I was having a conversation with a friend at our craft night/excuse for  a lot of red wine, chocolate and tongue wagging, about what sells on etsy. Ann and I  thought it had to be something useful: knitting bags, car rubbish bags, toy bags, (why bags I’m not so sure). But then I did a bit of research and look what I found!

Tea bag Tote
Tea bag Tote

Now how do you explain that?…or this

Apple Jacket
Apple Jacket

Quite ridiculous in terms of practical necessity, but somehow utterly gorgeous and “must havish” if only for the fact that they are so completely bonkers! Could you really convince yourself that you need a jacket for your tea bag? Do you know…I think I could and I think I’m doing it right now!

Jacqueline knits…I love your work!

Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

2 replies on “And now… for something completely different!

  1. I read somewhere that in times of hardship or recession the sale of lipstick go through the roof…..which makes me think that although women of the world are aware of the need to tighten their belts they still need the odd frippery to cheer themselves up.
    I will be making do with last years winter coat but be on the look out for corsages and pretty scarves to update my look.

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