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 11 of the iMake podcast. In this episode I talk about my recent creative exploits, the Christmas making is nearly done... phew! I also talk about things you can make with wax (beeswax mainly, not ear wax). The Guernsey section of the show is dedicated to the German Occupation of Guernsey in the Second World War. This section was inspired by the best-selling novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

*** Please note, as of May 2014, the iMake blog has a new website address - imakegsy.com (show notes can be found here). If you'd like to make contact, please email imakegsy@gmail.com. Thank you.***.

Direct download: Episode_11_So_this_is_Christmas.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:42pm UTC

Welcome to episode 10 of the iMake podcast. This episode includes a run down of my Christmas making, specifically my Christmas knitting projects. I also talk about my journey into teaching, in particular, craft teaching. Finally there are some new crafty websites to check out and a short introduction to the Guernsey ormer. I hope you enjoy it.

*** Please note, as of May 2014, the iMake blog has a new website address - imakegsy.com (show notes can be found here). If you'd like to make contact, please email imakegsy@gmail.com. Thank you.***.

Direct download: Episode_10_Teaching_and_Craft.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:07pm UTC

Welcome to podcast episode 9. Nearly double figures already! Can you believe it? This episode is literally busting at the seams with handmade Christmas present inspiration. I've decided make the vast majority of my Christmas gifts this year, so I thought it might be helpful to share some of my present ideas with you. Also you'll hear about my latest creative obsession - Pinterest. Finally, the Guernsey section of today's show is all about the town of St Peter Port.

*** Please note, as of May 2014, the iMake blog has a new website address - imakegsy.com (show notes can be found here). If you'd like to make contact, please email imakegsy@gmail.com. Thank you.***.

Direct download: Episode_9_Dreaming_of_a_Handmade_Christmas.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:03am UTC

In this episode you will learn some fascinating facts about the Guernsey knitting trade. For example, did you know that Mary Queen of Scots was wearing white stockings, knitted in Guernsey, on the day she was executed? Also it is (apparently) illegal for men to knit during daylight hours in Sark! Find this, along with the usual crafty banter, in this episode of the iMake podcast.

*** Please note, as of May 2014, the iMake blog has a new website address - imakegsy.com (show notes can be found here). If you'd like to make contact, please email imakegsy@gmail.com. Thank you.***.

Direct download: Episode_8_Guernseys_Galore.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:40pm UTC

This is a mini episode of the iMake podcast, so not in the normal format. The podcast is all about PMC - precious metal clay. I attended a fabulous workshop put on by the local College yesterday and was so chuffed with the work I produced I just had to share the experience. While I was there I interviewed Tony, a professional jeweller who was helping out with the class, as well as Fiona, Tracey and James, who all took part in the class. This podcast includes those interviews, along with some information about precious metal clay.

*** Please note, as of May 2014, the iMake blog has a new website address - imakegsy.com (show notes can be found here). If you'd like to make contact, please email imakegsy@gmail.com. Thank you.***.

Direct download: Episode_7_PMC_Workshop.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:28am UTC

Welcome to episode 6 of the iMake podcast. In this episode we will drool over a brand spanking new craft magazine, learn about the Guernsey pound and hear about iMake's recent creative exploits (of which there are many!) So pour yourself a glass of red wine, grab your current work in progress, and let's indulge in some crafty chatter.

*** Please note, as of May 2014, the iMake blog has a new website address - imakegsy.com (show notes can be found here). If you'd like to make contact, please email imakegsy@gmail.com. Thank you.***.

Direct download: Episode_6_Making.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:12pm UTC

This podcast episode features a number of interviews from my recent creative weekend away in Jersey. I attended a scrapbooking workshop run by the ladies from Scrapagogo, called 'GoGo Take Shape'. I had a fantastic time and in just one day I made an exciting project and 4 new layouts. I learned lots of new techniques. A fantastic day was topped off by a great night out with the girls 'on the town' in Jersey, followed by a luxurious manicure at our hotel the following day (The Royal Yacht - without a doubt Jersey's swankiest hotel).

*** Please note, as of May 2014, the iMake blog has a new website address - imakegsy.com (show notes can be found here). If you'd like to make contact, please email imakegsy@gmail.com. Thank you.***.

Direct download: Episode_5_Scrapping_Weekend.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:01pm UTC

Episode 4 already. Time flies when you are having fun. This is really just an experimental mini episode. I took the voice recorder (my iPad) to the iMake Stitch n Bitch at The Market Kitchen last week and recorded some interviews. I must state at this stage that I am no Michael Parkinson or Jonathan Ross, my interviewing skills are severely lacking. I also didn't realise quite how frequently I say the words 'actually' and 'fantastic'. I promise that I will get better - practice makes perfect (or so they say).

*** Please note, as of May 2014, the iMake blog has a new website address - imakegsy.com (show notes can be found here). If you'd like to make contact, please email imakegsy@gmail.com. Thank you.***.

Direct download: Episode_4_SnB_Snippets.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:16pm UTC

Episode 3 of the iMake podcast introduces you to hand-stamped jewellery making. It also includes a Guernsey French lesson, so go on, learn something new... you know you want to!

*** Please note, as of May 2014, the iMake blog has a new website address - imakegsy.com (show notes can be found here). If you'd like to make contact, please email imakegsy@gmail.com. Thank you.***.

Direct download: Episode_3_Learn_Something_New.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:06pm UTC

Welcome to the second iMake podcast. In this episode we indulge in some creative crafty chatter about cards and cake and other things that do not necessarily begin with the letter C! I initially thought that this would be a monthly podcast, but I have had such lovely feedback from listeners, and I enjoyed creating episode one so much, that it may end up being released fortnightly. So watch this space...

*** Please note, as of May 2014, the iMake blog has a new website address - imakegsy.com (show notes can be found here). If you'd like to make contact, please email imakegsy@gmail.com. Thank you.***.

Direct download: Episode_2_Cards_and_Cake.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:46pm UTC