally got red wine spilt on them so rather than be cross, I have opted to rediscover crochet stones and make more. I have decided to have a go at adapting some doily patterns - watch this space…

A few episodes ago, I mentioned using up some scrap leather - I’ve made key rings and some might end up for sale in my Etsy shop.

The sewing machine is out - I will be using it this afternoon to hem some cut off jeans (does this make me an old person?) Also, I plan to use my newly acquired bias binding foot to edge some fleece for puppy blankets.

As if that was not enough, for some reason I’ve been doodling and filling the doodles in with watercolour.

AND I’ve been creating little cross stitch motifs to frame in miniature embroidery hoops - they will make lovely pendants. The hoops are made by Dandelyne.

When I have a spare second there has also been a little mindfulness colouring in. Recommended book:

My Etsy shop definitely needs to re-open…

Techie talk

I’ve not got regular access to a GoPro video camera so, aside from strapping it to the dog, I thought it might be an idea to start making some crafty videos over the summer. What do you think?

iMake Book Club

June has kicked off with a book by Nicci French called The Red Room. There is still time to get involved as the discussion does not open until the end of this month. We’ve also agreed a book for July on the suggestion of one of our members (LoriCrafty) called All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

To join the club please download the interests.me app or visit imakebookclub.interests.me.

Shout out

Brit Yarn’s online shop is now open! Visit: brityarn.co.uk.

Alongs

Join in! There’s..

Wrap up

I’m on the look out for a new podcast sponsor. Know anyone? Email me imakegsy@gmail.com. Thanks!

Direct download: Episode_80_Enablement.mp3
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